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Post  ToMang07 on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:32 pm

Double Darkside Question:

Ok, Ihave a 130-70-18 on the front... And am thinking about doing the Double Darkside.

My question is, what are the recommended tires, and which ones do you reverse the direction?

Looking for options, so what U got? Suspect
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Post  Jammin'John on Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:44 pm

I run a Pilot Activ rear on the front of my Stratoliner.

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Post  jedishon on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:31 pm

I run the Avon roadrider rear tire on my front. It was designed for front or rear fitment. So I run it in regular rotation with the arrows.

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Post  quadancer on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:16 pm

Mountain tested the S-11 Spitfire from Bridgestone this weekend on a 250 mile birthday ride. Absolutely heads and tails a better tire than the Dunny, as expected. Smooooooth and very very sticky in the twisties. Best of all, it doesn't move a bit over the tar snakes...but it makes a sorta "naaaack" sound when rolling over them, straight up or on a curve. I guess it's all that traction, sounding like riding on wet glue!!! Stock size was totally sufficient at 130mm leading my 175mm rear, handling awesomely.
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Re: Double Darkside Question:

Post  mark_1bx on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:43 pm

jedishon wrote:I run the Avon roadrider rear tire on my front. It was designed for front or rear fitment. So I run it in regular rotation with the arrows.

Jerry


Where can I find the information stating that the Avon Roadrider rear is designed for front or rear?
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Post  jedishon on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:01 pm

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Re: Double Darkside Question:

Post  Jammin'John on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:35 pm


We just use it as a front.
It was NOT designed as a front tire !


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Post  twin1300 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:21 pm

quadancer wrote:Mountain tested the S-11 Spitfire from Bridgestone this weekend on a 250 mile birthday ride. Absolutely heads and tails a better tire than the Dunny, as expected. Smooooooth and very very sticky in the twisties. Best of all, it doesn't move a bit over the tar snakes...but it makes a sorta "naaaack" sound when rolling over them, straight up or on a curve. I guess it's all that traction, sounding like riding on wet glue!!! Stock size was totally sufficient at 130mm leading my 175mm rear, handling awesomely.

The Bridgestone Spitfire is the bomb!!!!



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Re: Double Darkside Question:

Post  jedishon on Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:53 pm

twin1300 wrote:
quadancer wrote:Mountain tested the S-11 Spitfire from Bridgestone this weekend on a 250 mile birthday ride. Absolutely heads and tails a better tire than the Dunny, as expected. Smooooooth and very very sticky in the twisties. Best of all, it doesn't move a bit over the tar snakes...but it makes a sorta "naaaack" sound when rolling over them, straight up or on a curve. I guess it's all that traction, sounding like riding on wet glue!!! Stock size was totally sufficient at 130mm leading my 175mm rear, handling awesomely.

The Bridgestone Spitfire is the bomb!!!!



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Couldn't find one big enough for the R/S model or I would have tried it this time.

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Re: Double Darkside Question:

Post  quadancer on Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:43 pm

Not big enough? Even in a rear? That's what I'm using, in forward direction. Heading for a parking lot now to play in the cones while wifey shops. I wanna see how it does in the keyhole and cone weaves.
From all I've read before buying, I think I've become a huge Bridgestone fan. You just don't see many complaints about them, and they're a LOT cheaper than Michelins. I'm starting to see some complaints about the Dunny E-3's lately, which surprised me. It was SUPPOSED to be the 'BOMB'...NOT!

Dang. Raincloud came thru and I had to help with shopping. If it were dry out, I'd go for a night ride- smells so sweeeeet out there!
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Re: Double Darkside Question:

Post  mark_1bx on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:56 pm


Jerry, not trying to be a PITA but I still don't see where it says that it can be used on the front. Maybe cut and past or ??I want to see something in writting.....not doubting you just want a reference.
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Post  xwrecker on Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:34 am

mark_1bx wrote:

Jerry, not trying to be a PITA but I still don't see where it says that it can be used on the front. Maybe cut and past or ??I want to see something in writting.....not doubting you just want a reference.

Here you go....
Avon AM26 Roadrider Rear Tire


The AM26 Roadrider Tire from Avon offers excellent grip at all lean angles from large contact patch
Interrupted center groove to resist tracking
Special rubber compound formulated for excellent grip
Bias-ply construction
Wide range of sizes and matching tread design front and rear
V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph
**Note: Universal Tire Sizing (will fit both front and rear)
100/90v-18
100/90v-19
110/90v-18
120/80v-16
120/90v-17
120/80v-17
3.25v-19
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Re: Double Darkside Question:

Post  NDAna on Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:47 pm

Wanted to try DDS on the cheap so picked up a Kenda for my 1800 C. Under $60 and it is doing fine. Have been in some NASTY rain and no issues. Does howl a bit in high speed turns. Will be staying DDS but MTL a higher end tire next time.
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Post  vtxcandyred on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:05 pm

ToMang07 wrote:Double Darkside Question:

Ok, Ihave a 130-70-18 on the front... And am thinking about doing the Double Darkside.

My question is, what are the recommended tires, and which ones do you reverse the direction?

Looking for options, so what U got? Suspect
If you have an 1800 should'nt you have a 150-80/18 on front. I do but then mine is the first year for the retro. I don't know about all the other models.
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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:14 pm

vtxcandyred wrote:
ToMang07 wrote:Double Darkside Question:

Ok, Ihave a 130-70-18 on the front... And am thinking about doing the Double Darkside.

My question is, what are the recommended tires, and which ones do you reverse the direction?

Looking for options, so what U got? Suspect
If you have an 1800 should'nt you have a 150-80/18 on front. I do but then mine is the first year for the retro. I don't know about all the other models.

He has a C model 1800 so yea his is different

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Post  NDAna on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:08 am

NDAna wrote:Wanted to try DDS on the cheap so picked up a Kenda for my 1800 C. Under $60 and it is doing fine. Have been in some NASTY rain and no issues. Does howl a bit in high speed turns. Will be staying DDS but MTL a higher end tire next time.

Did the same thing- My Kenda is having SIGNIFICANT tread separation. Please check your tire closely.
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