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Post  bigbear7272 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:54 pm

My tire is in and I am waiting on the rim and rotor to come in for my 2005 1800S. Which will become a R/S next week. I got the 205/60R-16 Goodyear Assurance Triple Tread. I have read and reread Bare Ass Choppers removal and re-install of a rear tire several times and have all the tools ready to go. Can't wait to join the DARKSIDE
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Post  Beermand on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:24 pm

Congrats you are going to love it! I sealed my rim on my S and went with the GYTT. I just put 170 miles on today it got up to 65 here and I had a day off and got to enjoy it.
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Post  bigbear7272 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:10 pm

What tire pressure are you running?
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Post  Beermand on Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:57 pm

I started at 37 psi and the road ruts felt a little funny, kind of wiggled in them. I posted that here on the board and the great members here suggested i lower it to 34. I did and it was much better felt really good there. I now run about 35 and when it gets down to say 33.5 i pump it back up to 35. Everyone has their own sweet spot and you will have to find yours. 2 psi one direction or the other can make a big difference in the feel. So start and try it at a few different pressures to see what you like. I love the GYTT it sticks like glue in the twisties and rides like a dream compared to a MC tire. Our local group did the Oklahoma Motorcycle Survival Course put on by the Edmond and State Police and I had no problems doing the cones or anything else at slow speed maneuvers. I did have trouble with the box, but turning that beast in a 10 foot box is tough, even if those police officers do make it look easy.
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Post  bigbear7272 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:15 am

Rotor and rim should be here today, hopefully I can have it mounted today as well. If not then full conversion should be complete tomorrow.
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Post  bigbear7272 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:06 pm

Rim and rotor have arrived. 9am tomorrow, tire mounting at local shop and then darkside Vader at the bear den. Followed by ride and Cheers
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Post  Doc on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:30 pm

Take it easy till the mold release wears off, then ENJOY!!!! Congrats

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Post  twin1300 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:37 am

cheers yeah

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Post  bigbear7272 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:14 pm

Ok so after fighting cus with the brake pin (14mm), it was held in with green loctite, I torched it to loosen it, With a little help from dear old dad we were able to get everything mounted thumbup . On the test ride I was unsure of what to expect confused and what pressure to run hmmm . Its kinda high right now at 43psi, seemed to run well. My main concern is that the rear brake pads don't appear to have seated properly and made a terribly loud scrapping/rubbing sound banghd . When the foot brake was depressed the sound stopped. Looking at the rear rotor(brand new), the wear pattern seemed to be uneven Shrug . So tomorrow I will pull them again and try to reseat.
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Post  bigbear7272 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:34 am

Mission complete, brakes adjusted, everything is tight, ride smooth.
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Post  NeonLeon on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:43 am

Congrats!! Like Doc said, take it easy for the first couple of hundred miles ... then ENJOY!
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Post  CaribCruiser on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:43 pm

Welcome and congrats, you'll love it. Play a bit with the pressure to find the sweet spot. Wink
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