Tire size? - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
Privateer
 
impala balko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auburn MA
Posts: 916
Send a message via AIM to impala balko
Tire size?

I have a 01 Gixxer 750 and its getting to be that time to get a new rear tire..... The stock size is a 180 55 ZR17 and I am getting a 190 50 ZR17 tire.... The reason I am putting a different sized tire is this... My buddy bought this tire a couple years ago and he has since totaled his bike and has nothing to put it on so he is giving it to me for cheap money.... Now will putting a wider tire out back adversly effect handling and if so how bad...

impala balko is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,058
It will affect the handling, it will be a bit harder to dip it into a turn. My stock tire was a 190, I put a 180 on it...now it's just begging for the twisties.
devilstonic is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:06 AM
TWF Board Of Directors
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by impala balko View Post
I have a 01 Gixxer 750 and its getting to be that time to get a new rear tire..... The stock size is a 180 55 ZR17 and I am getting a 190 50 ZR17 tire.... The reason I am putting a different sized tire is this... My buddy bought this tire a couple years ago and he has since totaled his bike and has nothing to put it on so he is giving it to me for cheap money.... Now will putting a wider tire out back adversly effect handling and if so how bad...
Yes, you will not corner as well and with the extra weight of the 190 tire you will be down on power. Probably not enough to notice though.
Rider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
Privateer
 
impala balko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auburn MA
Posts: 916
Send a message via AIM to impala balko
Will it effect cornering noticibly.... I dont consider myself an aggressive rider meaning i dont track my bike or drag knee I do lean it over but I dont utilize all of the tire... my tire on it now I use all of the tire with exception of a 1/4" on both sides.

impala balko is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:32 AM
TWF Board Of Directors
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by impala balko View Post
Will it effect cornering noticibly.... I dont consider myself an aggressive rider meaning i dont track my bike or drag knee I do lean it over but I dont utilize all of the tire... my tire on it now I use all of the tire with exception of a 1/4" on both sides.
1/4"? Thats better than most. I'd stick with a 180 if it was me, but tires dont last long and if you can get it super cheap. give it a shot.
Rider is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
Privateer
 
impala balko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auburn MA
Posts: 916
Send a message via AIM to impala balko
i am getting this tire for 60 bucks
so i figured i should just put it on

impala balko is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:41 AM
TWF Board Of Directors
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by impala balko View Post
i am getting this tire for 60 bucks
so i figured i should just put it on
Good deal!
Rider is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:43 AM
Banned
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dalton, Georgia
Posts: 9,569
Send a message via AIM to PlayfulGod Send a message via MSN to PlayfulGod
I'd stick with a 180 but thats me I heard it affects handling too much.
PlayfulGod is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 10:49 AM
TWF Board Of Directors

 
Trip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 11,484
Send a message via AIM to Trip
Everyone that I know that has gone 190 after riding 180, go right back to 180. However, we all ride twisties all the time, so cornering is a big deal to us. From what I have been told with a 190 it's a lot harder to get the bike to come over entering and the 180 feels like it just wants to dive in the corner.

2005 Honda CRF88RR - 2007 Honda CBR600RR
Trip is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
Privateer
 
impala balko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auburn MA
Posts: 916
Send a message via AIM to impala balko
If a 190 tire adversely effects handling then why do they put them on all the liter bikes? What positives does a 190 tire ad that would out weigh the handling issue? I am only putting the bigger tire on because I am getting it for dirt cheap. but i am just curious.

impala balko is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,058
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip View Post
Everyone that I know that has gone 190 after riding 180, go right back to 180. However, we all ride twisties all the time, so cornering is a big deal to us. From what I have been told with a 190 it's a lot harder to get the bike to come over entering and the 180 feels like it just wants to dive in the corner.
Amen!
devilstonic is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,299
rim size makes a dif too...most 600's come with a 5.5 inch rim, and usually liters have a 6incher

for awhile the 750's came with 190's

you're not draggin a knee, so i doubt you'll notice anything

however, if the tire is really old, it may not be worth it, even though its "new"

Last edited by dnyce; 07-23-2007 at 03:24 PM.
dnyce is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 05:57 PM
Banned
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dalton, Georgia
Posts: 9,569
Send a message via AIM to PlayfulGod Send a message via MSN to PlayfulGod
Quote:
Originally Posted by impala balko View Post
If a 190 tire adversely effects handling then why do they put them on all the liter bikes? What positives does a 190 tire ad that would out weigh the handling issue? I am only putting the bigger tire on because I am getting it for dirt cheap. but i am just curious.
it weighs more hence they are tryin to slow the insanely fast things down 8)
PlayfulGod is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
Privateer
 
impala balko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auburn MA
Posts: 916
Send a message via AIM to impala balko
How much more could it possibly weigh couple ounces... honestly it cant ad more than a pound

impala balko is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,790
I went from a 190 down to a 180, I don't think I had it on but a month and I had to switch back to the 190. I hated the 180 and couldn't get use to it.

Will your 750cc allow a 190 on the stock wheel and swing arm clearence?
R1up0n1 is offline  
post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,017
with fatter rear tires, if the bike doesn't want to fall into corners like before, raise the rear ride height. also, over inflate + 5 psi from recommended. fatter rear will give a larger contact patch at full lean but will add to rotating mass (weight).

take note of the clearance. make sure nothing is rubbing on it.

-a|ex
Back _Marker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome