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Post  Nitro1720 on Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:05 pm

The Toyo TPT 205/60/16 is on the bike,03 1800r and ridden for about 60 miles. All i can say is that everything I read on this site is true to one
extent or the other. I do like it,it is different,but not bad different. I will get used to it quick, a few more curves and I feel the confidense
will b there for good! Just cant figure why it took so long to get to it!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all
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Post  jedishon on Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:31 pm

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Post  twin1300 on Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:31 pm

Great news Nitro!!!!!!!! Congrats and Welcome to the darkside. After you get some miles on it, come back and gives us a full review?


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Post  nodakbassmaster on Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:03 am

scha-weet!! Very Happy Very Happy cheers

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:20 am

Good luck not



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Post  Badmoon on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:50 am

OK, it is getting more and more like peer-pressure here. I am gonna go ahead and make the plunge with I get to the beach. I have the tire, I have had it for a while. I just wanted to get a little more wear on the MC tire before changing it. I am hearing too many positives to not to do it.

Keep the reviews coming.
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Post  Hudi on Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:20 am

i have about 600 miles on on 205 douglas now and the more i ride it the better i like it. it did feel a little different at first, a good differnet. i was also a little hesitate on the twisties, now watch out. i have more confidence now in the twisties than i have ever had with the old POS m/t. DARKSIDER FOR LIFE!!!! OW-YEAH!!!!

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:47 pm

That's exactly how I feel in the curves... I'm riding it like I stole the dang thing.
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Post  mark_1bx on Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:21 am

Nitro1720 wrote:The Toyo TPT 205/60/16 is on the bike,03 1800r and ridden for about 60 miles. All i can say is that everything I read on this site is true to one
extent or the other. I do like it,it is different,but not bad different. I will get used to it quick, a few more curves and I feel the confidense
will b there for good! Just cant figure why it took so long to get to it!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all


What tire are you running on the front? How many miles on it? Make sure your shock bushings are good. Any elongating or movement they should be replaced. All these things effect handling.
I replaced my front tire with a 140 and replaced my shock bushings and it rides like a bike should. No leaning or turning issues. I don't even know it's there....

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Post  Badmoon on Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:49 am

mark_1bx wrote:
Nitro1720 wrote:The Toyo TPT 205/60/16 is on the bike,03 1800r and ridden for about 60 miles. All i can say is that everything I read on this site is true to one
extent or the other. I do like it,it is different,but not bad different. I will get used to it quick, a few more curves and I feel the confidense
will b there for good! Just cant figure why it took so long to get to it!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all


What tire are you running on the front? How many miles on it? Make sure your shock bushings are good. Any elongating or movement they should be replaced. All these things effect handling.
I replaced my front tire with a 140 and replaced my shock bushings and it rides like a bike should. No leaning or turning issues. I don't even know it's there....

Mark

Are you telling us that you have a CT on the front of the bike? or a wider MC tire on the front. HuMMMM.


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Post  Muntz on Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:47 am

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Post  Nitro1720 on Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:03 pm



Everything seems to check out fine on the bike, the front tire is just a metzler 150/80r/17. The only thing i notice is that the bike seems to want to veer just slightly right. Of course I know the crown of the road is at play but im still trying different air pressures to see what happens.
I started at 40psi and just tried 41 but no difference, any comments would help but im still loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:27 pm

you got the right idea... try going to 45 and see if you feel a difference... if you do and find something about it you don't like drop back to 43 or go up a little more...

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Post  nastydawg on Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:05 pm

About ready to make the switch... so with that tire did you have to make any mods to the fender rails or anything? I usually am running fully loaded with hard bags and trunk pulling a camper. Average about 10k miles a season and putting new tires on every spring. Any info you can give would be great.
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:08 am

it kinda varies by weight and model and shock length... if you have stock length shocks or longer you probly will be fine with a 65 series unless all that weight bottoms them out... it only take a minute to trim the "ears" the little bits that stick out off the inner fender brace while you have the tire off... touch them up with a shot of paint to help discourage rust and then you won't have to worry about it!

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Post  4runner on Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:04 pm

Is it safe to say that if I have the stock shocks I should be able to use the 205/60/16 on the 1800 R with no need to grind anything on the inside of the wheel well.

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Post  Nitro1720 on Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:55 pm

I did not have to do any mods at all, I did wait to inflate the tire after install but it was simple install and air. Be sure and check and grease your bearings, I will be sure and try 45psi and see what happens though the max inflation for this tire is only 44psi!!! What do u think???
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Post  4runner on Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:53 pm

Well, looks like I am going dark. I went to Sears and bought the MC lift. Now the big decision, which tire to buy. I have read about lots of different tires and everybody seems to be happy of what they bought. I just have to go and buy one. Any recommendation on what to buy? Something that I could pick locally from like Discount Tires, Walmart ...

Thanks again this looks like a nice place to hang out.


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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:59 pm

I love my Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R. It has a smooth and sporty profile.
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Post  4runner on Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:26 pm

Got any pictures of the tire on the bike? Also what size did you go with? and did you mounted yourself or did you take it somewhere?
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Post  nastydawg on Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:30 pm

I'm on a 2002 1800R with the stock shocks with hitch doc hitch 2up pulling camper with Mutazu hardbags and trunk. I really don't want to trim the fender rails if I don't have to but will if needed. Still have some reservations about making the switch in regards to handling, extra wear and tear on transmission or bearings?
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Post  smokey2255 on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:06 am

nastydawg wrote:I'm on a 2002 1800R with the stock shocks with hitch doc hitch 2up pulling camper with Mutazu hardbags and trunk. I really don't want to trim the fender rails if I don't have to but will if needed. Still have some reservations about making the switch in regards to handling, extra wear and tear on transmission or bearings?

Dawg, the rig you are running is the darkside dream. I am running with HD bags and trunkwith the fairing. I run 2 up a lot and have no issues at all with my tire rubbing. I am running a toyo proxies t4 205-55-16 on a 1300 with the foots mod. I did not have to trim anything under my fender to run this tire and I definately put it through its paces this weekend, 1650 mile of about every condition you can think of with the exception of snow and ice(thankfully Laughing ) lots of riders roads that were run aggressively and this tire stuck and never once rubbed inside the fender. I have never heard of anyone having issues with their trannys due to a dark side. These bikes are pretty well bullet proof.
Good luck and if you have any more questions or concerns throw them out here.

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