2008 Raider, Darkside?

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2008 Raider, Darkside?

Post  Fatman Photos on Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:12 pm

Myself, and two co-workers have ordered car tires for our VTX's. Now we have another co-worker interested in going DARKSIDE. He rides a 2008 Raider. Has anyone gone DARKSIDE on the Raider. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Post  twin1300 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:48 pm

We can try to help, just let us know what the stock tire size of the Raider is??????


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Post  jedishon on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:43 pm

I will want to see the picture when he does......

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Post  Steve-O on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:24 pm

The stock tire is fatter and flatter than our cruisers. This will be interesting.
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Post  Fatman Photos on Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:09 pm

The tire for the Raider is 210/40-18. He is really thinking about this pretty hard. I was thinking maybe a 225 or 235 if we can find the right profile. I will get him to measure his swingarm the next time I talk with him and see what clearence he has.
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Post  COWBOY on Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:20 pm

I have brought my raider to the dark side not much to say other than i like the way the bike handles with the C/T on the rear. I went with a Kumho z rated 225/45/18 plenty of clearance and runnign 40 lbs of air . put it on today but will be makeing post aS time goes by .

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Post  Fatman Photos on Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:23 pm

Thanks for the info Cowboy. I will pass this along to him. He is looking at a TORO tire.
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Post  Steve-O on Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:20 am

COWBOY wrote:I have brought my raider to the dark side not much to say other than i like the way the bike handles with the C/T on the rear. I went with a Kumho z rated 225/45/18 plenty of clearance and runnign 40 lbs of air . put it on today but will be makeing post aS time goes by .

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Post some pictures when you get a chance - before and after if you can. Side and rear view.
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pics?? I hope

Post  COWBOY on Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:25 am

pics were too big


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2008 raider darkside

Post  COWBOY on Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:28 am

Wow



Big pics whew
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Re: 2008 Raider, Darkside?

Post  amps5409 on Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:35 am

I have been running a 225-40-18 Hanook Z-rated tire for over 11000 miles now with only minimal wear very happy with the darkside on my Raider.
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Re: 2008 Raider, Darkside?

Post  twin1300 on Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:02 am

amps5409 wrote:I have been running a 225-40-18 Hanook Z-rated tire for over 11000 miles now with only minimal wear very happy with the darkside on my Raider.

Awesome............looks good.

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Re: 2008 Raider, Darkside?

Post  jedishon on Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:16 am

amps5409 wrote:I have been running a 225-40-18 Hanook Z-rated tire for over 11000 miles now with only minimal wear very happy with the darkside on my Raider.

That tire looks good there. Thanks for posting.

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Re: 2008 Raider, Darkside?

Post  Morax on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:50 am

new here owner of raider looking to darkside it, only thing I found was this topic here, but don't give me enough info.. cornering at speeds? etc, handling charit? better worse? have had up to a 250 elite 3 on the thing and loved it then, but that was cycle tire...

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Re: 2008 Raider, Darkside?

Post  COWBOY on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:23 am

I went dark side on my 08 Raider 25000 miles ago no complaints or problems thumbup
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Re: 2008 Raider, Darkside?

Post  aaron5140 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:57 am

I have the General Altimax HP 225/40ZR18 on my raider for over 15,000 miles now and it probably has 5-10k more miles left in it. I love it!


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