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post #1 of 18 Old 03-29-2015, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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So with tires getting into the insane price range and options being very limited, I'm looking at different options. One size for the front that keeps coming up is 110/90x19. I know its about .80 inches in diameter larger and have read other threads where some have said it affects handling. What exactly does it do, in detail, to the handling?
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I've found that it's usually best to stay with stock size on this kind of bike. YMMV.
A larger diameter tire will, marginally, slow the steering both by more gyroscopic effect & raising the front.
Braking will, marginally, require more lever pressure.

Many like the SHINKO line of tires. Have you priced those?

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What exactly does it do, in detail, to the handling?
feels more top heavy than stock size. and it looks weird too.

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"Many like the SHINKO line of tires. Have you priced those?"

I have. The Shinko 712 is what started this question.
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There are a decent number of tires out there under a hundred bucks each shipped.

I just don't see the point in changing sizes on the counts of trying to be cheap.

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There are a decent number of tires out there under a hundred bucks each shipped.

I just don't see the point in changing sizes on the counts of trying to be cheap.
I only find two, Bridgestone T30 and Avon Storm 3D X-M, that are street only and they're well over 100. ea, and in the correct size for these bikes. I don't know any, other than the Shinko 705, that under 100. ea. This is why I'm asking. At 4K to 5K life, the prices are insane. Some of these tires cost more for per pair than 4 tires for my car. At least my car get 30K to 40K life.
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At 4K to 5K life, the prices are insane.
yeah aint that the truth. coni road attack frt. $103.. - amazon. i bought one last time. works ok for me w/4k. still looks-feels brand new.

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Here's a list of what tires fit what wheels.
Rim to Tyre Application Chart

Stroms have a 2.50"x19" front wheel and a 4.00"x17" rear wheel.

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At 4K to 5K life, the prices are insane. Some of these tires cost more for per pair than 4 tires for my car. At least my car get 30K to 40K life.
You seem surprised -- is this your first motorcycle or something? :biggrinjester:

And besides, there are plenty of tires in the correct sizes that reliably last 10,000 miles or more.



Yes, there have been some folks running cheap 100/90-19 or 110/90-19 front tires on their V-Stroms.

No, it's not really optimal. It will handle a little bit different, but it won't magically toss you into the weeds right away. It's probably no worse than a worn tire the correct size. No one's made the 11:00 news in a grisly heap of flaming wreckage just because they were using a slightly different front tire size on their Vee.

Is the tradeoff right for you? The only way to know for sure is to try it for yourself and balance the satisfaction of epic cheaposity against slightly altered handling.

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I only find two, Bridgestone T30 and Avon Storm 3D X-M, that are street only and they're well over 100. ea, and in the correct size for these bikes. I don't know any, other than the Shinko 705, that under 100. ea. This is why I'm asking. At 4K to 5K life, the prices are insane. Some of these tires cost more for per pair than 4 tires for my car. At least my car get 30K to 40K life.
I get about 10k out of a 705 front, and 5.5k out of a rear. My KTM 450 will eat up a set of tires within 400-500 miles (if not less); that gets $$.

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