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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-12-2009, 10:36 PM
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What is the "dark side"?
running a car tire
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"The Dark Side" usually refers to putting a car tire on a motorcycle. I assume that's what is being referred to here.
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Yep, don't know if I have the gonads for it tho. Seems as tho everybody that does it have no regrets. The naysayers have never tried it and rely on the logic of MC tires for MCs, Car tires for cars. Seems logical to me and yet still no complaints from the darksiders.
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 08:36 AM
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love the darkdarkside

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I have had my Raider for six months and have found it to be a sweet ride. Corners well and will peg the speedo and then some.. I have 4900 miles on it and had to replace the rear tire!!!! Am thinking of going to "the dark side", anyone tried this yet?
Use a directional z rated tire 225-40-18 it will fit fine. I now have 13,000mi on mine and just the edge is starting to wear start out at 40psi and after about 500 miles start to drop the pressure 2psi at a time untill you find your and I repeat YOUR sweet spot mine is 32psi any lower and its too soft any higher and it tracks so use your own gudgement. keep both tires on the ground and have fun.
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I heard that if you have a flat a car tire will come off the rim because the bead isn't as stiff.

This came from a private mc shop owner that also said mc tires avail on the net are 2nds (yeah right )
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I heard that if you have a flat a car tire will come off the rim because the bead isn't as stiff.

This came from a private mc shop owner that also said mc tires avail on the net are 2nds (yeah right )
How often have you seen a car tire come off the rim on a car when it goes flat? your answer is no it would take a lot of hard corners to pull that tire off the rim plus the side wall is harder and taller than the 210-40-18. you only have an inch or so on the mc tire and about 3 1/2 on a ct.
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I'm still waiting for 1 neg comment from somebody who runs a ct

So far none!
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I'm still waiting for 1 neg comment from somebody who runs a ct

So far none!
I will give you 1 neg comment.Being that the tire has a flater profile it tends to walk on the tar strips and road groves more than a NEW mc tire ,that is why you lower the air pressure 2psi at a time untill you find the pressure that best fits your overall weight and riding style. Still the tire feels and handles like the stock mc tire that has around 1800 miles on it , with the stock tire being so wide to start with as it wears it gets flater in the center "we are riding a cruser not a ricer so the center will end up wearing faster than the rest"So on the ct it just starts out that way and gets better as you ride. The edge of the ct starts to wear slightly faster leaving you with the center of the tire , and that is the why you can get 20 to 30K on a ct. STILL CONFUSED???
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NOT confused, just like lots of input from different people

That's why I went to a 240 instead of a 250 or 260!

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I'd say the cornering is a learned practice on this bike. It's good, but the feeling is deliberate, and at first your hesitent to lean into the corners much until you must because of entering too fast. It's then you will find that the lean is good with no surprises. You do feel the Fatness of the rear tire ride up as it were, which might be exaserbated with a 240 rear tire as most are likely to go to. You'll feel it in your butt, a feeling of riding off center, or the rear feeling off center. But it is a light feeling bike when turning and about everywhere. Though it is a weighty bike, it certainly feels much lighter than it actually is.

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