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Tyre question..

Any of you good people's be able to answer me a question if a 1988 gsxr 750.. she needs new rubber.. and i was giving a set of track tyres still plenty of rubber left.. the rear is a 190 ... Question is will it fit or not.. ?????????
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she will defo not I meant , tis a much smaller like a 160

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Re: Tyre question..

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she will defo not I meant , tis a much smaller like a 160
It had a 170 on it...
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Re: Tyre question..

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It had a 170 on it...
stupid question. You have already decided what you are going to do.
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stupid question. You have already decided what you are going to do.
I just asked would a 190 fit on it.. cos I got given a set.. 190 rear... where is the stupid in that..
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Should have had a 160 on it
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Should have had a 160 on it
It's a street fighter type thing.. but I think it still has the original swing arm.. but braced..
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Buy a set of tyres, even a cheap set will be better then whatever was fitted to it when it was new
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30mm bigger than they should is Abit much most might try 10mm bigger
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Track or race rubber on a road bike isn't the smartest thing even if they do fit. They are designed to work at a far higher temperature than you will maintain on the road unless you're raggin' the arse off the bike. Once they cool, track tyres will lose grip. It's not wear that fucks a race tyre, it's heat cycles. Also, if it rains, you will be rightly fuckered. They have zero grip in the rain. Still, it's your neck. Keep us posted as to how you get on.
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Re: Tyre question..

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Track or race rubber on a road bike isn't the smartest thing even if they do fit. They are designed to work at a far higher temperature than you will maintain on the road unless you're raggin' the arse off the bike. Once they cool, track tyres will lose grip. It's not wear that fucks a race tyre, it's heat cycles. Also, if it rains, you will be rightly fuckered. They have zero grip in the rain. Still, it's your neck. Keep us posted as to how you get on.
Good point that. track rubber on the road.... forgot about that..
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Re: Tyre question..

Originally Posted by corkgsxr
30mm bigger than they should is Abit much most might try 10mm bigger
Got them free.. just wondering if it will fit and not foul the chain or swing arm..
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Re: Tyre question..

Originally Posted by willdee
Got them free.. just wondering if it will fit and not foul the chain or swing arm..
Going oversize isn't a good idea. The profile of the tyre gets messed up especially where you need it towards the edge.
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Re: Tyre question..

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Got them free.. just wondering if it will fit and not foul the chain or swing arm..
Thy will foul chain and swing arm and will be very pointed on a rim designed for a 160 tyre i would try get a bigger rim of the newer 750 or 1100 and fit a 180 rear or stick to 160/170 max
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Going oversize isn't a good idea. The profile of the tyre gets messed up especially where you need it towards the edge.
nonsense
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nonsense
How do you figure that? Should be interesting
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There's people on here who wouldn't talk shit if they'd a mouth full of it..... But then you come on here and someone will put up a comment to make it look like they know something nobody else does. Stick to what you know, and when it's something you don't, then shut the fuck up and listen
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Re: Tyre question..

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nonsense
How is that nonsense?
That's precisely what happens and what's more I did exactly that on a slab sided GSXR750 I owned. I thought a 160 (or maybe it was a 170) would be better than the 150 that was recommended as it was wider and looked meatier. The narrower rim meant that the tyre was deformed at the very edge. Very bad for cornering when leant over hard and it performed much worse that the correct size.
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How is that nonsense?
That's precisely what happens and what's more I did exactly that on a slab sided GSXR750 I owned. I thought a 160 (or maybe it was a 170) would be better than the 150 that was recommended as it was wider and looked meatier. The narrower rim meant that the tyre was deformed at the very edge. Very bad for cornering when leant over hard and it performed much worse that the correct size.
never had a bother running over sized and prefer them and they defo had better handling and corning on any bike I through them on, and running 200 now on a 190 and she handles great, so "my experience" hundreds of thousands of miles is actually from driving a bike with them on and compared to the smaller stock.
personal choice really and a 10 up aint a massive diff

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Re: Tyre question..

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never had a bother running over sized and prefer them and they defo had better handling and corning on any bike I through them on, and running 200 now on a 190 and she handles great, so "my experience" hundreds of thousands of miles is actually from driving a bike with them on and compared to the smaller stock.
personal choice really and a 10 up aint a massive diff
Well I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.
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never had a bother running over sized and prefer them and they defo had better handling and corning on any bike I through them on, and running 200 now on a 190 and she handles great, so "my experience" hundreds of thousands of miles is actually from driving a bike with them on and compared to the smaller stock.
personal choice really and a 10 up aint a massive diff
190 and 200 are both designed for a 6" rim, so who's talking nonsense now? Quit your jibber jabber.
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We're missing a major point here folks. If somebody gave you track or race rubber for free, there's a reason why they "A" took the tyres off (they're fucked), and "B" gave them away for free (they're really fucked). I've got several sets of race take offs with plenty of rubber left on them that I wouldn't put on a bonfire. I've seen lads rocking up to mondello with 8 year old take offs on the bike, thinking that they were all set to become the new Rossi. Bin the fucking things is what I would do, whether they fit or not.
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190 and 200 are both designed for a 6" rim, so who's talking nonsense now? Quit your jibber jabber.
actually now thanks you just proved my point, the manual said and its on the rim,
180, not 180 or 190 just 180,
same on the 190 rim, 190 not 200 and same in the manual.


your point is its not good to run uppers but you just said there its ok , as a 200 is an upper on a 190 stamped and manual rim. ?
I ran a 190 on a bandit 12 rear for half the time, it was very close to the chain etc but I well preferred it, same with the 200 on others and the bike I have now,
you do need to lean into the corners a bit more so the tyre gets proper traction but thats mighty craic
Im not saying no more on it as whats the point, your just really pissed at me and following me around the forum because I called 2 brothers exhausts a piece of shit
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actually now thanks you just proved my point, the manual said and its on the rim,
180, not 180 or 190 just 180,
same on the 190 rim, 190 not 200 and same in the manual.


your point is its not good to run uppers but you just said there its ok , as a 200 is an upper on a 190 stamped and manual rim. ?
I ran a 190 on a bandit 12 rear for half the time, it was very close to the chain etc but I well preferred it, same with the 200 on others and the bike I have now,
you do need to lean into the corners a bit more so the tyre gets proper traction but thats mighty craic
Im not saying no more on it as whats the point, your just really pissed at me and following me around the forum because I called 2 brothers exhausts a piece of shit

You're a cheap skate and will put whatever second hand or free tyre you're given. Tyre demension or brand has no bearing on your choice. So stop posting shit,and as for that mumbo jumbo you've posted above,well that's well and truly beyond comprehension!

Can lads like this who post dangerous and unhelpful advice not be fucked into bussies for a while.

OP. As was already stated. Stick to the recommended size and avoid using race rubber.
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actually now thanks you just proved my point, the manual said and its on the rim,
180, not 180 or 190 just 180,
same on the 190 rim, 190 not 200 and same in the manual.


your point is its not good to run uppers but you just said there its ok , as a 200 is an upper on a 190 stamped and manual rim. ?
I ran a 190 on a bandit 12 rear for half the time, it was very close to the chain etc but I well preferred it, same with the 200 on others and the bike I have now,
you do need to lean into the corners a bit more so the tyre gets proper traction but thats mighty craic
Im not saying no more on it as whats the point, your just really pissed at me and following me around the forum because I called 2 brothers exhausts a piece of shit
What in the jaysis are you on about.... 180,190,200...what the fuck are you on about. 180 is for 5.5 inch rims... 190 and 200 will both fit 6 inch... As stated on the sticker on an s1000rr for example. So in other words stop talking bollocks.
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Im not saying no more on it as whats the point, your just really pissed at me and following me around the forum because I called 2 brothers exhausts a piece of shit
With regard to that shite you're spewing, I do believe that stems from me giving you the rollyeyes for putting something up for sale that was actually not even yours to sell.... Possibly gauging interest so you could find some mugs to pawn it off to with a few Bob in your back pocket... Seeing as your ADA craic has dried up and all the foreign AUL ones copped on to you. At which point you began following me around, looked up a video of a different pipe on a different bike with a different engine configuration....and somehow figured all 2 bros pipes are shit... you dumb fuck
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Re: Tyre question..

Most of the time going up one size isn't a huge issue. But up three is definitely too much.

But also most track tyres apart from not being suited to road use are not road legal.
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With regard to that shite you're spewing, I do believe that stems from me giving you the rollyeyes for putting something up for sale that was actually not even yours to sell.... Possibly gauging interest so you could find some mugs to pawn it off to with a few Bob in your back pocket... Seeing as your ADA craic has dried up and all the foreign AUL ones copped on to you. At which point you began following me around, looked up a video of a different pipe on a different bike with a different engine configuration....and somehow figured all 2 bros pipes are shit... you dumb fuck
thats pretty sad man :l bhbh:
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thats pretty sad man :l bhbh:
You're a waste of time...and space.

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