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post #1 of 41 Old 05-07-2015, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up 2nd darkside tire this Saturday!

I went to the darkside on March 22, 2014 on my 05 DL650 with a cooper weather master pro 205-50/17 @ 31,874 miles on the bike.

This Saturday I am going with a Sumitomo HTR A/S P01.

I will get 18,500 awesome miles on the cooper's (snow tire) ! I expect to get more from the Sumitomo (summer all season-$100 ).

Very happy with the darkside! Sure does beat the heck out of only getting 7000 miles out of $200 rear motorcycle tires! It's been a great ride!

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I went to the darkside on March 22, 2014 on my 05 DL650 with a cooper weather master pro 205-50/17 @ 31,874 miles on the bike.

This Saturday I am going with a Sumitomo HTR A/S P01.

I will get 18,500 awesome miles on the cooper's (snow tire) ! I expect to get more from the Sumitomo (summer all season-$100 ).

Very happy with the darkside! Sure does beat the heck out of only getting 7000 miles out of $200 rear motorcycle tires! It's been a great ride!

Doug

I'm not opposed in theory but am wondering what the turning sensation feels like. When my back tire has worn flat in the center there is a definite transition to the sidewall that I don't like. Darkside has to be the same yes? Or because of the lower tire pressure you don't notice?

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. Darkside has to be the same yes?
no, not the same, cause you are never transitioning off the tread surface, the sidewall flexes

and you don't necessarily run a lower pressure



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Thanks for clarifying Randy-o.
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This new guy wants to know what a dark side tire is.
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I would be interested in seeing some pix of this. I am looking at going to the darkside on my Road King later the summer. I have read great reports on doing this.

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I'm curious to hear how this handles. How's it feel in corners vs. a regular motorcycle tire? How is the traction? How does it perform on gravel roads and dirt trails? I'm guessing it may be pretty good in dirt? Please let me know.
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I'm curious to hear how this handles. How's it feel in corners vs. a regular motorcycle tire? How is the traction? How does it perform on gravel roads and dirt trails? I'm guessing it may be pretty good in dirt? Please let me know.
gravel roads, great, muddy roads great

off road..... while traction is excellent, handling is not so good the foot print is too wide and rides over more anomalies that toss the weight of the bike around

the faster you ride, the more it feels just like a bike tire, cornering on pavement, grip is as good or better than a MC tire, a car tire ALWAYS has a larger contact patch, even when leaned over scraping pegs



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I'm looking at darkside tires.

Section width vs. tread width. I understand that the section width will be narrower because of the Strom's rim width. Is there some sort of conversion factor to get an idea? All the tires I've looked at have a wider section width than tread width. I realize that won't be the case necessarily on the bike.

So can you just go by tread width alone? Looks to me that 8" is about the max clearance on a Gen 2 650, sound right?

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