2024 Tire Recommendations


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2024 Tire Recommendations

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It's that time of year,when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of "What damn tires are the best?"

Each year, new tires come along, and older tire series go away, so what's out there this year that people like or DON'T like?

Let's keep this on topic. Darksiders can make their suggestions too, but let's keep the pros/cons of changing over for other threads.


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I fit this tire to my spare wheel but haven't gotten around to trying it on the bike. It mounted up fairly easily and balancing wasn't a problem. When I wear out my Shinko SE890 I'll put this one on.
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Dunlop elite 4, get 16-18 thousand miles out of a set.
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Austone is a favorite tire for DarkSide. I get 80K miles out of them. (I have 2 new one's for sale)
You might have a rubbing issue on the swing-arm.
Austone tire width is 6.89 in. and yours, Ecsta tire width is 7.68 in. That's a .79 in. extra width difference.
Austone's JUST fit between the swing-arm (if I remember) 3/8" total clearance (one side almost touches).

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Good to know, thanks for sharing your experience... maybe I'll just have to do a BertMonroe on it! LOL
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Bert Monroe, been loooong while since I heard his name.
I'm a tour rider so the center tread wears out, sides are near untouched. The mfg nubbies are still there.
Center tread run'n flat gives the bike some squirrely moves on uneven pavement. So...
` When the bike starts to meander,
` I'll haul out my belt sander.
` I grind the sides to remake the crown,
` gets me few more miles out'a town.


I have a couple new tires waiting in the wings for the Wing. ;)

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I bought the reinforced variety of Avon Cobra Chromes, had them delivered this week. Based on all the reviews, they seem to be the best tire for the money. I'll see how they perform in April.
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FM-USA wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:19 pm Austone is a favorite tire for DarkSide. I get 80K miles out of them. (I have 2 new one's for sale)
You might have a rubbing issue on the swing-arm.
Austone tire width is 6.89 in. and yours, Ecsta tire width is 7.68 in. That's a .79 in. extra width difference.
Austone's JUST fit between the swing-arm (if I remember) 3/8" total clearance (one side almost touches).
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I agree. Austone is the best.
I also agree about that 195 width tire. I tried one of those and didn't care for it. Too wide.
Made the bike handle funny when running over any grooves or bumps that were parallel to the direction of travel.
The 175 width of the Austone is just right.
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195 Is too wide as tested today on my spare swingarm. It will go on, but it would constantly rub the sidewall on the right side. So... back to finding a different tire. Education is often costly. rdrod
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rdrod wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:36 pm 195 Is too wide as tested today on my spare swingarm. It will go on, but it would constantly rub the sidewall on the right side. So... back to finding a different tire. Education is often costly. rdrod
How much spare space was there on the left side?

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I never measured the space on the left side, there was plenty, maybe 3/4 inch or so. Why do you ask?... just curious. Thx, rdrod


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