Anyone else "riding on the Darkside?"

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Anyone else "riding on the Darkside?"

Post by HenryD on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:47 pm

Just thought I would see......maybe the pot needs a little stirring. Twisted Evil

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:49 pm

define darkside

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Post by HenryD on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:52 pm

I have a 205 Goodyear Tripletread on my rear wheel...so I am riding on a "car tire" as some say. I say I am riding a cruiser with a little "squarer tire" lol. Of course, I would not advise a sportsbike rider to go this route, but a heavy cruiser with alot less lean angle, I love it.




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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:54 pm

I would call that the flatside, I had that similar on a drag bike but it was a mickey.

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Post by HenryD on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:55 pm

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Post by Phantom on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:56 pm

Interesting.

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Post by Jack the Bagger on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:33 am

and very dangerous
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Post by HenryD on Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:11 am

BaggerDriver wrote:and very dangerous

I am interested in why you feel its dangerous? Is it personal experience? Maybe because it is something you know nothing about? or just a gut feeling? Just asking, nothing personal, because I will be the first to say, its not for everyone and I am not trying to change anyone's mind here, just asking a question.

I would just some proof, other than conjecture, that its dangerous. I am not an expert, but I do have over 4000 miles on my GYTT and have had no ill effects at all. In fact, I believe its safer due to increased contact patch and quicker stop times. Lean angle is determined by my pegs, not the tire. The ride is MUCH smoother also.

There are forums full of "Darksiders" and more going this route everyday.

Just asking......Ride safe.

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Post by weirdbeard on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:26 am

I know a guy that runs on the dark side and scrapes the floorboards off his cruiser in the twistys. I don't know how it sticks to the road with maybe an inch of contact patch on the road.. He does it.. Shocked
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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:03 pm

I just gave that forum a once over and wow! That is crazy. The pics of the dude on the Dragon rounding a corner with just the smallest contact patch. Crazy! To each their own, and it's not something you see everyday. For me though, I love sporty cornering too much. I bet it's smooth like Barry White on silk sheets on the highway though.

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Post by 2002xlh on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:23 pm

deviant are you dreaming again? Very Happy
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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:47 pm

Barry White was smooth... It's a fact.
Silk sheets...also smooth.
Riding a large cruiser with a car tire on the rear down the highway in a straight line... That's gotta be smooth... you know, till you come upon a corner and realize that you've got a CAR TIRE on your rear rim!
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Post by HenryD on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:25 pm

Deviant1 wrote:Barry White was smooth... It's a fact.
Silk sheets...also smooth.
Riding a large cruiser with a car tire on the rear down the highway in a straight line... That's gotta be smooth... you know, till you come upon a corner and realize that you've got a CAR TIRE on your rear rim!
Wink

LOL.. Laughing ...I hope that when work settles down, I can meet up with ya and let you follow me around some and actually see what it looks like. Razz
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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:31 pm

deviant, what's the link to the clip of that?

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Post by HenryD on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:52 pm

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:11 pm

There are alot of guys on the Valkyrie Riders website that ride Darkside...It is very popular on the Valk..Havent tried it yet and do not think I will..Most of the guys that do it, swear by it though...

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