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Old 11-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?


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Old 11-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm interested in this as well. Iv researched a bit and it seems like ppl only do it on heavier bikes. If you find out more or try it keep us posted.


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Old 11-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll tell you from experience, my 1800 flat stuck to the road, especially when wet. I notice the difference on this bike. As well, I could hit the curves and scrape pegs all day long.


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Car tires are for cars!
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Have you heard of anyone doing it on a lighter bike? Iv only heard of ppl with big cruisers doing it like 1800s and wings and Valkyries.


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Old 11-04-2012, 12:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There was someone from the forum that was using a car tire on the rear, can't remember the members name as he doesn't post much but it has been done.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have 14000 miles on my General G-Max and love it. I too, started out on the darkside with a VTX1800R. I haven't had any issues with going darkside on my Fury. Darkside isn't for everyone but I am happy with it.
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I have 14000 miles on my General G-Max and love it. I too, started out on the darkside with a VTX1800R. I haven't had any issues with going darkside on my Fury. Darkside isn't for everyone but I am happy with it.
I knew someone had switched to a car tire but couldn't remember who it was lol.
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I knew someone had switched to a car tire but couldn't remember who it was lol.
LOL, with a whole wopin 45 post since 2010 I do more lurking than posting. This site has a lot of great information and is very entertaining at times. LMAO
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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1300vtwin you got any pics?what size tire you running?


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