I need help w/ what tire for my 1800 "C"

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I need help w/ what tire for my 1800 "C"

Post  pdxgoldwing on Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:06 pm

I just bought it a few weeks ago and decided I really like it. Alot different than my wing but thats what I bought it for...I am a Darksider on the wing and now its time to Darkside my VTX....what size tire do I use so no mods are needed?

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Re: I need help w/ what tire for my 1800 "C"

Post  Dan on Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:34 am

There's several good options, depends on what you're looking for, more or less axle height, is speedo accuracy a priority, read all the threads you can hear, much good info. Most 205's fit, Good Luck!
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:55 pm

just about any decent speed rated 205/55, 60 or 65 will work. Some bikes need the little "ears" on the inner fender brace ground down, some don't. You can grind them just in case or check with the new tire to see....

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Post  studdog on Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:24 pm

I ride a o5 C and put a 205 60 R16 on the back. No modifications are necessary. My primary reason for the 60 is that when the speedo reads 65 your actual speed is 64.4. I really didn't want that headache.


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VTX1800C Choices

Post  MachoDC on Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:49 am

OK..... losing my mind... well I already lost it but that's another story......


Falken Ziex ZE-512 205/65R-16 H rated

Michelin HydroEdge 205/65R-16 T rated

or


Dunlop SP Sport Signature 205/60R-16 V rated


???

A better choice?
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Post  Dan on Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:19 pm

I'd go with the Michelin, it's a well proven performer on a MC, and no mods required, Good Luck!
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Post  goodsgto on Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:08 pm

Did my 1800 C with the tire pictured and size listed in my signature line - No Mods.....
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I did it! Nico goes Darkside!!

Post  MachoDC on Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:01 pm

Well I did it!!!! Continental ContiPro Contact 205/60R-16 91T








So far so good... will really test it this weekend. Started at 38psi... drifted wide in easy curves... went to 35lbs and feels squishy... looking for the sweet spot....




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Re: I need help w/ what tire for my 1800 "C"

Post  horseman8m on Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:35 pm

pdxgoldwing wrote:I just bought it a few weeks ago and decided I really like it. Alot different than my wing but thats what I bought it for...I am a Darksider on the wing and now its time to Darkside my VTX....what size tire do I use so no mods are needed?


Welcome Pdxgoldwing , the 205 works without mods but to be sure measure twice ...................
BUT don't go with a Falken tire , it seems that they are hard to get the bead to seat .
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