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  • #2
    You may wish to look at this Tire - Many are using them since. I have not put one on yet but soon will also.

    Many riders opt for the 195/55R16 Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP which are new to the
    SimpleTire.com website.
    Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, never paid for a divorce


    IBA # 40576

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    • #3
      Both good choices. When I went to the Dark Side my choice was the Kumho RF. I'm on my third one and I average around 25000 miles per tire. I am not that agressive of a rider but I can tell you I enjoy the feel, ride, grip in some twistie's and wet roads.
      2001 Hot Rod Yellow GL1800A

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      • #4
        I am using the 195/55R16 Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP, I am on my second one now, it has 22,000 miles of use on it & still has 4/32 tread depth remaining & handle great...I think the next new one I get, I will try will the Yokohama Envigor.

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        • #5
          I'm in roughly the same situation. I got almost 39k out of the Michelin, and will change it out tomorrow for the Yoko, just to see the difference.
          2012 Honda Goldwing | 2009 Timeout Camper



          Patriot Guard Rider since 2007 | IBA member #59823

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          • #6
            I would assume snow in Oz is not an issue, though I go recall the Movie The Man from Snowy River. However I have also found my Alpin super in heavy rain and dirt/gravel roads. Those challenges keep the Aplin on the top of my list otherwise the Kumo could be an option. Rick
            2010 GL1800ADA (CDN eh!)
            DS 1126
            15 Tiger 800 XCX
            14 WR250R
            95 FLSTC Sold to a nice family.

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            • #7
              The Alpin is hard to find this time of the year because it is a snow tire and they stop production during the northern hemisphere's winter.
              Darkside #1255
              Leader of the first Darkside Ride-in

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              • #8
                Living in Dallas...I tried the dark side discussion but my service shop Dallas Honda said no way and wouldn't mount a car tire for safety reasons they said... Oh well... I'm not yet obsessed about it enough to find a different provider,...
                --
                2012 Goldwing L2 w/Nav in Dallas, TX

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                • #9
                  mrao108, DFW Honda in Grapevine will mount a CT on a wheel. I don't know if they'll do a "drive-in", but if you carry the wheel in with the tire, they'll mount and balance it. $35 and some change, they've done it for me a number of times.
                  2012 Honda Goldwing | 2009 Timeout Camper



                  Patriot Guard Rider since 2007 | IBA member #59823

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                  • #10
                    My local Walmart does it for about $6 as its for a custom made "trailer"
                    Life is all about decisions. I decided for Jesus Christ.
                    04 All White
                    Mich Alpin PA3
                    Darkside #956

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                    • #11
                      I seriously considered having Walmart or Discount Tire (where I bought it) do it, but was concerned that they may mishandle the wheel or damage the TPMS. $6 is tempting, I'll say that.
                      2012 Honda Goldwing | 2009 Timeout Camper



                      Patriot Guard Rider since 2007 | IBA member #59823

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                      • Papa smurf2
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                        Ive had no problem with Wally world damaging any part of the rim. I do not have TPMS so can not comment about that end of the business.

                    • #12
                      The TPMS unit is >$150. For that reason alone I do it myself. I have the good fortune of having a GWRRA member close by that has a tire machine. But if he did not, I would go and get one. The TPMS is very fragile.
                      ...gene
                      2012 GL1800 NAVI, GWRRA 367875
                      Darkside #1511 - Bridgestone DriveGuard 195/55RV16 RFT

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                      • #13
                        My 1st tire was a Kumho not a run flat and it worked very well.
                        2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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                        • #14
                          I ran the Yokohama AVID ENVigor on my Valkyrie and will put that on the wing when it's time. Not running the run flat before, why is the runflat the choice now? I never had an issue with the other.

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                          • #15
                            Welcome to the Darkside. I just orderd my Battlax 45 for the front so I am taking the plunge into DOUBLE DARKSIDE. If this works as well as the Single Darkside, I will be thrilled. Now, does that mean I can put a sticker on the front and the rear of my ride?? lol
                            Life is all about decisions. I decided for Jesus Christ.
                            04 All White
                            Mich Alpin PA3
                            Darkside #956

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