Gone to the darkside - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
JK37110's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 14
Gone to the darkside

Just went over to the darkside. Think I'm going to like it.

Sent from my ADR6350 using Motorcycle.com Free App
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1352334390043.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	59.4 KB
ID:	14127  
JK37110 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 06:58 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Conn.
Posts: 17
JK.....Hope you like the ct and it works out well for you. I really wanted to try one on my VN900 Classic LT and put the suggested 195/65R15 General Altimax on this past summer. The past two years I have put 12,000 to 13,000 miles on the bike each year here in Ct. (retired and I love it) and I thought I would be glad to get more miles out of a rear tire. Anyway, I put a little over 1,200 miles on that ct at all different pressures from 32 lbs to 42 lbs and back down. Sometimes I could ride for two or three days and thought I felt OK with the way it acted. And then, whether it was road surface or whatever, it would scare the crap out of me. Replaced it with a Michelin Commander and have had no more worries. I seldom see anyone post anything other than glowing remarks about car tires on bikes but this is how it worked out for me. I may simply be too old for that kind of change. Robert
NavNam is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 07:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 111
What size tire is that? Is it wider than the 200 rear? How does it handle? Sorry for all the questions, I've never seen a car tire on a bike before...

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic LT

Cobra Pipes
Cobra Fi2000r
Cobra Billet Tachometer
Mustang Seat with Mustang Passenger Backrest
Arlen Ness Big Sucker Intake
Engine Guard
Kuryakrn Grips
Wolo Bad Boy Horn
Passenger Floorboards
Brichm03 is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
JK37110's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 14
General Altimax HP 195 65 15. Handles a little different but not in a bad way.

Sent from my ADR6350 using Motorcycle.com Free App
JK37110 is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 08:38 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 21
I went to the darkside late this past summer. I went with the Dunlop Zeon
and have about 2000 miles on it so far. Personally I like the tire and have gotten use to its little quirks. I can handle the bike just like I use to with the normal motorcycle tire, and don't have any problems with the way it handles. The only quirk I have found so far is when I am on uneven pavement and going slow, the bike has a tendency to throw you around a little but as long as you have a firm grip on the bars its not a big deal. I know its not everyones cup of tea but for me its working out well. Good luck
Homey Hot Rod is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 08:47 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 83
So did you have to get a new innertube? and if so, what size? I'm really wanting to try this on my next tire change!

Doc

Quote:
Originally Posted by JK37110 View Post
General Altimax HP 195 65 15. Handles a little different but not in a bad way.

Sent from my ADR6350 using Motorcycle.com Free App
Doc8427 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 08:58 PM
Top Contributor
 
Scott_in_TX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 1,956
Garage
Its nice to see a plain ol non-contraversial topic on this forum today.
Some of the others have been a little testy.

Scott

2012 Voyager 1700
Pearl Alpine White/Pearl Luster Beige
Nice

2011 Rocket III Touring
Phantom Black
Naughty

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do
Scott_in_TX is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 09:40 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
pacomutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 2,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott_in_TX View Post
Its nice to see a plain ol non-contraversial topic on this forum today.
Some of the others have been a little testy.

Scott
What? I haven't seen any of those...

Ron in Cincinnati

Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
.........Bob Seger
pacomutt is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 08:24 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 21
Its a tubeless tire Doc don't need an inner tube
Homey Hot Rod is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 08:46 AM
Top Contributor
 
Scott_in_TX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 1,956
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homey Hot Rod View Post
Its a tubeless tire Doc don't need an inner tube
I think Doc has a classic.
Which means spokes and a tube.
The OP has a classic too, so I am guessing he kept the same tube.

As I understand it; the tube and rim strap needs to be at least inspected at every tire change.

Scott

2012 Voyager 1700
Pearl Alpine White/Pearl Luster Beige
Nice

2011 Rocket III Touring
Phantom Black
Naughty

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do
Scott_in_TX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome