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Old 03-21-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Re: Run a Car Tire on Your Gold Wing!

That's why they're called "wing nuts."
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Run a Car Tire on Your Gold Wing!

Sean says: It sounds like an excellent way to make a Goldwing handle like crap. If those guys can't notice how much their handling is affected, then they shouldn't be riding in the first place.



MO Says: Sounds just funky enough to be a perfect MO test!
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:16 PM   #3
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That's something I'd like to see! If you guys do something that different and interesting, you could become the Car and Driver of motorcycle mags.



In 1964, C and D did a head-to-head comparo between the Ferrari GTO and the Pontiac GTO. They've road tested Greyhound buses and earth movers. They had Stirling Moss slide a Kenworth around a NASCAR track about a decade before anybody thought of truck racing. They've been doing that kind of wacky ***** on a regular basis for decades, and they have how many *million* subscribers now? Seems to be a market for that.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: The MO Gold Wing Car Tire Reader Challenge!

So here's the scenario. MO visits a few Gold Wing and Valkyrie forums and throws down the gauntlet.



MO rents a track, and the guys with flat-earth tires on their Wings do timed laps against you MOfolkers on a stock Wing.
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:50 PM   #5
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Default Re: Run a Car Tire on Your Gold Wing!

apparently none of you have seen the 90s bourget chopper with the viper tire.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:00 PM   #6
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We all know how well those choppers function... makes a square-tired Goldwing seem like a TZ-125. -Sean
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Old 03-22-2006, 01:47 AM   #7
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Default It works on the GW's thinner sister-The Valkyrie

I have 13 K on a Goodyear Eagle tire and I have lost count of how many hundreds of my fellow VRCC (Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club) members have successfully mounted car tires on their Valks. We have been doing it for several years with thousands of safe, enjoyable miles. There are some trade offs, as the tires "wander" a bit at parking lot speeds and on uneven pavement, but the straight line stability, comfort and traction in wet and dry weather is amazing. A few have tried them and gone back, but the majority say they will never go back to a bike tire.



I would say that the Gold Wing guys got the idea from us, but who knows. I am open-minded to trying new things, but other people are threatened by change. Several in our own club predicted all of the car tire guys (known as the "dark-siders") would die some awful, fiery death when we first started experimenting with them.



But all of us are still here
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:37 AM   #8
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I did some looking and found this:



http://lifeisaroad.com/stories/2004/...eDarkSide.html



Interesting!
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:49 AM   #9
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Default Re: It works on the GW's thinner sister-The Valkyrie

Hey I'm 'murican and I get it.
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:56 AM   #10
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Are the Gold Wingers going to put them on the front too? Or tires off an 18-wheeler. I bet they would really last, if that is the objective.
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