1290 R- Rear tyre Size

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1290 R- Rear tyre Size

Postby generaznx » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:38 pm

Would like to get some advice on rear tyre sizing. The manual states that the rear is a 190/55 17. Michelin's website states the tyre size is a 190/50 17. Has anyone here run a 190/50 17? How would this affect the bike?

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Re: 1290 R- Rear tyre Size

Postby gotswap » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:43 pm

Just curious as to why you would deviate from the recommended tyre size?
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Re: 1290 R- Rear tyre Size

Postby Aphex » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:03 pm

generaznx wrote:Would like to get some advice on rear tyre sizing. The manual states that the rear is a 190/55 17. Michelin's website states the tyre size is a 190/50 17. Has anyone here run a 190/50 17? How would this affect the bike?

Thanks.


Well you're losing 5% of your total sidewall height. Which normally translates into a stiffer sidewall and a harsher ride.

Other than that I'm not sure how it affects the 1290 since all bike will behave a bit differently when swapping tyre profiles.
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Re: 1290 R- Rear tyre Size

Postby DaveNZ » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:34 pm

generaznx wrote:Would like to get some advice on rear tyre sizing. The manual states that the rear is a 190/55 17. Michelin's website states the tyre size is a 190/50 17. Has anyone here run a 190/50 17? How would this affect the bike?

Thanks.

The 190/50 is a flatter profile than the 55, so it will steer a little slower, barely noticable. stick with the 55. unless you like the Harley feel. :D
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Re: 1290 R- Rear tyre Size

Postby generaznx » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:15 pm

I made the mistake of ordering tyres based on Michelin's tyre finder guide. It stated that the correct size was a 190/50 17. I was checking the forum to see if i could keep the ones i received but i decided to return the 190/50 17 for the correct 190/55 17. I have also notified Michelin to correct the error on their web page.

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Re: 1290 R- Rear tyre Size

Postby DribbleDuke » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:57 am

DaveNZ wrote:
generaznx wrote:Would like to get some advice on rear tyre sizing. The manual states that the rear is a 190/55 17. Michelin's website states the tyre size is a 190/50 17. Has anyone here run a 190/50 17? How would this affect the bike?

Thanks.

The 190/50 is a flatter profile than the 55, so it will steer a little slower, barely noticable. stick with the 55. unless you like the Harley feel. :D

Barely noticeable but gives the bike a feel that your riding a Harley? I'm left scratching my head :?
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Re: 1290 R- Rear tyre Size

Postby DaveNZ » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:01 am

DribbleDuke wrote:
DaveNZ wrote:
generaznx wrote:Would like to get some advice on rear tyre sizing. The manual states that the rear is a 190/55 17. Michelin's website states the tyre size is a 190/50 17. Has anyone here run a 190/50 17? How would this affect the bike?

Thanks.

The 190/50 is a flatter profile than the 55, so it will steer a little slower, barely noticable. stick with the 55. unless you like the Harley feel. :D

Barely noticeable but gives the bike a feel that your riding a Harley? I'm left scratching my head :?

Not quite what i wrote. Yes barely noticable, but if you like the Harley feel (slower steering bike) then the 50 verse the 55 will give you this feel. Hows that then................Nits, itchy head? :lol:
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