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Old 06-10-2008, 02:11 AM   #1
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thinking of putting a 190 on the rear

i know i can just put a 190 tire on my stock wheel, but im concerned about the "bowing" effect and wonder if i should just go ahead and put a 190 wheel as well, and if it would fit on my swing arm. call me poser, i welcome the title. im just thinking it would give a more agressive, or moto gp-ish look to the bike. this will be for a pure cosmetic appeal, nothing more. so what would be the right way?
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:42 AM   #2
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meh, you could just buy a 1000 mine has a 190 "na naaa naaa naa naaaa!"
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meh, you could just buy a 1000 mine has a 190 "na naaa naaa naa naaaa!"
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What exactly is a "190 wheel"?

Im not sure, but what are the dimesional differences between the wheel your 6 came with and the wheel my 1K came with?

The 1K comes with a 190 tire stock, and your comes with a 180 (i think). So it seems like they might be the same wheel size...dunno.
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it will fit. I had a 190 on mine for a while. The difference is hardly noticeable
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What exactly is a "190 wheel"?

Im not sure, but what are the dimesional differences between the wheel your 6 came with and the wheel my 1K came with?

The 1K comes with a 190 tire stock, and your comes with a 180 (i think). So it seems like they might be the same wheel size...dunno.
I agree with him. The dimensional difference from a 180 to a 190 is one centimeter. This isn't really a big issue. Now, if you were making a big contrast like going to a 300, that is when you would need to get a bigger wheel. Ive bumped my rear tire from a 190 to a 200, and I have had no issues in the three thousand mile time spand that Ive had it.
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The difference in wheel size is 5.5" vs. a 6" wheel. Sure you can wrap a 190 around a 5.5" wheel, but it will adversely effect handling. I know you like to do the forest rides, and you'll find slower turn in, but a geometry change will be necessary also. Your bike was designed for a 180, so you should stick to that size tire with that size wheel.

Just put a 6" wheel on it and do it right Track Star!
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^^see, i knew that someone who actually knew what they were talking about would chime in.

my .02, don't go with the 190/55. I have one and dont care for it. I want my 190/50 back.
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just do it.

, I had a 200 tire on one of my 600cc bikes before. It was a custom GSXR Alstare chromed out (true poser bike fo sho). Bought it that way and I didn't have it that long before I sold it but it was fine.
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if you are gonna spend the money on dunlop race tires then go for it. other wise leave it alone

or you can come talk to me about a 240 kit
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I know of more than one 1K rider that went to a 180 for better "feel".

A 190 has a different feel on turn in.. some like it, some don't.
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I know of more than one 1K rider that went to a 180 for better "feel".

A 190 has a different feel on turn in.. some like it, some don't.
With a 190, the bike actually turns
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meh, you could just buy a 1000 mine has a 190 "na naaa naaa naa naaaa!"
why, when im just as fast as you on my 600?

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I agree with him. The dimensional difference from a 180 to a 190 is one centimeter. This isn't really a big issue. Now, if you were making a big contrast like going to a 300, that is when you would need to get a bigger wheel. Ive bumped my rear tire from a 190 to a 200, and I have had no issues in the three thousand mile time spand that Ive had it.
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The difference in wheel size is 5.5" vs. a 6" wheel. Sure you can wrap a 190 around a 5.5" wheel, but it will adversely effect handling. I know you like to do the forest rides, and you'll find slower turn in, but a geometry change will be necessary also. Your bike was designed for a 180, so you should stick to that size tire with that size wheel.

Just put a 6" wheel on it and do it right Track Star!
the 190 will be for my posin and glamour shots, ill keep the 180 for the track.

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if you are gonna spend the money on dunlop race tires then go for it. other wise leave it alone

or you can come talk to me about a 240 kit
i said i want a 190, never said i was gay.

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I know of more than one 1K rider that went to a 180 for better "feel".

A 190 has a different feel on turn in.. some like it, some don't.
tru dat, but i know of more than one that tried the 180 and went back to the 190.


im doing this for looks. im tryin to get da .
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I went to the 180 on my 1k and I can hardly tell the difference in looks. I was afraid it was going to look bad, but I can hardly tell. I can feel the handling improvement though. just my .02. good luck
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With a 190, the bike actually turns
Not exactly. You will notice better turn in with the 180 versus 190. However, the bike will be more unstable at speeds and have less contact patch at angle. Really though, how many here crack it open at lean anyway?


Azylum, the 190 on an 5.5" wheel will flat-spot sooner because of the profile being flattened out. If you pick up chicks with a wider flatspot on the rear tire, then you don't really want those chicks.
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A lot of people just keep saying 190. Remember that there are two common (there are many more but not as common) sizes of 190 tires. 190/50 and a 190/55. These will have very different handling characteristics. If you are riding on the street, I would keep whatever size tire came on the bike. On the track, I would not even consider a 190/50 for any bike with the possible exception of the novice class. I would only be using a 180/55 or a 190/55.

I normally run a 190/55 on my 5.5 inch wheel. It wouldn't wiggle around mid corner as much as the 180/55 would. I am going to try a 180/55 again in a different tire (BT-003) to see how I like it.
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Biggest thing is use the correct rim to match the tire, or you pull the tire out of the shape the manufacturer intended....
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Most manufacture 180/55 tire is allowed on a 5.50-6.00 rim. 5.50 is on the recommended rim size. There 190/55 are allowed on the same rims except that the 6.00 is the recommended size.

http://www.motorcycle-karttires.com/...ing_bt_002.htm
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[QUOTE=Azylum;1240008]u ride a busa, you dont count.


How does me riding a busa make it that I dont count?
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