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OK... I finally took the plunge and had the GYTTT 295/65 R15 mounted today with 3oz of dynabeads. While on the madien voyage of 100 mls this evening I had a slight encounter. I was going 50 mph entering a 45 mph intersection when a car pulled out slightly in front of me but speeded up pretty quick which forced me to slow down a little while running up close to his bumper witin 10 feet. He then tapped his brakes and I had enough room to downshift and prepare both brakes but he continued forward. It was then that I saw the piece of plywood and 2x4's in the road.
I reacted by hammering the rear brake while downshifting. The rear tire locked up and not only skid compleatly straight but allowed enough time to pick the best route to ride over the the debris. Since it streached across the entire lane I had to go over it but all went well.
I have ridden bikes for over thirty years and have never hit the brakes this hard and fast without skiding to the side at least a little, needless to say; today a DARKSIDE fan is born. Yes the cornering is a little stiff at first but afer 100 miles either the tires or the rider are starting to break in and it is getting better every mile.
 

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yep, that's the darkside for you. Straight skids and cookies too.
 

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Having my Michelin HE installed next week. Anxious to try it out. :cheers:
 

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Don't forget the Dyanbeads....you need 3oz for the rear adn 2 oz for the front.
Direct Line Parts keep them in stock adn they are pretty cheap, all five ounces and the applicator for $15.95.
 

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Glade you made it but at 10' behind a car !:nono: Your lucky the car didn't kick up any of the 2x4 at you !:icon_eek: That's what is leaning me towards the DS. Great while breaking.
:choppersmride on !!!!!
 

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I've had mine on for about 6 months now. The ONLY downside I've found is while riding over uneven pavement/ground. My first experience was riding down my 1/4 mile dirt/gravel driveway that had some rain washes in it. That was right after I put it on. Scared the shirt out of me, but I've since learned what to expect and thus how to keep better control of the bike. I wouldn't go back to a bike tire now. I've ridden in the mountains several times since I put it on, and I really feel more in control even while scraping the boards in those tight curves. And water/rain on the road??....I haven't felt even the slightest wobble/slide. I was always nervous with the bike tire, now I just use common sense and normal caution and enjoy the liquid sunshine.

Good luck with your new setup.

Oh, yeah.....I don't even notice that it's a "flat" tire anymore. It turns and rolls just like my bike tire did IMHO.

It's going to make me look at that option.
One could always get it shaved off a little to give it a slight curve to the corners of tread

Shaving???? Isn't that one reason we put car tires on....more tread on the ground?? After about 500 miles, you won't even notice the difference, except on uneven pavement/ground. And, by then you should know what to expect.
 

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I was not 10ft from the car until after it pulled out in front of me... instead for jamming on the breaks I simply down shifted bleeding off some speed until they got up to speed and gained some distance. It was then that they hit their breaks for the construction junk which started the real trouble ;=)
I would never ride that close on purpose.
 
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