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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyX View Post
    He's a sneaky lurker on here that pops in with useful info.
    ...or is he a lurking sneaker? ...nice to see him pop in once in a while... just think of all the carb help he could give!

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    ...or is he a lurking sneaker? ...nice to see him pop in once in a while... just think of all the carb help he could give!
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    Bought another c/t and tried it. Michelin and Bridgestone, both at 125 psi, sitting in the hot sun for hours, and no seating. So, just for sheets and giggles I tried putting the old m/c tire back on. Butter smooth.

    BOTH c/ts have fought me even to mount them on the rim, and I have a manual tire changer with proper tools to do the job. And then for neither to seat, so I took it as an omen, and am putting on a new Michelin Commander II.

    I've never had a problem seating a c/t on one of my cast wheels-----VTX 1800R, and GoldWing. Guess I have two new c/ts for those bikes when the time comes.

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    Sorry to hear that, first time I have heard of a CT refusing to seat. They're a PITA occasionally but twice in a row, must not be holding your mouth right!!!!!

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    From what i have heard the spoked wheels are larger than the cast wheels making it harder to seat a bead.

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    I just purchased a VTX 1800 and as soon as I burn all the rubber from the rear will be going to the dark side. If anyone has sealed their spoke rims with silicone I would greatly appreciate your experience in regard to how long has it lasted (the seal) and if you have had any issues going above 90 mph which I have found myself a frequent visitor of.

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    Don't use silicone, I haven't heard of anyone using it successfully. Everyone uses 3M 5200 Marine Sealant. You can get it a West Marine or most Home Depots have it in the paint department but some keep it behind the counter and you have to ask them for it. It's cheaper at the Depot too!!!

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