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Another Tire Thread Sorry - July 24, 2007, 09:55 PM

Ok.. Few questions here..

1. Lookin for new tires. The 2 i have in mind are the Pirelli Diablo Corsa 3's... and Metzeler Sportec M3... I am looking for longevity and good handleing in the street. I'm not worried about the track.

2. I have an 04 gsxr 750. Can i fit a 190/55-17 tire on the rear? Right now i have 180's. How much of a difference would it be if i am able to fit the 190 on the rear.

I'm open to suggestions for tires. Price is not much of an issue... i have enogh money saved up to get something nice.

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I'd suggest using the search button since this topic has been discussed many times.

Yes, you can run a 190 on the rear although you may have to change your suspension to compensate for the added contact patch and tire dimensions. The profile, height, etc...will change the bike's handling characteristics.

Although, yes you could put the tire on and it would work right away...


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To better understand your question, I want to ask a question. Do you want a 190 for the look? If so, go ahead. I believe though, the handeling will be negative from what you are accustomed to riding.
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July 25, 2007, 08:18 AM

the 190/55 is much more appropriate for a track tire than a street tire. Because of the taller profile, it tips in as easy or easier than with a 180/55, and provides a larger contact patch at lean


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July 25, 2007, 08:33 AM

I am not worried about look. I'm jus lookin for street reliability and handleing. I understand what you are saying between the 180 and 190..

I'm leaning towards the Corsa 3's.....
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July 25, 2007, 08:40 AM

People are saying it is okay to do this, but I have read that it is a big no no to squeeze a wider tire on a rim that the tire is not made for.

Read this and make your own decision.

http://www.sportrider.com/tech/tires...206_tire_size/

In short stick to the same profile tire that came on the bike. It is what it is for a reason.

It can be done, but you will lose optimal handling, turn in, and such.

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People are saying it is okay to do this, but I have read that it is a big no no to squeeze a wider tire on a rim that the tire is not made for.

Read this and make your own decision.

http://www.sportrider.com/tech/tires...206_tire_size/

In short stick to the same profile tire that came on the bike. It is what it is for a reason.

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That's kinda what I was getting at. Although some people just like that meaty look on their bikes and generally they don't ride the bike that aggressively anyway (aside from straight line stoplight wars on 2. So in theory, if someone just wants an aggressive look, but doesn't ride that way, it would be okie dokie.
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A lot of racers ride 190's on their 600's and 750's. I tried it last year and had mixed feelings about it. The drive out was a little better but not worth it, and flickability was ehhhhh. You have to change the ride height in the rear approx 5 mm's to compensate for the tire profile.

I preferred the 180's. I thought the bike felt better all around on the 180's. A lot of racers use 190's, but there are still some that tried it and went back to 180's.


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OKay.. 190 is outta my head.. Definatley gettin the 180's...
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