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Old 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default 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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Old 11-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-12-2012, 04:31 AM   #3
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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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Old 11-14-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-06-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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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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Old 05-04-2013, 05:41 AM   #6
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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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Old 05-11-2013, 02:19 AM   #8
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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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Old 05-11-2013, 05:29 AM   #9
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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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