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post #1 of 45 Old 03-27-2012, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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what size car tire??

thinkin bout goin over to the darkside.. was wondering if someone could give me a headsup on which size will it the strom.. thanks
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Talking mud tire

How about a nice mud tire on the back??? 50K life and off roading what more could you ask for??
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thinkin bout goin over to the darkside.. was wondering if someone could give me a headsup on which size will it the strom.. thanks
My first CT on my DL1000 was a 205/55-17 (too tall), I put 10K miles on it then switched to a 205/45-17. I went with this size because I've added a trailer hitch and didn't want the tire to rub on the hitch.

So, my recommendation is .... 205/50-17. There are many brands of tires this size, take your pick. I have an Achillies ATR Sport.

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I ran a ,205/55-17 General UHP,unbelievable traction and went on easier than any bike tire I have ever mounted.


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thinkin bout goin over to the darkside.. was wondering if someone could give me a headsup on which size will it the strom.. thanks

the goal is to try keeping the height close to the same

stock size 150/70 = 105mm

205/55 = 112.75mm
205/50 = 102.5mm
205/45 = 92.25

175/60 would be perfect if someone made one in a 17", darksiders with cruisers have a much easier time with 15" & 16" rear wheels



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believe it or not i tried to search but for some reason my computer +search + google dont get along... and yes i guess fixing that is above my super power ability
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thank you for taking the time to respond.. while i have your attention i would like to ask 1 more question..PLEEEEASE...I have been reading a couple articles that say that tire pressure to the gnats ass is paramount... some guys say ya have to check the pressure EVERYTIME you go riding to make sure its not off by a milli lb.. ZAT TRUE???
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thank you for taking the time to respond.. while i have your attention i would like to ask 1 more question..PLEEEEASE...I have been reading a couple articles that say that tire pressure to the gnats ass is paramount... some guys say ya have to check the pressure EVERYTIME you go riding to make sure its not off by a milli lb.. ZAT TRUE???
I ran a Tripple Tread on a Valkyrie and after trying pressure 30 to 40 psi I settled on 30psi. No experience on a wee but the Valk was not fussy.
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