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Post  BKMC 13th Tim on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:25 am

I'm new to the darkside. i have seen a lot of post but I'm still looking for a little more info. I'm sick of getting 10k on a motorcycle tire that cost about 300.00 bucks I'm looking at a 195/60/r16 handkook h426 it's a 60,000 mile all-season tire. I'm I going in right way. how many miles really will a ct last on a street glide. Is there anything I need to know about going dark. Any info will be helpful, thanks

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Post  Doc on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:07 pm

Any tire's mileage is inversely related to the amount of right wrist twisting.... A car tire just tolerates it a lot longer than a motorcycle tire will. Twisted Evil

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Post  BKMC 13th Tim on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:19 pm

Thanks for the info,the bike is in the shop now getting the 195/60r16 hankook h426 installed. I'm really ready to ride the bike with the car tire on to see what the darkside is all about LOL

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Post  quadancer on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:04 pm

First your woman will mention how much better it rides - smoother.
Get the mold off and hit the twisties and you'll find it's going just where you point it; no wandering. But you'll wanna play with air
pressures, 2lbs. at a time for the first few hundred miles to find where it's best handling is. After that, it's all about the
TRACTION baby!
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Post  BKMC 13th Tim on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:35 am

First report with the car tire on. I really like how smooth it rides now and it handles great but there is a lite wobble at 83mph and up I'm running one up the car tire is at 36 psi any suggestions

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Post  quadancer on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:42 pm

Add pressure first. You may have to go even 50 lbs., but work up first.
Computer balance, and there may be a few machines out there that adjust for lateral imbalance too; just not in my hood.
Then, Ride-On tire sealant/balancer. This helped mine more than anything besides pressures.
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Post  Doc on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:30 pm

Adjust your pressure 2lbs at a time. Ride it a few days before changing it again.
For balancing, I have had great success with 3 oz. of Dynabeads for a rear car tire and 2 oz. in the front.

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Post  quadancer on Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:28 pm

Dynabeads did not correct my wobble, but Ride-On lessened it a lot. I think that with the beads being more free to move than the thick gel, the
gel doesn't allow the lateral movement that beads do, although beads do great at centrifugal balance. IME, Ride-On does 3 things.
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