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    Quote Originally Posted by MDO View Post
    On HD's 2 factory trikes, they use a 205/65R15 Dunlop Signature II tire.
    Correct, the GY RSA only comes in a 195-60 in 15's. Shorter than the OE tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDO View Post
    On HD's 2 factory trikes, they use a 205/65R15 Dunlop Signature II tire.
    The closest replacement is 215/60/15 check out the specs here. https://tiresize.com/calculator/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartAceWoLf View Post
    The closest replacement is 215/60/15 check out the specs here. https://tiresize.com/calculator/
    Thanks for the info, but I don't use Goodyear tires. Personally, I'm sticking with the stock size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino 2 View Post
    Drive reasonable and some tires will help.....But remember;

    At all tires have their breaking point and will break without warning......Its just a matter of how fast you are going when you find that point, And how long a chain you'll need to get you out of the ditch ........
    Just want to finish Bob's post here...."If you are lucky enough to end up on the ditch side AND lucky enough to survive."

    In my case had the bike hooked up before I got it straightened out I was going across the center line into fast moving traffic going in the opposite direction. Most likely a non-survivable outcome.

    After thinking it all over I have decided the best way (for me) to address the hydroplaning issue is to NEVER put myself in that situation again. It probly won't be the last time I get caught in the rain and the next time I will slow down, slow way down if there is a lot of standing water or pull over at an underpass or some form of shelter. If no shelter is available then pull over and just stand there and be miserable because no matter how miserable that might be it still beats a full body cast....or worse.
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