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Post  vtxtr on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:27 pm

hello i am new to the dark side i have a 2003 vtx r .i have a 180 70r16 on it now i order a yokohama avid envi gor 205 55 16 will this work and i plan to use ride on sealant and balancerhow much do i need for this tire

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Post  CaribCruiser on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:49 pm

Congrats joining the madness!
Don't know about balancing and sealing. It seems you're riding a VTX R, so why sealing?
Anyway, I'm sure more technical guys will chime in.
The 205-55 will lower your bike a bit more then an inch. (overall diameter - 1.04)
If that's what you want OK, if not try the 205-60. (overall diameter - 0.23)
Good luck and let us know. We love pic's. Wink
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Post  Doc on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:46 am

I've never been a fan of the Ride On stuff. I've been told that it will corrode aluminum wheels.
I use Dynabeads, 3oz will do your car tire. thumbup

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Post  vtxtr on Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:06 pm

thanks i guess i will go with the dyna beads. i didn't get the 205 55 16 i got the 205 65 16 . i hope all goes well

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Post  Doc on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:12 am

vtxtr wrote:thanks i guess i will go with the dyna beads. i didn't get the 205 55 16 i got the 205 65 16 . i hope all goes well

Congrats I think you will be happier with the taller tire. Smoother ride, better cornering, and easier to mount. Congrats

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Post  CaribCruiser on Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:40 pm

Good choice cheers Keep us posted.
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Post  vtxtr on Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:16 pm

dyna beads should be here tues i hope and change tire on wed i hope. i will let you all know how it all goes then,

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Post  vtxtr on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:27 pm

got the tire changed not that hard to do about to take it out for a ride

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Post  vtxtr on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:57 pm

didn't get to go far due to a strom rolling in. it didn't seem to bad . i think playing around with air presser i will like it better . i got 42 pounds in it now . will try 38 next a go from there. i will let you know .

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Post  vtxtr on Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:27 pm

ok started out running 42 psi now down to 38 psi that seems to be the best spot . i now have 180 miles on it and i like it. still need a little time to get use to it . at times it seems like its on a rail or a groove. i am guessing this is due to the road.

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Post  CaribCruiser on Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:14 pm

Nice tire, good you like it. The bike really sweeps you around when the road is uneven due to the wider
contact path. Once you know this you will anticipate. I'll bet you'll never go back after riding an other
180 miles. Smile
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Post  vtxtr on Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:58 am

really starting to like this tire the more i ride the better i like it. the wife likes it better to because the bumps are not as bad . learning how it handles through the curves is my biggest task and i am getting better at it. yeah yeah yeah

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