Run Flat CT on 1800


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Run Flat CT on 1800

Postby alaron » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:14 am



Why do people going to Dark Side prefer Run Flat tires ?



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Steve F
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Re: Run Flat CT on 1800

Postby Steve F » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:44 am

I would imagine that since you can have catastrophic failure on a motorcycle tire, that going Darkside and having the Run Flat option available is a no brainer. Suddenly having zero pressure in a motorcycle tire on a Goldwing???? Don't want to even think about it. :o
BTW, I'm running a Michelin ALPIN ZP and won't ever go back.
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Re: Run Flat CT on 1800

Postby alaron » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:13 pm

What size tire are you running and is your speedo accurate?

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Re: Run Flat CT on 1800

Postby Fatwing Chris » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:17 pm

The speedo's pretty much read high on every Wing with a MT on it so it can be improved depending on which size CT you install.Don't think my CT changed the speedo at all.I usually look at the GPS for a more accurate reading.
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Re: Run Flat CT on 1800

Postby Steve F » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:19 pm

alaron wrote:What size tire are you running and is your speedo accurate?
195/55-16. Speedo accuracy was better than with the MC tire, but still off a bit. I bought a SPEEDOHEALER and now it's dead-on with the GPS. The speedo healer seems to be having a positive effect on the odometer, in other words the GPS is registering more miles than the odometer. So I'm guessing the device will fix one thing but not both (speed vs. mileage readings).
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Re: Run Flat CT on 1800

Postby Peteswing » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:27 am

On my second car tire this time i went with a run flat getting 30,00 mile per tire at half the price of a MC tire they work very nice for me never had any speedo problems at all just have to find the best setup you need a good front tire. I have BT 45 on the front what a great tire have over 10,000 miles on it and theres still a lot a hold lot of tread left guys are getting 28,000 to 30,000 on them too. I ran threw two front Dunlaps never able to get more then 7000 miles out of them with a CT. After some research and using the BT 45 it a great tire to use if your running on the Darkside.

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Re: Run Flat CT on 1800

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:38 am

I'm not running a run flat on mine,but I still feel far safer than running a MT.A big part of my reason for going to a CT was for ride quality.I've read that run flat sidewalls are so stifF that they ride more like a MT.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Run Flat CT on 1800

Postby BrianD » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:29 pm

The 195 ct will not change your speedo, still about 10% short. However if you run a 205 ct, it almost brings it up to square with the gps. If you are going dark, you may as well have the benefit of a run flat tyre just for the piece of mind it brings.
Put my first one on some years back and absolutely loved it (kumho run flat). Got some 35000 klms out of it. Got over 45k with the bt45 on the front. Run the rear on 32psi and preload on 6 for two up and 12 for towing trailer. Ride is smooth and wife is comfortable.
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Re: Run Flat CT on 1800

Postby NKYWinger » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:23 pm

I am one of the many who have the Michelin Alpin Run Flat on the back - a safety measure for me...I've not noticed any adverse effects of the stiffer sidewall. I, also, run a BT-45 on the front.
I don't think I could bring myself to go back to an MT for any reason...


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