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05-11-2019 11:06 PM
frog4aday The stock OEM D204s (rear is 190/50-17) are crap. Not enough grip and they wear out quickly. But that's a good thing so you can put BETTER tires on the bike sooner rather than later. That low-profile 50 series tire LOOKS cool though.


190/55-17 is the size to get. The bike will handle and turn-in better. If you are more of a 'high-speed, straight down the freeway' kinda-guy, then maybe get the 50 series again? Your call.


Michelin Road 5 tires for LIFE and grip

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II for GRIP and then life (not sure how much life...but when you're living the dream, who cares?)
Bridgestones?
Dunlops?
Metzelers? I do like the Sportecs! (M3, M5, M7...they are all pretty good)



Stick with something name brand and you won't go far wrong. If you get a Kenda, Shinko, or Chen Shing or anything 'weird' like that, I hope you just bought it to do smokey burnouts on because they are crap on the road. Don't cheap out on tires. Your life kind of depends on them, you know?
05-02-2019 10:59 AM
Dragunslayer
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Originally Posted by oldjackbob View Post
They mis-spoke, there is no such size in motorcycle tires. I think they meant 190/55.


I was just poking some fun is all.
05-02-2019 03:05 AM
Robbieben Sorry guys, 195/55 was a typo, I meant 190/55
05-02-2019 12:15 AM
Triz-man
Tyre's .

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Well, I got pretty good miles out of the stock tires, but I'm pretty light and do a lot of commuting, and the miles I got after 3500 or so, well... I think I would have been better off replacing them sooner.
I've never done over 140 for more than a brief stint (at 146, even the mild undulations in the terrain become speed bumps). That's my max and even though on my commute, I can usually goose it to > 100, I don't sustain that.

(I'm a puss).


No your not a puss, Iím just young and ride fast, Both times I did 140 down the hwy was because I was late and people where waiting on me I try to not kill my bike like that to much I try to keep it around 97 on a cruise


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05-01-2019 11:51 PM
mike d Well, I got pretty good miles out of the stock tires, but I'm pretty light and do a lot of commuting, and the miles I got after 3500 or so, well... I think I would have been better off replacing them sooner.
I've never done over 140 for more than a brief stint (at 146, even the mild undulations in the terrain become speed bumps). That's my max and even though on my commute, I can usually goose it to > 100, I don't sustain that.

(I'm a puss).
05-01-2019 11:28 PM
Triz-man
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That's a loaded question. There are a lot of experienced riders that swear by different tires, and it depends on what you want out of a tire. There are also a lot of good tire choices out there. Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, to name a few. Do you ride in the rain? Do you do the track? Do you want long tread life? Those might be different tires.
For me (commuter and occasional weekend mountain twisties), the stock tires are meh, I put on some new Mich R5s at 6K something and the R5s are whole different level. They handle and stick way better than stock. I ridden them in the wet and they were great too. I don't know how long they will last, but the internet says they will go lot's of miles, (so it must be true).


I commute on my bike I donít normally drive my truck unless Iím picking something up And canít fit it on my bike, but I also ride the canyons almost every other day because I live behind the canyons in Santa Clarita so Iím always riding the stock tires didnít last for ****, I have been doing 140mph down the highway for a good hr so thatís the main reason the stock tire just got destroyed


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05-01-2019 11:18 PM
mike d That's a loaded question. There are a lot of experienced riders that swear by different tires, and it depends on what you want out of a tire. There are also a lot of good tire choices out there. Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, to name a few. Do you ride in the rain? Do you do the track? Do you want long tread life? Those might be different tires.
For me (commuter and occasional weekend mountain twisties), the stock tires are meh, I put on some new Mich R5s at 6K something and the R5s are whole different level. They handle and stick way better than stock. I ridden them in the wet and they were great too. I don't know how long they will last, but the internet says they will go lot's of miles, (so it must be true).
05-01-2019 10:47 PM
Triz-man Whatís the best model tire you guys have luck with? My new bikes rear tire was done at 2500 miles


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05-01-2019 10:16 PM
lost This is the only help I can offer:

OEM is 190/50. If you want the bike to turn in quicker, go 190/55.

If you somehow add 50 HP to the bike, consider going to a 200. If you somehow add 50 HP and want the bike to turn in quicker go with 200/55.

If you're going to race on a slow, technical track, consider a 180/55. If you're going to race on a fast, easy track, consider a 190/50.

If you always ride in the rain, get a tire with a lot of sipes. If you always ride when it's dry, don't get a tire with a lot of sipes.

There is no 195/N anything at this time (not in my market).
05-01-2019 08:41 PM
oldjackbob
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Originally Posted by Dragunslayer View Post
Can you guys tell me where I can get this size tire?? Is it a custom size or something from Michelin?? All I can find is a 190/55-17??
They mis-spoke, there is no such size in motorcycle tires. I think they meant 190/55.
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