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12-03-2019 11:13 AM
Aaronliny I've had the stock carppy 190/50, then rosso 3s 190/55 and now I'm on my second set of rosso 3s 200/55 I do high speed riding everywhere its a race from point a to point b everytime
12-01-2019 02:03 AM
Razorbak I had 190/50 for 2 sets...went to the 200/55 for a change an actually liked it better, tip in was just fine....felt really planted and over all grip felt good as well....like Pack said it's all in what you like and feel that makes it work.
11-30-2019 10:39 PM
Packmule
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Originally Posted by mike d View Post
I tend to believe that the profile of the tires from different manufacturers varies enough that it can't be adequately evaluated on size alone.
This, thatís why I said find one you feel confident in and stick with it. Tires are like oil, everyone has a favorite, all are good nowadays, no need to overthink it.
11-30-2019 09:55 PM
mike d I tend to believe that the profile of the tires from different manufacturers varies enough that it can't be adequately evaluated on size alone.
11-30-2019 09:11 PM
ChrisOH Pack you are right, and those opinions also strive from how each of us ride differently. I have a tendency to desire similar feel and behavior as my track bike when on the street as it is a comfort so I know how things will behave. Thus I like the 190/55 tires. Heck this bike is very twitchy when I first put a set of take offs on it before the middle is wore down a bit

Just this year I finally had to put a set of regular street tires (Power Power 2ct) on it as I didn't have any of my RS 10s in a take off.

Had I never ridden track I could see me liking the stability of a 190/50, and if I just wanted to street ride a 200 could be fun and give a bit of security going WOT out of a corner on the street with a shade bit more contact patch.

Then put in how each person prefers all front feel and can take a rear moving around a bit, or that person who rides over the rear of the bike... Never know.
11-30-2019 10:31 AM
Packmule Tires are one of those funny things everyone has an opinion about. One person may love the feel of a Bridgestone but the next may hate it and love Michelin. It’s all about how it feels to YOU. Same goes with size. I have people I ride with run 180’s, 190’s 50 and 55’s, and 200’s all on 1000’s. Everyone has their reasons, some I don’t understand, but they like it, so ride on. I find the 190 55 is a good compromise for my riding. I feel the 200 slowed my bike down turning and in speed, more rotating mass. That was on the hayabusa. Turn in was similar to stock size tire. It did bite more coming out of a corner though. My suggestion is keep trying until you find your right tire then stick with it.
11-30-2019 05:32 AM
Beaker
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Originally Posted by LEAVEITSTOCK View Post
now that a good 2 seasons passed on the s21 55 ...was thinking about changing them a little before there time ... so guys who went with new 50s are they still holding a line well in turns...the stock tire once that flat spot started it took a good counter steer to hold a line ... worn 55 still holds a line with no effort......so how are those new 50s treating you....when my 55 where new they tended to wander a little on highway took little extra effort to stay straight more corrections i thought then needed....after a season on them they tracked better on highway... what 50s are guys running
I think you've hit the nail on the head Stocky. That's the trade off with the 55, a slightly less stable straight line but quicker on the turn in verses a more stable straight line and slightly slower turn in. All tyres are harder to hold a line once they have lost their profile. Problem is, as the tyre wears slowly you often don't notice it until it's got pretty bad, that's why new tyres always feel so good.
Try asking yourself, which tire felt best for the longest and what's more important, quicker turn in or stability and make your choice from there
11-29-2019 09:32 PM
OldBobagain I've found that it's better to use body position than a lot of countersteer, I find it really upsets the bike, slight c/steer is ok
11-29-2019 06:31 PM
LEAVEITSTOCK now that a good 2 seasons passed on the s21 55 ...was thinking about changing them a little before there time ... so guys who went with new 50s are they still holding a line well in turns...the stock tire once that flat spot started it took a good counter steer to hold a line ... worn 55 still holds a line with no effort......so how are those new 50s treating you....when my 55 where new they tended to wander a little on highway took little extra effort to stay straight more corrections i thought then needed....after a season on them they tracked better on highway... what 50s are guys running
03-04-2018 04:25 PM
rickster I like my 190-50 Roadtec O1s. Have 4400 wheelie-filled miles and mucho tred left. In the twisty mountain roads, bike goes twice as fast as old 90-hp bike with about 1/2 the effort.
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