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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2010 cross roads and the stock tire is about shot and I plan to go with a car tire. I don't want to discuss the pros and con's, I have been reading them for a couple years now and my mind is made up.

I would like to lower the bike 1 1/2" and go with a 195 55 16 yokahama avid envigor ran flat. Will this size work with it lowered? If not what size are you running.

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I just put a 200mm Tire on my Cross Country and had to mill out the rear frame to make it fit SAFELY.... I would say a 195 is probably pushing it for rim size and width of the inner frame back there. Maybe try a 185?

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the 195 is very close to stock. If you did a 185 you would lower bike more.
I have lowered my vision one full inch so now I have four inches between ground and bottom of motor.
Running the CT 195 I have it at 40psi.
The the CT will be a little squarely for the first 25 miles or so till the rubber limbers up so no fast clover leaf riding and tight corners.
Hope you like the CT I have 17k on mine and still like new

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this is a great question!! im thinking the same thing , actually calling rollin soon to talk to him about his. my 12xc riding solo is lowered 2" and wondering about the shoulders on the ct rubbing anywhere


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CT is straight up and down has no real shoulders to it.
Heck pull your bags jack the bike up and with flash light look and see.
If it would bottom out it would be top of tire hitting. Your rotor and pulley I don't think has any thing to hit I believe.

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the mt is more rounded while the car tire has the taller shoulder , this is my wonder, not worried about side to side, sounds like that is ok. just talked to Rollin on the phone , yep next tire is a ct, now just to pick one ! he really likes the dunlop winter run flat, but searching they look hard to find.


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So did he recommend a tire size? or give you options?

I'm quite interested in moving to a CT when my rear is used up.

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he was great to talk to, he likes the dunlop , but has a bridgstone on now, im ordering a michelin because i can get it.


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went from my avon to the michelin, bike is currently lowered 2", so i will see how it is.


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so far only issue is the same issue i had with mt, at 2" drop with 25psi in shock, decent bump, i rub up inside the tail of the frame.


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