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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.


 

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Good review, lots of great information. :lol:

George
 

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Looks Good!!! Told Ya it would Fit :D :D :D
 

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Nice looking tire. What is it?
 

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+1 I like that pattern and the nice rounded shoulders of that tire! Makes cornering easier and reduces the hinge effect.
 

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It does look good.... and sounds likes its working out good for you.

May I ask where ya got it and how much?
 

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And some believe the world would stop rotating if we did this. Of course some folks once thought the world was flat. Opinions.....Opinions.....Opinions!

Congratulations on finding a better way! Nice tread pattern. What's the wear raito?
 

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I really like the looks of that tire tread pattern too! Got that archived for whenever my GYTT wears out. Might be a while..... :roll: :D
 

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Looks great 2W.

You'll love it more in a months time.
 

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That is my tire and I chose it on looks alone. I think I paid about 60 bucks at a local tire store. An aftermarket Cutom Harley place here has always mounted and balanced my tires but I take the wheels off. Because of the car tire they did ask for cash with no reciept this time.
 
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