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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
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Had a little scare this morning. I tested the bike with the new tires at all speeds, and was fine. I attached the trailer and towed it around town, then on the Hi-way (loaded down) and everything was fine (rubbed a little, once in a while because of the "Wag" but all in all was fine.

This morning, I had the trailer, empty, behind me and at 50-55mph, I got a "Wobble", took the trailer off and retested it at all speeds, and no wobble. I'm going to load it halfway later today and see when it goes away, but I need it to be a clean tow.


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An empty trailer does not mean a well balanced trailer! I use to own a small cargo trailer made of fiberglass. When it was empty it would cause sway, but loaded never had a problem. Do you know what the trailer weighs empty?? There is a way of calculating the tongue weight if you know the trailer weight. Also is your trailer torsion spring or leaf spring??
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
It was a friends trailer, one with the "Car top Cargo" attached, so it was fiberglass and I'm quite sure that was the problem, I know it has a "Spare" mounted to the bottom on one side in the back with nothing weight wise to counter act that weight.

Just found another thing I like about the Darkside.... don't have to clean the "White Walls" Anyone want to buy a 1/2 full bottle of Westleys?
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  


So, w/o going back all 10 pages ... what makes and size CT's did you install (Comtrac & Pirelli's)? And you reversed the rotation of the front? What would the difference be between the 175/75/16 and the 185/55/16 (advantages/disadvantages)?

Maybe it's me, but I'm partial to triple D's ... as in Darth Darn Don.



edit: I really like the idea of no more cleaning the WWW's, a bigger/fatter tire, a softer ride and the whole concept of longer wearing tires.
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
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So, w/o going back all 10 pages ... what makes and size CT's did you install (Comtrac & Pirelli's)? And you reversed the rotation of the front? What would the difference be between the 175/75/16 and the 185/55/16 (advantages/disadvantages)?

Maybe it's me, but I'm partial to triple D's ... as in Darth Darn Don.



edit: I really like the idea of no more cleaning the WWW's, a bigger/fatter tire, a softer ride and the whole concept of longer wearing tires.


I did the Vresdin Comtrac 175/75/16 rear and a Pirrelli 150/80/16 Rear tire mounted on the front in Reverse, I used 2oz of Dyna beads in the rear and 1oz in the front Pirrelli. I might add an extra ounce to each when I switch to Nitrogen instead of just air. I am running spokes, so I put new tubes in front and back (I got the ones that match the Pirrelli)
Make sure that before you mount the new tire that you clean up the inside of the rim, use scotch bright, and don't forget that there is about a 500 mile break in.
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  


Thanx 3D

 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
Do you have to use inner tubes or can you go tubeless if you are running the cast wheels?

Also, I have a hidden hitch I purchased on eBay. It was manufactured by an individual in Canada. Not a major manufacturer but I've been happy with the hitch. Just the receiver is hidden. Most of the hitch is well outside of the wheel well. It attaches to the passenger floorboard mount and then again at the back saddlebag mount and then it ducks under the rear fender where the receiver is mounted. There isn't anything up inside the fender. I'm running a 160/80/16 Metzler on the rear now and I have 1/2 to 3/4 inches of clearance at the rear corners of the tire where the hitch ducks under the rear of the fender and the receiver is mounted. I'm not sure I understand where you had clearance issues on your hitch. Do you think I would have problems installing a CT based on how my hitch is set up?
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
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Do you have to use inner tubes or can you go tubeless if you are running the cast wheels?

Also, I have a hidden hitch I purchased on eBay. It was manufactured by an individual in Canada. Not a major manufacturer but I've been happy with the hitch. Just the receiver is hidden. Most of the hitch is well outside of the wheel well. It attaches to the passenger floorboard mount and then again at the back saddlebag mount and then it ducks under the rear fender where the receiver is mounted. There isn't anything up inside the fender. I'm running a 160/80/16 Metzler on the rear now and I have 1/2 to 3/4 inches of clearance at the rear corners of the tire where the hitch ducks under the rear of the fender and the receiver is mounted. I'm not sure I understand where you had clearance issues on your hitch. Do you think I would have problems installing a CT based on how my hitch is set up?


If you are tubeless now, there is no reason to use a tube.
My "Hidden Hitch" goes up inside the fender and attaches to the backside of the eyebrows. The only thing you see is the light plug hanging down below the fender until I put the ball on. So mine takes up some of the "Inner fender" room. On yours, depending on how deep behind the fender it goes, will determine IF you can go to the CT. Your in the same boat as me, I had to buy it to try it, and I was lucky, I have just enough room.
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
Thanks for the quick response. I have a little time to decide since I just bought the rear Metzler a few weeks ago, but it won't last more than a year because we ride so much. I've had my R* for two and half years and already have 39K miles on it. I'm done spending all those bucks on motocycle tires and I really like the look of the car tires on your bike.
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
Here is a picture from the back so you can see the Hidden hitch (or actually NOT see it) 3 D? How about Triple D??

 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
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How about Triple D??

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