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Old 24-Sep-2006, 01:10 PM
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that 180/190 thing again
bought a 190 for the 749 as i was a tad worried about the fact that i got rid of the chiken strips after only about 100 miles of owning the bike, and really didn't feel like i was pushing
the other day when browsing i came accross a thread that said some thing along the lines of, if you put a 190 on the rear you will use more of the front tyre
can some one explain this to i as i cant remember or find the thread
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Old 24-Sep-2006, 02:08 PM
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Old 24-Sep-2006, 02:23 PM
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Old 24-Sep-2006, 02:49 PM
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Unless your using it on a track regularly, i dont see that it will make that much difference........ probably more important what type and make of tyre your running!
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Old 24-Sep-2006, 03:18 PM
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Old 24-Sep-2006, 03:26 PM
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This is really a personal choice thing. 190 will give a bigger contact patch at full lean but does NOT give you more lean angle. (check out 125GP with skinny section rear tyres!)

Just because you are using all of the tyre doesnt mean you are "off the edge" of the tyre, the side wall compresses under pressure and flattens the tyre giving the contact patch more area.

if you look at trackday or racers tyres they have rubber hanging off the edges but they dont run out of tyre.

Its actually very rare to run out of lean angle. Most of the time people who crash say they ran off the edge of the tyre because it makes them sound more of a race god than the truth. with a balanced throttle and good tarmac you'll deck out the fairing before running out of tyre.


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Old 24-Sep-2006, 04:58 PM
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I'm no expert, but I've run 180s and 190s on my 999S for some time now. I felt I was getting too far off the edge of the 180, but I'm sure that's just my own feeling, an expert would no doubt disagree. With the 190, I never get to the edge of the tyre at the back, although I do seem to be running out of front. Again, I'm sure that experts will tell me that I'm in no danger there.
I like knowing that my rear contact patch is bigger with the 190 and have more confidence in it. The slower steering that the 190 supposedly produces is easily dialled out (in my experience) by making sure your front and rear ride-height is sorted properly.

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Old 24-Sep-2006, 06:27 PM
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My point being, if your running bt012's or summat thatll do 3000 miles, they obviously have less grip potential than say a supercorsa pro or 209gp.......regardless of footprint size.
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Old 24-Sep-2006, 06:58 PM
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thats summit along the lines of my thinkin los
andy not sure what tyre i bought kb and marko said it was a good one though
its a 2 some thing
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Old 24-Sep-2006, 07:35 PM
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does it match yer front one? 2ct michelin......
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