URGENT DARKSIDE HELP NEEDED

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URGENT DARKSIDE HELP NEEDED

Post  Doc Rogers on Sat May 28, 2016 12:21 pm

Hey guys, long time since I have been around, but just went Darkside on my 2000 Valkyrie Interstate with a Goodyear Assurance Triple Tread 205/55/R16.

Had the dealer mount it and it was a fight to get them to finish the job.
Supposedly I should not have to do the cage nut mod for this size of tire.
I am a big guy @ 325 lbs.

Got the tire on and it rubs on the right side nut.

Took the bags/seat off to look and see if I just needed to do the cage nut mod.
I noticed the wheel was not centered in the fender.

It is definitely close to the right side where it is rubbing.

I'll try to load some pics but I am wondering if this is due to a bad install as everything I have read says this tire will not rub and does not require the cage nut mod.


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Post  Doc on Mon May 30, 2016 6:26 pm

Not sure about Valks, but I've seen an 1800 that had to have the fender recentered because of rubbing.

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Post  Doc Rogers on Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:23 pm

Well, ended up taking the whole thing apart and did the cage nut mod.
Now it only rubs 2-up on left turns.

Shock bushings are shot. Also going to try adjusting the rear shocks.
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Post  rrounds on Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:46 pm

You could have gone with a 195/60-16 and that should have fit with no mod's.
I'm running a 185/75-16 on my ACE Tourer and that one might have fit your bike with no mod's.

If this is your first c/t on that bike I would run 100 miles on it then start taking air out till you get a wobble. Then put some air back in(2 to 4 psi) and call it good. If you get the wobble it should start higher up in the speed zone as the air pressure goes up. I add air to my rear tire when the wobble comes back at around 75 mph. It's like I have a built in low air pressure warning on my bike. LOL

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