215/45-18 on '08 1800F

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Post  jeffdiesel on Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:07 pm

Sorry, I have searched and searched and cant find miuch about this 18" wheel on this '08 F so I'm just posting a new thread.

First off, I am brand spankin new here. I been planning on going to the darkside since I put my second MC tire on my bike. Its now about 10K miles later and I'm ready to try it.

I have the 215/45-18 in mind. Any thoughts on that? Whose done it, will it rub? Will I have to "dent" my driveshaft tube or what? Someone tell me about this. I am ready to do it THIS WEEK. The bikes been down almost 2 weeks and I havent been able to find the info I need. I dont mind some modification but am not looking to do a complete, money/labor intensive customization. I ride every day to and from work and on weekends and this 6 wheel deal (My other rig is a dually) is getting old quick.

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Re: 215/45-18 on '08 1800F

Post  twin1300 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:29 pm

I think your only choice is the 215! I don't see any other size in the 18" rim size. It's the holidays so most people will not be posting until it's over. We have a few F's here that are running that size.

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Post  ESKIMO on Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:32 pm

plus1 TOYO PROXIE T1R 215/45ZR/18.......Mine fit with no mods....15,000 miles later tire wear stated at .3155 tread depth and now its at .2155 which is approx less than 3/32 inch....... cus will be replacing tire tommorrow due to a 4 inch nail that punctured the tread...plugged it but will be replacing it because it also punctured the side wall.... cus cus cus RAT FEATHERS!!!!!!!! I'LL never go back to a m/c rear tire..........some have used a cooper tire , and not sure of the other 1 or two possible choices.....i'm totally sold on the DARKSIDE... bow bow DARKSIDERS FOREVER.....ESKIMO

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Re: 215/45-18 on '08 1800F

Post  CaribCruiser on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:10 pm

Welcome and Congrats
215 is the tire to go with, like Twin and Eskimo mentioned.
Enjoy the ride and good to have you here.
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Re: 215/45-18 on '08 1800F

Post  Fatman Photos on Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:33 am

I am on my second Toyo Proxes T1R 215/45-18. Got approx 18000 miles out of the first one. Tire fit with no mode. Mounted it, balanced with dynabeads and away I went. Took about 30 minutes to get use to the tire. I think you will like the ride and the money savings. Very Happy thumbup
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Here's a 1800F thread for ya

Post  Cords on Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:10 pm

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Re: 215/45-18 on '08 1800F

Post  nodakbassmaster on Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:13 pm

I've got my T1R wore out after 18K.... no mods required. I think after the 200 MC tire in the garage is worn out (won't take long) I will try the cooper just to try something different.

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The Cooper is HUGE!

Post  Cords on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:34 pm

My Toyo has 2 nails, and the bigger nail started to leak recently. It is near the sidewall and my tread is past the wear indicators so I'm going with a new Cooper Zeon ZPT. I can't believe the size of this thing! It measured an inch wider (not fair because it is not mounted and the Toyo was mounted). It is hard to believe that it fits, but I saw the link above, plus 3 more guys I saw on VTXOA are using it. One guy reported that it was rubbing on the drive shaft cover at first, but after some riding the tire changed shape enough to not rub anymore. I have already taken a grinder to the supports in the fender and the helmet lock for the Toyo (didn't have to but as long as the wheel was off why not?).

Anyone else here have trouble with removing the brake stopper pin/bolt? It is the 1st step to remove the wheel, and mine was unbelievably hard to remove. Even after the 6 corroded threads were out the smooth part of the bolt was stuck, still hard to turn & squeaking. I used lots of PB Blaster and my hands are all sore from wrenching a couple clicks at a time. Eventually I scratched the exhaust and that sucked the life out of the project. The axle was a piece of cake, as was removing the dust ring to get the old Toyo past it.

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Re: 215/45-18 on '08 1800F

Post  nodakbassmaster on Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:18 pm

shoot, that toyo gots more tread than mine! lol

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Re: 215/45-18 on '08 1800F

Post  VTXCarl on Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:37 pm

Mines a Kumho and it fit like a glove and feels great. Stops on a dime and gets traction too. The cost savings on price and wear pays off.
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Re: 215/45-18 on '08 1800F

Post  Cords on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:40 pm

It's tight but it fits. Actually it was rubbing slightly on the driveshaft when I spun the wheel, but after a commute it is now 1/8" away Cool

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