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post #1 of 110 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Yay, got me a tire, FINALLY! Went with a Riken Raptor 225/50R16 V-Rated Ultra-High Performance All-Season tire from Sears. Found one on clearance. Original price $125, got this one for $30!!!!!!!! (only because they were "trying to get rid of the one extra one" they had left) Pics coming when I get it put on.

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Man,you never find bike tire deals like that.

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will also be going Darkside.
leaning towards Federals SS595.

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post #6 of 110 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Pics as promised!!!

As promised...here's the DarkSide mod pics. 225/50R16 W Riken Raptor

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post #7 of 110 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:09 PM
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Just my 2 Cents!!

I run a Nitto NT 450 225/50/r16 CT, give it about 500miles at 40psi to break in and then i dropped to 31PSI, that is the sweet spot. Hope you find yours, LOL. Good luck Darksiding!! This picture has 7,000 miles on my CT, looks brand new!!
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They don't rub on anything ?

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post #9 of 110 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:18 PM
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Nope!!

The tire itself has plenty clearance all around, I did notch the plastic inner fender shroud on the belt side just in case it were to rub riding 2up, no issues so far JJ.
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That's good to know street325.
I will be mounting a 205/60-16 and should have a lot of room.

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