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Hercules Raptis TR1 155/70-13 from onlinetires.com. $47 delivered. Mounted it myself on my 07 Burg 400. No real difficulties until one small section of bead refused to seat. Tried generous lube with soapy water, 50 psi inflation/deflation x 6 cycles. No dice. Lubed with spray white lithium grease, upped the psi to just north of 100. Several cycles of inflation/deflation. Let the last inflation sit for about ten minutes, rewarded with an impressive "ping" as it finally seated. Backed off to 40 psi.

Test ride: very impressed. Was expecting some sensation of going over a square edge when cornering, but there was absolutely no such sensation. No extra countersteer effort needed. Cornering is at least as smooth as the MC tire, maybe a bit better.

Will post updates on tire wear.
 

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Welcome ArmyDoc. I take it your a Doctor and in the Army? :D Thanks from a receiver of services of our military medical personal.

While I can not answer any Burgman 400 questions I may be able to help in the Darkside. Go slow and Practice braking, cornering and both at the same time.

By the way, they want us to post comments over on this topic. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=59356&p=555333&hilit=Darkside#p555333
 

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Dave_J said:
Welcome ArmyDoc. I take it your a Doctor and in the Army? :D Thanks from a receiver of services of our military medical personal.

While I can not answer any Burgman 400 questions I may be able to help in the Darkside. Go slow and Practice braking, cornering and both at the same time.

By the way, they want us to post comments over on this topic. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=59356&p=555333&hilit=Darkside#p555333

Yes, active duty at Ft. Bragg. Thanks for the tips! Forums such as this are invaluable. Will check out the link you provided. And, thank you for your service SSG!
 

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Took me about 20 miles to get used to the different feel. More counter steer but after about 500 miles of mix roads I don't have any intention of going back.

Welcome to the Dark side Doc !
Brian (CW3 USA-Retarded)
 

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Brian650 said:
Took me about 20 miles to get used to the different feel. More counter steer but after about 500 miles of mix roads I don't have any intention of going back.

Welcome to the Dark side Doc !
Brian (CW3 USA-Retarded)
Brian.from one doc to another..!!!! I rode a Boss Hoss motorcycle with a Chevy V8 racing engine in it and it came from the factory with a car tire mounted on the rear - 2.25X 65 Police Pursuit radial AND I rode it for 11 years that way!!! Great in the rain........... :thumbup: :thumbup:
 
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