Link to MTS Front tire #1572: http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...SportsmanFront
To the best of my knowledge no one here has tried to use the MTS Front tire to darkside a vn7XX. / I suggest you go to a darkside forum to get some good info about it. To my knowledge only a couple of members here have gone to the darkside on their vn700-750s. Here are a couple of links to crznurs and her experience, and enthusiastic positive response to using a car tire (CT) on the rear wheel of her vn700.
I can`t make a direct link to a couple of darkside forums for some reason, but go to Delphi forums
, and you will find Riding the Darkside
forum there. They have some size charts for various mc to ct conversions, and at least one link to another darkside site.
If your reference to "running Darkside on the front" means running a ct on the front, I do not think it is possible. Maybe on a trike or a sidecar rig, but not on a two wheeled motorcycle.
It is possible to run a mc rear tire on the front , but the direction of tire rotation must be opposite to that shown with the directional arrow, due to the major forces at work on the front tire will come while braking, not accelerating forward. This is a very abbreviated explanation of the reason for doing this. A much clearer explanation of tire costruction is given in the darkside forums. You will just have to search a little.
Here is a link to the author of the "Life is a Road" series of motorcycle stories, Daniel Meyers. He has driven over 100k miles on a darkside 2000 Honda Valkarie, 1600cc, flat 6 heavy cruiser. His reasons for doing so are explained in this link:
(After you read that, come back to the top and click on Road Stories. Read the first one called "The Bet". I`ll bet you can`t stop at just one. I spent the best part of two days reading everything there. Now I want his whole collection of books.)