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Post  bodozer on Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:23 pm

My bro. would like to go dark but not sure on car tire size. He has a M50 w/170/80/15 mc tire now. Thanks for any help.
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Post  OpusX on Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:55 pm

I've got a couple of feelers out. I'll keep you posted.

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Post  bodozer on Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:35 pm

Thanks Very Happy
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Post  OpusX on Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:07 pm

I have not been able to find anybody riding a M50 using the Dark Side. Not one single person! Shocked

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Post  jedishon on Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:27 pm

My only advice would be to use a tire conversion chart to find a size close to what you have, then go to a tire site and find something close to your radius and width that will fit on your rim.
As you move down this path feel free to ask anything you want. Some one will help.....
You will be our first M50 darksider.....

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Post  Toasted_311 on Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:42 am

Our 1300 C models run a 170/80/15 stock.

So, if you're clearance is good a 165r15 should work. I'd measure the bead width of your rim. I'm betting it's the same 3.5" as ours.

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Post  BigBen on Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:37 pm

I went with a 195-65-15... It fits and rides IMO better than the MC tire ever did.
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Post  M50 on Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:02 am

I went with 185/65/15. And your right way better than a M/T. Twisted Evil
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Post  BigBen on Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:49 pm

Thanks for the "Second" here's a stock pic of the tire I put on the M50 I will try to get some "Real" pics soon.
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Post  M50 on Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:34 pm

running a General Altimax HP 185/65/15 and love it. Handles great. Twisted Evil
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Questions for going to the dark side on a 2007 M50

Post  M50Paul on Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:02 pm

First, I found you guys by accident. I was looking for a wider tire size for my M50 and here we are.
Questions:
Who will mount the tire for you on a bike, can a car shop do it or a bike shop?
what is the widest that is safe for the bike?
what brand do you recomend and type?
what are the plans to go darkside on the front tire?
how does it look?
I love my M50 and use it to ride back and forth to work, looking for a safer tire, wider tire to fill out the rear and something to handle the rain here in north florida.

Thanks guys.
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Post  M50 on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:52 am

I'm running a 185/65/15 on mine. But, you could go 195/65/15 I believe that as wide as you can go. I'm using a General Altimax HP tire. cheers
But, I also like the Goodyear Triple Trend. CT tires handle way better in the rain too.
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Post  M50 on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:55 am

Some car and motorcycle shop will do it.
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Post  M50 on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:57 am

Oh, almost for got. Welcome to the Darkside! cheers
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Post  M50Paul on Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:00 pm

do you think a 205 60 15 would be to much for a stock 2007 rear wheel???
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Post  M50Paul on Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:04 pm

how much wider is a 195 ct compaired to stock mt?
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Post  M50 on Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:28 pm

you would have to measure the clearance in the swing arm. To see if the 205 will hit.
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Post  M50 on Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:30 pm

170 stock tire. that would make it 25 mm wider.
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Post  M50Paul on Fri May 01, 2009 3:37 pm

Thank you for all of the info and help. I will be shoping this weekend for my darkside.
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Post  twin1300 on Fri May 01, 2009 4:36 pm

Keep us up to date!........ Wink Congrats on your choice to try the darkside!



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Post  Hollywood on Mon May 04, 2009 7:22 am

M50Paul on Fri May 01, 2009 3:37 pm


Thank you for all of the info and help. I will be shoping this weekend for my darkside.


Get some pics up please.

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Post  M50Paul on Thu May 14, 2009 5:07 pm

It looks like I am going with the Altimax HP 195-65-15. I will pick it up friday and have it on by the weekend. I wanted to go with the 205 but it looks like it would fit in the swing arm but rub the drive shaft.
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Post  M50 on Sat May 16, 2009 8:51 pm

After you get it mounted post a picture. Twisted Evil
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Post  M50Paul on Sat May 30, 2009 11:11 am

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Post  M50Paul on Sat May 30, 2009 11:20 am

DarkSide installed.
the mechanic informed me that he had a bit of a time getting the bead to seat. Please look at avatar for pic. There is a chance that a 205 could fit. This is a 195 65 15 General ATX HP.
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