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Ordered a Yokohama tire today, should be here Friday.
When I bring the tire and wheel to a tire place, do I need to tell them about the TPMS? Also what about balancing? I see some use those beads inside the tire, but I have read where it can interfere with TPMS.
Is there anything else I need to know before going to the shop?
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Rode last night and hit 5,000 miles now on this CT. Not bad for just over one month on it. Nipples on left side of tire are gone and the right is almost scrubbed.

Starting to practice low speed cornering. Left isn't hard to scrape the pegs, but right turns take a little more effort. Car tire is holding up to the test!
i thought my wife and i rode a lot . 5000 in a month is riding a lot LOL !

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When I bring the tire and wheel to a tire place, do I need to tell them about the TPMS? Also what about balancing? I see some use those beads inside the tire, but I have read where it can interfere with TPMS.
Is there anything else I need to know before going to the shop?
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Yes, do tell them about the TPMS.
I don't know about beads interfering.

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i thought my wife and i rode a lot . 5000 in a month is riding a lot LOL !

That isn't a norm. I had a few trips and also took off on a 2000 mile iron butt ride. Waiting for it to be certified yet. Kind of funny that I delivered a pre bought motorcycle tire while learning the CT. Love the tire and returned from a trip this weekend. No issues again.

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1) If someone here used the tire beads how many ounces did you put in the rear?
2) Also what beads did you use?
3) I looked on Amazon and I see beads that people have used for their 1800 but they are all complaining about the tube to that goes over the valve is too big. What did you all do?
4) I found a shop that will put my tire on for $7.50. I assume that I go ahead and let them air the new tire up and then when I get home let the air out and put the beads in the tire. Is this correct?
5) The Dunlop MT I took off is 180 60 16, the new tire is 195 55 16, am I going to have any issues or will the width and height on the new tire be about the same as the old?
I have my rear tire off. I put it on the lift and removed tire. The tire looks bad, it has thread, but it is way more worn on one side and it has rides where the tread is deepest.

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1) If someone here used the tire beads how many ounces did you put in the rear? 3 oz in the rear, 2 in front.
2) Also what beads did you use? I used Dynabeads
3) I looked on Amazon and I see beads that people have used for their 1800 but they are all complaining about the tube to that goes over the valve is too big. What did you all do? I had the guys put them in the tire as they mounted it. Not sure, but I don't think they lost any
4) I found a shop that will put my tire on for $7.50. I assume that I go ahead and let them air the new tire up and then when I get home let the air out and put the beads in the tire. Is this correct?
5) The Dunlop MT I took off is 180 60 16, the new tire is 195 55 16, am I going to have any issues or will the width and height on the new tire be about the same as the old? I could not get mine up in the fender well on a stand. But I'm pretty sure others do. I laid the bike over and it fell right in.
I have my rear tire off. I put it on the lift and removed tire. The tire looks bad, it has thread, but it is way more worn on one side and it has rides where the tread is deepest.
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Thank You Very Much for clearing these last few questions up for me.
I did order the beads, they will be here in a few days. I will wait and bring the beads with me to the tire shop and hopefully they will have done the beads before.
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A 195/55 fits in pretty easy, I ran 205s for a long time and they fit but it is a struggle getting them past the lug studs. Go straight up from the bottom and move the bottom of the tire to the right, push up then swing it to the left to button it in.

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I had to let the air out of the tire to get my 195 in. Could not get past the lugs without letting the air out.

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