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Old 08-26-2012, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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car tires?

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Tales From the Dark Side: Putting Car Tires on Motorcycles | Rider Magazine
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been doing it for years.

It isn't for everyone or every bike but it works for me perfectly.
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How many miles can you get out of a back tire ?
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I had a buddy who put car tires on the rear of his VTX 1800. We rode a lot of miles together and never had an issue. It is weird seeing a car tire on the back of a bike. I don't think I'd do it though.
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I thinking a car tire on the fatboy, then I can do some John Force style burnouts....
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if it isn't something you have done and learned how to ride with, it isn't a good idea.

bike tires have a convex footprint allowing for leaning, car tires have a flat footprint making leaning of a bike in a curve a bit of a hassle
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I'm getting about 30K or so. I don't run them down quite to the wear bars before replacing them. I ride in the rain A LOT and the car tire works great. I also ride a ton of back roads with broken pavement/gravel/dirt. Works great there too.
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Uninformed opinions are just that....uninformed.

Tire dynamics are greatly misunderstood.
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seen a couple Goldwings with a car tire and always wondered........
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seen a couple Goldwings with a car tire and always wondered........
On the right bike and with the right rider it works great.

I run a P205/50R17 on my 08 Night Train. The factory size 200/55R17 made it a perfect fit. No mods needed.
I put on a lot of miles and the best I ever got out of a 200 was 7500.
During low speed parking lot maneuvers you can feel the difference but that's about it.

The gouges on my primary and the bottom of my rear brake pivot being ground flat as well as the peg ends missing indicate that cornering isn't an issue. YRMV.
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