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    TW Run Flat Rear Tires!

    Well, with a little luck, I was able to score 2 Carlisle Terrathon ERT Run Flat Tires (26x8-14) for the rear of my TW. These are 4 ply, 22 psi, real deal run flats.

    My plan is to use the stock rear TW200 wheel + a tube + the Run Flat tires - no idea how these are going to mount up.

    My bro is a service mngr and a modern auto repair / tire shop, so he will be my first stop. His shop has all the equipment for automotive run flat tires.

    Has anyone else in the world of TWs tried this?




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    Run flat.....now that's cool! Now that I have my Maxxis Ceros on my bike I fear the day it goes flat. After the three day mounting ordeal I think I would just sell it as is / where is .
    Are you going to extend your swing arm if the tire mounts ok?
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    2009 TW200, Jimbo shield, 47&55T rear with DID chain, Maxxis Ceros Rear, Kendra 270 front, extended swing arm, 1"Risers, Rear rack, Raised front fender, XOG GPS.

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    Very cool, we'll be interested to see how these mount up and perform!
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    No plans to extend the swing arm - yet

    I will drop off the tire / wheel at the shop next week - I will post any progress ASAP.
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    When the rear tire works out (hopeful thinking) - I will be looking for a Run Flat(ish) front tire too. Any ideas?
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    Very interesting...
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    Dropped the tire / wheel / tube off at the shop - hope to have good news tomorrow!

    Your opinion needed: Should I get this rear tire / wheel balanced or just leave it as is? The TW is no speed machine and I will rarely be taking this on road. Thoughts...?
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    Yes, balance it or add RideOn to it.
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    The tire is mounted on the wheel! It took extra lube and 70psi to seat the bead.

    The shop had issues seating the bead (took 3 days) but was able to do it without trimming anything off the tire.

    The max pressure needed was 70psi which is quite high. I am using a HD tube and the tire has super thick / super stiff sidewalls, so a high pressure should be ok.

    I'll get it mounted on the bike this weekend and take some pics.

    Thanks for all the help - great info on this forum.
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    Here's how it looks mounted on the rim. Nice ROUND profile, not square at all!

    I'll fit it on the bike this weekend.

    YES - my wife said it is OK to bring tires in the house (because it is below 0F, I didn't want the tire snot freezing in the tire).





    Last edited by 1911garand; 02-11-2016 at 07:57 PM.
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