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fabCB

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fabCB says:

Bigger Tyre

My Honda CB1300 runs a standard rear tyre of 180/55 I would like to replace that with a 190 section, would that size tyre upset the handling in any way?

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

CB1300

Hi, just wondering why you want to change the tyre size and why you would need to reset the suspension settings (re your other post) I had a CB 1300 myself up to about 2 or 3 years ago and found it handled great with original tyre sizes and factory suspension settings, (maybe there is a big difference in our body height and weight etc, of course? I am around 5'9" and 12st, fyi) I used full tyre and had to change blobs at least 2 or 3 times a year, I thought it was a great bike and loved it! 

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Tyre change

Changing your tyre will have an impact on the handling although you'll probably have to try it see what the effect is.  It is unlikely to improve your handling.  You may also run into clearance problems between the tyre and the swing-arm and also your chain.  This would be to be carefully looked at before making the change.  I would also question why you would want to do this.  

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fabCB

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fabCB says:

because..

The wider profile allows for more lean angle as confirmed by mcn experts on other threads but I wouldn't do it if it upsets the handling in any way.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

wider tyre

If you go for a wider tyre, you will need a shallower profile....

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

"Allows more lean angle"

"fabCB says 

because..

The wider profile allows for more lean angle as confirmed by mcn experts on other threads but I wouldn't do it if it upsets the handling in any way."

Maybe? it might give you a better lean angle but you can only lean it till it grounds out and if you cant do that with your standard tyre cant see how a wider profile would make it any easier! (and fyi I did ground mine out regularly on standard tyre)

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