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Post  Monstertech on Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:21 pm

I have just recently bought a used 205/65R16 to try on the rear of my VTX 1800c. I have it mounted on the wheel already but need to put some new rear disk pads on when I put the tire back on the bike. Might do that tonight or in the morning because we are supposed to have mid 70 temps tomorrow and mid-upper 70's on Sunday so I'm am definitely riding sometime this weekend. Will post more once I see how I like the CT.
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Post  Doc on Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:37 pm

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Post  LadyDraco on Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:00 am

Welcome Welcome
So how did the test ride go ????
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Post  Monstertech on Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:18 am

Got the rear brakes fixed last night. The pin in the caliper was stuck so I ended up stripping out the 5mm allen head. Had to drill it out & then order a new one from Honda.
Went for a short ride yesterday evening and it felt good. I did notice what everyone talks about when you straighten up after leaning. Went up my buddies dirt drive straight as an arrow, no bouncing around like before. I still need to get it out on the road to see how I will like it because I'm going down to ride the "Three Twisted Sisters" in March and need to make up my mind before that.
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Post  LadyDraco on Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:22 am

I did the TX Hill Country a few years back .. Totally enjoyed the area...
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Post  Monstertech on Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:54 am

Put over 600 miles on the bike during my trip to Leakey and back. I love the way the CT feels while cornering. Slow speed turning is lacking but, overall, I think I am going to stay with the CT on the rear. My wife even says it rides better, she doesn't know I have a CT on the bike. LOL
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Post  rrounds on Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:05 pm

When that tire wears out try a Vredestein Comtrac 185/75-16 tire. Thats the one I run on my bike(Honda VT1100-T)
http://www.tiresbyweb.com/p-9399-vredestein-comtrac-tires.aspx
I think you can find it cheaper, but not by much. I have gotten great mileage out of it(over 20k miles)and its great in the rain.
Being a 185 instead of a 205 you can lean it over easier in the corners and it doesn't try to stand up as much when in a corner.
The 185/75-16 is around 4/10" taller(1/5" at the seat) than most 205/65-16.

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Post  Monstertech on Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:00 pm

rrounds wrote:When that tire wears out try a Vredestein Comtrac 185/75-16 tire. Thats the one I run on my bike(Honda VT1100-T)
http://www.tiresbyweb.com/p-9399-vredestein-comtrac-tires.aspx
I think you can find it cheaper, but not by much. I have gotten great mileage out of it(over 20k miles)and its great in the rain.
Being a 185 instead of a 205 you can lean it over easier in the corners and it doesn't try to stand up as much when in a corner.
The 185/75-16 is around 4/10" taller(1/5" at the seat) than most 205/65-16.

ROD

At $195.00 each, I might as well by an MC tire. Was looking at a Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max, 205/60R16, for $103.00.
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Post  Lou on Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:20 pm

You get what you pay for, a few $$$ more and proven track record. Just saying
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Post  rrounds on Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:43 pm

Thats funny, I use to get 8 to 11k miles out of a 180-70-16 E3 so getting 20k plus out of my C/T is money in the bank for me. I still wear out the outside of the car tire first but that is because in the 80+k miles on my 1100 the longest freeway ride is around 150 miles. Just love where I live, no more than 15 miles to some very fun roads.

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