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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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I paid it no mind, as usual, but somewhere on this Forum I read a post where someone wrote they put a CAR tire on their machine.
I never owned a bike with a tire that could be interchanged with a car tire. Norton, 72 Superglide, 79XS1100 some Enduros.. My questions are:
Why would one want to do this?
If one did, is it safe?
Anyone admit they have done it? and why?
I thank you in advance....
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I paid it no mind, as usual, but somewhere on this Forum I read a post where someone wrote they put a CAR tire on their machine.
I never owned a bike with a tire that could be interchanged with a car tire. Norton, 72 Superglide, 79XS1100 some Enduros.. My questions are:
Why would one want to do this?
If one did, is it safe?
Anyone admit they have done it? and why?
I thank you in advance....
Ride Often, Ride Safe, Just Ride!
Jarhead1100 posted this:
"I believe this shows how many people are watching this thread. Normally any mention of car tires and motorcycles bring out the preachers of proper tread!"
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Jarhead1100 posted this:
"I believe this shows how many people are watching this thread. Normally any mention of car tires and motorcycles bring out the preachers of proper tread!"
mitchm1posted this;
of placing a car tire on a bike on another post:
a friend of mine just lowered his about 2 1/2 inches between links and a 205 car tire . i will see it in a few days might get some pics. and i printed off a few of your pictures ,,,hope thats alright????

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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 09:26 AM
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My neighbour has one on his Goldwing. He swears by it for mileage tho he admits it took awhile to learn how to steer it.
Try googling "dark side car tires". It seems like a dark cult following.

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I have never done this "dark side" thing but from all that are using a car tire on the rear will swear up and down they'll get 30K-40K miles MINIMUM!
So if you compare that to a $200.00 plus rear bike tire that will give you 6K miles maybe...sure makes one consider it.



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If you want it straight from the horse's mouth, PM "fat strat", I'm pretty sure he is the "club" President - LOL!



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If you want it straight from the horse's mouth, PM "fat strat", I'm pretty sure he is the "club" President - LOL!
I'm glad you came up with that. I've been sitting here wracking my brain trying to remember who it was on here that I know uses one on his Strat. Must be getting closer to the weekend, the brain's slowing down.


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Also try searching the forum. I seem to remember there was a somewhat lengthy thread called "Any darksiders out there?", possibly last fall or early winter.


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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 10:14 PM
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Eh, Had a CT on my VTX for a while,,,
Went back to a MT and like it MUCH better.
Some folks like CT's, but it just isn't "my cup of tea",,,
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