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Hi guys,

I need to change my tires, and i have a 190/50 at the back now. Want to place a 190/55.

Will it fitt? Or will it hit the rear fender or swingarm?
Someone told me a longer chain is needed. But my chain kit is not worn yet.

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It will fit just fine with no problems or issues man. Unless you JUST installed a new chain and have the rear wheel/axle pushed as far forward as possible.... You won't have any issues as the 55 Is just 5mm taller then the 50. Comes out to less than a 1/4" or .25" I believe.


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As TMY said, it will fit and help out the handling quite nicely. You may have some clearance issues with the rear hugger though, depending on the tire (the profile and how much it grows at speed) and how much chain wear you have. If the rear axle is moved forward because of gearing changes or chain condition, you're more likely to have issues as opposed to it being towards the rear of the adjustable range. The easy fix for most guys running that tire who do have issues is to just unbolt the hugger and go with it.
 

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Ok thanks guys. Glad to hear that.

So when i have to replace the chain, i should a buy a slightly longer chain?
 

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Ok thanks guys. Glad to hear that.

So when i have to replace the chain, i should a buy a slightly longer chain?
No, not necessarily. Plus, you just cut it to length anyway. Depending on your gearing, you may not be able to add a couple links. You'll just have to see. The easier way would be to drop a tooth on the front sprocket, which will give you some more room. Or just remove the hugger.
 

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lol, go -1 on the front when you change tires and youll have plenty of space and not worry about it. I was dumbfounded how much more stable the Gen 1 is when the rear axle is pushed back for that little extra wheelbase.
 

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lol, go -1 on the front when you change tires and youll have plenty of space and not worry about it. I was dumbfounded how much more stable the Gen 1 is when the rear axle is pushed back for that little extra wheelbase.
Thats affirmative.
 

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The 55 will affect handleing one way or the other...Depending on rear sprocket and chain length you may shorten or lengthen the wheel base which makes it turn in faster or be a lil more stable in sweepers..
 

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I have only ever run 190/55's on my gen1, never had clearance issues with the hugger, but will see how it goes when i need to replace the chain.
 

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Little update: Got the 190/55 under it now. New tire.

But the 'hairs' on the tire are hitting my hugger. So it will probably hit my hugger on high speed/when warmed up?



 

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So this has been my dilemma also..if to buy a 55 I've had a thought though....take the hugger off put a spacer under each bolt and attach it again...this should solve the clearence issue no?

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You will love the different the 55 feels over the 50!!! That extra 5 mm makes a guge difference.
As for the fender, get rid of it, its ugly anyways, or just be creative and as PJD said above put some spacers under the bolts to raise it up a few...
 

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You will love the different the 55 feels over the 50!!! That extra 5 mm makes a guge difference.
As for the fender, get rid of it, its ugly anyways, or just be creative and as PJD said above put some spacers under the bolts to raise it up a few...
Yeah, gonna try that first, some spacers, otherwise i'll just get rid of it.
 

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just some washers should do the trick...if you do it, please let us know if it worked as i need to order a couple of sets of tires pretty soon.
 

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Ive heard it before on here, people put spacers and it gave that extra bit of clearance.
 

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what would be the issue of fitting a 200 rear to a Gen 1?
 
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