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post #1 of 12 Old 09-09-2006, 11:36 PM
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Probably a question asked before but can a 190 tyre be fitted to the rear or is 180 the max? No particular reason in asking just like the look of as much rubber as possible if a larger one was fitted would it affect handling or anything?
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-09-2006, 11:40 PM
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It'll squeeze the tire and the geometry of the tire will be changed and I'll just shorten it up to: Just leave it. I'm tired.

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It'll squeeze the tire and the geometry of the tire will be changed and I'll just shorten it up to: Just leave it.
Pretty much agree with ragdoll on this one. You probably won't like the way it handles with a 190, and there aren't really any benefits.

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trick hornet runs a 190 i think, prolly around 5-6psi <g>

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Wider the tire, the wider the chicken strips. And I do not like chicken strips!

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trick hornet runs a 190 i think, prolly around 5-6psi <g>
Actually, last I checked he was using a 200 in the rear, but you're probably right about his tire pressure.

I have a spare wheel that I use a 190 D208GP on. Geometry change due to squishing it on a smallish rim isn't as bad as with most street tires because the profile is already really triangular. The only problem is that it's a 65 section tire, so it picks up a nasty wobble if you really get it going fast.

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190 fits..... Not seen any issues in handling-yet.

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I have a 190, I noticed a little diff in performance but it handles well. No big change that it will scare ya away, I like more rubber for those 200kph wheelies that I do!

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Assume that I'm asking this in a noncocky way... Why are you guys putting 190 tires on your bike when it's not what the rim calls for?

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Actually, last I checked he was using a 200 in the rear, but you're probably right about his tire pressure.

...shoulda guessed <g>

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Assume that I'm asking this in a noncocky way... Why are you guys putting 190 tires on your bike when it's not what the rim calls for?
cause they're a bunch of poserific meat-seekers

we all know goin up will negatively impact cornering performance if you push the bike and naturally we ALL purchased the 9r for it's 'sportbike' like handling

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