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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question car tire on voyager abs 1700

after reading about,I really want to get a Ct on my motorcycle, I am looking at the continental TRUECONTACT TOUR - SIZE: 205/60R16 but then how do I get that tire mount on my rim? can a regular tire shop mount that tire to the motorcycle rim?I do not know if a tire shop or a motorcycle shop will have the equipment to do that,the motorcycle shop maybe, but will they do it ,just liability wise can they do it?? any idea out there???
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 06:55 PM
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Some will some won't. Most regular tire shops can't mount it but a small motorcycle shop is your best bet. I run a 195 60 16. It's almost exactly the same diameter as the oem. I mounted it myself. Not as hard as you might think. You should find a tire size calculator to make sure the size you are going to use is close to the original. I balanced with airsoft bbs. After riding about 2000 miles on mine I will never go back. I run a kuhmo... $62 on ebay with free shipping

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 09:16 PM
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I used 185/60 16, and it really made the bike handle much better. As far as mounting it, yeah, I let my friend do it at his shop. $60 well spent

I am getting ready to do it again on my Blue Vn1500, opting for this Federal Formoza FD2 175/60 16 tire..

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 07:31 PM
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I ended up doing it myself with a Goodyear TripleTread P205/60R-16. If you can find a shop to do it, let them! It was a royal pain in the butt.

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