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Time for a rear tire. Do I need to stick with stock size, or can I get a bigger tire on the rim?

I figure it would be a good thing to get more rubber to the pavement. Or would it affect handling in any way? Thanks.
 

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Stick with the 180!
 

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dunlops tire sizing guide for the 208 says you can fit a 180 or 190 on a 5.5" rim, which you have. So going up one size would be cool, and it looks pretty good.

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Looks good, harder to drop down into the corners though....
 

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stick to the 180 - unless you don't like corners.

if thats the case, get a cruiser or cage
 

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You wont notice a difference on a 190. Trust me. I have a 190 Pilot Power and I notice no difference from a 180 Pilot power. Looks better though!

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I notice a difference. coming off a gix 600 to a 929 back to a 750. Its a totally different feel.
 

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I went to a 200 on my TL and to me is makes it feel like you have to fight the bike and the nice neutral feeling is gone. With a 180 the Gix is very flickable, I am afraid to change from what I have on there now. I would say stick with 180.
 

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I would say stick with the 180 unless you don't do curves or you just stunt. Or if you wanto try a 190 and still do curves, look for a 190 208 gp, I believe the size is like 190/60. THey are supposed to handle as well as the 180s in the curves, but they are a little taller and will drop fast in the curves.
 

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Fuck it go 280 and just cruise
 

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here we go again....just put on what the bike was DESIGNED for...
 

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I would say stick with the 180 unless you don't do curves or you just stunt. Or if you wanto try a 190 and still do curves, look for a 190 208 gp, I believe the size is like 190/60. THey are supposed to handle as well as the 180s in the curves, but they are a little taller and will drop fast in the curves.
yes but those tires aren't quite that available. They are mainly meant for racing.
 

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Fuck it go 280 and just cruise
I will build the swingarm and make the jackshaft for that! lol

Scott
 

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Thanks guys!!!!!!

That is my next mod!!
 

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depends on what you do, i.e. what type of riding do you do - mostly...
here's the break down ...

commuters: stay with stock 180 /55.
possers: get it as big as you can, 200/ 55 yes it will fit....
stunters: well... it doesn’t really matter, cuz its just gonna get tosted anyway....
track day's or twisties: dunlop 208, 190/60 gp-a 's, or
IF you got a hook-up, the new 209 gp-a 190/60. it the fuck bomb....
racers: Dunlop 195/70 slicks - or the same 190/60 208 gp-a, or the new 209 gp-a....
both fit the 5.5 rim and inside the swingarm without having to add links to yopur chain.

for the rest of the b/s... yes' the 180 will turn in quicker, and be a little bit more flickable,
but the 190 has a larger contact patch, the front turns in so tight it's scary,
and it works fucking awesome.... it's the best tire I have ever run...
 
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