200 Tire on Touring

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    Hi Friends,

    Just wondering if someone has mounted a 200 size tire on their touring. I think it will handle a little better on the turns.
    Can someone please advice which 200 size tire will fit well on our R3T.

    Thanks...
     
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    I fitted one once, can't remember which one, and it did nothing for the handling, pointless. Went straight back to a 180....save your $
     
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    Slows steering , not speeds it up, did it for rear wheel traction, with 240 HP, it spun too easy, helps a little
     
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    I had a C109, which had a big 240. I used to scrape the foot boards on all the turns. There were no chicken strips on that. On R3T, no matter how much I throw it on the turns, I could never touch the foot boards. Lately I have noticed another thing. I bought this used with 7000 kms on it, when I compared it to a new one in the showroom that seemed lot lower than mine. I checked the rear shock and it is 13.5 inch, looks like the Rider before me had a higher suspension, this could be the reason.
    One of the other reasons I want a fatter tire is that R3T looks a bit slim from the back with 180 high profile tire, I think with 200 it will give it the right look.
     
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    There are plenty of great threads on here with tire recommendations. Triumph put the 180 on the back to increase handling performance. Maybe you should just go darkside. I have ridden with a couple of Rocketeers that have and I see no loss in performance. The other quick note is putting a 140 on the front.

    I just got my bike in April so am putting up with the Metz for now, but changing out the tires is going to happen over the winter.
     
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    Mine is an Avon Cobra, front and rear, first set, was 180 rear, more pointed profile quickened the steering some, going to the 200 rear, just for the first day, I could feel the longer distance rolling from one side to another, after that I never noticed. 200 fits, but they had to let the air out to get it on the bike.
     
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    Thanks a lot Tripps. I am going to try a 200.
     
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