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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Darkside yes or no?

I have a vn1500 classic, the first of the good looking vulcans not the ugly but fast ones, had a new tyre on it when I got it, need to replace it after only 3500 clicks, thinkin I should go the darkside tyre, I have done my home work on running in tyre pressure and other pro's n con's. Just wondrin if there are any negative feedback in the forum DS tyres or if anyone knows what tyre would suit my 96 model, I have been to the darkside forum and tyre selection chart and even though I assume vn's are much the same there is not a 96 listed,. I know this is probably trivial but experience talks and BS walks. anyone have a thought. cheers to all (:{~

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 09:34 PM
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I'd go for it... I'm gonna try it next time I need a rear tire...

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
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RE:Darkside

I ended up getting a 195/55/16 tire, It looks huge, havn't had it fitted yet, gotta pull the back wheel off, probably not that big a deal, gonna wait till I got time to do it, waiting on a thermo fan switch from the states aswell so I cant ride until that is fixed (:{~
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RE:Darkside

O.K. I pulled the back wheel off and threw the tire in wivout a rim to see how it went for clearance. The tire was too wide, Igot a185 mm space and a 195 tire so I guess I will have to take the tire back. (:{~ So I gues I see now why a 96 model isn't grouped in with later models in the forum material. I guess the swing arm are narrow on that early model, I will make and entry on the darkside forum once I have the specs.
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Why would you put a car tire on a motor cycle? But I do put mc tires on my car ! Just kidding

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Well I just fitted a 175/50/16 car tyre to my 1500 nomad (it's great) and after looking at my 96 classic D1 they are the same swingarm so it should fit that too.
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yeah, I live in australia and you cant get tires that size here, and to find a tyre fitter willing to do it is rarer than the tyre, so I guess I am stuck with mc,, thanks for your reply anyways, I appreciate the feed back (;{~
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 02:19 AM
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Hey Blood nut READ my location.
I'm in Perth and just today out of curiosity put a 175/60 16 Federal car tyre on the front.
Don't do it! I will be putting the side car on this bike tomorrow but took it out for a ride solo oooooooh. I get my tyres from Ian Diffan over here and fit them myself at work.
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Where abouts in Oz are you Blood Nut? I know people all over this wide brown land of ours.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Time for a new back tire

Sorry to take so long getting back to Wol, you know what its like when things are running smooth most of my time is spent on the road but that rear tire of mine is getting worn and I realy want to try the darkside tire. Hows the tire going for you? By the way i am in redcliffe qld if you know any one my way who can help... cheers...
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