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Hello everyone. I have been lurking around here for some time now and thought it might be time to post up. First and foremost, I love my XC. Awesome motorcycle with a few little quirks. I picked it up 16JAN19. Last weekend I rolled 7800 miles and I am planning a week long ride through Colorado the middle of August and since the back tire was getting close to bald, I thought it would be best to go ahead and put on a new tire. I have been comtemplating going to Darkside for quite some time, well I finally did it. Bought a Kumho SRT 195/55VR-16 for $140.00 and had it mounted and balanced for $40.00. The moment i rolled out of Bikers Bay, I realized the bike was the same. Yesterday i was on a 320 mile ride and the only compaint was the bike was at the mercy of the road irregularities: followed the cracks and grooves. Not a big problem just not what I wanted. Today i checked the tire pressure, 38 psi. Raised it 40 and set the front at 38. Went for a 200 mile ride and bingo, no more tracking problems. Ran a large 270 degree interchange bridge today purposely pushig the speed and lean angle. Once the XC set, she was rock solid at well above the normal.............. I am very pleased and now waiting to see how many miles I can get out of it. Sorry for the long post, just thought I would let you guys know.

And thanks to everyone for all the great info and entertainment I have gotten from this site.

Come to the Darkside, we have cookies.
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marty said:
piss_pot said:
Hello everyone. Ran a large 270 degree interchange bridge today purposely pushig the speed and lean angle. Once the XC set, she was rock solid at well above the normal..............
That new Darkside looks awfully flat to me I can'y imagine it being a great cornering tire,but according to your high millage weekends I guess you are in need of a mileage tire.I do both Mileage but I just love to lean her over I think I'll stay with Elite 111
Hey it's cool.We don't all take the same road to the same destination.Just so you know, I love to straighten out corners too. I did a bunch of road clearancing of my running boards today.
 

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marty said:
piss_pot said:
marty said:
piss_pot said:
Hello everyone. Ran a large 270 degree interchange bridge today purposely pushig the speed and lean angle. Once the XC set, she was rock solid at well above the normal..............
That new Darkside looks awfully flat to me I can'y imagine it being a great cornering tire,but according to your high millage weekends I guess you are in need of a mileage tire.I do both Mileage but I just love to lean her over I think I'll stay with Elite 111
Hey it's cool.We don't all take the same road to the same destination.Just so you know, I love to straighten out corners too. I did a bunch of road clearancing of my running boards today.
Right on ,just the way they look in the pics.tires and oil are really personal
I hear ya there,I run Rotella. I love this country, so many choices.
 

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ddawg said:
Welcome "Winkie Tinkie" (the bride won't let me say "piss" - I get head noogies if I do!!). That tire sure looks flat. Wow!! I'll be watching for performance / mileage updates. Thx for jumping into the fray!!!
Just so everyone knows, my avatar is a piss pot; actually a flaming piss pot. It is the symbol for military ordinance. I am a retired U.S. Air Force trained Ammunition Supply troop. (AMMO) Handled everything from 22LR to dead-drop nukes.
Mmmmmm, head noogies.
 

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Did he crash and burn riding on his car tire?
hmmm, is that a real concern of yours or is it just wishful thinking? BTW, i have 40,000 miles in her saddle, with all but the first 7,000, as a darksider. i ride the old girl hard: car tire rocks! to me, there is absolutely no reason to go back to a motorcycle tire. besides, i love cookies. last year i bought a new Honda Sabre to ride to work and take some miles off of the Vic. as soon as it needs a back tire, it will go darkside. riding season is here, in full, so i am hoping to go the year without having to read one "rider down" post.
 

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IYAAYAS! once in the AMMO family, always in the AMMO family. i ride with the Southern Cruisers and we are a "ride to eat and eat to ride" type of club. we will ride anywhere for a piece of pie. oh yeah.
 

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just installed my 2nd Hankook Venus V4 ES 195/55 VR-16. i purchased it, again, from tirerack for $89.00 ($103.00 to my door). the last one netted me 20,000 miles running at 39 psi. this tire, for me, is perfect for the CC and the way i ride. matter of fact, i am goung to have to replace my running boards pretty soon and the D&Ds will have a hole ground through them shortly. love this tire.

the run flat Kumho i first installed, lasted just 10,000 miles: i wore the center out of it. being that it was a run flat, the side walls are really stiff. to get it to handled the way i liked, i played with the tire pressure until i settled on 44 psi. it handled good, but it didn't last long. i decided against mounting another run flat again. the second tire, i think it was a Bridgestone, ran best at 41 psi. again, i wore the center out at about 10,000 miles. did not like that tire, never felt right, especially in the rain. then i ordered the Hankook, viola. my CC will only ride on that tire from now on.
 

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atxvision said:
.first time for a ct
hey man, that size really sucks. it is the size for a 2010 honda fit sport. you should always run a symetrical tread pattern and the three at tirerack wouldn't work. i did find these at discount; i prefer an ultra hi-performance tire (Z or W speed rating) and this one is only an H rated. the tread pattern is perfect.

better
BridgestonePotenza G019 Grid
$106.00 each

hope this helps.
 
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