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Post  Enasaxios on Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:06 am

Good day every one, I am new to the Darkside, I have a 2006 VTX 1800S3 in Dana Point, CA and I heard about the CT for bikes from the PGR and drove my interest. so I am going to the Darkside, just ordered a Mayrun 205/65-15 94V 320AA from Online tires for about 69.00 (because of finances) and I am going to try it on this week, I will like some info on what may be the best air pressure for that. Thank you all for the great info and support. Yanni
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Post  jedishon on Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:21 am

I would think starting around 38 should work. It all depends on style of riding, shock settings, etc, etc, etc.... Start there go for a ride. 50-100 miles if it feels to stiff drop 2 lbs if it feels to hard drop 2 lbs then repeat. Somewhere in there is the rught combo of air/shock setting that will give you a ride you will love.

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Post  Doc on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:45 am

Not familiar with that tire or how stiff its sidewall is.
You may want to start even higher than Jerry suggest, like around 42, if the sidewalls are soft.

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did u get the car tire to seat on the spoke rim???

Post  speedman on Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:30 pm

If you want to switch to mag wheel the 1300 c is a direct match for your 1800 r spoke. after many tries with tube at 115 pounds could not get the tire to seat on the spoke. If you blow up your rim I got a extra one for you. I used cooking oil and cleaned the rim very well left in the texas sun for 6 hrs but would not seat with 115 pounds. Thats why I went with the mag and will switch the front rim soon to match, I have been on spoke rim for most of my life and what a pain when you get a flat.
with mag wheels you can plug up and fill up and go. I hated waiting for 4 hrs for a tow truck and than trying to find a shop close by. If you use wyanes method of sealing you will be better off than with a tube. just my 10 cents on your switch hmmm

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