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post #11 of 110 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 05:11 PM
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I have the 205/60-16 and a Denray inside the fender trailer hitch and there is no problem

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post #12 of 110 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 07:52 AM
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I wish I could get a 205 for my Strat but I have to run a 215.
I run a 205 on my old Valk & like it.
I don't like the handling going too wide.
Slows the steering.

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post #13 of 110 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 09:44 AM
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Why must you run a 215?
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post #14 of 110 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 05:22 PM
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Because the only 205 ones that are available are much smaller circles than stock and make the bike rev more & scrape more.
So my 215/55 is the same as stock circle. Stock tire is a 190/60-17

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post #15 of 110 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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2-up Success!!!!

OK, with no trimming, or any other modifications necessary, my wife and I have ridden two-up with this tire on, and nothing rubbed, at all. I am about 165, and she is just over 200. My suspension is tightened all the way, but I've had it that way since day one, anyways. Well, happy trails!!!

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post #16 of 110 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 05:05 PM
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**Awesome**

Glad it worked out for you, once you get used to it you will ride very confident!!! I'm going to put a rear MT on my front, it needs replacing, i will let you know what its like, safe riding, Street out!!
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post #17 of 110 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 06:02 PM
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ok every one i have considered going to the dark side on my 09 900 and have a few questions. hows the cornering? i like to corner as fast as my bike can with out scrapping or maybe just a little. is fuel economy affected or acceleration? next would be whats the best size and tire for me, i live in Washington state and ride in the rain all the time so thats a big concern for me but also a reason on why i want to change. any info is appreciated
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post #18 of 110 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 06:27 PM
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mad i have 1700 miles on my ct. dry cornering there is no difference, wet streets mean i very conservative. the bike does move around more when cambers of the street slant this way and that... 25% of my mc tire would be gone now...no wear is noticed on ct. when you go ds you will play with the pressures... be safe have fun
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post #19 of 110 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 06:48 PM
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tire life and increased rear breaking power is my biggest reason to swap. i have plenty of life on my current mc tire but when i do replace it i want as much info as possible. i replace my tires at least once a year so not replacing my rear will be a hug money saver. is there any difference when cornering?
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post #20 of 110 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 11:55 PM
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Without getting on a soapbox I suggest you very carefully check how well your bike stops with a car tire on it before you put too much faith in it. I found in my own situation that my car tire skidded much easier than a MC tire did, causing a longer stopping distance, so I had to quickly learn to leave myself more room to stop than before.

I'm just saying, check it out or you might possibly regret the results you get.
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