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Post  ranger351w on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:37 am

I ordered a new Hankook 195x60 16 H426 in 2011 Road King. Went a little less money to try ct out.Will be on the darkside in late spring.Will use Dyna beads 3oz in rear and 2oz in front.

I will put Dyna beads in the old mc tires to see how they work as stock Dunlop seems to be holding up fairly well. 5/32 tread left after 8200 miles on both ends. Tired of walking to garage and seeing wieghts laying on the floor beside the wheel.
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Post  twin1300 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:43 am

cheers Please let us know how it turns out! Congrats






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Post  Doc on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:28 am

Congrats
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Dyna beads

Post  ranger351w on Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:08 am

Well I put the Dyna beads in about 5000 miles ago. Got tired of going to the garage and seeing weights lying on the floor.

Long storie short they are the greatest thing since canned beer and sliced bread. Smooth every time you get on it at any speed.

Well satisfied. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it. Can't wait to get the car tire on and see how it works but the darned Harley tire will not wear out Shrug I have 11000 on it and still 3/32 on front and rear. Not complaining mind you.

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Post  quadancer on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:22 pm

Book says 3/32 is time to change it. I go by the quarter coin, about the same.
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Post  ranger351w on Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:02 am

quadancer wrote:Book says 3/32 is time to change it. I go by the quarter coin, about the same.

Books say a lot of things and some are worth reading but there is still a lot of good tread on that tire. I just watch them closer when they get down in that range. Just my opinion Shrug

Besides the tire store can not find the Komhoo 426 I want right now. Still waiting. Soon be winter here anyway and will probably not ride more than a thousand miles here in Iowa rest of year.



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Post  ranger351w on Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:26 am

Odered a 195/60 16 Hankook

Hope it works and is as good as you guys say on the darkside. Should be on it soon as the stock tire has 12000 on it and is about ready to be replaced. I had to plug a hole the other day. Seems ok but you know Suspect

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Post  quadancer on Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:31 am

ranger351w wrote:
quadancer wrote:Book says 3/32 is time to change it. I go by the quarter coin, about the same.

Books say a lot of things and some are worth reading but there is still a lot of good tread on that tire. I just watch them closer when they get down in that range. Just my opinion Shrug

Besides the tire store can not find the Komhoo 426 I want right now. Still waiting. Soon be winter here anyway and will probably not ride more than a thousand miles here in Iowa rest of year.


Ya, each tire has some differences in performance when the tread gets low, by design, by how it was ridden, where it's worn most and so on, but I think the main consensus for tread depth they made was regarding overall traction and hydroplaning. There are always exceptions to a rule, but I consider things to be even worse when it's cold out. If there were no rule, many would ride them until they were Maypops. Or Willpops.
If you don't need a gauge to check air pressure, you probably need a tire?
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Why wait????

Post  Doc on Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:43 am

For the safety and comfort of a car tire I replaced the Bridgestone on my new
2012 Goldwing with the car tire at only 800 miles.. Vader

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Post  quadancer on Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:50 pm

I'm with you man - I took off a Pirelli Night Dragon with only 3k on it to go DS. It won't go back on there
unless I hit a tire strip and have a run coming up. Then it would be back off soon after!
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New car tire

Post  ranger351w on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:42 am

Seems to work great.


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Hankook on Road King

Post  ranger351w on Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:14 am

Well I have had the Hankook on for around 3000 miles now and I have to say at 32lbs this is a good riding tire with the 3oz of dyna beads in it. Rides a lot smoother and softer than the OE tire And the handling is different but hardly an issue. I feel secure and the bike is stable even in fast sweepers. in the corners it takes a little effort to keep it down and I think that is the way it should be.

AS far as tar snakes and road cracks they do not exist. I like to play with the center of the road when I am bored and do not even feel the seperation crack.

In a word I love it and will probably never willingly go back "said that way because our all knowing leaders may make me who knows" cus ?

Bottom line is it works well!


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Post  ranger351w on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:45 am

Been awhile but I'm back at it! Have a 2013 FLHTC and going dark.

I know a 195X60 will fit but what about a 205X60?? Anyone know if it will fit? would get speedo closer with the 205.
Anyone??

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