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Got the CT mounted and put on the bike, had to deflate it to slide between the swing arm and the drive unit. Installed new rubber on the front and new pads on the rear at the same time. Really doesn’t make a noticeable difference in the way the bike takes curves, absolutely no difference in the way it tracks. Running 42 lbs. PSI both front and back. Of course my front end is raked 6 degrees and the forks are extended 4 inches so it was already much altered from stock and would fell strange to most folks. I really like the way the 205 looks under the Retro fender; it mutes the square edge look somewhat from the way a CT looks under a C fender. Traction is top notch with it feeling like it would prefer to wheelie rather than burn rubber. The lower profile tire (55) I believe has corrected the overcompensation the 1300 drive unit did to my originally high speedo reading. It also put some kick back in the top gear pulling ability that the 1300 gear set reduced. This is something I would pay extra for but instead this tire was a hundred bucks less and it should last longer. Sounds like win win, win. Oh yea one negative so far is the bike is lower now so I have to run a tire up on a 2X4 before my Craftsman lift will slide under the bike.