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Hey guys I've read all the posts about going dark side but I'm not 100% on it and how it will affect my riding style I'm heavy on the throttle and drag my pegs on corners I've dropped low enough to scrape my pipes a couple time I'm curious if anybody else has gone dark side that rides like me


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I haven't personally gone dark side on any of my bikes, from what I've been told by people that have its not easy to corner due to the different type of tire.Which might make it a little dangerous if you like to ride hard on corners. What size tires are you running right now?
 

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I got the stock tire it's a 180 I believe I'm burnin a tire off every season the tire I had on first the center tread came off in the first 3k miles I've got 10k miles on the current one


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I do drag pegs but stay away from the pipes and have no problems. I ride a nomad with 195 60 16 dunlop. If you are on a crusier you would be borderline anything less I wouldn't do it considering how you ride. Just be careful.
 

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Hey guys I've read all the posts about going dark side but I'm not 100% on it and how it will affect my riding style I'm heavy on the throttle and drag my pegs on corners I've dropped low enough to scrape my pipes a couple time I'm curious if anybody else has gone dark side that rides like me


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Honestly, with your riding style, darkside would would probably not be the best choice.
just my 00.02 worth.
Wish I could get 10,000 out of a rear. 7,000 and I am ordering another.

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Going dark side means putting on a car tire for the rear tire.

Before I got the metzler 200 that I run now, I was running a dunlop 180, it was like a racing slick within 4000 miles. I did a lot of research and everywhere I looked and everyone I asked said they get 10k-18k depending on your riding style on that metzler. I think it was $325 mounted but should get me 2 or 3 times the life so hopefully itll pay off.

Dark side is an interesting look but if you like to ride hard and safe might not be what your looking for.

No expert, just food for thought. :)
 

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I ride pretty hard on the Darkside and have't had any issues since I crossed over last year.

If I'm in a corner scraping pegs and hit the throttle hard I get a sensation like the bike feels like it is going to wash out. So, I had a friend follow me once and noticed no issues.

Its not for everyone, but I like it for me.
 

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I've seen a couple of other Darksiders on Nomads and Goldwings that scrape hard parts with no problem.

And we ride in the mountains.

The Nomad will not lean far enough for a DS tire to cause problems.

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I think I may slap a ct on try it out I ride mostly black top n the 401 but I have a 2 mile ride through the mud out to the main road n the mt slides around a lot on it when it dries up


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Dragging ANYTHING on a vulcan isn't hard to do. Pegs or pipes. It doesn't mean you ride hard. The vulcan line just doesn't have great clearance. No cruisers really do for that matter. Try hanging your upper body off the bike. Little. It achieves better lean angle and helps you go faster through corners.


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Well I just put a general altimax hp on its aired up to 122 psi waiting on the last stubborn section of bead to seat n I'm gonna test we out let you guys know how it handles


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