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1800c question

Post  Morgan Buchanan on Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:16 am

Ok, I have my tire. I got a Bridgestone Potenza 205/55/16 (same tire as run by a guy on the Texas X board). Question... do I have to remove the fender to get this on, or should I be able to do it with the fender on? I've got a service shop (not a honda dealer) who'll do the install, but I think they might not be happy about it if they ahve to screw around with anything other than normal. I can probably get them to do the grinding on the bracket with the tire off... but more than that they're going to charge me shop rate. Any advice? I want to be well advised in advance.
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Re: 1800c question

Post  twin1300 on Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:22 am

Morgan,

As I understand if any thing needs to be done to get the tire on an 1800. Is to let the air out after it's seated and it should clear every thing to get it by everything to allow it to get under the fender, then install the tire and air it to recommended manufactured air pressure.

Some 1800 guys should be along in a little while to verify this. Glad to have you and Welcome to our site. Make yourself at home. Also, congrats on your decision to go darkside. You will love it. I have been on the darkside for almost 3 years now. It's a blast!


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Post  TennX on Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:22 pm

If no info is forthcoming you might pm battoo on the tenn. page. he is or was running a Toyo 215/45/18 on his 1800F. good luck
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Post  twin1300 on Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:22 pm

Or PM batoo on this site!!!!!!!!!


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Post  TennX on Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:28 pm

twin1300 wrote:Or PM batoo on this site!!!!!!!!!


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well yeah I guess that would be easier, Laughing I guess from now own if their running darkside I will azzume that they are already here. Wink
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Post  twin1300 on Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:33 pm

TennX wrote:
twin1300 wrote:Or PM batoo on this site!!!!!!!!!


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well yeah I guess that would be easier, Laughing I guess from now own if their running darkside I will azzume that they are already here. Wink

Bwwahahahaha No problem TennX. Most all the 1300 guys are on here. The 1800 I have about 20 of them. You can check the Members list and find by post count, last visit, a user name. All kinds of ways to look at our members. It's a neat feature.

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Re: 1800c question

Post  PopsVTX on Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:49 pm

Put a GYTT 205/60/16 on my C model. Only thing I wound up doing was NOT letting air out of the tire but jacking the bike up enough so I could roll the tire into place and lower the bike onto the tire. Easy enough; just went slow and used a gentle push or two. May or may not work for everyone but easy enough in my case. Good luck.
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Re: 1800c question

Post  Morgan Buchanan on Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:58 pm

Thanks, y'all. I'm looking at the tire with lust in my heart... my intake is off to get chromed, and I'm on a bikeless vacation for over a week starting Friday, so it'll be after st. patty's day.... but man that tire looks cool.
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Re: 1800c question

Post  nodakbassmaster on Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:58 pm

the rail can be ground just fine with the tire off and the bike on a jack, but unless you have really short shocks, I don't think you could hit with the 55 series... might want to try it out without the grinding and see if you get any rub marks... dunno on that one, it's your dime for shop time!

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1800c tire install

Post  joe mama on Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:08 pm

Hey morgan
Its been awhile on sit, but just saw your post. I also have a 1800c and installed a 205/55/16 Goodyear all season Eagle F-1. No cutting etc. is need it. Just jack the tail higher then front and push that bugger in! I ride two up and have no rubbing etc. Hell the day after installation. To mexico I went Enjoy the dark side. its alsome Bikers look at My tire and can not belive it...
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Re: 1800c question

Post  murray_61 on Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:07 am

I am the guy Morgan mentioned in the first post. Everyone I talked to before doing the install said no grinding was necessary. I only did it to be safe... I am a little over 3 bucks, so I set the rear down pretty good. I took the fender off to remove the bracket and do the grinding, but couldn't remember if taking it off was necessary. I guess it wasn't, but I had a lot of the bike taken apart anyway and figured, what's another part...

Morgan, post up some pics when you get it done!

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Re: 1800c question

Post  Morgan Buchanan on Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:32 pm

The deed is done, I did grind the bracket for safety... I have a spare bracket that I could throw on for shits and giggles sometime if I really feel like it.

So I have my first 30 miles of dark riding under my belt. I was surprised at first of how "heavy" it was backing up, and was surprised at just how darn heavy the steering was.... then double surprised at how fast that 90% of that perception went away.
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Re: 1800c question

Post  nodakbassmaster on Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:10 am

nice ain't it! Laughing Laughing Enjoy! Twisted Evil

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Re: 1800c question

Post  Morgan Buchanan on Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:49 am

argh argh!!! The flames burn, the bones are broken... I crashed and burned like a dozen times on my way to work! LOL
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Post  twin1300 on Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:24 am

Morgan Buchanan wrote:argh argh!!! The flames burn, the bones are broken... I crashed and burned like a dozen times on my way to work! LOL

I have caught fire spontaneously so many times now, that they don't even call the fire department any more................ Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


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Post  nodakbassmaster on Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:29 pm

Morgan Buchanan wrote:argh argh!!! The flames burn, the bones are broken... I crashed and burned like a dozen times on my way to work! LOL
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:03 pm

Oh, that was just the fire in my loins looking at nodak's avatar....
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Post  twin1300 on Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:39 pm

Morgan Buchanan wrote:Oh, that was just the fire in my loins looking at nodak's avatar....


Yeh.......that has been discussed quite a few times......... cheers bounce bounce Laughing Laughing Laughing


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Post  nodakbassmaster on Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:50 am

and SOMEONE still hasn't produced the rest of the vid clip that he SUPPOSEDLY had or had a link too... Evil or Very Mad

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Re: 1800c question

Post  NDAna on Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:58 pm

Didn't read all the posts- sorry if this has been said.
My 1st DS tire was a BFG gForce sport on 1800C w/ 11.5" progressives. Nothing done to bike for tire to fit perfectly. That one was down to 3/32nds at 14k miles so was replaced w/ 205/65/16 HydroEdge
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