Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Taylorsville, Utah, USA
I put a CT on my 2000 Yamaha Venture Royal. At first I was sure I had made a mistake. But with some tweaking of tire pressure, it was very nice to ride. I found that front and rear tire pressures had to be just so and not vary by more than 3 lbs. No issues after that, 1 or 2 up with or without the Bushtec trailer. We put thousands of miles on the tire. That bike is out of our inventory now and a '98 1500 GW is on the lift in the garage being revived after 5 yrs storage. It will sport at CT next season, on the rear.
The only thing that I noticed, and it was minor, was the bikes tracking in tight turns. Because of the profile of the CT, the rear felt like it was tracking wider around tight corners. It most likely was. But it never caused a issue nor did it skip or studder on the pavement. I could still drag the pipes and the wife would slap me up side the helmet about scratching the chrome stuff. Boys will be boys, chrome or not.
Bob & Lisa