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Post  AGUSTUS on Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:01 pm

Well after 1 year of reading and researching all I can find on the CT on MC debate I' ve decided that there is not one good reason not to but many reasons to take the ride. I am dropping my 1800 VTX '02' off to have a 205/55/16 replace my worn out 200 metz. I will work all night and I'm sure I won't be able to sleep while waiting to pick her up for a ride. Thanks to all of your post that help me decide about going dark. Very Happy

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Post  Dan on Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:16 pm

Welcome Aboard! Be sure to give us your thoughts once you get your Darkside Wings.
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Post  jedishon on Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:47 pm

Agustus, Welcome aboard. You have made a wise choice. Let us know how you like it. What type of tire did you go with?

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Post  horseman8m on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:52 pm

vtx 1800 you should try the 205 /65R16 it is closer to or slightly bigger then the stock tire.
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Post  Steve-O on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:59 pm

It wil feel different, but you'll get used to it and come to appreciate it's good qualities....

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Post  AGUSTUS on Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:50 pm

i wnt to get a goodyear rsa but found the dayton model to have the same ratings but better treadwear. Also looked at them side by side and the dayton actually has more tread running up the side wall with a nice rounded off profile. I would say it had at least 1/4 or more tread on the wall. I thought about the 65 but thought i would try the 55 to set the bike down a bit, hope Im not sorry.
I will post my reviews soon.

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Post  horseman8m on Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:01 pm

good, we are looking forward to it and welcome to the Darkside
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:57 am

it'll be fine....

welcome and let us know what you think! Cool

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Post  smokey2255 on Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:54 am

Agustus

I am running a 205 55 16 on my rear. The only down side to it is that I run higher rpms at cruising speed and my speedo is off by 13 percent now.

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Post  twin1300 on Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:25 am

Welcome Augusta,

.............and to the wonderful world of the darkside!


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Post  AGUSTUS on Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:03 pm

OMG that sucked! I don't know what i was thinking, I picked my bike up with the 205 on and pulled out onto the road to leave and layed it down on the first lean. Put mc tire back on and left.......no just bullshitn. I picked it up and took her home on that fat ass rubber tire underneath me. It was fine. I had to be at work at 6pm so I only got to ride the 7 miles home but i love it so far. The only thing I noticed is the slight counter steer and the minimal extra effort i had to put into it to lean it in a serpintine. But I told myself to just trust it in the curves and treat it like always so i just took off and leaned her this way and that and it was fine. No complaints. I don't know of any darksiders around here so everyone I see is very curious about it. I will post pics soon so you guys can see the tire. I'm running about 38psi and might play with it up and down to see the differnece. Stay tuned. bounce


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Post  Dan on Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:35 am

Don't forget to do a couple burnouts to get the mold release off. :pirat: Slick stuff, safety first!
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Post  AGUSTUS on Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:55 am

DAYTON QUTRA LE 205/55/16
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Post  jedishon on Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:45 am

AGUSTUS wrote:OMG that sucked! I don't know what i was thinking, I picked my bike up with the 205 on and pulled out onto the road to leave and layed it down on the first lean. Put mc tire back on and left.......no just bullshitn. I picked it up and took her home on that fat ass rubber tire underneath me. It was fine. I had to be at work at 6pm so I only got to ride the 7 miles home but i love it so far. The only thing I noticed is the slight counter steer and the minimal extra effort i had to put into it to lean it in a serpintine. But I told myself to just trust it in the curves and treat it like always so i just took off and leaned her this way and that and it was fine. No complaints. I don't know of any darksiders around here so everyone I see is very curious about it. I will post pics soon so you guys can see the tire. I'm running about 38psi and might play with it up and down to see the differnece. Stay tuned. bounce

That was classic....I knew you would fit in here.....Loved it keep it up...

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Post  twin1300 on Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:39 am

AGUSTUS wrote:OMG that sucked! I don't know what i was thinking, I picked my bike up with the 205 on and pulled out onto the road to leave and layed it down on the first lean. Put mc tire back on and left.......no just bullshitn. I picked it up and took her home on that fat ass rubber tire underneath me. It was fine. I had to be at work at 6pm so I only got to ride the 7 miles home but i love it so far. The only thing I noticed is the slight counter steer and the minimal extra effort i had to put into it to lean it in a serpintine. But I told myself to just trust it in the curves and treat it like always so i just took off and leaned her this way and that and it was fine. No complaints. I don't know of any darksiders around here so everyone I see is very curious about it. I will post pics soon so you guys can see the tire. I'm running about 38psi and might play with it up and down to see the differnece. Stay tuned. bounce


Shocked Shocked Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing You had for a minute there.....Thanks for the input!


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Post  horseman8m on Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:20 am

AGUSTUS wrote:OMG that sucked! I don't know what i was thinking, I picked my bike up with the 205 on and pulled out onto the road to leave and layed it down on the first lean. Put mc tire back on and left.......no just bullshitn. I picked it up and took her home on that fat ass rubber tire underneath me. It was fine. I had to be at work at 6pm so I only got to ride the 7 miles home but i love it so far. The only thing I noticed is the slight counter steer and the minimal extra effort i had to put into it to lean it in a serpintine. But I told myself to just trust it in the curves and treat it like always so i just took off and leaned her this way and that and it was fine. No complaints. I don't know of any darksiders around here so everyone I see is very curious about it. I will post pics soon so you guys can see the tire. I'm running about 38psi and might play with it up and down to see the differnece. Stay tuned. bounce


Now this guy has a sense of humor , he is going to fit right in here, Welcome to the darkside AGUSTUS .
ASK Twin if he needs any boxes... lol
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Post  Dan on Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:54 am

Lookin good Aug, that tire looks fairly tall for a 55 series, as we've seen, sizes vary between mfg.'s
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