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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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205 or 195 for a 2015 street glide

I know this is a Goldwing forum and I haven't been active since I sold the wing and bought the HD, but the HD community is severely lacking in dark side info. My warranty is expiring on my 2015 street glide and I'm anxious to get back on the dark side. I'm still a fan of the alpine in a 205 55 16 but not sure about clearance issues on the street glide. Does anyone here have any HD experience with the 205 before I order one?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 03:46 PM
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No but pretty sure you can go to darkside web/forum - its not just goldwings ! Not sure on model or sizes but have been told on some hd's belt pulley has clearance issues ?????

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We are using 195/55 runflat on the ultra, it gears it down slightly giving a little more power in 6th

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I have used 205/55R16 on my 2012 Ultra Classic with no issue
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Wow I guess the alpine must be made of a new material. I could only find them for well over $200.00. I went with the drive guard that seems to be the new flavor here. I also kept it conservative and ordered the 195 just to reduce any possible variables.

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I liked the drive guard but slightly prefer the Yokohama avid envigor. Usually kept the driveguard around 30 psi, under 28 and handling would suffer. (cold tire at 65 degrees ambient air temp ).
Many prefer the alpin but it was not a good choice for my bike.

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Wow I guess the alpine must be made of a new material. I could only find them for well over $200.00. I went with the drive guard that seems to be the new flavor here. I also kept it conservative and ordered the 195 just to reduce any possible variables.
The Alpin has been discontinued. The ones for sale are old tires, people think they're gold for some reason. I think you'll be happy with the Driveguard.

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Got the drive guard installed yesterday, I think it's a keeper.
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I installed a yoho on kevin Harley 195/55-16 run flat he loves the extra traction.


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I installed a yoho on kevin Harley 195/55-16 run flat he loves the extra traction.
I noticed that Yoko and a 709 on his bike right away while at DSRI. I thought there's a man with a plan.

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