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  • Ooooh Yeah Another Tire Question...

    Goin' to get a BT020(rear) tire this week cause I really need more mileage outta my tires. Now here it the question...190 or 180. Yeah I read all the threads about 190vs180. But I was wondering since the BT020 is a little harder should I get the 190 for the grip? Any one running the BT020?
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  • #2
    If they make a 190/55, I'd say give it a shot. If it's the 190/50, I'd stick with a 180/55

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    • #3


      then again, i don't lean the bike enough on the street to warrant anything more than a 180
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      • #4
        I'm thinking go w/ the 190.... simply because of the bigger contact patch. The more surface area you spread the load over, the longer it will take to wear out the tire. At least thats my theory!!
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        • #5
          Dont get a M-1 180... Its pretty narrow. Give us a report on what you get cause thats what I may get next as well.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by TLR67
            Dont get a M-1 180... Its pretty narrow. Give us a report on what you get cause thats what I may get next as well.
            you really dont like that 180 you have do you?
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            • #7
              i am running a 55 / 190
              excellent choice
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              • #8
                Ran a BT020 180/55 with plenty of grip. Shredded that one nicely from edge to edge without any major drama.

                BUT, when I went to a BT010 rear next, you could really feel the difference in cornering traction. The rear didn't move around like with the BT020. It wasn't anything scary, just something that was noticeable by a normal 'ol rider.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by b0ules
                  Ran a BT020 180/55 with plenty of grip. Shredded that one nicely from edge to edge without any major drama.

                  BUT, when I went to a BT010 rear next, you could really feel the difference in cornering traction. The rear didn't move around like with the BT020. It wasn't anything scary, just something that was noticeable by a normal 'ol rider.

                  what kinda mileage did you get with the BT020?
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