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95 ACE VT1100C2 going ds

Post  thedrewski86 on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:06 am

I've been lurking long enough, figured it was time I registered and asked for advice...
As the title says I have a 95 1100 ACE. It has a tired Dunlop K555 on the back (170/80/15) with spoked rims and therefore a tube as far as I know. Here is my list of wants in a C/T:

1. Taller than my stock 25.4" height for better highway revving
2. Symmetrical tread pattern (I know this shouldn't really make a difference but hey, they look better that way!)
3. It needs to work with my stock rim and a tube
4. Width is no major concern to me but given the choice I would go narrower

So I was excited when I found the vw tires being mentioned on here so much but I can't find the size I want. Ideally I would like to cram a 205/70/15 in there. I found a General Grabber UHP in that size w/ a 26.3" diameter. I want to take some measurements and see if there is any way I could make it fit.

I suppose my question is, has anyone used the Grabber? I see the Altimax everywhere but I can't find the size I want. Any advise?

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Re: 95 ACE VT1100C2 going ds

Post  Doc on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:51 am

I ran a General Grabber UHP on my VTX1300C for a couple of years. Great tire.
I switched to a Michelin HydroEdge, just to try something different.
It was just as good as the General except smoother,
I think I called it Marshmallow Smooth.

Either is a good choice! thumbup

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Re: 95 ACE VT1100C2 going ds

Post  thedrewski86 on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:32 am

Thanks Doc, that Mich looks like a nice tire too. Good call!
Any opinion on if I could get that 205 70 15 in my bike? It seems some people can on the shafted 1100s and others can't... I'm left wondering.

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205 70 15 fits on a VT1100C2

Post  thedrewski86 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:38 am

Well, I got the Michelin Hydroedge in a 205 70 15. A buddy of mine mounted it for me and it fits!

Here it is on the bike:


I like the tire, I plan on putting a couple hundred miles on it today so I can really get a feel for it.

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95 ACE VT1100C2 going ds

Post  juliobet on Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:36 pm

Hi guys i being  trying to mount the same tire but don't fit !!!hmmm 
i am very confuse Sad  ,saw your picture so went and i buy same tire (Michelin hydroedge 205 70 15 )
try my self with no luck them i went to a tire guy and he cant mount it !?Embarassed 
set the pressure alt 100 psi  for a day and still no do not seat on the rim
Any help is welcome  
thanks in advance
jb
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Re: 95 ACE VT1100C2 going ds

Post  motopsycho on Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:26 pm

What did you do to prepare the rim? Proper cleaning and lubing the rim can make all the difference. FWIW, a 205 tire won't fit my '05 1100C2. The 195 fits perfectly, though. It did take a bit over 90 PSI to get it to set, but I didn't do any rim preparation. Didn't know I should have until after the wheel was back on the bike!

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