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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2015, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Darkside dilemma

I put a Commander 2 on the front and rear of my strat a bit over a year ago. The front is perfect but the rear is flat spotting a good bit. The rear MC 2 really has no sips in the middle, only just off center to the edge so its hard to determine tread depth along the center line.

Considering my center flatspot is around 3.5 + inches wide, its not that far different from a car tire.

Now I have done a good bit of research on the darkside swap and this is not another tread to debate it.

My question is and reason for this thread is this:

I plan on getting rid of this bike around the end of summer, maybe early spring next year. If I put a car tire on the rear, it more than likely will still be on there when its time to sale it. I wonder how much a problem that will cause? Putting people off, liability if someone buys it and crashes even if unrelated to the tire?

Whats yalls two cents? Again, not wanting to debate darkside, there are enough of those threads.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2015, 05:15 AM
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Save the old rear. It's been my experience that it's easier to sell a bike with stock hardware and only some chrome bling than modified.

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Put a motorcycle tire on. You will indeed find buyers concerned and its not worth the hassle.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2015, 11:34 AM
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I agree with above statements. Not everyone wants a CT on a bike. Personally if I were shopping I would either keep walking or attempt to get you down on the price being that I would want to change it. Like Annie said, is it worth that hassle from a potential buyer?

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I think you should offer the potential buyer the opportunity to make own decision. Use what you want since you're gonna be ridin it till you sell it.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-2015, 07:00 AM
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This is a NO BRAINIER.... just put another motorcycle tire...END of story.....

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-2015, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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I think the liability is the real question here. I can do what I want to my bike, I understand that.

But plenty of bikes are sold with illegal equipment, pipes (in some areas) turn signals, improperly mounted plates, etc..

My theory is if a man buys a bike with a car tire and he crashes soon after, not even related to the tire, maybe related to his own action or lack of skill, I wonder if that person has a valid right to a liability or civil claim?

I know every state is different but here, buying a used vehicle from a non-dealer, its buyer beware, know what you are buying. The ink can still be wet on the paperwork but its yours!

It is a topic that I have not seen discussed on any of the darkside threads or websites.

To add to this, what if a motorcycle hits your car or person and is equipped with a car tire? In NC we are a contributory negligence state meaning if 1% of the accident can be contributed to the innocent, they have no claim for liability.

A car tire is a DOT certified tire for road use, as far as I know there is no law that makes this illegal...

Food for thought or good discussion maybe.
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