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Am I going to have a problem with a 190/55 with a -1/+2 setup on an '07?
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post #42 of 156 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 05:33 PM
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55 is the height of the tire, not the width. You should have no problem with that tire, just get used to the way it turns it, you will feel like the bike is fallin in a turn, you will get used to it, then love it! dont forget about the 100 mile break in period. then tell us about it.

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55 is the height of the tire, not the width. You should have no problem with that tire, just get used to the way it turns it, you will feel like the bike is fallin in a turn, you will get used to it, then love it! dont forget about the 100 mile break in period. then tell us about it.
Thanks for heads up. I knew about the width...just wanted to make sure that I would still have clearance. Once I'm done with the new 190/50 that I have on there right now, I'll be making the change.

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Ive had my R1 for less than a year, I have a full connection with my bike, but the first time I had other than stock tires i put an old Dunlop 209 190/60/17 on her and i swear my first turn i went into I thought I was going to drop my bike, I ended up off the throttle and kicked my leg out supermoto style , I was freakin schered!!! It took all but a few good turns to get used to. the 55 feels so awesome bro. like always have fun with it!

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Hmmmm.... im about to get a new set of tires... maybe ill kick up to a 190/55 also.

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Thanks for heads up. I knew about the width...just wanted to make sure that I would still have clearance. Once I'm done with the new 190/50 that I have on there right now, I'll be making the change.
You won't have a problem.

I'm running a 190/55 with -1/+2
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Maaaaaannnn.... a 55 tire makes a HELL OF A DIFFERENCE!!!!!!

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post #51 of 156 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 03:36 PM
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55 rear tire

you will not have any problems, i run a stock 05 R1 with ccs and my bike was hard to turn in, once i put the taller 55 on the rear and a taller profile front the bike turns in alot quicker, it does make a lot of difference,and i havent had no rubbing any where from the tire, for the street i dont think it really matters if u use the 55 or not.
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yup! i run a 190/55


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I put a 190/55 on my 04 about 2 weeks ago. I didn't intend to switch from 50's, but I got such a great deal on some race takeoffs, I couldn't pass it up.

I really like the handling and the way it falls into corners. I'm still getting used to it, but I think I'll have a hard time switching back to 50's after this.

The only fitment issue for me was when I took my kid for a ride. My license plate is up under the the passenger foot pegs and the tire rubbed on the bottom of the plate with the extra weight. The tire is slightly closer to the hugger and the swingarm under the hugger. I can see where it might be too close if I had a new, tight chain and had to adjust the wheel a little forward.


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post #54 of 156 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 11:24 PM
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hi there again just to ask has anybody ever fitted a 190 x 55 to a r1 04 or 05 plate with changing sprockets or moving the chain
I have gone through several 190/55 tyers fitted to 04 R1.No mods.Bike turns nicer and holds a tighter line on corners.
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Well, I have a few hundred miles on my first ever 190/55 and i do like it. The difference really is significant.


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does tire design make any brand better, example pp's come with taller crown.

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190/55 rock setup rocks. I run that on my 06. Zero modification, slapped right in.



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Ok here is a question that has not been asked. I just bought a Michilen power one 2ct 190/55. I have an 06 LE that has a ride height adjustment and the stock setting is the heighest setting. Since this tire increase the height, should I decrease the ride height to maintain the bikes stock geometery?
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Ok here is a question that has not been asked. I just bought a Michilen power one 2ct 190/55. I have an 06 LE that has a ride height adjustment and the stock setting is the heighest setting. Since this tire increase the height, should I decrease the ride height to maintain the bikes stock geometery?
If it's a bit twitchy and wanting to tuck, I'd lower it a couple mm (usually you get between 2 - 4 mm per turn of the ride height adjuster). Best to get a ride height measurement before and after adjusting to track what you've done.

I don't think the ride height difference is that great, and I know of several that run the 190/55 tire with no real problem, but depending on what sag numbers you like there could be a difference.


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I will take a few measurements before I throw the new tire on. I would hate to mess up my suspension when I paid to have it set-up last time I was at black hawk.
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