2005 RoadStar Silverado 1700

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Post  NH RoadStar 1700 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:20 pm

Have having a lot of issues trying to find a tire that will actually fit my 05 1700, a tire which has a symetrical tread pattern (both shoulder treads running the same direction) as I am quite aware that the "asymmetric" patterns have the shoulder pattern running opposite directions, so depending on the direction of your turn/lean, your traction/handling is going to be drastically different........I have also seen several different size tires recommended for my bike, ranging from 185/55--16 to 195/65-16.....would someone PLEASE give me some insite as to exactly which tires WILL actually fit? Yes, I have looked at the DARKSIDE charts, and that is where I have found such a variance in tire size........as a note, I quite often ride two up, fully loaded with up to a week's worth of gear....

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Post  Doc on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:00 pm

Actually people I've spoken with that have used both, say the asymmetric tread pattern's handling/traction doesn't feel
any different than a symmetrical tread pattern. Shrug

There is about 2 inches in total diameter and less than a 1/2 inch in width between the 2 sizes.
They probably will both fit, but if I was heavily loading my bike, without going with taller shocks, I'd pick the shorter tire.
Realizing that I'm going to be turning higher RPM at a given speed than with the taller tire.

FYI, There is a tire posted on the classified board that would split the difference between the sizes you mentioned.

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Post  jedishon on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:55 am

I have ran both tread patterns and did not notice any difference. Both floorboards drag the ground if needed with no hesitation.

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