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Offline Whiplash

New tires for my 954rr
« on: 04/09/12 10:47PM »
Hey y'all, I haven't been on here for a long ass time.... I even forgot my email i used and username lol.


ANYWAYS!! I need a new rear tire for my 03 954rr. Im thinking a battle-ax...... but idk what size or measurements i should go with.... i had a 200 and i feel as if thats why i laid my bike down Twice  :34:.... so I'm thinking a 190/50-17.... anyone have any recommendation ? I need new tiressss BADDDDDDDD


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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #1 on: 04/10/12 12:00AM »
Hey y'all, I haven't been on here for a long ass time.... I even forgot my email i used and username lol.


ANYWAYS!! I need a new rear tire for my 03 954rr. Im thinking a battle-ax...... but idk what size or measurements i should go with.... i had a 200 and i feel as if thats why i laid my bike down Twice  :34:.... so I'm thinking a 190/50-17.... anyone have any recommendation ? I need new tiressss BADDDDDDDD


Help me out boys.  :24:



On my 954rr I have a 180/55/17. The stock size though is 190/50.  Most riders are very hard pressed to use up a 190, and a 200 is right out too big. I prefer the 80 because it makes the bike a bit quicker turning and tends to be cheaper... Even doing quite a few canyon runs, i have not run out of tire with the 180.

As for a rear tire, you match it up to the type of tire you have in the front. I have used Dunlop Q2s, BT-16s, and Michelin Pilot Pures. All 3 can begotten for pretty good prices and all are excellent though, at least for the first 2k miles on the Q2s I like the feel of them more.
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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #2 on: 04/10/12 12:14AM »
Right on man thank you. My buddy gave me a Front Bt-023   120/70zr17 and I'm thinking of throwing that one on, but now I'm curious... Would it be bad if i were to throw on a Bt-016 read of i have the BT-023 on the front? Or should i for sure match them up equally?

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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #3 on: 04/10/12 01:08AM »
Right on man thank you. My buddy gave me a Front Bt-023   120/70zr17 and I'm thinking of throwing that one on, but now I'm curious... Would it be bad if i were to throw on a Bt-016 read of i have the BT-023 on the front? Or should i for sure match them up equally?

You need to match the exact tires up. You will have issues that you dont want otherwise. Its not worth cheaping out. If you just need to commute you can get some race take offs and a number of shops around here will have some decent tires. The front is the cheaper of the two anyway if you decide you should buy new. Just as a caveat, if you are riding in the rain, or doing some serious canyon riding, then buy two new tires of the exact type. If you are doing mostly commuting with good conditions then the race take offs will be fine for a bit till you can get decent rubber.

Getting one tire is seldom a gift...its usually winds up sitting in your garage taking up space till you wind up giving it to some other person, or if you luck out and find a good match for it... I had a number of mismatched tires at my old place I wound up tossing...
« Last Edit: 04/10/12 01:10AM by TheChad »
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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #4 on: 04/10/12 05:34AM »
I would match them up,

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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #5 on: 04/10/12 07:10AM »
I recommend the Bridgestone S20 in 190/55 and 120/70.  This is the latest and greatest tire produced by Bridgestone.  Chaparral has them in stock and they are reasonably priced.

I run BT-016 on my 1198 and R1 without issues.  Bridgestone has really stepped up their program.

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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #6 on: 04/10/12 03:22PM »
Thanks a lot for everyone help!


I think I'ma go with the bt-016's now .... the only question is what Measurements should I get?  :26:

Im thinking 120/50/zr17       and 190/55/zr17

Do you guys thinks that'll be alright?  :24:

Or should i go with the 180/50/zr17?



I really suck at buying tires  :24: :24:

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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #7 on: 04/10/12 03:31PM »
120/70 in the front and 190/55 in the rear.  190/50 is flat and the 190/55 has a bit of a higher center for better leaning.

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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #8 on: 04/10/12 04:06PM »
Thanks a lot for everyone help!


I think I'ma go with the bt-016's now .... the only question is what Measurements should I get?  :26:

Im thinking 120/50/zr17       and 190/55/zr17

Do you guys thinks that'll be alright?  :24:

Or should i go with the 180/50/zr17?



I really suck at buying tires  :24: :24:

The stock height is with the 190/50/17. So if you change to a 180/55/17 or especially a 190/55/17 it will raise the rear a bit and will change the handling of your bike some.

Be aware the 954 has a documented issue with getting tank slappers with the original ball bearings. They did a recall and used bearings that were tapered I believe to help eliminate that. The taller rear end can make it easier for that to happen... Usually there is about a $50-$75 price difference, but if they are close in price then get the 190/55/17. IMHO price out the 180/55/17 and the 190/55/17. I get the 180/55/17. It gives the bike a quick "drop in the corners" feeling, and you arent going to run out of rubber unless you are extremely good and at the track.

After you get your tires be very careful on them for the first 100 miles or so. I was taught by someone to get a red rag damp to wet with gasoline on it, and rub it on the tires to help get rid of the mold thats on new tires... That mold is what makes them slick. YMMV on whether you find it useful. For me it has been, as I havent dropped a bike with brand new tires on it yet... Knock on wood.

« Last Edit: 04/10/12 04:08PM by TheChad »
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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #9 on: 04/10/12 10:47PM »
120/70 in the front and 190/55 in the rear.  190/50 is flat and the 190/55 has a bit of a higher center for better leaning.

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Just curious, but do u also agree with what Chad said about the 180s? Im trying to take both your advices. lol Im not a pro rider or anything so i don't think id be using too much rubber. Not to mention this is for street only. Maybe a couple canyon runs if I'm lucky.

aslo is their a major difference between the 120/55 and the 120/70?

I never knew tires would be this freaking complicated  :5:



[also, tank slappers???? (as in crashing?) and tapered bearings????]
« Last Edit: 04/10/12 10:49PM by Whiplash »

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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #10 on: 04/10/12 10:58PM »
You want tires comparable in size and those sizes matchup very well.  A 55 series tire will not allow for a lean angle as a 70 series tire.  A 55 series tire is more of a cruiser tire and a 70 series is designed to allow a better lean angle.  Also, a 55 will ride a bit harder than a 70 series providing both tires have the same air pressure.

I'm not an expert but I have 18 years of riding experience.  Other OC Moto riders have different opinions on tires.

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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #11 on: 04/11/12 04:11AM »
You want tires comparable in size and those sizes matchup very well.  A 55 series tire will not allow for a lean angle as a 70 series tire.  A 55 series tire is more of a cruiser tire and a 70 series is designed to allow a better lean angle.  Also, a 55 will ride a bit harder than a 70 series providing both tires have the same air pressure.

I'm not an expert but I have 18 years of riding experience.  Other OC Moto riders have different opinions on tires.

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No worries brother, you're giving great advice and i can't thank you enough. Ive been down twice in the past 4 months because of my tires. So I'm sure you can understand why I'm so worried about it this time. I just honestly want a good street tire that will provide great grip. Im new to riding (about 2 1/2 years) so Im taking in all the information i can. I don't think ill even use ALL of the 190s but i suppose i can try :)

So go with the 120/70/zr1 and the 190/55/zr1? Would be ur best advice?

Im also gonna ask my local honda dealer to see what they say.


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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #12 on: 04/11/12 08:15AM »
Yes, the stock size for your bike is 120/70 and a 190/50 but I'd use the 55 rear.  Based on my experiences, that half centimeter in height allows a better feeling in the corners.  The 50 is a bit less expensive by a few bucks. Order your tires from Chaparral and you'll receive them in a day or two.  The prices are unbeatable.  I purchased a set of 016s about a month ago, $223 delivered to my door.

Once you have new tires installed, especially in the corners take it easy for the first 100 miles.

Good luck,

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Re: New tires for my 954rr
« Reply #13 on: 04/11/12 05:19PM »
Thanks brother, you guys are awesome!  :27:



 

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Re: New tires for my 954rr
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