One Week Later and 486 miles onthe HydroEdge

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One Week Later and 486 miles onthe HydroEdge

Post  czech on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:18 pm

It's been 486 miles and 1 week since I started on the Darkside. The Hydro 205/65/16 on my VTX 1800C-3 is much stabler than the old MT's were. I just completed a 350 mile round trip over several days where I was able to experiment with different pressures, mostly old blacktop 4 lane roads with pressed rock in them. The Hydro held secure and firm thru moderate 70mph sweepers . While I didn't expect a smooth ride due to bad road conditions, the hydro performed flawless in smoothness and grip. Never once did I feel like the tire would slip with me. Started at 40 lbs , now down to 36 lbs with rear preload set on 4 for 1 person. I would like to try preload set on 3 as some minor road holes produced a jar.Tire tracked true at all times. Will go even lower to 34 lbs for the same trip this weekend.
The countersteer is not very noticeable now as I get used to it and use my wrists to push the bars down into a turn for better control and feel. Overall ,it is a much smoother ride, better road control , way better upright stability , just plain ole' scary stopping ability and YOU become more confident on a mental level with your bikes handling performance qualities and your safety.

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Post  twin1300 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:50 pm

Thank you for the write up! Well written sir!


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Post  nodakbassmaster on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:56 am

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Post  CaribCruiser on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:20 pm

Why bothering us with all this old news ? Laughing
Seriously, thanks for the clear write up and most of all, congrats, glad you're happy.

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Post  Doc on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:03 am

I love reading the testimony from a new Darksider!

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