Darkside Tire Options


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waituntilthebeep
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DOUBLE DARK SIDE #1467 on Michelin Primacy and BT45

Darkside Tire Options

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I was running a Michelin Primacy Alpin on my bike awhile back before it took a gnarly nail that split a band. I went back to a Dunflop M/C tire and that thing is just squirly from the beginning. I was looking at putting another Primacy back on there and they don't make them anymore. Anyone out there DS'ing it that has a different CT they really like? I was looking at some other ones but would prefer to not reinvent the.. well, wheel 8-)


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Re: Darkside Tire Options

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Here you go a data base of what people are using by make and bike model, scroll down to the Honda listings and read read read. 8-)

http://darkside.nwff.info/?p=tires
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waituntilthebeep
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'01 Shadow 750
DOUBLE DARK SIDE #1467 on Michelin Primacy and BT45

Re: Darkside Tire Options

Post by waituntilthebeep »

Thank you RR for the link!
Rockstar
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Re: Darkside Tire Options

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I'm on my 4th Yoko. https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... &tab=Sizes

Been on BMT's for over 11 years and this tire can handle what I throw at it.
Red Ron
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Re: Darkside Tire Options

Post by Red Ron »

I have used 2 yoko avid envigor but they were not runflat. Really liked them and got about about 25k with average riding. Right now am using the yoko avid assend (also non run flat), and i like it better. Ride is unbelievable with 3 oz. of beads and does not wear out in center first. Have about 14K on it and looks like it has about 12K more.
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I had the Primacy, too. I just put on a Bridgestone DriveGuard 87V 195/55R16 Run Flat. I put on 1000 miles over the weekend. Everything from twisties to open freeway. 60 degrees to 100 degrees. Did 450 miles on Sunday. I felt no difference between the new tire and old. I'm a big fan of RUN FLAT. It just adds security.

I got 26.5K on my Primacy.
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I can only dream of getting more than 9-10,000 smiles out of a BMT.

I'm not complaining, It's the price I'm willing to pay to enjoy myself. :lol:
jimm4
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Re: Darkside Tire Options

Post by jimm4 »

wondering are you getting any tread vibration from the avid envigor rf [ went double dark with a michilin pilot activ ] on front now getting singing and not from my radio


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