1800C 50, 55, 60, 65?

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1800C 50, 55, 60, 65?

Post  hivoltg on Tue May 12, 2009 10:21 pm

I'm still teetering on the edge of the Darkside. I am trying to decide which height tire to go with and which brand is the used by most. Most of my riding is 2up with my wife on the back. We ride HARD in the twisties and drag just about everything that is on the bike.......if it's below our feet, it's been on the ground at some point in our travels.

So, someone recommend me a tire and height please. I would love to see side profile pics of 1800C models with different height tires on them.

Thanks for the help
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Re: 1800C 50, 55, 60, 65?

Post  twin1300 on Wed May 13, 2009 7:37 am

hivoltg wrote:I'm still teetering on the edge of the Darkside. I am trying to decide which height tire to go with and which brand is the used by most. Most of my riding is 2up with my wife on the back. We ride HARD in the twisties and drag just about everything that is on the bike.......if it's below our feet, it's been on the ground at some point in our travels.

So, someone recommend me a tire and height please. I would love to see side profile pics of 1800C models with different height tires on them.

Thanks for the help
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Welcome to our site and your choice on trying the darkside. That's half the battle...hehehe The shorter the profile...the stiffer the side walls and flatter the tread profile of the tire also. You said you like two up riding a bunch...the taller the tire you can get away with....the softer the ride because the side walls are so stiff. Now you like carving twisties.....the taller the tire you can get away with the better ground clearance you will have and rounder profile, the better the twisty characteristics of the car tire.

The shorter the profile the more your speedo will be off also. I hope this helps you get to a decision. My choice would be the 65...JMO!


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Post  hivoltg on Wed May 13, 2009 9:31 pm

Thanks for the info! I spoke with Toasted last night and I'll be picking up a used tire that he has so i can try it out. It is a 205/55/16 Raptor. I'll stick it on Friday and will ride it in the poker run Saturday to test it out. Hopefully it works well!
I have progressive 440 HDs in the back and Progressive fork springs, so I don't think the sidewall cushion is going to be that big of a deal to us, but I'm just speculating till I get to try it out. Hopefully she'll stick good in the curves Saturday and won't be too big of a deal for me to get used to.

If you don't hear from me by Sunday night, that damn car tire made me crash Suspect Shocked Laughing Laughing
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Post  twin1300 on Thu May 14, 2009 1:33 pm

hivoltg wrote:Thanks for the info! I spoke with Toasted last night and I'll be picking up a used tire that he has so i can try it out. It is a 205/55/16 Raptor. I'll stick it on Friday and will ride it in the poker run Saturday to test it out. Hopefully it works well!
I have progressive 440 HDs in the back and Progressive fork springs, so I don't think the sidewall cushion is going to be that big of a deal to us, but I'm just speculating till I get to try it out. Hopefully she'll stick good in the curves Saturday and won't be too big of a deal for me to get used to.

If you don't hear from me by Sunday night, that damn car tire made me crash Suspect Shocked Laughing Laughing

Atta'boy Toasted...he's the bomb! Good job!

You will love the darkside, just give it time to get over the mental game of it. It's NOT going to slip, that I can tell. Let us know what you think when you get back???? Congrats!

If you don't make it back from the crash.......Can I have your bike??????...... Very Happy Laughing Laughing Laughing


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Post  hivoltg on Thu May 14, 2009 7:23 pm

If I crash it, you won't want what's left. I don't half ass anyhting. Laughing

Got the tire this morning and took it to the shop. When I get off work in the morning I'm gonna go install it, then we'll test her out on Saturday. I hope it sticks good!
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Post  hivoltg on Sun May 17, 2009 5:38 am

YEA!!!! I didn't crash! Well, someone crashed into me, but all is well Mad

The CT sticks like glue! I never new that my tire was spinning so much when I shifted hard into 2nd Shocked

The question I have is, how do I get the high speed wobble to go away. At 90mph she wobbles like a fat girl in high heels! affraid HELP
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Post  Dan on Sun May 17, 2009 8:54 am

Welcome Aboard Exclamation Make sure the CT is true and not out of round, check shock bushings, front tire and front end also. The CT's wide contact patch is great for increased traction, but it will also accentuate a problem up front or elsewhere that wasn't noticeable with the narrower MT out back. Unlike high heels, your CT has a more than adequate load capacity and should handle whatever weight you can put on it w/o wobbling Cool Good Luck
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Post  twin1300 on Sun May 17, 2009 10:54 am

As they have already said....worn shock bushing, steering head bearings, or windshield at the wrong angle. The car tire is so good that it will make other problems show up on your bike. Did you balance the tire???? or use dyna beads???? Check to make sure it beaded all the way around? Some guys have missed this. What front tire are you running???? Try some different air pressure. Go up or down by at least 5 psi and see what you get!

Don't blame it on the tire.....our X's have had wobble issues, check the OA site out..they have at least once a week, may ride developed a wobble..... Very Happy

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Post  hivoltg on Sun May 17, 2009 12:37 pm

I think it's a pressure issue. I just need to play with it some. Does this piece of info help ya'll diagnose the problem.......When my buddy rode it he didn't experience the wobble, he dais it was smooth as glass. He is a lot bigger than me. He's probably got close to 100lbs on me
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sun May 17, 2009 6:37 pm

did he run it up to the same speeds as you? What pressure you runnin now? (if your buddy ran up to around or over 90 and no wobble you probly need to go up a few PSI)

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Post  hivoltg on Sun May 17, 2009 7:16 pm

Yep. He ran it WELL above 90mph, which is where I experience the wobble. It wobbles from 90 to almost 100, then it planes out and becomes solid again after 100mph. Just got back from a ride with my wife on the back. We got up to 120 or a little more and never experienced a wobble of any kind, at any speed. I'm running 38psi up front and 37psi out back
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sun May 17, 2009 8:08 pm

try bumping the tire up to about 42psi and see if the results change with you by yourself...

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Post  hivoltg on Sun May 17, 2009 8:27 pm

I'll do that. We're going out of town next weekend so I'll get a chance to make a few adjustments on the road and see if things improve any. With both of us on the bike, it's awesome. I still cannot believe how well it sticks to the road Shocked
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sun May 17, 2009 9:11 pm

Laughing cheers

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