Like said, trust matters. If the dealer works on most modern bikes with ABS, leave it on. But if you take it to "Willie's Harley speed shop and Tattoo Parlor" take it off.Buffalo said:It's a matter of personal preference and how much you trust the dealer. I've had 13 rear tires mounted on my Exec now by my local dealer. I've never taken the tone ring off and they have never bent it.
Only two of those 13 have been Bridgestones so they would not be the ones sending a free set. My rear tire of choice is the Michelin Pilot Sport. 9 of those 13 have been Michelins. And no I have no desire to run a darkside tire no matter how long it last. My one experience with those told me it is not the tire for my style of riding. YMMVDave_J said:Craig, you'd be about 2/3's thru your 3rd Darkside tire by now. :twisted: Bridgestone should send you a free set as a loyal customer.