I have succumbed to the Darkside!

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Post  pvt93 on Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:50 am

Well folks, I put it on last night and rode it to work this morning. All I can say is, COOL! I put on a GYTT 205 60 16 on my Neo. I had my local bike shop mount it for me and the owner just laughed at me and rolled his eyes. He has mounted a few in the past for GW and Valk riders so it wasn't a supprise for him. (BTW he chaged me $10 for the mounting, lets just say I do a lot of business with him and he is paying me back for keeping him in business.) It was a little difficult getting the tire on the bike, I had to let the air out to get the tread part past the axel mount and the rear drive and had my jack up all the way. Once it got past the mounting point it just sliped right on. I also checked my flange bearings and they seemed good too. I didn't see any spots that looked like they will rub, so I didn't do any grinding. I set the pressure at 40lbs and rode it to work this morning (20) miles both country and city riding with a few curves on the way. It rode great. Just like everybody says, I needed a little more input on the steering at slower turns and it likes to straighten up at higher speed turns. It rode much softer then the M/T over the bumps and I even scraped a peg in one of the turns. and everybody says it only get better!!!!

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Post  jedishon on Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:04 am

Cliff.
Gonna need to see a picture of that bad boy.
$10 for mounting the tire is a great price.

My local dealer said "they only mount things they sell, and the car dealer across the street dosen't sell motorcycle tires so they don't sell car tires, anyway why would you want to do something that dumb."

I just walked away shaking my head. You cant teach a know it all anything.

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Post  twin1300 on Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:11 am

Congrats Cliff and Welcome to the wonderful world of the Darkside. Keep us up to date on how it goes, but I can tell you.......you are going to love the way it handles and rides! It will impress you with every thing it does good or better than the motorcycle tire.


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Post  nodakbassmaster on Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:28 pm

Congrats and welcome! Gettin it under that N fender can be a bit tricky!

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Post  motorcyclereb on Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:23 am

Welcome and glad you like it. Just be careful so you don't crash and burn.
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Post  Toasted_311 on Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:51 am

Welcome...see Twin about the cookies for all the new comers. Very Happy

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:30 am

YEAH! Where's my cookie?!?! Smile
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Post  twin1300 on Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:50 am

Morgan Buchanan wrote:YEAH! Where's my cookie?!?! Smile


See what you started toasted..........How did I get to be the keeper of the Cookies! That's must be why I am so fat....I am eating you guys cookies!!!!!!!!.... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


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Post  jedishon on Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:54 am

Thats why we get empty boxes.

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:45 am

Ah well, better for my diet anyway, I suppose....
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Post  smokey2255 on Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:50 am

Welcome to the wildside, just so you know we all will spotaniously combust and go out in a ball of flames. Very Happy Or so the uninitiated will have you believe. Congrats and enjoy. You are right.....it only gets better.

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:16 am

There goes ANOTHER one!

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Post  jedishon on Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:35 am

Morgan Buchanan wrote:There goes ANOTHER one!


LMAO.....thank you

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:23 pm

that would be another cool pic to impose a tire tread over (like in my sig) What a Face

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Post  twin1300 on Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:17 pm

nodakbassmaster wrote:that would be another cool pic to impose a tire tread over (like in my sig) What a Face


Hey..........Not a bad idea! Nodakbassmaster!..........hehehehehe


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Post  nodakbassmaster on Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:32 pm

if I'm up late enough tonight I might fire up photoshop

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:59 pm



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I thought this one came out pretty cool... might as well post them up on the General board to share...

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Post  pvt93 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:24 am

Here is an update on the Goodyear Assurance Triple Tread. I put about 1500 miles on the tire within the last month and all I can say is WONDERFUL! I rode about 300 miles to Kansas City in the rain on the turnpike at about 80-90 Mph indicated and never had a slip! Then I road back roads home for another 400 miles in the rain doing between 45-80 mph and never had a slip again, even going thru some nice twisties. This tire just rocks. I am running 38 psi in it and have a Metz 880 (new) on the front running 40 psi. I put Progressive 440 12" on the rear at the same time and I do notice that I tend to drag my pegs about 2x as I did before. I don't know if it is due to the tire or the somewhat shorter(1/4') shocks. After about the first 100 miles I was used to the way it handled and now I can't tell there is any difference between it and the MT, even at slow speeds. I am sure this tire is going to hit close to 25,000 miles or more on my bike. I am sold on the Darkside!

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Post  Steve-O on Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:44 am

nodakbassmaster wrote:if I'm up late enough tonight I might fire up photoshop

Put the bomb explosion coming out of the center of the tire. Use the logo pic, take out the death star, and put the explosion there. THAT would be good.

Of course a video of a MC with CT rolling down the road, then bursting into flames would be good too!

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