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Post  jdugie123 on Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:37 pm

hey everyone i am new to the site and i have been reading as much as i can between going to school and working it doesn't leave me much time to do much. i am always trying new things out and would love to put a CT on my bike it is a 2002 1800C i have had it for about 2 months now and i already need new tires so i have been looking for some and stumbled on this site so i started reading. So my question is what kind of tire should i put i would like to put something that is sporty like what you would find on a corvette or and BMW maybe but i am new to CT too i have never owned a car only trucks with mud tires so i know nothing about the tread patterns of CT. i hope to learn a lot from here and any help anyone can give me would be great

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Post  twin1300 on Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:07 pm

Johnathan,

My brother likes the TOYO T1R for a darkside. There are plenty of choices for an 1800 that are fantastic. Thanks for coming by and letting us help you. More guys will come by soon and give you their picks for tires.


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Post  horseman8m on Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:03 pm

I would but I have a 1300 not an 1800 but try:
http://mcdarksiders.forumotion.com/pictures-f1/ds-ws-tread-by-bike-model-pics-comments-mar10-t607.htm

about half way down the page is a list of 1800 tires. I hope i was some help
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Post  Dan on Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:27 pm

Hey Jon, You have several options. First you should read everything on this board, and narrow down your choices by your preferences. While your changing tires you can accomplish other things at the same time, like raise or lower your rear height, make speedo more accurate, or just go for the look you want and to hell with the rest. The Toyo T1R is excellent, and was my first choice, but only available in low profile, and I wanted a taller tire. Do some homework study and figure out wich way you want to go.
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Post  jdugie123 on Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:12 pm

well by what i was reading on here i will be going with 205/55/16 this is what i have been seeing most people use my only question about this size is. Is everyone that is running this size seeing their speedometers being fairly accurate or should i expect a big difference
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Post  Dan on Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:09 pm

The stock tire reads a little higher than actual, and the smaller diameter 55 will read even higher, but I don't know exactly how much. The ones that read dead on with 55's have 1300 final drives with higher gearing than 1800's. study
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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:15 pm

My 1800 with a 1300 drive and a 205/55 tire is pretty well dead on according to my GPS.

205/55 with an 1800 drive on an 1800 will be off. You'll read 7 to 10% faster than you're going, in most cases.

If you want a sporty tire, the tire I have fits the bill. Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R. It's about a $120 tire. You can see the tire in the Darksider logo above.

This link is to the picture below, but a much larger format if you want to see detail.

http://home.armourarchive.org/members/morgan/vtx/July%2008/100_1748.jpg

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Post  jdugie123 on Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:44 pm

thanks guys what size would put me closest to accurate on the speedo
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Post  Dan on Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:49 pm

Most 205/65-16's, but check the O.D. of whatever Brand and model your interested in, and make sure it's over 26.02", which is the stock Dunlop spec., most will be around 26.50", but some brands vary.
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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:39 pm

Yep, for some the 205/60 has been good... just depends on the O.D. But I don't believe a 205/55 could possible NOT throw the speedo off.
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Post  jdugie123 on Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:08 pm

thanks everyone ya'll have been a lot of help i am going to get a tire once i get my batteries paid off now. it never fails when i want to get something there is something else that goes wrong and having a diesel doesn't help since i had to buy two new ones
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Post  jdugie123 on Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:21 am

where are you guys finding your 1300 final drives i wouldn't mind changing mine out for one but i have no idea where to look i tried ebay but didn't see anything there. thanks for any help
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Post  twin1300 on Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:47 am

jdugie123 wrote:where are you guys finding your 1300 final drives i wouldn't mind changing mine out for one but i have no idea where to look i tried ebay but didn't see anything there. thanks for any help

Most people try to find a 1300 guys who wants more "get up" and less gas mileage who wants to trade the 1800 drive to get that.......... Shocked As gas prices go up it's getting harder and harder to find a 1300 who wants to trade! Good luck.


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Post  jdugie123 on Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:08 pm

ok has anyone every tried this tire out it is the yokohama Avid H4S i am thinking about getting the 205/60r16 it is a 25.7" tire so i should be good on the speedo only off a little more then stock. so let me know what you guys think i will be going to get a price tomorrow before i go to school or may do it when i am work
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Post  jdugie123 on Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:25 pm

well i ordered my tire today it should be here friday then i just have to wait for my buddy to bring it up from beeville for me on his way home i hope i can get it on sat but if not i guess it goes on monday
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Post  Dan on Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:28 pm

Yokohama is a good name, Im not familiar with that particular model, but it's on the list of tires used. Ask a tuner car guy, :rabbit: "Yoko make fine Tire!" Good luck, and give us your thoughts after you and the tire are broken in.
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Post  smokey2255 on Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:05 pm

jdugie123 wrote:well i ordered my tire today it should be here friday then i just have to wait for my buddy to bring it up from beeville for me on his way home i hope i can get it on sat but if not i guess it goes on monday

If your buddy has a machine that does mag wheels he can mount it for you. Just pull the rim off and take it to him. Nothing to it really.

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Post  jdugie123 on Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:15 pm

well the place I am taking it is where i get most of the stuff for my truck. They have a machine there but i talked to one of the guys and they think they will need to put it on by hand. I won't get it on till mid week I think. I still need to order my beeds
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Post  jdugie123 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:27 pm

well got it all back on and i just need to put some more air into it. it seems a little low now i think i may of let to much air out when i was trying to get it on so i have to wait till tonight maybe to get to a compressor
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Post  twin1300 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:34 pm

We will be waiting...................... Very Happy


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Post  jdugie123 on Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:28 pm

got everything on and took it for a ride at first it didn't feel any different when doing slow speed turns but then i got a little more speed and i see what you guys are talking about it is like putting a steering stabilizer on my truck when you turn and start to straighten out the bike just wants to go right back to upright i love it. The only thing is that the bike feels like it wants to go right more now any ideas about that one
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Post  horseman8m on Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:37 pm

Welcome to the Darkside , I don't know what that is pulling to the right ? sounds like i read this before someone else had this same thing happen but i can't remember who or when , ,,, Twin do you remember and what they did to fix it?

Well good luck , have fun , and after the first 200 miles the mold release will be worn off and it will feel natural to have the bike straighten up out of a turn.
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Post  jdugie123 on Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:06 pm

i like the fact that it straightens up faster feels better then having to do it myself
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