Has anyone ever tried installing a 5.5 wheel w/ 180 tire on an M620ie? If you have info or know were to get info I would appreciate it.
Supercharger.teamman1 said:I want to personalize my monster by making it different!
...for one...the center of gravity difference and how the bike is set up...for two..the width of the wheel does somewhat determine how a tire somewhat takes its contoured shape to the road...but with the shorter wheelbase of the Monster the turn in is generally quicker and to spread the rear tires contact patch wider will slow down the rate at which it will turn in easily.teamman1 said:Most of my friends Jap 600 bikes roll on 180's ( from the factory ) with no problems, why would it be different for a monster 620?
you outta go look at his other pics! where you can see some other parts draggin and showering sparks!fasterdammit said:I think somebody could make do with some higher exiting pipes, maybe a pair of rearsets ... I realize that's his kneepuck making sparks, but his exhaust ain't far behind!
Ill probably run a 180 or equivalent slick. This is a track only bike and is getting a set of Marvic Mags.zooom said:Ducman...1st...thank you for some deeper on hand explanation of difference....2nd...I'm curious...what size tire will YOU be running?...170 or 180?
I thought about it alittle bit and here's how to better explain and demonstrate it....when you look at a 160 or 170 series tire....it has more of a defined curvature to it....the wider a tire becomes...the generally speaking flatter it becomes also in curvature...180 and 190 series tires generally speaking have more of a contact patch because they are wider and flatter in curvature...then you get the super wides like what are on the choppers and so forth that have 240-320 series tires on em to exaggeratingly demonstrate the premise of what I am saying...and alot of the tire contacts the road...less turn in though...harder to roll a flatter surface over towards its side...you have to work more and do things to the dynamics to coax the tire over...whether it be via a pointy front tire to point it downward....or the forces of the bike and rider dynamically pushing the bike over into its natural lean....now if you are hardly turning....its no big deal...but when you have to...you have to work the bike more....if you are twisting up the curves with your buddies....then you want the narrower profile so that you can run like this....
these pics are "RunnerBaylistic" on his Monster 800