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Old 03-17-2006, 10:30 PM   #21
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technically, wouldn't you be "stretching" the tire???

Think about it. You're trying to put a tire that is 10mm in width less over a surface designed for a tire 10mm wider. (180vs190)
In this stretching process you would actually be flattening the tire to seat the beads.

Close your eyes and imagine it: the top of the tire has to go "down" to compensate for the extra width required of it.

I could be wrong............................................. ..............but I doubt it.

I'm sure there are people that have done it, and granted 10mm is only .254 inches, but Suzuki put a 190 mm width rear tire on that bike for a reason...
i agree with jjo. a 180/55 is the standard 180 size, and a 190/50 is the standard 190 size. it depends on the size (width) of your rim, but putting a 180 on a rim designed for a 190 tire does flatten it out somewhat, and change the intended profile of the tire. the 180 in the ideal state will be "rounder" due to the higher aspect ratio (55 vs. 50), but this could be somewhat diminished if it is mounted on a wider rim. whether the "flattening" effect makes the 180 tire as flat as a 190/50 tire, i dunno...it would depend on the tire shape, rim size, and current tire wear i guess.

but, go for the 180...it'll be fine...especially for the street.
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Old 03-17-2006, 10:31 PM   #22
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umm ok well I can fit my beads and a 13" double sided one in my at the same time. Plus I swallow.

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The width of the 180 vs 190 wheel/rim would be the missing part of the equation.
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The 180 will work fine on a 6" wheel. It will turn in better
A) because of the taller profile which will also give it a more linear turn in, and
B) because of the taller profile it will raise the rear ride height a bit which will decrease rake, once again making the bike steer quicker.

The best of both worlds would be to install a 190 60 series tire. However, most street tires are unavailable in that profile.

Long story short, the bike will work fine with the 180.

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The 180 will work fine on a 6" wheel. It will turn in better
A) because of the taller profile which will also give it a more linear turn in, and
B) because of the taller profile it will raise the rear ride height a bit which will decrease rake, once again making the bike steer quicker.

The best of both worlds would be to install a 190 60 series tire. However, most street tires are unavailable in that profile.

Long story short, the bike will work fine with the 180.

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come on now...

I guess the speed of sound (Yammy musical instruments) is faster than a four legged friend/companion on lonely nights (Kaw/Cow)
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