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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-15-2020, 08:05 PM
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I'm convinced, I will be going w/ a 190 next replacement for sure

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It has been said if you're scraping pegs and have no chicken strips, you're probably doing it wrong...... however, I will confirm the chicken strips are wider with a 190, perhaps because the handling gets you into and out of turns a little more quickly, and you won't scrape pegs because the bike is higher at the rear.

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It has been said if you're scraping pegs and have no chicken strips, you're probably doing it wrong...... however, I will confirm the chicken strips are wider with a 190, perhaps because the handling gets you into and out of turns a little more quickly, and you won't scrape pegs because the bike is higher at the rear.
Good to know... I’ve been waiting to see when i drag a hard part...lol. So far only hit my toe sliders... that could be in part because I’m trail braking/and or covering the rear brake sometimes.

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I love my 190 but I added it for the slightly taller profile.... (just a tiny bit taller gearing).
Handling? I couldn't tell you one way or the other if was better... I'm just not sensitive to small changes like that.
Otherwise, all good, it doesn't look too big and my pegs do drag occasionally but I've got the lowering brackets.
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i raised the back of my bike about 1/2" and that did the trick for me, along with stickier S22's on it. At 3k miles and just about done. wouldn't consider a 190/55 on a 5.5 in rim though.
Put a 190/55 instead of the stock 190/50 on my FZ1 when i had it... made a nice difference there too, but profile of the 180/55 to a 190/55 is nearly identical.
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i raised the back of my bike about 1/2" and that did the trick for me, along with stickier S22's on it. At 3k miles and just about done. wouldn't consider a 190/55 on a 5.5 in rim though.
Put a 190/55 instead of the stock 190/50 on my FZ1 when i had it... made a nice difference there too, but profile of the 180/55 to a 190/55 is nearly identical.
And just because you can squeeze a 190 on a 5.5” rim, even though the manufacturers say it’ll fit, doesn’t mean it’s optimal.

The 180/55 is just fine. I’d really like to see a “blind taste test” with a 180/55 and a 190/55. When guys say they can tell a “huge difference,” I think they are convincing themselves of what they want to believe. I’m not convinced that on a bike as heavy as the FJR, on typical street/back road pavement, ridden at (even) a spirited pace, one won’t be able to tell a difference if they did a true “blind taste test.” I say all this not as a newb rider, but one with over 30 years of trackdays under my belt on dedicated track bikes.
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I'm with Mad G. I couldn't tell any difference in handling or ride height. And on my bike there is no difference in the speedometer either.

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In addition to riding motorcycles for many years, I ride mountain bikes, road bikes, snowboards, ski's, waterski's, ice skates, you name it. I know what a difference in ride height and handling feels like. I'm not imagining anything...but if it makes folks feel better to tell me I am....it's all good. I'm probably never buying 180's for the rear of this bike ever again *shrug*.
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Where did you buy them for $250 for the pair ??
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C'mon ATL.... you know better than speaking of a 190 rear, much less anything other than brand M !!!!

Whats next..... putting a car tire on the rear ??
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