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Post  shnlck on Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:04 am

Ready to make the switch but just a few questions... I have an 02 1800c, I am currently running a metz 200 880 marathon, I like the look but it sure isn't holdin up to my riding,I don't do much stand still burn outs but it seems to be the on the fly burns that is eating this thing up..1st,2nd and time to time 3rd. I am 6'-200lbs ride solo most of the time. What are the advantages to the CT switch other than the obvious $$$ savings? I also seem to hit 130+ maybe too often... what are some good recommendations,brands,sizes,balancing??? oh,the mets has only been on for about 3000 miles, the contact patch just seems to be getting too smooth and too wide,not much left I'm afraid,it was fun while it lasted but I'm pretty sure it is time to get more bang for my bucks.
ok,so I read farther down and got a good list of sizes and brands, now what is the bead balancing?
Lookin foward to gettin on to the Darkside.


Last edited by shnlck on Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:01 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : read farther down and got most of the info I needed)
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Post  Toasted_311 on Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:29 am

Bead balancing is using Dyna Beads inside the tire to balance it instead of lead weights on the outside.

It actually creates a better balance and one that won't come unbalanced as the tire wears.

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:17 am

I personally think the Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R in 205/55/16 is about the "sportiest" tire you're going to find. It's the tire that's in the Darkside Deathstar logo above. I love mine, and have zero trouble dragging my pegs (but I drag them far less often now that I went to 5 on the suspension).
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Post  Dan on Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:31 am

Main advantage: Traction! And not only straight ahead, in the curves too. Read all the threads you can on this board, all the info you need is here, and check the Tire Co.'s sites also, for sizes available, exact dimensions, etc.
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Post  Stick-Man on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:12 pm

By the sound of it, I don't ride nearly as hard as you but I was still rather skeptical at first. I am riding on a GYTT 205/60/R16 and have quickly fell in love with the Darkside. The grip that I have found on the Darkside is incredible. Just go for it, you won't regret it.

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