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Old 12-07-2006, 04:05 PM   #11
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The only place this really makes sense is on a drag bike. Otherwise, you are just asking for trouble and leaving your insurance company a big opening to bow out thru on paying your claim in that one-vehicle crash you are eventually going to have.
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:14 PM   #12
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Yeah. It's better to use one of those wussie Tundras.
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:18 PM   #13
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If you put one of these on a single sided swing arm you definitely also need the gangsta spinner hub cap to complete the motif. Purple neon lighting underneath is optional.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:48 PM   #14
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Were those the pegs I hear scraping?



I understand a lot of people are doing this on Gold Wings and Valkeries (Jeezus, how DO you spell that?). Are there any reports of carnage resulting?
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:43 PM   #15
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Default Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!

Not just on a drag bike - car tires actually are used on hacks frequently (and for obvious reasons.)
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:16 AM   #16
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Huh? Are you referring to the "comparison pic" of the car and moto tyre side-by-side?



I was of the edge-wear opinion myself, when I first heard of this. However, the guy (the one who wrote the "killer squirrel" story - damned if I can remember his name!) with the Valkyrie who first brought this to my attention has had several wear out the tread-center of the tyre first.



His opinion was that; the center of the tyre is most constantly in contact with the road - every time you turn, the outside edge of the tire has the pressure relieved from it, whilst the inside and center stand pat.



Personally, I would have thought the increased pressure on the inside tyre edge would wear it faster - but empirical data suggests otherwise.
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:19 AM   #17
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Oh yeah, Dude! Definitely gots to have some Blizzing, Yo!



And a PS3 and widescreen, wit' a sound system that can THUMP!!



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Old 12-08-2006, 05:46 AM   #18
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Lets noodle thru this logic - he can afford a Wing. Lets assume current gen Wing bought new so we are a lookin' at 17-21K depending....



And this guy feels the need to save a few bucks on a tire?



Is he trying out for "Jacka$$ 3"?
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:31 AM   #19
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OK but the car tire makes sense on a side hack for the same reason is makes sense on a drag bike. No leaning.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:55 AM   #20
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Keep in mind the sidewall of the car tire is slippery.
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