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Any mods for tire fitment

I have seen the question asked many times now about sizes and pressures and such i figured why not start a running list of what others are doing. You post what you have and what works and i will start an Excel sheet and link it to this post.

Please add anything you think i am leave out that is important.

link to excel file:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2XLsczhre9MaDdqaXBmMUhldXc/edit?usp=sharing
 

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Bike - '04 V2K
Tire Brand - General Exclaim UHP
Tire Size - 205/55r16
Approx weight - 1050lbs
Air Pressure - 32-34psi
Mods - none

The 205/55 is a half inch less in diameter than the stock size MT, and you can definitely notice the difference in acceleration. Smaller tire + resistor mod = Rocket bike!!
 

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
205/55R16
1100 lbs
35 psi
No mods to fit tire, but that size is about 1/2" shorter radius so RPMs are a little higher
 

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04 V2K
Toyo Proxis 4
205/55R16
38lbs pressure

Had 225/60R16 previous. Saddlebag mounting bolts cut sidewalls out on first 2 up ride.
 

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08 V2K
Toyo Proxis 205x60rx16 > 38LBS
Dont know the total weight but i scale at 225, never 2 up.
 

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2008 V2K
205/60/16 General Altimax
300 lbs + full batwing fairing with stereo/amp + full fiberglass HD style wide saddlebags = 75 lbs
34 psi
No mods for tire fitment

Getting ready to go to 215/55/16 Hancook Ventus V2
same weight
probably same pressure though I've been told this tire likes to run at around 30-32 so we will see.
Will verify none of the bolts holding the fender/saddlebags are protruding into the wheel well area waiting to gouge the tire on a big bump. Also adding a stock length Progressive shock.
 

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Bike V2k
Year 2009
Tire Brand Goodyear TT
Tire size 205/60-16
Aprox weight on bike 250 - 400 #'s mostly 250 (me & my stuff)
Air Pressure 32
Any mods for tire fitment no

JJ
 

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Bike - V2K
Year - 2007
Tire Brand - Sumitomo
Tire size - 225/60-16
Aprox weight on bike rider only - 6", 220#
Air Pressure - 35#
Any mods for tire fitment - none
 

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Bike
Year
Tire Brand/model
Tire size
Aprox weight on bike
Air Pressure
Any mods for tire fitment

I have seen the question asked many times now about sizes and pressures and such i figured why not start a running list of what others are doing. You post what you have and what works and i will start an Excel sheet and link it to this post.

Please add anything you think i am leave out that is important.

link to excel file:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2XLsczhre9MaDdqaXBmMUhldXc/edit?usp=sharing

Are you aware of this website? http://darkside.nwff.info/
You have to scroll way down to get to the Kawasaki's but we are in there. I also had another link to the same kind of database but it doesn't seem to be any good anymore. I will edit this post if I can find it.
Heres another good link...http://mcdarksiders.forumotion.com/
 

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Yokohama Avid Envigor
205/60
35psi
Mostly 2up, 370lb
No mods for fitment.

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04 V2K
205/55/16 eagle gt
28psi
Bike weight about 870lbs


I noticed my take off is better. The tire wears better. My passengers say the ride is smoother. And the cost was half the price as mc tire. I have noticed the lower psi gives the bike better handling through corners. I won't be going back to a mc tire ever.
 
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