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Post  stampman06 on Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:09 pm

Been reading the forums quite a bit and finally decided to go to the darkside myself. Decided to go with the Potenza G019's. Well I couldn't find the 205/65/16's so I chose the 60's. Well after ordering( on line) a friend some 55 series for their car I must have ordered a 55 for my bike. Does anybody know if these will run alright and what difference they'll make, or should I try to return it and reorder???

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:29 pm

people run them and they work fine, your speedo will read faster (if I remember right) and you'll feel a little more power because the tire is slightly smaller

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Post  stampman06 on Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:30 am

Thanks- I really didn't want to go thru the trouble of returning it, plus I need to get it on the road!

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Post  marang on Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:31 pm

I'm running a 55 series and have no problems. Went with the 55 series cause I have a 1300 final.
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Post  stampman06 on Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:27 pm

I see people have 1300 finals. I ride a 03 1800c and am using the stock final. What's the difference, and will the stock final have any bearing on me using the Potenza 205/55/16's?

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Re: Bridgestone Potenza question

Post  nodakbassmaster on Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:23 pm

won't hurt nothin...

1300 final is geared a little lower then the 1800

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Re: Bridgestone Potenza question

Post  ttexastim on Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:33 pm

So is the speedo on the VTX's hooked to the rear tire?

Y'all mentioned a difference in the speedo, so I'm assuming that is the case. Is that correct?
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Post  Capt. Rory on Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:05 pm

I have that same tire but in a 205/65/15. Loving it so far.
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Post  twin1300 on Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:34 am

ttexastim wrote:So is the speedo on the VTX's hooked to the rear tire?

Y'all mentioned a difference in the speedo, so I'm assuming that is the case. Is that correct?

The speedo is hooked to the "transmixer"! (it's called a "transmission", if you live in any other state than Louisiana).. Very Happy


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Re: Bridgestone Potenza question

Post  Morgan Buchanan on Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:33 am

I run a 205/55 and a 1300 rear and the combination has my speedo about DEAD ON accurate, GPS tested.
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