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  • #21
    I ran a vredestein van tire on mine and got over 30,000 miles on it and never had any problems with it. If they kept making that tire I would have gotten another one. Changed it out for the michelin commander 2 tire. If it last as long as I like it to be, then I will stay with it, if not then I will get another car tire.

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    • #22
      I tried it , HATED IT !!! Won't do it again.

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      • roadiemort
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        Wow, such anger directed towards an inanimate object.

    • #23
      Originally posted by Horsehammerr View Post
      I tried it , HATED IT !!! Won't do it again.
      Which tire? Why did you hate it?

      2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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      • #24
        Originally posted by curmudgeon View Post
        Love my Austone Taxi Tire on the rear of my '07 Midnight. Hoping to get 25,000 miles out of it. I don't notice any difference in turns at all which you would think there would be with the flatter profile. Bike is less prone to get stuck in road ruts or steel draw bridges now. Bike also is much less squirrelly while riding on grass than before. Two up riding is more cushy than before. I keep 45lbs pressure in it. No downside that I can tell and plenty of upside.
        At 45# I believe you should get at least 25,000 miles.
        I just changed mine last week at 28,000 miles. It had worn to the wear bars.

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        • #25
          Originally posted by Jaybo View Post

          Which tire? Why did you hate it?
          Changed air pressure more times than I can count and it still WOBBLED anywhere from 60 mph on. Straight Line WOBBLE so bad that I just dropped it. Not my RS, the darkside idea. Was a Hankook 195/16and was the closest to Stock Spec. diameter I could find. RIPS on Commander II's

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          • #26
            Why bother with car tire when you can get a pair of high quality Mich C2's for the R* to your door for under $300 (less on sale) that will go a minimum of 2x more miles then the avg bike tire and in some cases 3x more miles.

            Scott

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            • Jaybo
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              They said the 888's were a long lasting tire too...

            • Spydr
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              Give it up Jaybo. It's not worth the aggravation.

          • #27
            The Dragon on a car tire!
             

            “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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            • MikeyC
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              Thats a cool vid!

          • #28
            I think with a sidecar mounted it would be a good way to go since the sidecar rig will eat a M/C rear tire in around 5000 miles. Maybe I'll try one on the wife's Fatboy if the rim is wide enough. As far as my opinion, well, I don't ride one so I have no opinion. Anything I said would be pure conjecture. Actually, I believe the O.P. was soliciting opinions from those who have went darkside, so any derogatory remarks were moot.





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            • #29
              Originally posted by Horsehammerr View Post
              I tried it , HATED IT !!! Won't do it again.
              I do believe the problem I had was because the stock 3 1/2" rear wheel is just to narrow for the tire I choose. That's all. I went to Commander2's and won't look back.

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