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Old 30-Aug-2009, 09:58 AM
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180/190

I know there is a debate about which tyre size is best (turn in, lean angle ect) but can I clarify that I can fit EITHER a 180/55 or a 190/50 to my 996s without any fitment worries.
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 10:19 AM
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I know there is a debate about which tyre size is best (turn in, lean angle ect) but can I clarify that I can fit EITHER a 180/55 or a 190/50 to my 996s without any fitment worries.

Yes either would fit OK Ive had both on my 996
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 10:57 AM
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You can add to that a 190/55


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Old 30-Aug-2009, 12:17 PM
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Thanks guys.

My front tyre has plenty of life left in it. I assume it's quite acceptable to mix manufactures, front and rear.
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 02:43 PM
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not usually mate, tyres are designed to work as a pair

you could mix tyres from the same brand ie diablo front and a corsa rear but its usually a big nono to fit say a pirelli front and a bridgestone rear, one companys idea of a 180/55 profile is different to anothers as is the tread pattern

on my 916 i found a 180/55 was better than a 190/50 for fast road/track riding
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 07:02 PM
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Agree with the not mixing - have done it & regretted it....

Also check you have clearance for a 190-55 as they can foul the exhaust
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 08:00 PM
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 09:11 PM
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Agree with the not mixing - have done it & regretted it....

Also check you have clearance for a 190-55 as they can foul the exhaust

and the hugger if its a cheap aftermarket one
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 09:32 PM
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Thanks.

Col, as I said, 5.5" rear wheel = 180/55 ZR17, 6" rear wheel = 190/50 ZR17.

You have a 5.5" rear wheel.

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Old 01-Sep-2009, 11:37 AM
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You can add to that a 190/55


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I've been tempted to go this route a few times on me 998r but been put off by the clearance issues some say kibosh this choice.

I'll maybe give it a go sometime just to see if it will fit my particular bike. It does have a DP hugger fitted.

Having said that I can't tell the difference between a 180 and 190

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