Now that its time for me to replace my rear, I can' search through any of the old posts for info... Does anybody have experience with switching from a 190 to a 180 rear on an R1? I'm going to go with BT-010s
I just went outside to look at my tire that I just had installed (BT 010) and I was shocked to see it was a 200 series! What the hell? I ordered from Chaparral, and obviously they sent me the wrong size! Do you guys think this will hurt the cornering TOO much? Man, now I'm all worked up...
You know, if I didn't see it ON my rim, I might not think it would fit either! Actually, I was able to out carve all my buddies in the canyons this weekend, which means one of two things: Either I am pretty good at cornering, or my friends just suck! Who knows...
A 200 tire will fit on an R1 rim, 'cause it's a 6 in. rim. I'd be concerned about clearance on either side. Does it contact the swingarm, brake lines, or plastic stuff like your rear fender? My ZX-12R came stock with a 200/50 and it also has a 6 in. rim. I think this tire is total overkill for the street, though. I'm thinking of going to a 190 when this one dies.
For some reason - The 010's are not as wide as the other makes. The 190 actually looks like a 180. You'll definitely better off without the 200 - but be glad it's a Brickstone!
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I know this is a long shot, but has anyone had any dealings with Chaparral? The tire only has about 100 miles on it, so I wonder if they would exchange it since they fudged up? Or should I just ride it out and replace it later? It'll cost 30 bucks to take it off and another 30 to mount it, so would it even be worth it?
I just put on a set with a 180 rear and all I can say is "wow", I will stick with 180 series rear tires from now on. Never felt any instability, (damper on bike)the bike doesn't turn like a dump truck now.