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aaronrkelly
Posted 2011-10-20 9:38 PM (#99559)
Subject: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Tourer

Posts: 395
Moravia, IA
I've finally almost worn out my first car tire.

It was a 185/55-16 Potenza G019 Grid.....I loved it.

Apparently they have discontinued this size......I cannot get it.

So Im left with changing brands or sizes.

Anyone run a 195/55-16 WITH a Hitch Doc?
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Thomas
Posted 2011-10-20 10:55 PM (#99563 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: RE: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Central Wisconsin

aaronrkelly - 2011-10-20 9:38 PM I've finally almost worn out my first car tire. It was a 185/55-16 Potenza G019 Grid.....I loved it. Apparently they have discontinued this size......I cannot get it. So Im left with changing brands or sizes. Anyone run a 195/55-16 WITH a Hitch Doc?

 

I have a hitch doc installed and the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Run Flat 175/60r/16 has been performing superb.

 



Edited by Thomas 2011-10-20 10:58 PM
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Nozzledog
Posted 2011-10-20 11:09 PM (#99564 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Visionary

Posts: 1228
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I have the Dunlop wintersport also.
How many miles did you get on the Potenza anyway?
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aaronrkelly
Posted 2011-10-21 3:31 AM (#99566 - in reply to #99564)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Tourer

Posts: 395
Moravia, IA
Nozzledog - 2011-10-20 11:09 PM

I have the Dunlop wintersport also.
How many miles did you get on the Potenza anyway?


Its at 23K right now.......quite a bit of that two up and/or pulling a trailer. Honestly it probably has another 5 or 6K left as Im just now approaching the wear bars but the bike is already as the shop with the ass end mostly disassembled so I was thinking about changing it now because it would be alot easier...........if I can find a tire locally.

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Lotzafun
Posted 2011-10-21 6:58 AM (#99580 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Iron Butt

Posts: 935
Rockford, IL
A 195 will rub the hitch. Apparently unloaded without a passenger it is close to rubbing, but toss a passenger on and you are rubbing.

I think it was Songfan who figured this out a few years ago.
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aaronrkelly
Posted 2011-10-25 1:57 AM (#99825 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Tourer

Posts: 395
Moravia, IA
Just ordered a Goodyear Max Fuel Assurance in 175/60-16....the treadwear rating is off the charts so hopefully it lasts a good long time......its going to be hard to top the Bridgestone Potenza - that was a damn good tire.
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-07-25 2:37 PM (#192128 - in reply to #99825)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Visionary

Posts: 3763
Pittsburgh, PA
Bump.. just curious if anyone successful was able to do a 195 with a hitch doc trailer hitch .. 195/55-16 has such a nice selection of tires compared to 185 and 175
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eotsis1
Posted 2017-07-26 5:52 AM (#192130 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 33
, IL United States
Cannot attest to the hitchdoc, but have a hitch. I ran a Goodyear assurrance 195/55/16 and changed it at 22k. No rubbing and carry passenger occasionally.
Now running a Sumitomo of same size.
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jdr00ejr
Posted 2017-07-26 6:59 AM (#192132 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Cruiser

Posts: 70
Indianapolis, IN United States
After a suggestion of another rider - who is on his 3rd and rides insanely aggressive - I'm putting a General GMax 195/55/R16 on my '12 Ness Vision (lowered - with a Bushtec Hitch).
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-07-28 5:28 AM (#192138 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Visionary

Posts: 3763
Pittsburgh, PA
I want to run a 195 , but in really don't want a all season tire .. i don't need to worry about traction etc ..id like to get a summer tire or high performance tire if possible , just as an example .. something like this, https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=ZIBY9YuF&id=E4...

Great in wet conditions, etc, and no need for snow tread
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Thomas
Posted 2017-07-28 8:13 AM (#192139 - in reply to #192138)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Central Wisconsin

Back in 2010 I installed a Falken Ziex ZE 512 195/50r-16. I ran it for the one season and pulled it off account of rub marks on the inside of the hitch doc.

 



Edited by Thomas 2017-07-28 8:31 AM
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-07-28 11:38 AM (#192140 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Visionary

Posts: 3763
Pittsburgh, PA
Thank you VERY much for sharing that !!! This is the exact info I was looking for !

When it rubbed , didnyou hear it or feel it ?
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Thomas
Posted 2017-07-28 1:06 PM (#192141 - in reply to #192140)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Central Wisconsin

Don't remember hearing or feeling it, noticed that the edge of tire looked somewhat polished. Then looked up a saw the metal on the inside of the hitch doc was shiney. The following year I installed the Dunlop SP winter sport 3d dsst rof and another one til they stopped making them. Just took off a Kumho Ecsta pa31 185/55r-16. I'm now going to install a Goodyear Assurance fuel max sl 175/60r-16. 

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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-07-28 8:02 PM (#192142 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Visionary

Posts: 3763
Pittsburgh, PA
on my 08 and 11 vision i had the `175/60-16 fuel max. i never ever had a problem with them.. even when riding on the dragon 2 up ..

could you PLEASE share some of your experiences with the Kumho Ecsta pa31 185/55r-16 likes and dislikes.
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Thomas
Posted 2017-07-28 9:18 PM (#192144 - in reply to #192142)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Central Wisconsin

The Kumho Ecsta pa31 185/55r-16 performed great. We 2up'ed on it Wisconsin-Wyoming-Colorado-Wisconsin. I wore the center out first probably to much air pressure, ran dyna beads, with a Battlax up front with ride-on. This time for our September Tennessee trip I'm going to run the Goodyear Assurance with ride-on and a Metzler z8 roadtec 140/70zr-18 with ride-on.  Any reason you didn't go with the Goodyear Assurance again? Or just want to try something different? 


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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-07-28 10:01 PM (#192145 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Visionary

Posts: 3763
Pittsburgh, PA
That's a great question.. no smart reason not to go with the 175 fuel max. For some reason i remember it was more expensive than i thought it should of been . I think I was just looking for a smart tire that's designed for grip and rain... not that the fuel max didnt do well
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-07-28 10:26 PM (#192146 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Visionary

Posts: 3763
Pittsburgh, PA
Id love to try this . But it only comes on the 195

https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/proxes-t1r-ultra-high-perform...
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Thomas
Posted 2017-07-29 7:29 AM (#192148 - in reply to #192146)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Central Wisconsin

Looks great with nice features, however the 55 height profile with that 195 width would rub the inside of the hitch doc...damn.

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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-07-29 9:53 AM (#192149 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Visionary

Posts: 3763
Pittsburgh, PA
They make this one in a 185/55-16.
https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/extensa-hp-high-performance-a...
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Vision-Marine
Posted 2017-08-18 12:03 PM (#192167 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Cruiser

Posts: 65
How much of the fabulous cornering characteristic does the Vision lose going dark side?
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Don07tncav
Posted 2017-08-19 7:10 AM (#192168 - in reply to #99559)
Subject: Re: 195/55-16 with hitch doc?


Cruiser

Posts: 202
At 32-34psi none for me. I do counter-steer a bit more than on bike tires. Been on lots of twisty roads.
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