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first impressions of double darkside

Post  flat 6 on Tue May 12, 2015 6:11 pm

howdy all heres what I did first I put the bt 45 on the front and rode it with the e3 rear no difference in handling a small amount of vibration from tire at low speeds cause the bt 45 has more groves and is a courser tire than the e3 front. then I went to a goodyear assurance fuel max on the rear took 60 lbs to seat.started with 41 lbs upped to 45 lbs rode about a 100 miles today tire is great . smooth in the corners I have to push it down a bit more.reminds me of my 650 Suzuki .had to push it down to get it to lay down in the corners to.max I went to was 85 mph which is faster than I normaly ride anyway.but no problems.so its all good happy to be here

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Post  dajain on Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:32 am

I am new to the darkside and just ordered the BT45 for the front. Thought I read the rear tire on the front needs to be installed opposite the rotation marked on the tire. Is that right?
I also have the Assurance Fuel max on the rear.


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Post  flat 6 on Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:35 pm

i have mine mounted in reverse rotation seems fine

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Post  flat 6 on Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:30 pm

heres my update on double dark side front tire bt 45 is great have about 13000 kms or about 7500 miles still looks like new has already out lasted the Dunlop e3 frt the back tire a good year assurance fuel max is also wearing very well.have been thru the moutains in the twistys scraping the pegs no problem .definatly don't like the higher rpm.have bought an austone and going to try that

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Post  rrounds on Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:19 am

I hope you got a good Austone tire. I know of three or four that were not round or had the (bad) wobble the faster you went. I have not read any bad reports about the Dunlop 175R16, It cost more but like I said no reports of a bad one.

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Post  2Late45 on Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:28 am

Went "Double Dark" on my 06 ST in April. BT-45 up front @ 41psi, Hankook evo on the rear @ 37psi. Only a little over 2K on them so far and I'm loving it. Leaving Friday for 2 weeks and about 3k trip. Going to be nice not worrying about tire wear in the middle of a trip...

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Post  LadyDraco on Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:28 am

We have 3 Austone's NOT a bad one the bunch.... I do know if you don't run 45 psi you might get a wobble...
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Post  Mike Sal on Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:59 pm

If I am riding alone at speeds above 63mph, I can get a nasty wobble from my Austone tire. It is less visible if I take the windshield off, or if I ride double (with the wife on board).....in fact, if the wife is along, it is a great tire with no complaints at all. I guess the extra weight makes the tire more stable.

I just rolled over 5,000 miles on this tire & tread life looks great (it's on a '03 Victory Classic Cruiser)
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