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jenagle
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darkside

Postby jenagle » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:21 am



What is darkside? I haven't been able to figure it out by context.



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Re: darkside

Postby themainviking » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:27 am

It is the running of a car tire on the rear of a motorcycle.
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Re: darkside

Postby dingdong » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:26 am

Someone might be said to be 'going over to the dark side' if they choose something that is out of fashion or is not some group's accepted preference. In this case if you put a car tire on a motorcycle you will crash and burn, it can't be done, the tire will fly off the rim etc. etc. etc. Therefore it isn't accepted by the naysayers so "come over to the dark side we have cookies."
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Re: darkside

Postby jenagle » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:04 am

Thanks, I plan to, as soon as I need new tires (probably a couple of years from now).

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Re: darkside

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:54 pm

I checked into putting a car tire on the back of mine after meeting a rider with a "run-flat" car tire on the back of a Valkyrie. He told me he loved it, and that he expected to get 30,000 or more miles from his tire.

I was disappointed to discover that it appears there aren't any car tires that will fit a GL1200 rear rim. So, I'm going to have to wait until I "upgrade" to the next generation Goldwing before I give it a try :-)
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: darkside

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:17 pm

HawkeyeGL1200 wrote:I checked into putting a car tire on the back of mine after meeting a rider with a "run-flat" car tire on the back of a Valkyrie. He told me he loved it, and that he expected to get 30,000 or more miles from his tire.

I was disappointed to discover that it appears there aren't any car tires that will fit a GL1200 rear rim. So, I'm going to have to wait until I "upgrade" to the next generation Goldwing before I give it a try :-)


I've read somewhere that you can machine the 1200 rim to accept a car tire.You might want to check the Riding on the Darkside Forum.

BTW I've been dark all summer and love it.Double dark since the first of July.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: darkside

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:30 pm

I did a little reading at that site a while ago, and there are a few "darksiders" listed as having a car tire on a GL1200. I'm too LAZY to get all "design change" motivated enough to start monkeying with the shape and "meat" on the rear wheel. From what I recall, it is the narrow width (and the actual wheel diameter) that make using a car tire more difficult on a 1200 wheel. I remember that the 1200 15 inch wheel is actually like 15.25 or something like that, which makes it a very odd wheel for sure. I can wait for my next upgrade to try it. Truthfully, I'm leaning toward a Valkyrie Interstate for the next bike I buy. I was sort of looking for a 83 or 84 Standard model to run to and from work, but haven't found one I couldn't live without yet. Maybe it is time to get something a little more modern to ride.. like a 20 year old bike instead of a 30+ year old one lol.

Fatwing Chris wrote:I've read somewhere that you can machine the 1200 rim to accept a car tire.You might want to check the Riding on the Darkside Forum.

BTW I've been dark all summer and love it.Double dark since the first of July.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: darkside

Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:00 pm

I know this is an older thread but thought I'd add my $0.02. I had a 2002 750 Honda Shadow ACE with a 15" wheel.
I was able to mount a 15" car tire by shaving the bead of the car tire a little bit.
I had to mount and remove the tire 3 times before I could finally get it to seat the beads. I used a dremel to shave the car tire beads.
Working by myself, out in the shop in the summertime, with just a couple pry tools was very aggravating, but I got it done! :D


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