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I think I am going to try the dark side for my 2010 Vision. What size has been working best? I'm probably going with the dunlop run flat dsst. 195/55r 16 ?
I currently have an e3 on it that is worn flat in the center and still has the nubbies on the sides.
 

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Seems there is a guy named Rollin that strolls through here time to time that uses the same flavor. I think he uses the winter sport variety, not that it makes a lot of beans one way or the other.

195-55 16 seems to be the size most use. Run flat has it's advantage, but I find them a little harsh. On the Wing it was a 10 minute job to switch rears so I kept a RF for IBA and road trips, then used a standard for every day. Some may go more narrow with a taller aspect sidewall, but why. this one is very easy to find and comes in a gazillion varieties.

Watch out for the flaming death though. I keeps a lot of folks warm in winter and really isn't too bad for summer riding.

Good Luck, Cheers
 

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Seems there is a guy named Rollin that strolls through here time to time that uses the same flavor. I think he uses the winter sport variety, not that it makes a lot of beans one way or the other.

195-55 16 seems to be the size most use. Run flat has it's advantage, but I find them a little harsh. On the Wing it was a 10 minute job to switch rears so I kept a RF for IBA and road trips, then used a standard for every day. Some may go more narrow with a taller aspect sidewall, but why. this one is very easy to find and comes in a gazillion varieties.

Watch out for the flaming death though. I keeps a lot of folks warm in winter and really isn't too bad for summer riding.

Good Luck, Cheers
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Yes. I'm using a 195/55R16 Dunlop Winter Sport run flat snow tire.
I like it.
 

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Going Darkside would complete the looks of my HighBall, would really give it that nostalgic look, wonder just what tyre I would need..............
I doubt you would be able to use your stock rim. You would probably need to go to a wider rim and try to use a 185 wide tire to give good clearance. Check out the thread below to give you some idea of what you would be getting into.

http://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=18434

I'm super happy with the 175 I'm using on my XC but they don't make that particular tire anymore unfortunately. It would likely be an ok tire for your HighBall but be warned; car tires on lighter bikes just don't feel as good as they do on the heavier touring bikes.
 

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Yes. I'm using a 195/55R16 Dunlop Winter Sport run flat snow tire.
I like it.
And this is the guy that recommended the same tire to me and I like it too. I spend 90% of my time on concrete and highway and this tire is doing great. It looks pretty bad ass I think on the stand when your walking up to it, meaty is the word..

I think I wrote a feedback after a couple months after switching over, don't really like the feel on the real sharp twisties after getting used to how well the Vision does on a MCT BUT that counts for very little of my riding. I do love the feel of this tire and even though it is a runflat, I do not think it is stiff at all. I have been running 41 PSI which seems to work for me, no trailer, and had no issues getting it aligned once back on. I would start looking now for whos going to mount it for you. That was my biggest headach. Bought mine through SamsClub for 165. Got just over 8k on it with no issues.

Safe ridin
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I doubt you would be able to use your stock rim. You would probably need to go to a wider rim and try to use a 185 wide tire to give good clearance. Check out the thread below to give you some idea of what you would be getting into.

http://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=18434

I'm super happy with the 175 I'm using on my XC but they don't make that particular tire anymore unfortunately. It would likely be an ok tire for your HighBall but be warned; car tires on lighter bikes just don't feel as good as they do on the heavier touring bikes.
Thanks for the reply, as far as the weight issue goes, at 285 I think I put a little more weight on the ass end of my bike :D.
 

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I am getting a new front tire today and I plan on asking if they will mount a CT on my rear wheel. It's an independent shop and I bring in my wheels.
 

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Got my new front tire from the shop today. I asked them if they would mount a car tire for me. The answer was a resounding no that came with a long dissertation on why I shouldn't go to the dark side.
I am now somewhat discouraged.
 

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Got my new front tire from the shop today. I asked them if they would mount a car tire for me. The answer was a resounding no that came with a long dissertation on why I shouldn't go to the dark side.
I am now somewhat discouraged.
Yep. Most of us are familiar with this level of ignorance. Just stop around to the different shops and, if necessary, tell them you will sign a paper to absolve them of any responsibility.

People have put millions of miles on CT by now and not once has there ever been a report of any accident caused by the CT to my knowledge and to those who do more than anyone; Goldwingers.
 

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Got my new front tire from the shop today. I asked them if they would mount a car tire for me. The answer was a resounding no that came with a long dissertation on why I shouldn't go to the dark side.
I am now somewhat discouraged.
go to harley after market shot they more then likely will do it for you
 

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incorrect tires

just like all season but winter tires most cars use today, when theres an accident tyre type is never mentioned. couple of accidents from recent snow, pick of a new subaru AWD in a tree, slid off the road was the remark, not hit a tree because he had all season but winter tires on the car. winter rated tires are softer for better cold weather traction, take bridgestones blizzak tires the softest and best rated snow-winter tire made but wear quickly. why not just use a fat motorcycle tire on a correct rim, that way cornering will not be an adventure!! your choice for sure!! just NUTS IMO
 

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Took my tire off and had my local shop take old tire off rim. Waiting for arrival of new dunlop CT on Monday. Still having hard time finding anyone with a machine to mount it for me. Although I do have a local auto shop that has a tech that said he will do it if I bring the spoons. So that's what I might end up doing.
I just wanna try a CT and see what the difference is like.
 

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Got my new front tire from the shop today. I asked them if they would mount a car tire for me. The answer was a resounding no that came with a long dissertation on why I shouldn't go to the dark side.
I am now somewhat discouraged.
Don't be discouraged, they feel they have to "CYA" cover themselves from a lawsuit. I'm double darksiding and love it on my VV. The shop I had mine installed at wrote a disclaimer on my invoice stating that I was solely responsible for that tire being on my bike. I didn't have a problem with that and was glad to get it on. You may have to talk to the shop manager (what I had to do), because if you just ask a worker, they will tell you no.
I have a Firestone 195/55R16 on the rear and a Bridgestone 130/70H-18 BT-45 (rear tire) on the front.
I have over 2000 miles on them and can't even tell they've been on the road. It took me about 100 miles to get use to them but now I don't even think about it. Handling is good too, I scrub the floor boards all the time.
Would I do it again? YES, in a skinny minute.
 

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Took my tire off and had my local shop take old tire off rim. Waiting for arrival of new dunlop CT on Monday. Still having hard time finding anyone with a machine to mount it for me. Although I do have a local auto shop that has a tech that said he will do it if I bring the spoons. So that's what I might end up doing.
I just wanna try a CT and see what the difference is like.
I was talking to A guy up at the shop the other day about this, he said he and one of his friends were out riding his buddy wanted to ride his victory, so they switched the wing had CT on it and he said the transition from lean to straight felt awful, so he decided not to do it. personally I have never ridden on A CT, Just repeating what I was told
 

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I got my CT put on today. Met the nicest guy who owns a small local hog shop who mounted the tire. I put it on my bike and plan on going for a ride tomorrow. I'll post my riding impression.
 

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Just got back from 1 hr ride. So far the only difference seems to be that my bike is affected more by following the crown of the road and I use a little more pressure on the handlebar when in a turn. But if I wasn't paying close attention I don't think I could notice the difference.
 

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Just got back from 1 hr ride. So far the only difference seems to be that my bike is affected more by following the crown of the road and I use a little more pressure on the handlebar when in a turn. But if I wasn't paying close attention I don't think I could notice the difference.
Thats about it. Stay on top of your shock and tire pressure, take it easy on a few sharp turns where you lay into getting the feel of the transition and when in town, watch those tire ruts on older streets at slow speeds, like under 10 coming up to a light... The CT will want to track with it. For me, the first thing I noticed was no real tire noise to speak of and it seems smoother.

Safe ridin and enjoy!
 
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