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Old 04-17-2009, 03:54 PM
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K1300S tire size

So far, I've had 2 sets of tires on my bike. The stock tires were Conti Sport-Attacks, and the 2nd set are Pirelli Corsa III's that I put on for Reg Pridmore's CLASS track school.

I'll give my review soon.

My question today though is this: Will there be a problem mounting a rear 190/50 tire in place of a 190/55 (which is the recommended size)?

I have a pair of Dunlop Qualifiers that I got for $200 through Pridmore's school, but the rear is a 190/50.

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Re: K1300S tire size

I read in the past few days that the ABS/stability control program has some math formula that it uses for its operation based on tire diameter. And the difference between the 50 and 55 profile makes a difference. An interesting question. The 55 puts more rubber down for the bike and raises the rear for different handling. My new k13 came with Metzler sportec M3. beech
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They should work fine! use them for touring
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Re: K1300S tire size

The ABS system checks tire size etc. when you first start moving. That is why the panel brake light flashes for the first few yards of your ride. I typically run a 190/60 with no ill affects to the ABS. This is my favorite tire size.
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The ABS system checks tire size etc. when you first start moving. That is why the panel brake light flashes for the first few yards of your ride. I typically run a 190/60 with no ill affects to the ABS. This is my favorite tire size.

Is there a ABS warning on the dash panel with non standard 50/60's ?
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Re: K1300S tire size

I alway have the ABS warning light flash until I have driven a couple of meters.
Tire size is 190/50. But thats on a K12S
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Is there a ABS warning on the dash panel with non standard 50/60's ?

No.They work just fine.
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The ABS system checks tire size etc. when you first start moving. That is why the panel brake light flashes for the first few yards of your ride. I typically run a 190/60 with no ill affects to the ABS. This is my favorite tire size.

Who makes a 190/60 sport/sport-touring tire for a sportbike? I think I've only seen that size for a cruiser.
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Dunlop D209 Sport Max. It is a very good tire. It sticks like glue and wears well. I like it better than the M3 or Pilot Sports.
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Re: K1300S tire size

I am running 190/50 Pilot Road 2s at the moment. I didn't like the Contis and the PR2s are not available in 55 yet. No problems at all, and the bike still handles great. I will put on a 55 next tire change, but the 50 works just as well.
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Re: K1300S tire size

Hi, running the 50, did your speedo reading change noticably? beech
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Hi, running the 50, did your speedo reading change noticably? beech

Well, I don't have a GPS on the bike yet, and I had them put the Pilot Roads on the bike before I picked it up, so I have no frame of reference. Still, when the cop pulled me over and showed me the radar reading, it matched the higher-than-legal speed I had seen on the speedometer.
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Re: K1300S tire size

For the record, the ABS computer does not check tire size and there is no math formula involved at startup. The ABS sensor ring tells the computer that the tire is/is not rotating. This is used to determine if the wheel has locked up and is skidding. The ABS failure light flashes when you turn the bike on because the computer needs to see a wheel rotation signal as part of the self check sequence. Once you start moving, the computer gets a rotation signal and will turn off the ABS failure light.
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Re: K1300S tire size

Not to steal a K13S thread, but if the 190/55 raises the rear a bit on the K12S, would it be OK to use that size? Just wondering if any of you have done that on the K12S and not had any rubbing/interference issues. Kinda wonder the same thing about the R12S.....but that's for another forum.
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Re: K1300S tire size

The 190/55 fits fine. The 190/60 even works fine on the K12s. I probably have 40,000 miles on these sizes with no rubbing or interferance.

George, if the ABS computer is not comparing tire sizes (ABS ring pulses), why does it take about 3 yards travel (about 100 pulses) before the ABS failure light goes out?
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Re: K1300S tire size

Have any of you tried the Avon storm av 55/56 combo,
I tell you what, i grind the tupperware on my k12 LT-c the pegs reugularly, and hang it out daily, grabbing a handful in the corners, and ride year round including rain/snow until it accumulates, anyhow, these tires just plain stick!
and best of all i get at least 10k out of a set!
something to consider.
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The 190/55 fits fine. The 190/60 even works fine on the K12s. I probably have 40,000 miles on these sizes with no rubbing or interferance.
Excellent. Do you have an opinion on how long they'll last? I've got a set of PR2's ready to go on for my trip out west which I expect to be at least 5000 miles. Would a 190/55 rear last longer....give me any more mileage buffer? I like the idea of hiking the rear just a bit and quicker turn-in.
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Excellent. Do you have an opinion on how long they'll last? I've got a set of PR2's ready to go on for my trip out west which I expect to be at least 5000 miles. Would a 190/55 rear last longer....give me any more mileage buffer? I like the idea of hiking the rear just a bit and quicker turn-in.
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Bob, I've been using 190/55's on my KS with good results. I have also used the PR2's, although they were 190/50's. So I can't comment on the possibility of any additional mileage, although theoretically you should get a few extra miles. I can say definitely, if I were taking the ride you propose, the PR2 would be my tire of choice. How far west are you planning to travel??
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A friend and I will be going to Colorado Springs first stop around toward the end of June. Then we plan on riding most of CO, northern NM and AZ, southern UT. We'll come back when we get homesick or run out of money. This is kinda the trip of a lifetime as I'm not getting any younger. I'd like to do it with just one set of tires if possible.
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Re: K1300S tire size

Technically the 55 should give you more miles but I am not sure it would be measureable. I have never run the PR2s but have not been impressed with what I've seen on line. If I were looking for mileage and a slightly taller tire, I would install the Dunlop RoadSmart in a 200/50 ZR17. RoadSmarts have worked well for me though the are harder to spoon on. The 200 will fit and will be just a little taller than the 190/50. They don't make it in a 190/55.
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Re: K1300S tire size

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The ABS system checks tire size etc. when you first start moving.

How the hell is this possible?

It might check the number of pulses compared between front and rear, but ther is no way it can tell if you have certain size rubber under your..
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It can count and compare the number of pulses and knows the distance traveled by both is the same and could compute relative tire size.
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How does it know the distance if it does not know the tyre size?
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I did not say it knows the distance, I said it knows the distance traveled by the front and rear tires is the same.
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That's true, comparison is possible.
However tire size cannot be estimated by this.
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I don't know if this is the right place to post this

Just got a set of Michelin Pilot Road 2 for my K1300S from these guys:

http://yhst-27001541486138.stores.ya...ot-road-2.html

Note that the price for the rear 190/55 is quite reasonable at $147.56. Shipping was $16 for the pair.
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Re: K1300S tire size

So the Garage guys site notes this is a Spring Tire Sale. I can't find anything that describes what the (+43.xx) after the $147.56 is, should we assume that is the amount to add to the rear tires after the sale is over? That would put it more in line with what I have seen for non-sale store prices.
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Re: K1300S tire size

The +$43.xx is added to the 104.xx for the front. Below is an extract from my invoice $267.65 for the pair - delivered - seemed like quite a good price!

Michelin Pilot Road 2 michelin-pilot-road-2 1 147.56 Size = 190/55ZR-17 $147.56 (+43.42)
> Michelin Pilot Road 2 michelin-pilot-road-2 1 104.14 Size = 120/70ZR-17 $104.14
> Subtotal 251.70
> Shipping 15.95
> Tax 0.00
> Total 267.65
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Re: K1300S tire size

I fitted a Pirelli Angles 190 / 50 to my K1300s as I have used these before, they give excellent grip and wear well. Having just ridden to its 1st service in -2 degrees I had no problems. However the BMW dealership noted I had fitted different sized tyres and stated that the ABS might play up. They put M/C on rolling road and found no issues. Stated that the diameter of tyre had been altered therefore sensor in rear hub might pick up false readings. I havent got traction control but stated this may be effected.
Having spoken to the tyre suppliers they tell me that tyre manufactures have a 10% tolerence in tyre measurements so on a 190 tyre it could be out 19mm anyway. They also stated that on different makes of tyre ,even though the ratios were the same the tyre could be a different size. They had recently fitted a different make of tyre to a Yamaha R1 which had a rear hugger and although sizing was same the new tyre was brushing against hugger. Only on Moto GP bikes would the brake set up be so sensitive to detect a tyre size differnce.
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Re: K1300S tire size

If you have a rear hugger installed, check before you switch rear tire size. I switched to a Q2 190/55 from a 50 and it wouldn't fit under the CF rear hugger!! Had to take the hugger off but liked the 55's turn in better.
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Re: K1300S tire size

The reason I mentioned rear hugger was because a client had changed brands of tyres but not size. The new tyre touched the hugger which suggests that each manufacturer makes them slightly different regardless of the size written on them
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+1 on this hugger business. I had to remove the hugger on the R12S to fit a 190/55. Have since gone back to 190/50 in order to install hugger and protect Ohlins.
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Re: K1300S tire size

When I had my K12S, I had an Illberger hugger. It worked fine with Michelin and Pirelli tires in size 190/55, but I tried some Bridgestone BT016s in 55 series and they rubbed the hugger. I had to remove the hugger while I wore out the Bridgestones. As it turned out, I didn't like the Bridgestones anyway, so I reinstalled the hugger. Illmberger now makes a hugger specifically designed for the K13S with 55's, so if anyone wants to run a hugger with 55's on their K12S, this would be the way to go...
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Re: K1300S tire size

I have been running a PR2- 180-55 on my k13s for one year(dam tire lasts for ever). I was running 55's on my K12S before I sold it and the speedo became accurate,according to my gps. 5% difference. I can't wait until a 60 comes out that will fit the K13S.
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Re: K1300S tire size

I purchased a K13S last fall. I traided in a R12S,which I ran a 180 rear tire. The 180 made the R turn-in as fast as my Aprilia, needless to say I was very impressed. This is my 3rd K12/13S and was wondering if you were satisfied with the handeling of your K13S with the 180 in place of the 190. I love back road "burn-ups" and a few track days a year and would like to use the K13 from time to time. The K13S is also my touring bike.
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Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact 200/50ZR17, that's what you need on the rear of a K1300S, it takes away that pushbike appearance when viewed from the back on those skinny stock tyres and grip is unbeleivable road and track.
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Having had both on the same bike I can tell you that the difference is huge. Handling, turning, just getting feet on and off the pegs feels different. I prefer the 50 series.

The only fact based article I could find is here but stil not a lot of info.
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/tires...torcycle_tire/

The 180/55 is actually closer to a 190/50 than the 190/55 is.
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Having had both on the same bike I can tell you that the difference is huge. Handling, turning, just getting feet on and off the pegs feels different. I prefer the 50 series.

The only fact based article I could find is here but stil not a lot of info.
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/tires...torcycle_tire/

The 180/55 is actually closer to a 190/50 than the 190/55 is.

I don't see how you get that conclusion from that diagram.

And on the flip side, I've been from a 190/50 to a 190/55 back to a 190/50, and I'll never put a 190/50 on another bike ever. So that should help confuse your decision.

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Re: K1300S tire size

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I don't see how you get that conclusion from that diagram.
Ugh, I looked at it?

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And on the flip side, I've been from a 190/50 to a 190/55 back to a 190/50, and I'll never put a 190/50 on another bike ever. So that should help confuse your decision.

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Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact 200/50ZR17, that's what you need on the rear of a K1300S, it takes away that pushbike appearance when viewed from the back on those skinny stock tyres and grip is unbeleivable road and track.


Hi, I'm very interest to put a 200/50ZR17 on my K1300S. Did you have some problem with this?

Can you send me a picture by e-mail of your back side motorcycle?

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Re: K1300S tire size with hugger

Thanks for this write up. I have a Wunderlich Lindenberger carbon hugger that caused wheel contact with my Michelin 190 55 zr17.I did not know Lindenberger made a hugger specifically for the K13s and the 55 tire. Wunderlich tech support is calling me back next week (they are busy), and I will tell them this. Hopefully, for the $518 I will get the one that fits the 55. I was thinking that the hole in the hugger at the top left side had a stability piece that it was intended for. I was going to ask Wunderlich about that being my problem. Now I know there is a specific hugger made. Thanks.
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Re: K1300S tire size with hugger

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Thanks for this write up. I have a Wunderlich Lindenberger carbon hugger that caused wheel contact with my Michelin 190 55 zr17.I did not know Lindenberger made a hugger specifically for the K13s and the 55 tire. Wunderlich tech support is calling me back next week (they are busy), and I will tell them this. Hopefully, for the $518 I will get the one that fits the 55. I was thinking that the hole in the hugger at the top left side had a stability piece that it was intended for. I was going to ask Wunderlich about that being my problem. Now I know there is a specific hugger made. Thanks.
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$518 is way too much!! Go directly to Ilmberger's website and order direct... the hugger is about $350 with free Fedex shipping to US addresses. Their website is new and quirky, so you may have to order via email, but their response time and customer service is excellent!!

http://www.ilmberger-carbon.de/Home.aspx
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Re: K1300S tire size

190/55/17 -- width 7.48, diameter 25.23 (stock on K1300S)
200/50/55 -- width 7.87, diameter 24.87
180/55/17 -- width 7.09, diameter 24.80
190/50/17 -- width 7.48, diameter 24.48 (stock on K1200S)

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Re: K1300S tire size

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190/55/17 -- width 7.48, diameter 25.23 (stock on K1300S)
200/50/55 -- width 7.87, diameter 24.87
180/55/17 -- width 7.09, diameter 24.80
190/50/17 -- width 7.48, diameter 24.48 (stock on K1200S)

I've run stock tyres on my K1300S since new, changing from Metzeler M3 to M7RR, when they started to wear thin and the rear had a nail through it The dealership said "You should change your front tyre at the same time, which still had about 2-3,000 kms left on it. His reasoning was that the M7RR front and rear squirt water away from the tread at the front and the rear follows suit? I changed it when it was starting to shred These new tyres are wicked sticky dry or wet, as advertised So fronts are 120/70 ZR17 and the rear is 190/55 ZR17. I might consider a change if the handling improves beyond out freaking standing I climb on board her and both my feet are flat on the ground, sort of The dimensions are so close to my reach and ride position, it's as if it was designed for me
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Re: K1300S tire size

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190/55/17 -- width 7.48, diameter 25.23 (stock on K1300S)
200/50/55 -- width 7.87, diameter 24.87
180/55/17 -- width 7.09, diameter 24.80
190/50/17 -- width 7.48, diameter 24.48 (stock on K1200S)


So, is the actual installed stock size tire year model dependent, or is it a function of the tire installed at production. It would seem that the change in circumference would require some sort of re-calibrations? Thanks.
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So, is the actual installed stock size tire year model dependent, or is it a function of the tire installed at production. It would seem that the change in circumference would require some sort of re-calibrations? Thanks.

I always go by this PDF Document from the Pirelli Deutschland Website Walter:

UNBEDENKLICHKEITSBESCHEINIGUNG FÜR REIFENUMRÜSTUNGEN AN BMW-KRAFTRÄDERN

https://ws.pirelli.com/b2cwsfitment/...673.1506121383
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