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Post  VTXChamp on Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:27 pm

I have a 2003 1800C. Just bought the tire today. Riken Raptor 205/55ZR16. Great looking tread pattern and it looks the same on both sidewalls. Can't wait to get it put on next week. I see a lot of things about balancing the tire. Are DynaBeads really the best way to go or is normal balancing still ok?


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Post  Larry Simpson on Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:50 pm

Either means of balancing will work it just seems that the magic beads are a more permanent balance as they re ballance every time you start moving.Comes down to personal choice I guess.
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Post  VTXChamp on Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:25 pm

Thanks. I'll see what the guy who is installing it offers.
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Post  quadancer on Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:15 am

Make your own mind - many installers have their heads in the past and won't do dyna beads. Were I to do it again, I'd go for RideOn instead, so I have flat protection too.
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Post  CaribCruiser on Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:10 pm

A pic of the tire will be appreciated.
Beads or the old fashioned way is up to you. The beads are
more permanent as mentioned above.
Keep us posted about the tire.
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GOT THE TIRE ON!!!!! HERE ARE THE PICS!!!!!

Post  VTXChamp on Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:52 pm

2003 VTX 1800C with a RIKEN RAPTOR 205/55zr16
Pics show clearances in all areas. This should help with some of the tire size questions. It's close but no rub riding 1up. Will probably have to adjust shocks for 2up. I used .12 gram AIRSOFT Beads and so far it feels great. Haven't got up to high speeds yet though. Will post updates asap.



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Post  CaribCruiser on Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:31 pm

Fits nice, also a nice looking profile. Enjoy it !
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