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Post  ToMang07 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:05 am

Well, as promised, here is my review:

I love it. (205-60-16 GYTT), I will NOT be going back anytime soon.

As far as handeling, yes, it feels a little different, but after a couple hundred mile (And not stressing out about it) I can not tell the difference anymore. The IS a slight increase in counter-steering, by which you have to put a little more pressure on the handlebars when steering... ( I would guess +15%) NOTHING to worry about, my butt will be SCREAMING way before my arms/shoulders.

As far a visual checks, there is actually a little more room between the fender/swingarm than there was with the 200mm Metz. IDK why. If you look at the tread, you can see where there is about 1-1.5cm of tread that WILL NOT ever touch the pavement. (I drag my floorboards...ALL THE TIME. What a Face )

Negatives:
I have 1 negative "incident." Not 100% it was on the tire, but let me elaborate: Coming up to a stop, I slower to about 15mph, checked traffic, and decided to go hard right in leiu of waiting for a long line of traffic that was approaching. So I accelerate hard, and as I am turning, (yes, I drag my floorboards,) as I go to straighten out the tire kicks out, as if I had hit sand. But there was NO SAND. Shocked I dont know If I dragged the floorboards TOO HARD and took too much pressure off the tire OR WHAT, but the tire DEF kicked out on me, roughly 8-10 inches. I recovered quickly with a counter steer, straightened it out, and continued on. (Long line of traffic.)

I love the tire so far, much better on acceleration AND stopping, and no adverse effect on handeling, that I can DEF attribute to the tire.
Again, i love it, aside from one minor incident, which again, I'm not sure 100% was the tire, MAY have been a slick I couldnt see.

I LOVE it! Twisted Evil
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Post  jedishon on Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:26 am

Could have been a small patch of waster from an air conditioner or a small spot of oil. The only time mine has ever stepped out on me was locking it up in the rain. But as soon as I got off the brake it straightened up and acted like it never slipped.

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Post  twin1300 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:53 am

Oil or anti-freeze is the only time mine has ever stepped out on me and it was at an intersection also. Big pucker for sure!

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Post  Badmoon on Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:17 am

Thinkin oil or water too. Ill stay this. Could you imagine what it would have been like on a MT tire if in fact it was oil or water. Anyway. Glad your diggin it.

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Post  quadancer on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:51 am

Hitting the binders HARD in the rain makes you a believer! Never HAD a back brake until NOW!
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Post  2wheeladdict on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:52 am

Mine kicks out on me quite often. I contribute it to the way I ride. I very seldom run her easy. I figure since I own a hotrod bike I may as well ride her hard. It realy pisses the harley guys off when I leave em behind wishing their rides are as fast as mine. Just to make it clear, everytime it has kicked out on me it has been done on purpose. I try to leave a tire mark at as many intersections as I can. There is a reason my riding buddies wife bought both of us "RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT" patches. He also runs a ct on a vtx1800c. I am completely happy with my ct. Right now I have 4500 miles on it, and it shows very little wear. I know that with a mt on the back I would have already replaced my tire. So getting back to the subject, I'm not entirely convinced that there had to be something on the road, afterall you're riding a very powerful and torquey bike, and you should consider you were on the throttle hard.

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Post  quadancer on Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:03 am

If I wanted to go fast, I'd have bought a 'busa.
But I wanted class, so I bought the Hog.

That slip could have been a combination of torque and mold release not worn off the tire yet.
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Post  kennyratt on Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:51 pm

Tomang, woould your gytt size work on a N model? Regards, Kennyratt

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Post  greazman on Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:29 pm

2005 vtx1800n The 205/60/16 GY TT fits great with no rubbing and handles great.greazman(Rich) Cool
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Post  ToMang07 on Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:57 pm

greazman wrote:2005 vtx1800n The 205/60/16 GY TT fits great with no rubbing and handles great.greazman(Rich) Cool

I have a "C" and the GYTT 205-60-16 fits GREAT! Twisted Evil
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Post  Jammin'John on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:04 pm

I get 18k from the 215/55-17 GYTT that i run.

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