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I fear I am rapidly becoming a Darksider without a voice. My problem being is that I have nothing new to contribute! Since going Double Darkside with the Eufori and the Sport Demon, I dont have anything to comment about other than the same old "It's great!". So, a little update I suppose. Running the Eufori at 32psi and the Sport Demon at 38psi. I have since going Double become a more aggresive rider than I ever have been in the past, regardless of what bike I've been on (and I've had a few).

Most of my iduction to the Darkside has been on wet, icy or snow covered roads, down to about -6 degrees, I've probably only had 3 days of dry roads in the last 3 months, and even than there has been an excess of salt grit on the surface. Far from ideal riding conditions and yet I have enjoyed every single ride out (even the once boring trips to work and back)

On snow and ice I've obviously had a few slips, and yet they have felt far more stable and controllable than with the MC tires. On wet roads, some of them with deep standing water (we have a bit of a flooding issue round here, before moving to higher ground a couple of years ago, my previous house was flooded twice in 18 months, 5 foot of River Derwent and sewage through the house, I almost part exchanged the bike for a jet ski...) the ride was excellent, the Demon ploughing through it and the Eufori leaving a parted wave behind me.

On finding myself faced with a dry road, I 'went for it'. I could not get the Eufori to lose grip at all, high speed overtaking, popping in an out of the traffic like I was on a CBR, a few front end lifts (getting used to those now) and outstanding braking. I sure I've said all this before.....

As for my choice of tire, I originally went with the Eufori simply due to reading the threads on here and the fact that pretty much all of the run flat would handle roughly the same. Rocky had given good reports on the Eufori so I decided on that one. I have certainly not been disappointed. I sometimes see a review on another tire and think 'Hmm, love the look of that tread design' but then think my ride just cant get any better than it already is. If it aint broke, dont fix it. (Or in the case of computers, if it aint broke, keep fixing it until it is..)

The Eufori is not balanced, during the 'excitement' of fitting a CT on a bike, the local shop forgot to do it. I have not noticed any 'out of balance' feelings from the tire, at any speed. The Sport Demon is balanced with sticky weights, I DID have a 'buzzy' feeling through the bars between 45-55mph, which has since gone.

I'm actually waiting for something to go wrong so I have something to write about.....:shock:
Dave
 

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I am on my 3rd Eufori and not one has been balanced. they don't seem to need it. I have had no vibration at any speed. Tail end got a bit of a wander at around 240 kph when I went for a top end "what will this baby do" speed run many months ago. Other than that very happy.

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Gonna be a long wait, nothing goes wrong with these CT's . Maybe we can gripe when they wear out at 47,000 miles or something. :joke: Kit
 

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Gonna be a long wait, nothing goes wrong with these CT's . Maybe we can gripe when they wear out at 47,000 miles or something. :joke: Kit
Kit, I agree with both of you....it's hard to keep new posts when it's the same old thing, "This is great, I love it, Why did I wait so long?" comments. It is just a ride it and enjoy it experience.....maybe we can start a "whiner's corner" when they start wearing out...what do you think?;)
 

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Dave..Relax and enjoy the ride...I too at times find myself bored.I hate to be redundant with the same old postings of how well this combination feels to me,but when It works why try and fix what isn't broke..


Now I too have seen others try different brands of tires,and having done the same thing in trying different brands,I say to them "Go for it"..
BTDT myself and I know what Rocky likes..

The reports are good so far on this 175/60,but time will tell what they think in the long run??

I'm glad to see them try other brands for another selfish reason too "They'll be more Pirelli's for me when I need them..he he he"


I managed to to squeeze in a couple hundred smiles this morning,and can't see me trying anything else...Ho hum ho hum it's off to the twistys I go..
 

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The reports are good so far on this 175/60,but time will tell what they think in the long run??
Although I have bought that tire and am about to try it as soon as we get rid of this ##$ ^%%# snow, my fear is one of availability in the long run. It is only made by Dunlop and it was darn'd hard to find one to start with up in my neck of the woods. My fear is that I will get to like it and I'm not so sure it will still be around in a couple of years when I need to replace it.

So you may yet prove to be the wisest amoung us Rocky. There is probably some value in sticking to what you know and to a tire that is readily available. :bow: :bow: :bow:
 
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I fear I am rapidly becoming a Darksider without a voice. My problem being is that I have nothing new to contribute!
I'm still waiting for me to take that nice long ride so I can evaluate the CT I have recently put on. Got the three sisters on my GPS now (for whenever that happens) and next week is the ERC for me. Local rides have been carefree but need to get out there and do a good test run. Think I'm done painting around the house as of today. If I take my wife and mummy in law shopping for veggie garden stuff early next week I should have some time to do some romping around on my ride.
 

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Thanks

You could always regurgitate the ever-loving topics of the site.... The Belly Pan! :wrong:

Its all good. I appreciate hearing form those more experienced than me. Your experiences, like your update, are valuable to those of us who have not yet gotten that far along.
 
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