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Another Tire Question.(929rr)

I wanted to hear from someone else who owns a 929rr what kind and size and rated tire they use? And why? I have been using a 190/55 on the rear and like it but what do you guys think?
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Re: Another Tire Question.(929rr)

Wow great response lol
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Re: Another Tire Question.(929rr)

Tires and oil are defiantly one for the search engine, there are many endless threads on the subject and it all comes down to personal preference any way.
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Re: Another Tire Question.(929rr)

I think you should try some different tires out and see what suits you the best, thats what most people do.

Does the 929 come stock with a 190? I know the 900 had a 180 and the 954 has a 190.

what brand tires are you running now? and what have you tried?
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Wow great response lol
Use whatever you prefer.
I've run 180/55, 190/50, 190/55 and 195/70 on the road and the track and don't have a particular preference.
Tyres wear out fast enough that it's no big deal to just try one. If you don't like it then try something different when it's due for replacement.

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Does the 929 come stock with a 190? I know the 900 had a 180 and the 954 has a 190.

Yep, 929/954 came with 190/50 rear.

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Re: Another Tire Question.(929rr)

I would say exactly like johnnyblade, try them out!! I know I love Michelin for their ease to lean, but most people don't like the fact that they willl give no warning at all before they loose grip!

Unlike the Bridgestone or Dunlop that will warn you a lot before actualy letting everything go.
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Unlike the Bridgestone that will warn you a lot before actually letting everything go.
Not the last Battleaxes I ran, they were just as slippery as the last ones that sent me to the pit before I even knew I was in trouble. The only reason I have had any experience with Bridgestone lately is they came on my new bike and being the miser I am I though I would just use them. No way under any circumstance will I ride on a set of Bridgestones again.

With that being said I know a few people that swear by them and have had good luck with them. Maybe I just got a couple of bad batches but they slid around like there were oil slicks everywhere.
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Re: Another Tire Question.(929rr)

Just proving what i was saying.. Try them! It's not because someone says there good that you're gonna like them!!
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Tires and oil are defiantly one for the search engine, there are many endless threads on the subject and it all comes down to personal preference any way.
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Yep, 929/954 came with 190/50 rear.
Any modern tyre will be good enough IMHO. I would stick with standard sizes, and try whatever you can get the best deal on. For road riding, I would go for sport/touring tyres.
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Any modern tyre will be good enough IMHO. I would stick with standard sizes, and try whatever you can get the best deal on. For road riding, I would go for sport/touring tyres.
I agree with the sport/touring tires for riding on the street.

The 180/55 is a very popular size and it's a bit less money than the 190/50.

I have heard that Honda put the 190/55 on the 929/954 just to make it look better. I don't have anything to back that up though.

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Re: Another Tire Question.(929rr)

180/55/17 is cheaper and if you have something with grip like PP (I even used an old pilot race once) it'll be plenty good enough. I have a 190/50/17 BT016 on there now and I'm disappointed with both the grip and the life.
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Re: Another Tire Question.(929rr)

A lot of people I know ride with the 180/55 rear. I have that size rear on both of my bikes.

I use them because they are cheaper. I have been told that the 180 will turn better than the 190. I really don't know. My 954 had a 200 on the back when I bought it and I got a new set of tires within a couple of months. They weren't worn out, I just just wanted new tires. At that time I was a returning rider after a 12 year hiatus.

My riding skill was very basic at the time, which is why I have no opinion on 200 vs. the 180.

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I have heard that Honda put the 190/55 on the 929/954 just to make it look better. I don't have anything to back that up though.

I don't know about that, but they did put a 6 inch rim on the bike, so normaly, a 190/50 is the tire to go with...
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I don't know about that, but they did put a 6 inch rim on the bike, so normaly, a 190/50 is the tire to go with...
Well, I just learned something. Thanks for the input!

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