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I did not post this to start an argument. I rode over 60,000 miles on a dark size on my Voyager so I know what I am doing. Simple questions is what size and brand of tire are you all running on a 2013 Cross Country Tour. I would prefer a run flat if I can find one.

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I did not post this to start an argument. I rode over 60,000 miles on a dark size on my Voyager so I know what I am doing. Simple questions is what size and brand of tire are you all running on a 2013 Cross Country Tour. I would prefer a run flat if I can find one.

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I also have XCT and I own a Goldwing also the XCT and the Wing use the same size tires. The most popular rear car tire on the wing is a 195/55R-16. I ran one for over 6,000 miles than triked the wing my brother put it on his wing and got another 13,000 I think. Before something went though the side wall and it would not hold air any longer. I will be putting one on my XCT soon. I bought one a Dunlop at beginning of winter but someone else needed one right away so is running mine on his wing. I hope he replaces it soon as my rear tire is gone.

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195/55/16.
This what I'm running on and at 44 psi its a dream.
http://www.onlinetires.com/products/...05+87v+bw.html

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Sorry for the hijack but I want to dark side but cannot change my own tire. (I can take it off the bike and take it somewhere, however.) Do you have your dark side put on at an MC shop or can I have it done at a local tire place, such as Discount Tire. I am in the Chicago area, if you know someone who has done this in the past.

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I am running a 185/55R16 Kumho Ecsta PA31... on my Vision instead of the 195 that I usually run. So far I think that I like the performance better than the 195... either size works better FOR ME than that piece of crap E3 that they come with... but I also run a 150/70B18 rear tire on the front mounted backwards so what do I know? The Tire Kingdom store up the street changed out both my tires for me at no charge... it pays to stop by these places and chat awhile. It probably helped that I had them put 4 tires on my MGB last year and that the manager rides a Goldwing.
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Sorry for the hijack but I want to dark side but cannot change my own tire. (I can take it off the bike and take it somewhere, however.) Do you have your dark side put on at an MC shop or can I have it done at a local tire place, such as Discount Tire. I am in the Chicago area, if you know someone who has done this in the past.

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Take it to a aftermarket bike shop most will go it. Becarefull of the rear sprocket its larger then a h-d one

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most guys running a CT are running a run-fat if you can find one.
You want a 185 if your going to put a trailer hitch on cause its about 1/4" narrower

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I am running a 185/55R16 Kumho Ecsta PA31... on my Vision instead of the 195 that I usually run. So far I think that I like the performance better than the 195... either size works better FOR ME than that piece of crap E3 that they come with... but I also run a 150/70B18 rear tire on the front mounted backwards so what do I know? The Tire Kingdom store up the street changed out both my tires for me at no charge... it pays to stop by these places and chat awhile. It probably helped that I had them put 4 tires on my MGB last year and that the manager rides a Goldwing.
Just mounted that same tire and size up to my XC yesterday - initial feeling is Im very pleased with it.
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Any pictures to see how the bike looks with car tire?

How it performs in the turns? How easy is to lean the bike for the turns?

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Dumb question. Do you put a car tire on the front too? If not why not?

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