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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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I've read every thread here about darksiding your bike...not lookin to start another thred about that!!
I have decided that for me and the kind of riding I do I want to try it. The dunlop winter sportt run flat seemed to be everyones favorite..but its no longer available in the size for the xc/xr. So whats available ina run flat now as thats the way i would like to go. Also, i have lowered my XR, will that have any bearing whatsoever in choosing the tire size??
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185/55-16
start out with forty pounds of air in shock. If you here a chirp going over rail road tracks add air. If not maybe less will work.
How much you and your riding partner weight is a factor. Remember on trips with bike loaded add more air

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Just che cked tirerack.com for that tire size..there are no run flats available in that size..guess more research is needed. Thanks visionjohnny

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185/55-16
start out with forty pounds of air in shock. If you here a chirp going over rail road tracks add air. If not maybe less will work.
How much you and your riding partner weight is a factor. Remember on trips with bike loaded add more air
I think he mean 195/55-16. I've ran it on my wing and will be putting one on my XCT very soon.

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If your lowering or its lowered use the 185 yes you might not find it in the run flat. reason with the bike being lowered you don't want a tall tire.
I do believe the 195 height is the same as stock

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Yes you are correct VJ. I've did research my self and the hankook Ventus V4 in 195/55/16 is the correct replacement size that will be the same dimension as the stock E3. Your Speedo will stay the same.
The load rating is approximately 1200 lbs.
Here is a tire calculator to compare.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...5r16-175-60r16

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I have been running a 195/55/16 , but my bike is not lowered


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Thanks for the info..had a little time to "google" at work today..found the 195/55r16 is the same size as the stock dunlop..or so close its might as well be...right now I mostly ride solo and have no issues with clearance so should be fine.
Going to go with the Dunlop...http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

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That's what I have on my rear. It does tend to make the bike want to turn down hill. Like for unlevel roads and depressions at intersections. Low speed and unlevel took some getting use to.
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What brand is everyone running? Run flats? What is a good choice? I was looking at the run flat conti pro.

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