Darkside anyone? - Page 2 - Honda Fury Forums: Honda Chopper Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:03 PM
Senior Member
 
1300VTwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Watson, LA
Posts: 173
I have this picture from when I put the tire on 9/13/11.



I running a General G-Max 215/45 ZR 18. Rides like a champ. Really doesn't look any different with 14000 miles on it either. I will try and take some new pics tomorrow.
1300VTwin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 11:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Onei View Post
For over two years I rode "darkside" (car tire on rear) on my VTX1800 and loved it. I put over 20k miles on one tire and it still had meat on it when it was totaled. So when it comes time to replace this rear tire I'm looking at going darkside again. Had anyone already done this and if so, what tire are you using?


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
And how did you total it?

Cheers!
Spud
Spud is offline  
post #13 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 09:21 AM
Senior Member
 
woodenhorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Collins, MS
Posts: 5,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spud View Post
And how did you total it?
I was wondering the same thing.
woodenhorse is offline  
post #14 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 06:00 PM
Senior Member
 
timmy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: ny
Posts: 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1300VTwin View Post
I have this picture from when I put the tire on 9/13/11.



I running a General G-Max 215/45 ZR 18. Rides like a champ. Really doesn't look any different with 14000 miles on it either. I will try and take some new pics tomorrow.
What pressure you run it at


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
timmy is online now  
post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 06:06 PM
Senior Member
 
1300VTwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Watson, LA
Posts: 173
I am running it around 40.
1300VTwin is offline  
post #16 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Onei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 146
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spud View Post
And how did you total it?
A cager decided she didn't want to wait behind the one in front of her to turn left and suddenly pulled into my lane. She was doing about 5 mph when she made that decision, I was doing the speed limit-40mph.

If you a thinking my totaled was related to the car tire, think again. In fact, with the car tire, the tracking of the bike with both front and back tires locked was in a straight line, plus I always had greater stopping power with the CT vs the motorcycle tire. I almost avoided the accident but she still clipped me with her rear quarter panel. It happened so fast all I had time for was hold on for the inevitable.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App

Well, I must be off!
Onei is offline  
post #17 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Onei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 146
Quote:
Originally Posted by PAFURY View Post
Car tires are for cars!
As has been said, the CT is not for everyone. If you don't like it, or it's not for you, excellent and more power to you, but don't show your ignorance by spouting off on something you have absolutely 0% experience with and 0% foundation to back up your biased opinion. I, on the other hand, can back up my claim with hundreds of thousands of miles, by several hundred bikers all over the country, on multiple makes and models of bikes. Sometimes it's best to keep your comments to yourself to prevent yourself from looking like a jerk as opposed to opening your trap and removing any doubt.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App

Well, I must be off!
Onei is offline  
post #18 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 11:21 AM
Senior Member
 
taffyspop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,144
I say go for it. 1300 Vtwin has had great success with his Gmax. Sure there are many other brands you can check out also. I just don't understand how they stick in the twisties since they are basically flat tires and not rounded. Also the rounded motorcycle tire has the treads on the sides to keep you stable in the turns. Apparently they do work, but still don't understand how they could be as safe as a rounded motorcycle tire. With that being said, report back and let us know what you decide...


B 3/22nd Infantry "Deeds Not Words"
FSB Crook, Tay Ninh, Viet Nam 1969

Last edited by taffyspop; 11-24-2012 at 11:24 AM.
taffyspop is offline  
post #19 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 12:47 PM
Senior Member
 
cordkc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 210
Send a message via MSN to cordkc Send a message via Skype™ to cordkc
The thing that interests me about using a car tire is that the rubber might fill in the fender space a bit better... for those of us who don't want to do the t-mod or lowering spring. Does it raise the back end (higher seat from ground)? Any pics from the side?
cordkc is offline  
post #20 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 07:56 PM
Senior Member
 
1300VTwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Watson, LA
Posts: 173
I sized the CT to match the outside diameter of the factory Elite. The CT is actually about 3 mm shorter than the factory tire. It is surprising how well it handles the curves. I have been riding the skyline highway here in Arkansas since Thursday with no problem. Again, I choose to ride the darkside but don't push anyone else to. I just like the ride and price of a CT.




From the side you can't really tell a difference. It does look wider from the back. I will say that it will track unlevel road surfaces but I am used to it.
1300VTwin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Fury Forums: Honda Chopper Forum 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 post new threads
You may 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