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Post  wb9uze on Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:58 pm

Thinking about the Hydroedge in a 205/55/R16 as opposed to the 205/65/R16. Any input as to the 55 or 60 width as opposed to the 65. I'm thinking a 55 or 60/R16 might be better than the 65. Also was looking at the Goodyear Triple Tread in the 60 wide.

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Post  Toasted_311 on Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:18 am

I know a few run the 205/60...they all said the speedo was closer with it. I run a 205/65 now but will get the 205/60 next time...might try the Potenza next...time will tell.

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:11 am

the second number is actually the tire height, not the width. they will be the same width (rim width dependent) with the same first number. Question is, do you want the tire close to the same height as stock, higher, or lower?

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Post  wb9uze on Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:26 am

nodakbassmaster wrote:the second number is actually the tire height, not the width. they will be the same width (rim width dependent) with the same first number. Question is, do you want the tire close to the same height as stock, higher, or lower?

In that case I might as well go with the 60 or 65. I have an '06 1800C. The triple tread looked pretty good but the Michelin seems to be a favorite with darksiders also. I doubt if my bike will rarely, if ever, ever see over 80MPH, in fact I just about guarantee it. Thanks for all input.

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:01 am

let us know how it goes!

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Post  colopaddler on Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:18 pm

howdy, i went with the 205/65-16 michelin hydro edge on my 2002 retro 1800. my speedo is now right on (used to be off by about 5 mph) i love the hydro edge and have not noticed any odd quirks with it....whichever car tire you put on, i am sure you will love it.....cheers scotty

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Post  studdog on Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:56 pm

I ride an 05 C. I chose the Triple Tread 205 65. No clearance problems. .5 difference in the speedo at 65 mph. Great ride.
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Post  sam_henric on Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:37 pm

Hey studdog,
Where did you get your tire mounted and balanced and for how much?
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Post  wb9uze on Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:30 pm

colopaddler wrote:howdy, i went with the 205/65-16 michelin hydro edge on my 2002 retro 1800. my speedo is now right on (used to be off by about 5 mph) i love the hydro edge and have not noticed any odd quirks with it....whichever car tire you put on, i am sure you will love it.....cheers scotty

Thanks, I must have oiverlooked the fact that GY TT had a 65. In any case it will be one or the other (GY TT or Mich HE) for me. Thje next step is getting someone to mount it without damaging the rim. I'm going with the beads to balance. I've used them before and they work great. If any of you are around the Indy or Noblesville, IN area and know someone who mounts these I'd like to hear from you.

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Post  goodsgto on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:31 pm

No mods or problems in over 5,000 miles with my HydroEdge.

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Post  DJTENN on Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:08 am

Ray, dealer says swing arms are really close but not rubbing on my 06 vtx1800R. Is this acceptable? I have no clue.

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Post  Larry Simpson on Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:57 am

If it is not touching at stand still it will never touch because the tires actually grow in height and shrink a little in width with rpm.I can barely get credit card clearance at stand still,have run tire for a year and it has never touched. RIDE SAFE Larry
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Post  Dark Phantom on Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:42 pm

Of the tires I saw mentioned on this post, you can't go wrong with any of them. They seem to be the ones used the most. I love my Goodyear TT... C'MON SPRING!!!!
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Post  studdog on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:56 am

sam_henric wrote:Hey studdog,
Where did you get your tire mounted and balanced and for how much?

I had mine done at McKinney Powersports. They took it off the bike and mounted and balanced it for 45.00. I had no tools or equipment to do it myself. They had something of a "shake-up" with the manager. Something about a brother-in-law with sticky fingers so I'm not sure of their current status. But I read a post here of someone who took his to Al Lamb and they did it. I believe he said he took the wheel off and took it to them. I tried Maxim and they refused. In fact Maxim tried to fail me on the inspection until I told them to show me the state regulation that didn't allow it. They finally grudgingly gave it to me.
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