CT tires


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badland57
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CT tires

Postby badland57 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:29 pm



I am new to the Goldwing bikes I just found my back tire is worn out. I have seen a few post on CT tires how do we pick the right tire? will anything change like speedo readings.
I have a 2002 G1800. I have herd a little about Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3-195/55/16 are there any other tire makes?



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Re: CT tires

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:36 pm

If you're looking for a tire that handles almost exactly like a bike tire then the one you listed is the way to go from what I've read.
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Re: CT tires

Postby Red Ron » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:20 pm

I have went through 4 CT's (3 different brands). I use Non Run Flats. For my $ the best so far is the Yokohoma Avid Envigor.

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Re: CT tires

Postby 93aspy » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:59 pm

I also have just switched to a CT and also use the Yokohama Avid Envigor, but I use the run flat... Handles well and a softer ride plus much higher mileage before replacing - what's not to like :D

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Re: CT tires

Postby flash2002 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:08 am

Car tires are great on the highway but, when you hit the small rough roads, ruts or construction hold on it will want to go where it wants. I have 2 rims, one with car tire for long trips on highway and one with a bike tire for driving around, easy to switch on the 1800.

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Re: CT tires

Postby 93aspy » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:31 pm

Yeah, I've noticed a little of that but playing with air pressure minimizes that... I like them because I frequently throw on my Tow Pac "trike" conversion... Outrigger conversions are hard on tires so anything I can do to get more mileage out of them is a plus...

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Re: CT tires

Postby badland57 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:08 pm

Whats a good pressure to put in the CT. What am I looking for?

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Re: CT tires

Postby Flyn Tiger » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:51 pm

I now have 12,000 miles on my Hankook H426. It is a 195/60/16 non run flat. I run 45 psi in mine and absolutely love it. My speedo is 2 mph off to the fast side. Go to the darkside website and look me up. Flyn Tiger from Jan of this year for a complete write up with all your questions answered. Dont fret over a ct, Istill drag the sides of mine and can ride with any other bike myfriends are on. Currently starting to do precision riding on mine with the ct on it..... and they said I couldn't do it.

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Re: CT tires

Postby 93aspy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:07 am

badland57 wrote:Whats a good pressure to put in the CT. What am I looking for?


I run 32 PSI in my Yoko Avid Envigor run flat and it works well... I am currently running 38PSI in my Battlax BT-45 up front...

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Re: CT tires

Postby waituntilthebeep » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:50 am

On running the Battleaxe up front, how does it compare to a MT? I have a 2012 1800 and when the tires go south, I am planning on going double dark side. I know a bunch of people do the Battleaxe and love it. I am a peg dragger and also a long ride on the highway guy.

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Re: CT tires

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:18 am

I've ran a BT on the front(forward rotation) most of the summer and I really can't tell much of a difference at all compared to a MT.
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Re: CT tires

Postby 93aspy » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:13 pm

waituntilthebeep wrote:On running the Battleaxe up front, how does it compare to a MT? I have a 2012 1800 and when the tires go south, I am planning on going double dark side. I know a bunch of people do the Battleaxe and love it. I am a peg dragger and also a long ride on the highway guy.



Handles about the same as far as I can tell but it has a little buzz (vibration) around 20MPH... This buzz was markedly worse when the tire was reverse mounted... Some guys also like the Michelin Pilot on the front as well...

Les
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Re: CT tires

Postby waituntilthebeep » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:50 pm

93aspy wrote:Handles about the same as far as I can tell but it has a little buzz (vibration) around 20MPH... This buzz was markedly worse when the tire was reverse mounted... Some guys also like the Michelin Pilot on the front as well...


Michelin Pilot... Hadn't heard about that one. Guess I need to get back into the forums and do some more current research.




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