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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-01-2016, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Talking the darkside

well after two rear tires in 9000 miles i went to the darkside. at about 150 miles on the new tire lovin it so far
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new supetrapp mufflers
led turn lights

talked to wolfie got highway pegs
to late to bring back wolfie now ride on brother
degoated
new rear drive & splines lubed h-pipe installed riding on the darkside
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Two rears in 9000 miles? Really? What tires were you running?

(My stock Bridgestone still had life left at 7000)

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Two rears in 9000 miles? Really? What tires were you running?

(My stock Bridgestone still had life left at 7000)
both stock Bridgestones first one came on my bike put about 3000 on it. #2 worn out at about 5000

new supetrapp mufflers
led turn lights

talked to wolfie got highway pegs
to late to bring back wolfie now ride on brother
degoated
new rear drive & splines lubed h-pipe installed riding on the darkside

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----- #2 worn out at about 5000----

Jeez, you must have some angery roads where you live....


What tire you put on now?

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I know these roads in florida (and of course the heat) dont lead to long life of tires..
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i put a 165/80-15 coker classic made for a porsche 356 on it

new supetrapp mufflers
led turn lights

talked to wolfie got highway pegs
to late to bring back wolfie now ride on brother
degoated
new rear drive & splines lubed h-pipe installed riding on the darkside
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i put a 165/80-15 coker classic made for a porsche 356 on it
Or a vw bug

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Seriously considering darkside myself. Got 5k on my current back tire, it's smooth in the center with almost new chicken-strips that are pretty wide.

Would like to find one with more rounded side tread, but I'm not much of a peg dragger. I do push turns a bit, and I'm prone to hard acceleration almost any time. Straight stretches are kind of a rare treat around here, so there is that.

Wonder how the 165/80/15 compares to the oversize mc tire for our bike? Or how it compares to the stock tire size?

What air pressure are you running in the darkside?

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If you're all about riding strait, they're ok!

I like corners too much and the sidewalls of car tires are NOT made for the types of forces motorcycles put on them in turns.

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