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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Gina was in to get the exhaust valve sorted out under warranty and new tyres.
When I told them I wanted new tyres, I said a 190 rear...I expected them to put Diablo 3s back on, but they’re Diablo 2s. I don’t mind as my brother has them on his XR and likes them. It’s good to experiment.
It was also good getting back on her after the Scrambler courtesy bike...she feels like a precision weapon in comparison. Fantastic.
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I would be concerned about the age of the tire. 2's are older...wonder how old those are? 5 year old tires put on as "new" on your bike...?
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Is it even possible to put 190 on the factory wheel?

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Is it even possible to put 190 on the factory wheel?
Several on forum are running 190s. Will probably be my choice next.

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Gina was in to get the exhaust valve sorted out under warranty and new tyres.
When I told them I wanted new tyres, I said a 190 rear...I expected them to put Diablo 3s back on, but theyre Diablo 2s. I dont mind as my brother has them on his XR and likes them. Its good to experiment.
It was also good getting back on her after the Scrambler courtesy bike...she feels like a precision weapon in comparison. Fantastic.
For clarity, "Gina in for the exhaust valve"
Is that the ones in the cylinder head or the butterfly valve in the catalytic converter?
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I would be concerned about the age of the tire. 2's are older...wonder how old those are? 5 year old tires put on as "new" on your bike...?
I didn't realise that...I'll check the age tomorrow. Thanks for the info se7en!
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For clarity, "Gina in for the exhaust valve"
Is that the ones in the cylinder head or the butterfly valve in the catalytic converter?
It's the one in the cat. The engine light came on a couple of months ago so following advice on the forum...some from yourself, thanks Amos - I got a reader to check the issue and found out it wasn't serious. Good job because I was going on a tour a few days later. Since then I've done about 4k miles. Every so often I use the reader to turn off the engine light but it comes on again before too long. Thought I might as well get it sorted out while still in warranty.
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The Diablo II are inferior to the Diablo III. On my first tire change I called my dealer and asked if they had tires in stock. They said they did; so, I took the SS in for a tire change. After I paid for it I noticed they put Diablo II on it. I told them they installed the wrong tires. They offered to put the old tires back on. I said I would keep them. They didn't stick as well as the Diablo III and they lasted a little less miles than the Diablo III.
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I'm just curious.... why are guys putting a 190 on a bike that was designed to have a 180? As most of you know, if you put tire on a wheel that wasn't designed for it, you end up with a smaller contact patch. Why didn't Ducati put a 190 on it from the factory?
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post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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I'm just curious.... why are guys putting a 190 on a bike that was designed to have a 180? As most of you know, if you put tire on a wheel that wasn't designed for it, you end up with a smaller contact patch. Why didn't Ducati put a 190 on it from the factory?
The contact patch when the bike is vertical may be smaller, but not when leaning.

My main reason is for experimenting...that's why I'm ok with them putting the Diablo 11 on. After these are done I'll probably try Rosso Corsa's...depending on what my plans are with the bike over the following few months.

I've never tinkered with bikes when I'd had them previously (23 years ago) but knowing how much difference tyres make on quick cars, I'm keen to experiment.
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