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Took off the Dunlop 175/60/16 SP Wintersport and put on the Pirelli 195/55/16 Snow 210 for the summer. Tight fit going in but a little soap on the tire sidewalls, muffler, and wheel well surfaces and she slipped right in. Took it out for a 20 mile test ride and the bike feels like a what I think a Rolls Royce ride would feel. Feels great all around. Very inpressed with stability in gravel.
Planning on taking her to Sturgis this year which will be a 2,200 mile ride. Will report back with impressions after a long outing.
 

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Welcome to the Darkside, where men are men and sheep are scared!!!!
 

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Good choice..:thumbup:

what are you running on the front?
.. my Pirelli goes really well with a front Bridgestone
... I know what you mean about the "Rolls Royce ride" ride.

Thought about TPMS?
.. I (personally) think it's important for a CT.

It is possible to ride it with low pressure and get it warm and never know it.
Without TPMS I have twice managed to let the rear tire go low..
(over 110,000 miles on car tires now)
.. once, picked up a nail on the interstate and did not realize it until the off ramp. I did not feel any different going straight. It was not until the off ramp did I feel it "squirrely".
.. another time, checking the pressure with a tire that had Dynabeads and one clogged the valve.
The pressure checked good but the tire slowly lost air as I rode.

Most of the air pressure "lost" with a car tire is caused by checking it daily (if you do).
A TPMS eliminates the need for that.
I've now gone from adding air once or twice a week to once or twice a month.

enjoy Sturgis.. really great riding in the Black Hills...

Dennis
 

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Welcome to the Darkside, where men are men and sheep are scared!!!!
You mean sheepish :lol: right :thumbup:
 

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:congrats: on your new C/T Wilberforce! Have a safe ride to Sturgis!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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Good choice..:thumbup:

what are you running on the front?
.. my Pirelli goes really well with a front Bridgestone
... I know what you mean about the "Rolls Royce ride" ride.

Thought about TPMS?
.. I (personally) think it's important for a CT.

It is possible to ride it with low pressure and get it warm and never know it.
Without TPMS I have twice managed to let the rear tire go low..
(over 110,000 miles on car tires now)
.. once, picked up a nail on the interstate and did not realize it until the off ramp. I did not feel any different going straight. It was not until the off ramp did I feel it "squirrely".
.. another time, checking the pressure with a tire that had Dynabeads and one clogged the valve.
The pressure checked good but the tire slowly lost air as I rode.

Most of the air pressure "lost" with a car tire is caused by checking it daily (if you do).
A TPMS eliminates the need for that.
I've now gone from adding air once or twice a week to once or twice a month.

enjoy Sturgis.. really great riding in the Black Hills...

Dennis
Dennis,

What TPMS system did you get and does it work well?
 

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I put a new Bridgestone G709 on the front. Thought about an Avon Cobra but I didn't get reasonable mileage out the last one I ran.
Thanks for the thumbs up.
I carry a tire gage with me on long rides and sometimes check the tire pressure at a gas stop. So far no need for the TPMS.
 

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Agree with you Wingwing. I just added TPMS. Gives me pressure and temp. IMO, it's one of the single most important safety item you can add. Statistics show that nearly all blowouts are caused by low tire pressure. Checking tire pressure often is good but you never know what's going to happen 10 mins later. A blowout at high speeds would likely be disastrous on interstates with heavy traffic.
 

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American ingenuity, You just can't say enough about it.:congrats:
 
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