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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

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I changed to 180s.

Pros:
They are a few bucks cheaper.
They make the bike turn in a bit more quickly.

Cons:
They do not feel quite as stable at speed (twitchy).
They are not as "phat" as 190s.

So... If you like to do wheelies and burn-outs, get the 190s. If you like cornering, get the 180s.

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Holy crap!
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...

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200 series ? i'm not sure if that should even fit on your rim... Your bike must handle like a bus...

I'm looking for quicker turning and more stability in the corners, the 180 sounds like it might help.


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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...

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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.
 

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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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Yeah that is true NoudR1. My stock 010's look no bigger then the 180's. I look at my 190 tire compared to the 190 Pilot sports and mine just looks tiny. But I do have a wide rim.

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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?

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I don't think it should cost you anything if it's there mistake???...(changing the tire)

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I ordered my tires from them... but they didn't mess up the order on mine! I say ride it out, you didn't even feel a difference until you looked at it.

 

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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.

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Excellent, thats what i wanted to hear, now if only I could decide over Pilot Sports or BT010s...

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I have a set of BT010's on my 1000. I am switching to 180 rear and will be selling them if anyone is interested. I can't wait to feel the difference.

 
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