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Old October 25th, 2013   #1
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Default Darkside tire- Hankook question

Has anyone used these 2 Hankook tires from Walmart? Any problems with it fitting? I am wanting to get the Hankook Ventus V2 tire since I believe it will last longer than the V12.


http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hankook-Ve...R17XL/17792603
Hankook Ventus V2 Concept Tire 205/50R17XL cost: $109



http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hankook-Ve...R17XL/17792470
Hankook Ventus V12 evo Tire 205/50ZR17XL cost: $110
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Old October 25th, 2013   #2
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Yes numerous people. It fits fine.
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Old October 25th, 2013   #3
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I recently returned from @ 3000 mile trip and my Michelin PR3 was bald with just over 7000 miles (was expecting over 10,000 from all the hooplah mentioned) Needless to say I am pissed, I just installed a Hankook V12 a few hours ago and got back from a 40 mile ride. The road here in front of my house is smooth, hilly with sweet curves. Hit the first curve at 90mph (I know so shutup) hit the next one at 90 again, smiling like a kid--- I hit the next straight way at 120MPH and I must say---it handles like a champ. I love it and will stay with this tire until something better comes along (DARKSIDE FOREVER)
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Default Re: Darkside tire- Hankook question

Oh Jonjon? I seem to remember saying that the PR3 might not last as long as the PR2... They do last pretty well unless you ride at the pace that you and Hppants like to ride. If you are a straight running sort of guy, they do pretty well.

A word of warning about the CT from the FJR forum. They all claim the car tire causes a wobble around 125 mph. I have no idea if this carries over to the ST1300 but I want you to be aware of it. Other than that, most of the converts over there love them. They like the Michelin Exalto best.
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Hi Andrew, as from what I found out recently there are several Hankook car tires used on St1300's I know of 3 and the V12 is supposed to be as sticky as the PR3 in the rain (last half as long as others). I guess I will found out soon. In fact I do need it to rain sooooo go ridin with me
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I also put the right angle valve stem and 3 oz of dynabeeds. It did have a red dot to line up with v stem. Seems well balanced.
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