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Tire Hugger vs. Tire Size

hey gang....for those of you that are running tire hugger what size tires are you running ? I ask as I am having a very difficult time getting my hugger to fit. My 190/55/17 is too tall, but I am concerned that if OI go to a 190/50/17 it might not handle as well

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I'm running a 190/55 and using the TYGA hugger with no issues. I know people who track the bikes with this combination have had issues getting the tyre warmers on. Is your chain the correct length?

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Can you shim it up, like with a custom cut thick gasket? Or fab up a couple thick sheet metal shims?
I'd take the performance of the 190/55 before I changed tire sizes to accommodate the hugger. I've felt the difference (tire sizes) and it was obvious on my bike.

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I have a Magical Racing hugger and it fits my 190/55 fine. One side was a little close to the right "edge" of the tire, so I sanded it in a little and resealed it for clearance. That was an issue with my 190/50, the 55 fit the same so no issues for me. I'd sand or shim it if possible, and check the chain situation.
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Can you shim it up, like with a custom cut thick gasket? Or fab up a couple thick sheet metal shims?
I'd take the performance of the 190/55 before I changed tire sizes to accommodate the hugger. I've felt the difference (tire sizes) and it was obvious on my bike.
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Hi guys...thanks for the suggestions. I will try and fab or have a shim fab'd before dropping down in tire size.

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Tyga Fitment w/ 190/55

This is a BT016 with the Tyga hugger mounted. The gap is pretty good. (It looks crooked because I could not get that big ass camera between the tire and undertail with the lic. plate one )



This is the adhesive backed foam I used to seal between the swing arm and the hugger. This foam compresses real easy but it is dense.



Here is a look from the rt side....gap looks okay to me



And another closer...you may see a little of the foam I fitted, which I will fix later.



Again, this is a Bridgestone with one season on it (which will be changed in the spring) The profiles of different tire makers are items that may concern some but what I am seeing for clearance, will have no issues later.



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Those chicken strips are not acceptible. Neither is that flat top tire.

Hugger looks good. Leave it to an Indyatonian to use scotchbrite as a gasket

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Those chicken strips are not acceptible. Neither is that flat top tire.

Hugger looks good. Leave it to an Indyatonian to use scotchbrite as a gasket
I think I did fairly well after a 3 year hiatus....that rt side was a tough one for me this year, left is perfectly roasted. Maybe next season Thats the side my bum knee is on and that will be my excuse

That damn flat spot is from these here roads, I have to ride at least 40 minutes south to get into the river valley.

Thanks on the hugger, Tyga makes it easy for sure. It makes my red brake line stand out a little too.

Leave it to a Labia Shepard to not know that folks from Indiana are know as Hoosiers.....you need to get out of Californy more

That scotch brite is some mighty handy shit....you should see what I did with the rolls of duct tape



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I think I did fairly well after a 3 year hiatus....that rt side was a tough one for me this year, left is perfectly roasted. Maybe next season Thats the side my bum knee is on and that will be my excuse

That damn flat spot is from these here roads, I have to ride at least 40 minutes south to get into the river valley.

Thanks on the hugger, Tyga makes it easy for sure. It makes my red brake line stand out a little too.

Leave it to a Labia Shepard to not know that folks from Indiana are know as Hoosiers.....you need to get out of Californy more

That scotch brite is some mighty handy shit....you should see what I did with the rolls of duct tape
Yes, I need a hugger. After less than one year paint on my swingarm is peppered with chips.

Yea, yea, I saw the Gene Hackman movie, I know Indy is the Hoosier State. I dont know what a hoosier is tho

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