flipmo said:Hi guys Its time for a new rear tire. My current tire is a 180-55-17 and I'm wanting to put a 190-50-17 on instead. I have about 1/4 inch between the chain and my 180. DO you guy's think this is going to work. thankx guys flipmo
:iagree: but we are just knee dragers.twisty said:Huumm, i usually go the other way(bigger to smaller), but thats me.
Your bike is going to turn slower and feel fatter. So in short it will make you wish you kept a 180 on it.
:iagree: Larry knows best!larryg said:For drag racing purposes only, you should be OK with a wider tire but I don't recommend it for the street. The real thing you want to look for (assuming you want a larger footprint for more traction) is the profile of the tire. For example, a Continental tire has a much flatter profile which would do well in a straight line. However, if you are looking for traction, you would have to consider the Dunlop 218 GP because it has the softest and stickiest rubber, but it is also expensive.