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Geezerglider

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Geezerglider
By this time next week I'll be on a CT.:looking: Anyone beside Dave0430 here a darksider?

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Monk

Me Too ... :banana:

 

Which tire did you order?

 

 

 

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DigbyODell

I am seriously considering it...

 

Need to find out what size tire to get for SNOWBALL:baffled:

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kristop64089

I'm lost?

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Devans

[user=1212]kristop64089[/user] wrote:

I'm lost?

Car tire on the rear of their 1800... :wave:

 

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Geezerglider

The tire I ordered is a Bridgestone Potenza G019. 195/55/16

 

No particular reason for this one except that it will fit without having to make any modifications/adjustments, and I like the look of the symetrical tread design.

 

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kristop64089

I see, said the Blind man, who picked up the hammer and saw....

Thanks for the clarification.

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DaveO430

[user=659]Geezerglider[/user] wrote:

The tire I ordered is a Bridgestone Potenza G019. 195/55/16

 

No particular reason for this one except that it will fit without having to make any modifications/adjustments, and I like the look of the symetrical tread design.

That may work but you will have to run probably the max pressure (44PSI) to keep it stable. I use a 205 because there are no 195/55s that meet the criteria that I believe is important for good handling i.e. Z rated and with a rim protector, some call it a bead lock and non run flat.

 

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AspectOne

I am right behind you, was gonna do my 1500 but now will go to CT on my 18 ASAP

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vtxcandyred
I'm a darksider from WAAAAY back on my VTX. I run a 205-60-15 Cooper. When I change I'm going to the Goodyear Triple Tread. Have'nt had THIS wing long enough to even consider it. Might though.

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DigbyODell

[user=1428]DaveO430[/user] wrote:

[user=659]Geezerglider[/user] wrote:
The tire I ordered is a Bridgestone Potenza G019. 195/55/16

 

No particular reason for this one except that it will fit without having to make any modifications/adjustments, and I like the look of the symetrical tread design.

That may work but you will have to run probably the max pressure (44PSI) to keep it stable. I use a 205 because there are no 195/55s that meet the criteria that I believe is important for good handling i.e. Z rated and with a rim protector, some call it a bead lock and non run flat.

Will the same tire work on all year 18's?

 

I want to start looking into getting the best one?

Any suggestions?

 

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Geezerglider
That size will fit them all. Lots of guys are running the Kumho run flat in that size. Dave0430 is running a Michelin Pilot Sport 205/55/16 with a Z speed rating, which I believe is a softer tire, but he can elaborate on that.

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Hodgy

OK I understand you guys are putting a auto rated tire on the rear. What I don't understand is why.

 

What is the advantage of that ? Is it only 1800's or can you do it on 1500's ?

Could it make your insurance void ? Any other questions you guys have asked yourself on this issue ?

 

Thanks.

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Devans

[user=518]Hodgy[/user] wrote:

Could it make your insurance void ?

Interesting question :ponder:

 

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DigbyODell

[user=1]Devans[/user] wrote:

[user=518]Hodgy[/user] wrote:

Could it make your insurance void ?

Interesting question :ponder:

No, I already checked ino that...:wave:

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AspectOne

[user=8]DigbyODell[/user] wrote:

[user=1]Devans[/user] wrote:
[user=518]Hodgy[/user] wrote:

Could it make your insurance void ?

Interesting question :ponder:

No, I already checked ino that...:wave:

Digger is right, I have read extensively on this subject and it can be done on 1500's but they are limited ont he tire selection more so than 1800's are.

 

The reasons for doing this are plenty,

 

Greater stability,

 

Better handling,

 

Longer life,

 

Less expensive to purchase

 

better traction in gravel or substandard road surfaces

 

There are those who would debate all the above and to them I say to each his own but I assure you I have not only researched but HAVE SEEN in person the above in REAL WORLD situations.

 

I am sold ...

 

 

 

A1

 

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DigbyODell

[user=1316]AspectOne[/user] wrote:

[user=8]DigbyODell[/user] wrote:
[user=1]Devans[/user] wrote:
[user=518]Hodgy[/user] wrote:

Could it make your insurance void ?

Interesting question :ponder:

No, I already checked ino that...:wave:

Digger is right, I have read extensively on this subject and it can be done on 1500's but they are limited ont he tire selection more so than 1800's are.

 

The reasons for doing this are plenty,

 

Greater stability,

 

Better handling,

 

Longer life,

 

Less expensive to purchase

 

better traction in gravel or substandard road surfaces

 

There are those who would debate all the above and to them I say to each his own but I assure you I have not only researched but HAVE SEEN in person the above in REAL WORLD situations.

 

I am sold ...

 

 

 

A1

I drove a darksided 18 in the twisties in Ark... They are the only way to go...:clap:

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AspectOne

[user=8]DigbyODell[/user] wrote:

[user=1316]AspectOne[/user] wrote:
[user=8]DigbyODell[/user] wrote:
[user=1]Devans[/user] wrote:
[user=518]Hodgy[/user] wrote:

Could it make your insurance void ?

Interesting question :ponder:

No, I already checked ino that...:wave:

Digger is right, I have read extensively on this subject and it can be done on 1500's but they are limited ont he tire selection more so than 1800's are.

 

The reasons for doing this are plenty,

 

Greater stability,

 

Better handling,

 

Longer life,

 

Less expensive to purchase

 

better traction in gravel or substandard road surfaces

 

There are those who would debate all the above and to them I say to each his own but I assure you I have not only researched but HAVE SEEN in person the above in REAL WORLD situations.

 

I am sold ...

 

 

 

A1

I drove a darksided 18 in the twisties in Ark... They are the only way to go...:clap:

Here is a better video demonstrating the proper use of CT's

 

 

 

[flash=425,344]

 

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Hodgy

I got 27, 000 KM on my last E3 and should get that on my current tire. How many KM/Miles are you getting on the auto tires ? Anyone ? That is what I see as the real advantage.

 

Will a bike shop balance it for you ?

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AspectOne

Dyna beads ... Our local bike shop install car tires for 40 bucks ... you ride it in to them.

 

12-14000 miles is what I understand most are getting from them... as for the milage you got from your E3 you are getting exceptionally long miles from it as my E3 on the rear was wore slap out at 8000 miles.

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beenshot

chris, what size tire do i need for the 1500

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AspectOne

[Federal Tire]Formoza FD2 80H

195-175/60-16

 

 

 

Dave recomends a Dunlop 60, I would go with that were it my 1500.

 

 

 

 

BTW here is the full review of this being done using the Formoza if interested...

 

http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242709

 

A1

 

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beenshot

thanks. i have a spare rim and i have been thinking about trying the car tire. with the voyager kit i believe it would last a long time

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