Dude you have a 20inch wheel ? ? ? . . . oh damn ! ! ! . . .otherwise if it's a 190/55/17 it'll fit but will be a tight one at that. A 5.5 inch wide wheel is most optimal for a 190 tyre. . . . .
I went from the stock 190s to 180s on my 1KRR... have to say I like it much better.HRCryder said:I too have a Rc51 and am going through the exact same thing right now... I have 2 sets of dunlops the 190's and everyone here says to run 180's???
These "racers" are likely using 190/60s on the track, which has different handling characteristics than a 190/55 which you would buy off the shelf at cycle gear.HRCryder said:All the racers i talked to said they havent seen a 600rr on the track with a 180 on it ever.... So i take it everyone on the track is running the 190?... even though it may not be suitable for the street... My bike is just a Track bike anyhow... any racers wanna chim in here
The stock tire for the RC51 is 190mm. It had a fatter rim.HRCryder said:I too have a Rc51 and am going through the exact same thing right now... I have 2 sets of dunlops the 190's and everyone here says to run 180's???
Clarkie said:the 190 is a lot better tire and the biggest gains are mid corner grip, but there are a couple things you have to do.
1. make sure you dont have a 190/50-17, the profile is all wrong and will make the bike handle worse. You want the 190/55 (Pirelli/Michelin?) or 190/60
2. You have to set your chassis up for the taller tire, if you are running dunlops DO NOT lower your rideheight as they will tell you. this will flatten the swingarm, make the bike run wide and you will lose grip which is what you are after.
Find someone that knows something about chassis adjustment, i have seen tire tests and chassis changes which induce problems that have nothing to do with the tires.
just remember you will need to make some ride height adjustmentsHRCryder said:Great i will be slapping on my set of metzler racetechs 190/55.. thanks for the great read