...how would you go with an insurance claim in the event of an accident ,could your insurer void your claim if they realized that you were not using a motorcycle tyre ?
Ideally, you will never have this problem because you will keep researching using a car tire on a bike rim up to the point where you realize that car tires and bike rims don't go together and that you are risking your life for a couple 1,000 dollars, if that, over your life.
Ideally, Bevo is gonna re post his fabulous pics that illustrate just what it is you're thinking about doing and why it really might not be a good decision for reasons that will become obvious when he shows you.
Another way of putting the question is 'how would your survivors handle the claim'.
I put a LOT of time and research into the question in search of saving some money because Strats eat tires. I would get as few as 3,200 miles on an Exdera before it was shot.
One car tire, maybe 30,000 miles, $100 or so. Or 10 $170 tires?
$1,600 is real money!
Well, not if my ass gets hurt or killed.
I ride hard, lean hard, go fairly fast. Strats are torque monsters and them eating tires is a symptom of what?
Tires wear because of abrasion and abrasion gives us grip. On an 800 pound machine turning in pretty good, I'm kinda liking the idea of leaving a little rubber behind in exchange for not leaving me behind.
Further, Michellin Road Commander II's seem to be a good solution of miles/grip. I am up to 2,200 miles on my first set and they look nearly new. I have read about guys, on here, getting 8,000 miles out of them. If money really matters that much, that cuts the 1,600 clams down, a lot.
But, again, I am hoping Bevo will re post the link or you can find it in another thread, but, the bottom line is car tires do not seat properly on MC rims. They just don't. And, car tires are designed to be ridden on the center, not leaned.
Think about contact patch. Look at the your tube vids. Think about what is going on with a car tire and a bike tire in a curve.
Now you make your own decision and live with it but, for me, the bottom line was, for the benefit of a few bucks, I did not want to be regretting the fact that I put my life at risk with a piece of equipment ill suited for the task. Very ill suited. Plenty of guys swear by it and have great results, no problems, are very happy about it. Good for them and god bless freedom. And responsibility.
To me, it's like the line in Tin Cup where Roy brags about par-ing in the back 9 with a 7 iron and asks Don Johnson if he'd ever done that.
Johnson's character says "Why Roy, I never even thought about trying to."
You can do it. Darkside. But, why? A few bucks?