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« on: February 08, 2020, 05:40:38 PM »

I've followed this guy and he, usually, does a pretty good report.

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 07:45:13 PM »

Ed "Freak" had a darkside tire on his Gold Wing a few years ago and he could hustle that thing through the twisties faster than mos guys on sport bikes.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 04:10:12 PM »

I've run a CT on my Goldwing for years and thousands of miles. It worked so well, I put one on my 650 Burgman and, other than lasting really long and sticking like glue in the rain, no one would ever feel the difference. My current Majesty is running a car tire, and on that there was a slight adjustment period. The tire has run 15Kmiles on my old Majesty and 5Kmiles on this one. It isn't 1/2 worn. Darksiding isn't for everyone, nor is it for every bike.  Some CTs work better than others. This subject has been beaten to death on every motorcycle-scooter discussion board. The only true 'fact' is that regardless what engineers, scientists, and self proclaimed experts say, it works. The properly selected CT is not flat (the edges should be rounded slightly) and you don't fall of the 'edge' of the tire. And while running a sidecar involves a lot of different dynamics, you see CTs gaining wide acceptance on not only the sidecar and the rear of bike, but now it's being used on the front as well. 

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 01:19:26 AM »

Got one on the rear of my Kymco Downtown 300i! Works good, lasts a long time!

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