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Post  coolbanana on Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:41 am

I am now a DS rider, I have been curious for a while about running a CT but last week I was put in a position where I had to put on a CT or wait a week or more to get a MT for my 1800 goldwing. Not wanting to be with out my bike for that long I went to the local tire store and had them put on a 205-55-16 Goodyear eagle. Had I known it would have been so tight a fit I probably would have stayed with a 195-55-16. My first impression of riding on the ct vs a mt is it rides smoother, is more stable and seems to take the corners well. I have not done any hard leans yet so I am unsure of just how far I can safely. Can anyone who has more experience than me give me an idea of what happens when you lean a ct over like say running the dragon. Does it stay on the tread or does it roll over to the side wall. I know there are people here that run a ct as hard as a mt and can let me know, how far I can push it. Is this goodyear tire a decent tire to run as I had no time to see what the most popular tire was and get it. Thanks for this site and any advice you can offer me.


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Re: New to the DS and to this forum

Post  robw on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:34 am

I run a 195 on my GL1800. You won't be able to lean the bike over far enough to run on the sidewall. The tire won't stay totally flat on the ground in a turn but will still have more rubber on the ground than a MC tire.
You can get a lot of info on the GoldWing board here and also the Darksider forum at GL1800riders.com.
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Re: New to the DS and to this forum

Post  grumpybutt on Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:19 pm

You did good, I'll bet before it's over you'll be saying "you'll never go back". I know I won't be. I have a Genral G-Max 205/50/17 on my 05 Rune, can't wait for my 05 Royal Star's Avon to wear out to go DarkSide on it too.

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Re: New to the DS and to this forum

Post  CaribCruiser on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:09 am

Welcome and congrats Banana. Find your way around on the site.
As mentioned in earlier replies, no worries, just ride it like you stole it.
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