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Offline JaL3

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180/55 rear experiences anyone?
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:37:58 pm »
Got a set of Angel A-specs super cheap, the catch being that the rear is 180/55. Has anyone tried that size on their C-14?  I still have the stock Brickstone, can't imagine it could be any worse at least ..
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Re: 180/55 rear experiences anyone?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 01:37:22 am »
I had one on some years ago and couldn't tell any difference.   :beerchug:
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Re: 180/55 rear experiences anyone?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 04:38:45 am »
The 180/55 is 8mm larger in DIA, 10mm narrower, 25.14mm larger in Circumference. The 180/55 will turn less per mile than the 190/50 (813.39 v 823.85 R)


 All this means is you probably won't be able to tell any difference.
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Re: 180/55 rear experiences anyone?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 05:13:43 am »
I run 215/55 r16 instead of 205/60/16 (OE size) on my daily driver car. I can tell the difference. Smaller size gives you that extra pick up. When I had 215/60 r16 tires on the same car, I could tell it needed to stay in a particular gear a bit longer to attain the same velocity!
As for C14, or any other bike I've had, I've never installed non-OE size tires. So I cannot comment on that.
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Re: 180/55 rear experiences anyone?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 04:27:21 pm »
Thanks guys!
I was just a bit worries that it may screw up the KTRC due to the different Sir Cumference (the knight that designed the round table  ;D )
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Re: 180/55 rear experiences anyone?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 04:32:18 pm »
Thanks guys!
I was just a bit worries that it may screw up the KTRC due to the different Sir Cumference (the knight that designed the round table  ;D )

K-Trac sensor is mounted on the rotor plate, no? How would the circumference difference change how the sensor picks up rotating speed?
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Re: 180/55 rear experiences anyone?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 05:54:37 pm »
I just recently switched to the 55's and took a road trip with a bunch of twisties; also using Angel GT instead of Michelin 4 GT so two variables in my comparison (as well as replacing old tire with new one). I have read on this forum that turn in is much better with the 55's. I guess so but not all that dramatic, but maybe I have forgotten what it was like with the 50's. It did make the speedometer more accurate; 60 mph by GPS reads as 61 mph with the 55's tires instead of 64 mph with the 50's tires.
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Re: 180/55 rear experiences anyone?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2018, 01:48:30 am »
Thanks guys!
I was just a bit worries that it may screw up the KTRC due to the different Sir Cumference (the knight that designed the round table  ;D )

K-Trac sensor is mounted on the rotor plate, no? How would the circumference difference change how the sensor picks up rotating speed?
Doesn't it look for the difference in rotation speed between front & rear?
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Re: 180/55 rear experiences anyone?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 01:49:09 am »
i ran 2 sets of them, i had them left over from another bike i traded.  they work fine.   turns a little easier, gets a little less mileage. if i had another 2 sets leftover i would run them out too.