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wingkwik
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Darksiders

Postby wingkwik » Sun May 19, 2013 3:44 pm



Who runs a rear car tire & from which state? I noticed most seem to be in the eastern states. I reside in Oklahoma. What say YOU?



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Sally
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Re: Darksiders

Postby Sally » Sun May 19, 2013 6:52 pm

I do. In NY. Sally :lol: :lol: :lol: Had to add smily face message wasn't long enough to post ha ha That's funny shi*...

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Peteswing
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Re: Darksiders

Postby Peteswing » Mon May 20, 2013 8:02 am

I am from Florida Palm beach area I went to the darkside 2 years ago. We have no hills or swisty roads down here mostly flat, plus I wanted more life out of my rear tire. I am on my second car tire got 32,000 miles out of my first one. We get a lot of rain here and the width of tire it also seams to help more traction better stopping. Been to Deals Gap on a car tire had a great time. Will never go back.

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themainviking
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Re: Darksiders

Postby themainviking » Mon May 20, 2013 9:27 am

I got a couple of buddies up here that run car tires, but they are not on this forum, so cannot answer for themselves... they say they love them.
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Red Ron
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Re: Darksiders

Postby Red Ron » Mon May 20, 2013 9:51 am

Double dark. Part time KY, part FL.

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Steve F
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Re: Darksiders

Postby Steve F » Mon May 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Hmmmmmmm.....
http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthre ... a-rear-C-T

What are your conclusions so far?
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wingkwik
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Re: Darksiders

Postby wingkwik » Tue May 21, 2013 7:41 am

So far it doesn't seem too many GW riders realize the cost savings of the car tire. Besides the added safety of the run flat versus a motorcycle tire going flat at highway speeds.

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Sally
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Re: Darksiders

Postby Sally » Tue May 21, 2013 10:24 am

People are like sheep. If you have a good sheperd you have a big flock.Now for most if the goverment came out and said CT are safer and less money wise choice for wings then the story would be different.Personal I can think for myself and that seem to be a lost art these days. A little research goes a long ways. So the money I save goes in the tank ride on my friends ride on.. Sally

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kc8cta
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Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Re: Darksiders

Postby kc8cta » Tue May 21, 2013 7:16 pm

DarkSider in Ohio....
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Wingwiner
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Location: West Bend,Wis.
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Re: Darksiders

Postby Wingwiner » Wed May 22, 2013 4:36 pm

Went dark two seasons ago. From S.E. Wis. 24000 mi on tire and maybe 1000 more till replacement. Can't say enough good things about that decision. Not for everyone , but I'm happy. Wingwiner.

2002bluewing
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Location: Johnstown, Pa
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Re: Darksiders

Postby 2002bluewing » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:39 pm

Went to the "Darkside" 2 years ago and boy I wish I would have done it sooner. No problems hugging the corners (once you get it through your head that it's okay to lean into it). From South Central Pa:):):):):):)

donkk
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Re: Darksiders

Postby donkk » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:25 pm

Is there a special place you have to get them put on.....like the dealer, or a motor cycle shop, or can any tire seller put them on for you???

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Sally
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Re: Darksiders

Postby Sally » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:24 am

There any any dealer or tire shop going to put them on for you it becomes a liable for them. Some good old hand mounting here.. Sally

Buckskin
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Re: Darksiders

Postby Buckskin » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:20 am

I'm in the Houston, Texas area and do some upgrades to suspensions and install tires for local guys. I use the Batlaxx BT-45 on the front and lately installing the Michelin Primacy RF CT and I have guys lined up to get that set up. They take a test ride and come back with a grin from ear to ear. If in Houston, look me up. I can make your day.
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canuck623
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Re: Darksiders

Postby canuck623 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:29 am

I tried uploading a PDF file for you all to read but the file extension isn't allowed. I am not telling anyone what to do but education is everything when an important decision is being made. The rim profiles of car rims and motorcycle rims are a different profile. They just simply do not fit properly. Will they hold air? Yes. Will they fly off? Probably not. The fact is however that the CT bead is not seated in the MC rim.
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themainviking
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Re: Darksiders

Postby themainviking » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:02 am

canuck623 wrote:I tried uploading a PDF file for you all to read but the file extension isn't allowed. I am not telling anyone what to do but education is everything when an important decision is being made. The rim profiles of car rims and motorcycle rims are a different profile. They just simply do not fit properly. Will they hold air? Yes. Will they fly off? Probably not. The fact is however that the CT bead is not seated in the MC rim.


Our Administrator, Wing Admin, has already posted what is probably the research paper you are referring to. Those who wish to go to the Darkside will do so. Those who do not, will not. Nuff said. Now everybody go for a ride. :lol:
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BrianD
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Re: Darksiders

Postby BrianD » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:26 am

Double Darksider Downunder in Australia.
Went to the Darkside 3 years ago when we were doing a trip to Western Australia - just over 10000kms round trip.
We are now about 35000kms later and will need to do the back tyre soon, about 10% tread left, the front still has 50% tread.
Love being Double dark! On the trip 3 years ago we ran into a flash rainstorm coming up from Perth. On moment the road was dry and the next minute there was about 1/4" of rain on the road and me still doing 110kms/hr. The front gave a slight shimmy before I backed off the power, but the back remained rock solid and never moved.
We were two-up and pulling a trailer too. Never had a moments regret with the change. The bike handles well and always feels solid and sure footed under me.
Yes I have read the article that was being refered to about the bead size etc, but I am still to see one mention of anyone having trouble or a tyre roll off or anything.
Dark Triker Downunder

2002bluewing
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Re: Darksiders

Postby 2002bluewing » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:45 am

2 years on the "DARKSIDE" and boy, wish I would have converted over sooner :D South Central Pennsylvania




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