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That sounds a little large, but if it fits, it will look nuts.
As far as install, I remember having to tilt the tire up into the fender, but I have an R. Your mileage may vary.
 
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I would stick with a 205 or narrower. I actually went with a 195. I have a 1300 R.

I went with a Bridgstone Driveguard which is a runflat. The stiff sidewall made for a much better experience than the General tire initially tried (I gave up on that tire after 500 miles).
 

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As previously stated take it easy there will be a learning curve with that wide CT especially on uneven surfaces. Went darkside twelve years ago and don't regret it. Ride safe
 

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I believe that is the size tire I put on my 1800F. I had to cut off the helmet lock to fit the tire. Otherwise no problems mounting it.
 

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So the 215 doesn't rub, great to know (considering dark side later).
But what about 2-up? With extra weight and extra sag, would the different profile and increased width rub then?
 

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With all that contact, you will be loading up the cross-shaft pretty good doing burnouts.
 
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I've been running a CT for years (205/60/16) and have not had any rubbing issues with a date on the pillion. Course I like petite women so who knows if you had a real side of beef on there. Bwa-ha-ha!
 
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05 1800, 215/45-18 ....any install tips?...seems huge, but the internet says it fits, so I have that going for me.....
General Altimax RT43 205-65-16 radial on my 1800 C. 40 psi, Progressive 444 shocks. Ride-On gel internal balancer/ sealer, 2- 8 oz. bottles. 90* steel valve stem. Once the tire was mounted and aired up, I deflated it to get it up under the fender, then re-aired it. With the wheel off, excellent time to get rid of road debris, pitting, scuff, by sanding and or polishing.
 

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All right! A dark side thread! Now we just need an oil thread!

nothing like fighting about nothing to bring us together.
 
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