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Old 01-31-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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Just curios what you guys on liter bikes go with on your tires? 180/190? 50/55? and why? i got 190/55 q2's on my 1000rr right now. im seeing some good deals on 180's but im skeptical about running a 180 on my bike.
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the engineers went through long periods of testing and R&D to pick the perfect size for your bike so dont mess with engineering and stick with the 190/55's!
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MY 954 had a 190/50 Bstone BT014's, I then ran a BT023 190/50 rear and a BT016 front. It was becuase I wanted a tire that lasted seeing as it was my commuter bike. On my cbr1000 I have a really old Michelin Pilot Road(DOT says mid 08 construction), it was in brand new shape, no dry rot when I got it so I'm wearing it out. I don't like that it is a 180/55. I like to run the OEM sizes on my bikes. I am going to go with a 190/50 Pilot Pure when I replace it. Looks like soon, I have done a few burnouts on it, lol
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MY 954 had a 190/50 Bstone BT014's, I then ran a BT023 190/50 rear and a BT016 front. It was becuase I wanted a tire that lasted seeing as it was my commuter bike. On my cbr1000 I have a really old Michelin Pilot Road(DOT says mid 08 construction), it was in brand new shape, no dry rot when I got it so I'm wearing it out. I don't like that it is a 180/55. I like to run the OEM sizes on my bikes. I am going to go with a 190/50 Pilot Pure when I replace it. Looks like soon, I have done a few burnouts on it, lol
180 was sketchy huh?

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i do believe in that. how much of a difference is there running a 50 instead?
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Bigger bike, bigger rear wheel than a 600. They were designed for 190 series.

I've ridden the street on 190/50 and 55's. I can roll on either, doesn't make a difference to me. You will achieve a quicker turn in from a 55 series....taller tire

Keep what you have now, that is a great setup and tire for serious riding.
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I'm no pro. I just like to run what is supposed to be there.
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i was just curious. want to see if someone ever ran a 180 lol and i wanted input on running the 50/55
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i do believe in that. how much of a difference is there running a 50 instead?
55 is a taller tire, more peak, better dive into the corner.
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Just stick with OEM. Houston is so lacking in curves that you'll spend more time upright than lying down, and a 190 will give you a larger contact patch in that case. If you want a track day tire I suppose you could go with a 180, but for every day riding it is completely and utterly pointless.

Also - consider that the new Duc superbikes come with 200s...
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Just stick with OEM. Houston is so lacking in curves that you'll spend more time upright than lying down, and a 190 will give you a larger contact patch in that case. If you want a track day tire I suppose you could go with a 180, but for every day riding it is completely and utterly pointless.

Also - consider that the new Duc superbikes come with 200s...


Noo. Stick to 190s
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Noo. Stick to 190s
I didn't say get 200s, I said get 190s/OEM. Duc's coming with 200s should, in theory, support the 190 argument more than a 180 argument.
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That makes less sense. Unless by track you're referring to a 1/4 mile drag strip.
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The 180/55 will get worn in the middle quicker as well. But it is lighter and easier to lean
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I didn't say get 200s, I said get 190s/OEM. Duc's coming with 200s should, in theory, support the 190 argument more than a 180 argument.
This is what i was referring too. Dont run a 180 on a 1000 bike. You can go bigger. Just dont go smaller.

The 200/55 isnt bad either. My favorite by far is the 190/60's. I love the feeling. It simply drops into a corner
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Just curios what you guys on liter bikes go with on your tires? 180/190? 50/55? and why? i got 190/55 q2's on my 1000rr right now. im seeing some good deals on 180's but im skeptical about running a 180 on my bike.
I run a 190/50 because that's what Honda recommends
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