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speedee 12-07-2006 12:22 PM

Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!
 
I know a couple of guys who do this to their Valkyries but they don't ride very aggressively and they live in the Texas panhandle. No curves and very flat. They do get terrific mileage out of the tires but still, looking at the video, I don't think it's something I'd do to my ST1300. Could make for some interesting rear wheel steering though.

Dueducs 12-07-2006 12:25 PM

Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!
 
Interesting choice of tire. I wonder why a snow tire was selected? It would be more useful if there was a back to back bike vs car tire video.

Buzglyd 12-07-2006 12:25 PM

Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!
 
You can tow a boat with a KLR but that don't mean it's a good idea!

The_AirHawk 12-07-2006 12:41 PM

Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!
 
Again -- I'll reiterate -- you shouldn't do that; Use a Goldwing...........

ksquid 12-07-2006 01:07 PM

Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!
 
Cool video...Actually I can see how folks that live in a large Midwestern city where Michael Jordan used to play basketball could use it. It looks like an all season tire not a true snow tire to this Colorado kid... On nice flat straight roads it would get great tread life and mileage I suppose. Yep longride should definitely put it on his Hayabusa.. it will save him big bucks and he will be less likely to tip it over when he is at stop lights I think the contact patch is definitely less during hard cornering than a normal motorcycle tire due to the profile of course.

ksquid 12-07-2006 01:14 PM

Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!
 
kpaul is just kidding longride... This is just pregame smack.. Only a few months till July... kpaul has the "Eye of Tiger".

mii54ws 12-07-2006 01:21 PM

Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!
 
An idiots delight! Car tires are for cars; motorcycle tires are built the way they are CAUSE THEY'RE FOR MOTORCYCLES. If one can't afford using a proper tire, get a better job.

ksquid 12-07-2006 01:28 PM

Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!
 
Good advice

mikenomad 12-07-2006 01:59 PM

Re: Wear Down the Corners
 
It appears that the corners of this car tire have been worn down from use -- much more so than the center of the tread.



This is interesting in that the tire could actually wear down to cords on the outside edges and still have lots of tread in the center.

BrowningBAR 12-07-2006 03:54 PM

Re: The Video: Car Tire on a Motorcycle!
 
You know, he never did update us on that. And I've seen post a few times since...so he at least was able to pull himself out from the wreckage...


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