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styx
08-16-2008, 07:02 AM
Anyone fitted a 190/55 BT016 to their Tuono yet?..any clearance probs?; deciding whether to go with this or the 180.

eire1400
08-16-2008, 08:34 AM
I've a 190 on mine. (not sure about height will check later). fits no problems. Was on when i bought it. thought it was standard!!! :rolleyes:

styx
08-16-2008, 12:01 PM
Yes. I've got a 190/50 BT014 fitted; I would like to know if going to 55 will cause clearance probs with hugger or chain.

FTM
08-17-2008, 01:40 AM
I've got the 016 190/55 fitted with no problems. Winding in the tyre and chain it looks like it should touch the chain and after 300 miles there's no marks on the tyre from the chain.

Dark
08-17-2008, 07:24 AM
I think if you can clear the chain then the only other thing you need to do is put washers between the rear hugger and the swing arm.

04 racing
08-18-2008, 04:25 PM
hi,i've got a 190/55 rennsport on and no issues

bigdog1000
08-18-2008, 11:25 PM
I have not. I have already read a review of this tire that said after about 20 min. on the track it was greasy and they were sliding, unlike the Diablo IIIs. I just can't get behind the stones. I never really hear very much good about them. Just my .02

Cryogenic
08-21-2008, 07:47 AM
LOVE this tyre...sticks like shit to a blanket!!! Gone from 2CT's to this 016....after a brief spell away from Bridgestones gone back and I will stay!!
Had 190/55 fitted before with some chain rub (albeit I am using an RSV) so gone with the 016 in size 190/50....still a little rub but only in extreme right hand turns......wasn't bothered by either size really.....its only little nicks on tyre edge.....maybe I have slightly different clearances

The Dr.Jon
08-21-2008, 12:26 PM
LOVE this tyre...sticks like shit to a blanket!!! Gone from 2CT's to this 016....after a brief spell away from Bridgestones gone back and I will stay!!
Had 190/55 fitted before with some chain rub (albeit I am using an RSV) so gone with the 016 in size 190/50....still a little rub but only in extreme right hand turns......wasn't bothered by either size really.....its only little nicks on tyre edge.....maybe I have slightly different clearances

How do the 016's compare with the 2ct's in the rain??

FTM
08-21-2008, 12:28 PM
Doing some work on the bike yesterday and noticed some very small rub marks on the tyre edge. It fits, but only just.

ARAIHEAD
08-21-2008, 12:41 PM
:WTF: 1000 miles from a 2ct :crybaby:

The Dr.Jon
08-21-2008, 02:13 PM
:WTF: 1000 miles from a 2ct :crybaby:

You need to have a word with Trex...he get's 6,000 miles out of his tyres, and he backs it in and is the fastest rider ever in America. Here's a pic of his bike and tyre combo:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2212/2177071571_8cd7597711.jpg?v=0
;)

Cryogenic
08-21-2008, 03:06 PM
How do the 016's compare with the 2ct's in the rain??

Funny thing is....I used to love the BT014's for wet weather riding, they seemed to hold pretty good, I've had 2 sets of 2 CT's on the RSV and they were not bad all rounders but I never felt as confident in the wet as I did with the 014's but that maybe more psychological than anything!
I have ridden the 016's a few times in the rain now, not so much thru choice but just been caught out in it, at first I thought they seemed a little slimey, I think the rain cooled them down pretty quick but after a while I pushed a little harder and they held up ok.
I don't expect to get as much mileage out of these as I did the 2CT's, nearly 3000 on the last set but I gotta say that the Bridgestones heat up so much quicker, they grip from the off even when new, when heated up I took them right to the edge, in fact, these will probably be the first tyres I'll wear the side walls out before the centre for street use! I also prefer the more linear profile arc over the Mich's.
I've ridden with you before so you know I'm not too much of a slouch on a ride, so hopefully this appraisal will be of use to those thinking of trying, I'm happy to lose a little mileage off a tyre for the benefits I feel are there.

Reminds me.....I must catch up with you guys again for another ride sometime!

04 racing
08-21-2008, 03:23 PM
when i said no issues,i just meant clearance issues.the tyres are a different matter altogether,great in the dry but even a wet road cools them and they get slidey,i will be changing them over the winter,as they are fairly well worn and were fitted to the bike when i got it,as i ride 9 months of the year and don't mind getting wet(a bit)

The Dr.Jon
08-22-2008, 02:50 AM
Funny thing is....I used to love the BT014's for wet weather riding, they seemed to hold pretty good, I've had 2 sets of 2 CT's on the RSV and they were not bad all rounders but I never felt as confident in the wet as I did with the 014's but that maybe more psychological than anything!
I have ridden the 016's a few times in the rain now, not so much thru choice but just been caught out in it, at first I thought they seemed a little slimey, I think the rain cooled them down pretty quick but after a while I pushed a little harder and they held up ok.
I don't expect to get as much mileage out of these as I did the 2CT's, nearly 3000 on the last set but I gotta say that the Bridgestones heat up so much quicker, they grip from the off even when new, when heated up I took them right to the edge, in fact, these will probably be the first tyres I'll wear the side walls out before the centre for street use! I also prefer the more linear profile arc over the Mich's.
I've ridden with you before so you know I'm not too much of a slouch on a ride, so hopefully this appraisal will be of use to those thinking of trying, I'm happy to lose a little mileage off a tyre for the benefits I feel are there.

Reminds me.....I must catch up with you guys again for another ride sometime!

Cheers. It's good to get a write up from someone who's riding style I know is one of pushing on!;)

I've been on the 2Cts for a while now and have always felt that the wet weather grip is great, but I maybe up for a change next time and I'm considering the 016s. It seems to be the trend these days to swap from Michelin to Bridgestone.;)

Cheers!

GC6269
08-22-2008, 03:22 AM
I've ridden with you before so you know I'm not too much of a slouch on a ride


Cheers. It's good to get a write up from someone who's riding style I know is one of pushing on!

Get a room you queers.

The Dr.Jon
08-22-2008, 03:52 AM
Here's a pic of my new Caravan combo, or as I like to call it, my Chav-a-van.

WTF?!?

GC6269
08-22-2008, 04:03 AM
WTF?!?

If you want to know what the inside looks like, ask your missus.

The Dr.Jon
08-22-2008, 04:06 AM
If you want to know what the inside looks like, ask your missus.

Why, has yer Mrs been reading fortunes to add to your heather and peg selling businesses?:bump: