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Offline Len Averyt

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Magna Dark Side
« on: October 12, 2008, 08:45:00 PM »
 :evil: Im going to try to dark side my Magna
KUMHO 165/80R15
POWER STAR 75887T BSW $ 67.00

Tread Depth: 9mm
Load Capacity: 1199lbs
Performance Rating:T
Maximum PSI: 35
Tire Weight: 16.7lbs
Overall Diameter: 25.4 in
UTQG Rating: 400 A B
Section Width: 6.5in


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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 09:25:05 PM »
Going for straight-line performance, Len? :lol:
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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 09:39:29 PM »
I’m not big into pushing the limits so I will be watching your experience with the tire.  Will you need to modify anything to put it on.  Brenda is wanting to ride to Montana next year and I would like a tire that will last more then 12 months.

People ask me about money saving with a bike.  I tell them the price of your tires is the biggest killer of money savings. (Chroming everything in sight, accessaries, modifications, apparel and the extra, fun rides around town). So if you are looking just for saving gas get a car that gets great gas milage and stay warm and dry and not a bike.   :lol:
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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008, 11:32:18 PM »
so far all measurments and clearances are good.
the Kumho tire is 1" bigger in diameter than a new stock dunlop i have in my garage.
It is also 3/4" wider 3/8" on each side so the 1/4" clearance to my break stay is a problem.
I'll probably buy a cyclistic mod for that eventually. may just bend the factory one a bit.

As for performance i'm not a curve eater. I use my bike more for back and forth to work so I wear the centers pretty fast.

If anyone has a spare rear rim. i'll buy the tire and have it mounted. we can each take turns seeing how it feels if yall would like.
Heck I'm game to buy a extra rim for the test.
That way I can put my factory dunlop on the original rim as a back up.
Later i can have the extra rim chromed  8-) :cool:
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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 08:52:37 AM »
I don't know if the tire you are considering has a directional tread, but you may want to consider one.  The word is that the tires with directional tread perform better, and my experience with this last car tire seems to confirm it.  I like the Toyo sport radil (directional) better than the Vanco I just bought.

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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 10:23:12 AM »
I'd be scared to ride a bike with that thing on it.  How are you going to lean into a turn?


On a positive note, you might not have to use your kickstand.   :D
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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 11:58:16 AM »
What are you going to do with that new stock dunlop? 

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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 02:27:00 PM »
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I'd be scared to ride a bike with that thing on it.  How are you going to lean into a turn?

Ask Curtis he has one on his Valk!!!!  :cool: :cool:
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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 04:14:35 PM »
I'd be scared to ride a bike with that thing on it.  How are you going to lean into a turn?


On a positive note, you might not have to use your kickstand.   :D

That would be funny to see. :lol:
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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 04:16:47 PM »
What are you going to do with that new stock dunlop? 

Well I would like to get another rear rim. That way i can swap out for comparison.
Maybe even let others try it out for a feel. :cool: :idea:
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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2008, 06:02:27 PM »
I'd be scared to ride a bike with that thing on it.  How are you going to lean into a turn?

On a positive note, you might not have to use your kickstand.   :D

...........leans just fine, thank you!  :)  And it grips like mad in the turns or on a hard launch!


As you can see, a car tire is not "square", it has a profile, just not as much as a MC tire.  It won't stand up on its own even with just the wheel, much less hold the bike upright.


My other one handles the curves great too, but since it is a 55 series tire it lowers the bike some and I don't have as much cornering clearance as the most recent one.


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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2008, 07:28:41 PM »

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Re: Magna Dark Side
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2008, 10:30:44 PM »
I have it mounted..... Kind of..... :sad: trying to get the bead to seat correctly.
On the plus side it didn't require a break stay mod. I have 3/8" clearance between tire and break stay.

Don't rush out just yet to get you one. I'm still working out some bugs :shock:
One thing, my $67 tire cost me $97. Kaufman tire charged me for installation even though it was a carry out.
The counter guy told me it was "Store policy" I'll be soapboxing about that soon enough with Kaufman Tire corporate and then the BBB :evil:.
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