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180 on the rc

can i put a 180 series tire on the rc?



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can i put a 180 series tire on the rc?
yes. but why?
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my new 190 pp that is on it just got a hole/flat friday night while i was practicing for the milage contest



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my new 190 pp that is on it just got a hole/flat friday night while i was practicing for the milage contest
a hole where? I got 6k on a plug in my rear tire. Tho I dont wheelie or do stoppies, or burnouts. I just check it b4 I head out. I know its not recommended on bike tires but hey when its new
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You check out Lord Duceater's site, that dude is the sh*t when it comes to RCs.

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Don't know about the RC, but you can sub a 180 for the stock 190. It makes it turn in a little quicker. You will also have more contact patch at full lean with the 180 due to the profile.
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You will also have more contact patch at full lean with the 180 due to the profile.
Is that true? The 180 has a steeper edge profile than the 190? I didn't know that.


Most street riders won't notice a decrease in turn-in quickness or an increase in the amount of post apex throttle that can be applied...
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Don't know about the RC, but you can sub a 180 for the stock 190. It makes it turn in a little quicker. You will also have more contact patch at full lean with the 180 due to the profile.
thats cause the wheel is wider isn it?
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thats cause the wheel is wider isn it?
Nah the wheel is the same, just the tire is diff.
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Nah the wheel is the same, just the tire is diff.
so whats the advantage of a 190 then??
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so whats the advantage of a 190 then??
In hard riding, the 190 will turn in slightly slower and/or with a little more effort, but will allow you to get on the gas harder and sooner post-apex...

MotoGP tires favor this because getting on the gas sooner and harder coming out of the turns is what wins races.

Street bikes usually have a 60-40 width ratio between the front and rear... motogp bikes are more like 70-30
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In hard riding, the 190 will turn in slightly slower and/or with a little more effort, but will allow you to get on the gas harder and sooner post-apex...

MotoGP tires favor this because getting on the gas sooner and harder coming out of the turns is what wins races.

Street bikes usually have a 60-40 width ratio between the front and rear... motogp bikes are more like 70-30
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im pretty sure the wheels are dif, most bikes that come with a 190 tire stock have a 6inch rim-cept for a few duc's that squeezed a 190 on a 5.5inch rim a few years ago. the bikes that come with 180 tires have 5.5in rims.

a 180 on a 6in rim should have a wider footprint in a straight line-a 190 on a 5.5 rim should have less.

tire profile matters alot too, depends on the manufacturer

in short, go ahead and toss it on there
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a hole where? I got 6k on a plug in my rear tire. Tho I dont wheelie or do stoppies, or burnouts. I just check it b4 I head out. I know its not recommended on bike tires but hey when its new
I wouldn't recommend making a habit out of that.... Motorcycle tires are a hell of a lot different than car tires, plus you only have 2 of them. A blowout at highway speeds would almost guarantee a crash.

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im pretty sure the wheels are dif, most bikes that come with a 190 tire stock have a 6inch rim-cept for a few duc's that squeezed a 190 on a 5.5inch rim a few years ago. the bikes that come with 180 tires have 5.5in rims.

a 180 on a 6in rim should have a wider footprint in a straight line-a 190 on a 5.5 rim should have less.

tire profile matters alot too, depends on the manufacturer

in short, go ahead and toss it on there
My tire is a 180 and I have a 6 inch rim.

You can put 180s and 190s on both rim widths... there are diff tires for each. I think.
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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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My tire is a 180 and I have a 6 inch rim.

You can put 180s and 190s on both rim widths... there are diff tires for each. I think.
really? its actually stamped 6.0 x 17? must be a new thing for yami, last i checked if a bike came from the factory with a 180, it was on a 5.5inch rim. and a 190 was on a 6in, cept for the duc's i mentioned earlier. havent hecked the 06's or 07's yet, but that was pretty much the norm for the big 4 manufacturers' ss bikes. only reason i know this is becuz when i was building my bike, i needed a 6in rim (the size on most liter bikes), but the axle size i had on my swingarm was the usual size for a 600, and i never found a 600 with a 6in rim, and i was looking EVERYWHERE. went thru whole dealerships checking rims.

yea you can put both tires on both rims, but handling changes differently depending on which combo you go with. just a good thing to be aware of if you ride hard enough to notice it. i doubt they make rim specific tires in that sense, but i know some manu's dif profiles make a dif, and u can get dif aspect ratios with each size. avon makes a tire that looks like it comes to a point in the center-supposed to have supermax footprint when leaned over
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really? its actually stamped 6.0 x 17? must be a new thing for yami, last i checked if a bike came from the factory with a 180, it was on a 5.5inch rim.
Nevermind, you're right. I saw a guy who had some nice wheels on his R6 and they were 6" so I assumed that's what mine were. Turns out he did some modifications to fit those.

Mine are 5.5.
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all i know is that the rims are off of both bikes and ill let you know how it goes



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Not a good idea but it sounds like you are about to find that out for yourself.
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