Dunlop has enough verbiage under the Care and Maintenance section
to cover their butt against things many do on a regular basis. I haven't gone Darkside but have considered it because of the gravel roads I ride. But I already violate 2 other areas. I use Ride-On which they say not to do and I have 42/44 pounds of air in front/rear which is over their 40 pound limit. So going Darkside would be no big deal. If they could get away with it I'm sure they would like to add one more saying...Do Not Use On Asphalt or Concrete roads. All this legal **** is pure BS as far as I'm concerned. I suspect all other brands of tires have similar statements like the following. Point here is many of us already do stuff that would violate a warranty issue on tires. I had considered Darkside but glad I didn't because I had a warranty issue on a TPMS sensor and my dealer would not have changed it if I had a car tire mounted. They get you one way or the other when it comes to CT's even if you want to in many cases.:crying:
16 - Wheel Balance
It is essential that tire/wheel assemblies be balanced before use and rebalanced each time the tire is removed or replaced. Unbalanced tire/wheel assemblies can vibrate at certain speeds, and tire wear will be greatly accelerated.
All Dunlop street tires should be installed with the balance dot at the valve. Wheels may be balanced with spoke nipple weights, lead wire or self-adhesive rim weights. Consult the motorcycle manufacturer for approved wheel weights.
Dunlop does not recommend the use of dry or liquid balancers/sealers and will not warrant tires into which these materials have been injected. Tire and wheel assembly balance must be checked with a balance stand or computer wheel balancer.
22 - Tire Mounting
Danger: Only specially trained persons should mount tires. Improper mounting can cause tire explosion and serious injury.
Follow these mounting precautions:
Wear approved eye protection.
Clean and lubricate beads and rim.
Centralize rim band and tube to prevent pinching if tube-type rim.
Note directional arrows on sidewall where applicable.
Lock assembly on mounting machine or place in safety cage before inflating to seat beads.
Set air hose relief valve at 40 psi.
Use extension gauge and hose with clip-on air chuck. Stand back with no part of your body within the perimeter of the assembled tire and rim.
Inflate with core in valve stem.
Never inflate above 40 psi to seat beads.*
Spin wheel to check bead seating and alignment.
*If the beads do not seat by 40 psi, deflate and repeat above procedures. Never use a volatile substance or rubber donut to aid bead seating. If the tire is a tube-type, deflate and reinflate after seating to prevent tube wrinkles.
D402 PT bead-lock tires may be mounted only on matching Harley-Davidson FXRP, FLHTP or FLHP rims. Consult the owner’s manual and refer to the vehicle service manual for special tire-mounting instructions.
23 - Never Mount Passenger-Car Tires on Motorcycle Rims
Never mount passenger-car tires on motorcycle rims.