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View Poll Results: which is your fav.?
180/55 11 22.45%
190/50 (stock) 27 55.10%
190/55 7 14.29%
190/60 3 6.12%
other 1 2.04%
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post #1 of 15 Old 12-21-2005, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question rear tire size

i just wanted to see who is playin around with tire sizes. what size? how did the 10 respond (w/ proper suspension setup)? any body switch only to return to stock size? do you run different size at track only? overall opinion... i know.... alot to do with preference here, but i am considering changing size to 180/55 or 190/55, hopefully this will help me as well as others........

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Love the 180/55 (Pilot Pwrs). Works great on the street and makes tha bike feel the way i like it. The 190/50 just didn't fit my taste.

btw- I made no geometry changes.

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I run the 190/50 but I was thinking of trying the 180/55. I see the new 10r is running a 190/55 and it is supposed to help with traction while leaned over. I dunno?!!

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190/60. Dropped rear and front. SUPER DRASTIC GEOMETRY.

I love it...just gotta be uber smooth on the gas. Penske Rear shock helps alot of the shakes.




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running the 190/55 like the feel of the bike with a bit taller tire. Better lean angle and bite i find
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Like the 180 PP. Just when exiting a corner be easy on her or she will spin up


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I'm running the 190/50 michelin power race tires and they haven't let me down yet. Great tire although a bit pricey.
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thanks for all the replies.... im really leaning towards a 190/55 next time, which is more of a drastic suspension change (requires proper setup)/more expensive/increases inaccuracy of speedo more than a 180. has anybody tried both of theese sizes? is the 190/55 really worth it?
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its just a personal prefernce really. i just like the 180 better because the bike turns in a lot easier. From what i have heard the 190 is more stable at higher speeds and wheelies but I haven't really noticed a differance. Just go with what you are comfortbale on.

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thanks for all the replies.... im really leaning towards a 190/55 next time, which is more of a drastic suspension change (requires proper setup)/more expensive/increases inaccuracy of speedo more than a 180. has anybody tried both of theese sizes? is the 190/55 really worth it?
IMO, it depends on what you do...how you ride.

If you never go to the track...Id save your money and buy 180/55s cause theyre cheap.

If you go to the track alot...I would start looking into a bigger tire...IE, 190/55 190/60.




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