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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone here go darkside with their bike? I've got a 900LT that will need a rear tire next spring and I am seriously considering it.

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i don't like it, but i have a few friends that swear by it and those guys ride. i would just do some research and read about it so you know what to expect if you do go that route. just not for me after watching someone with a car tire in front of me.




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just not for me after watching someone with a car tire in front of me.
Ok, now ya got me curious with that last statement... what did you see?




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i just didn't like the way the bike cantilevers up onto the edge of the tread. you really still have decent contact patch but those tires are not meant to be used like that. pretty sure the bike actually lifts up a bit. go on youtube and do a search to find the Goldwing with the car tire. you'll know the one i mean, cause the guy mounted a camera to the bottom of his bike, aiming backwards and then proceeds to run an obstacle course so you can the how the tire acts. pretty scary if you ask me, but like i said, i know a few guys that swear by them and they certainly RIDE their machines.




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I will definitely look that up - thanks!




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Go for it... its nothin really. Just a little different.
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Go for it... its nothin really. Just a little different.
You go darkside with yours?




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I have a V2K and went to the darkside. I dont know what it would be like on the 900.
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There's a few 900 owners on BTK that swear by em... that's what's got me thinkin' about it.




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And welcome to the forum, mrzazz!




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