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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 06:50 PM
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My General Altimax RT43 was mounted 3 springs ago. I now have 6K mi. on it, running 38-40 psi, looks new. Other than a slight counter steer, hardly any difference riding, to me, and I put nearly 10K on a set of Metzelers. The 1800 wheels seem to mount darkside easier than the 1300's. If it takes more than 50 or 60 psi to seat the bead, let it sit out in the sun. The heat of expansion will do it safely for you.

There is an entire website devoted to running car tires, it's www.MCDarksiders.com Do some reading.

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On my 3rd car tire. I ride my bike almost every day back and forth, back and forth. Makes sense for me. Less money and more mileage. If I got my tires for free I'd have a bike tire on the back. 2003 1800R 112,000 plus miles.
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On my second double darksided bike and I no plans on ever going back. Love the grip on hard acceleration and even more on hard braking. But like everyone has said, do your research and worst case, try it out for a while. You can always go back, although very few do.

This is my rear at 13K miles.
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Like any choice, there are pros and cons. I found more pros and fewer cons when I went to the Darkside.
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I was also not sure I would like the darkside. So I bought a used one and had it mounted at the used tire store 45.00. Loved it rode it 3,000 miles then bought a new C/T at pep boys tire store took the rim they even mounted it 70.00 don't mention what its going on although after it was in the truck bed guy did ask because of 90°valve stem. LOL. I love it hooks better starting stopping once I got use to it Im dragging pegs again and squaring corners, wife hates that. You won't find a M/C with a 65% ratio on the sidewall at least I haven't in 30 years. Its a little strange at first but I don't even notice now ,and there's always that question when you stop. Is that a car tire? Hope this helps oh mine is a 205/65/16 speed is only 1 mph off now.
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I was also not sure I would like the darkside. So I bought a used one and had it mounted at the used tire store 45.00. Loved it rode it 3,000 miles then bought a new C/T at pep boys tire store took the rim they even mounted it 70.00 don't mention what its going on although after it was in the truck bed guy did ask because of 90°valve stem. LOL. I love it hooks better starting stopping once I got use to it Im dragging pegs again and squaring corners, wife hates that. You won't find a M/C with a 65% ratio on the sidewall at least I haven't in 30 years. Its a little strange at first but I don't even notice now ,and there's always that question when you stop. Is that a car tire? Hope this helps oh mine is a 205/65/16 speed is only 1 mph off now.
This is awesome information thank you. Have you noticed 0-60 being any quicker because of the traction?

Do you notice any counter steer as a previous darksider stated on this thread

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On my second double darksided bike and I no plans on ever going back. Love the grip on hard acceleration and even more on hard braking. But like everyone has said, do your research and worst case, try it out for a while. You can always go back, although very few do.

This is my rear at 13K miles.
I love that tread, what tire is that?

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You know I don't remember it turning in any different but with the new tire i was trying to scrub it some and with the used tire I had first i was being so cautious feeling for sliding at lean that I really wasn't thinking about it. I also remember b4 I swapped someone saying that the square profile of the C/T kept cornering speeds higher but if so not enough to notice. Seat of the pants yes 0 -60 feels quicker but your planting more rubber on the road. Oh she will still leave nice stripes takes a little training to get those long smoky burn outs. When leaving the light on power she's gunna chirp hard when it hits the painted lines. Two up riding will wheelie if your on the throttle to hard too. Like I said b4 I ride mine hard and I've got about 4,500 to 5,000 on the new tire and it still looks like new. I m running a night dragon on front and its doing well with about 6,000 on it. Think I might try the commander next on front but its not going to be real soon. Hope this helps you now remember i m in fla we don't have alot of real twisty roads like dragons tail so if your in that kind of area go with a good used tire to see if she slips with you. Most of have fun and ride that beast. ..
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On my second double darksided bike and I no plans on ever going back. Love the grip on hard acceleration and even more on hard braking. But like everyone has said, do your research and worst case, try it out for a while. You can always go back, although very few do.

This is my rear at 13K miles.
Now you've peeked my curiosity you said double darkside, what model do you have and what did you go with on the front? Special mods you had to make? Thanks for the help in advance.
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i have a car tire on now for a few months lots of in town driving i lean just like i always have .
a few miles and you hardly notice it
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