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Old 02-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #19246
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What?

More reliable? WTF. Twice as heavy, maybe, but a well tuned spoked wheel is about as strong as anything and doesn't get pushed by a sidewind. I can buy the tire lasting longer, but that wheel isn't necessarily more reliable.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:00 PM   #19247
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so I don't understand the D Side thing either.. BUT... of the crashes we have seen on this thread, of those you know about, of those you see on youtube, of those your buddies talk about, does a car tire show up in them very often? Yes handling will be different, it isn't in keeping with motorcycle engineering, perhaps it isn't as sporty, perhaps it isn't the tire for nimbleness with a light load, perhaps it does narrow the window of possible escape handling in a crisis.. but.. It does have a place within the bike community merely in that it is being used often.

Not a debate question about how wise it is. Not a beer question on why or why not does it work.. not a bragging question about how many miles can you get out one.. In real life it is used by many....

So now does it contribute to more accidents for real?

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:06 PM   #19248
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I run a car tire, on the front wheel only. The rear is bias ply.

I use synthetic car oil from my favorite pyramid scheme oil distributor.

I wear all the gear all the time. By that I mean sometimes I wear pants while motorcycling.

My gun is in my tankbag.

I run into the oncoming lane when taking corners because it's faster that way.

My (pink) R1200GS has been offroad, if you define 'offroad' to mean 'parked in two spaces at starbucks'.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:08 PM   #19249
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The CT is used by people who understand that their riding style doesn't require a performance oriented motorcycle tire. I personally don't give a rats ass what kind of tire any give rider runs as long as he rides within his and the tires limits.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #19250
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The CT is used by people who understand that their riding style doesn't require a performance oriented motorcycle tire. I personally don't give a rats ass what kind of tire any give rider runs as long as he rides within his and the tires limits.
is that becuase you only have one or you would not give them out no matter how many you had....rats asses, that is.












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Old 02-26-2013, 03:38 PM   #19251
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Wow, it's the perfect answer for chicken strips. It is also pretty foolish considering how motorcycle tires work when cornering:

http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/Tyres/TYRES.htm

Just because your not paranoid doesn't mean poor tire choices aren't out to get you.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:01 PM   #19252
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Wow, it's the perfect answer for chicken strips. It is also pretty foolish considering how motorcycle tires work when cornering:

http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/Tyres/TYRES.htm

Just because your not paranoid doesn't mean poor tire choices aren't out to get you.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:03 PM   #19253
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I run a car tire, on the front wheel only. The rear is bias ply.

I use synthetic car oil from my favorite pyramid scheme oil distributor.

I wear all the gear all the time. By that I mean sometimes I wear pants while motorcycling.

My gun is in my tankbag.

I run into the oncoming lane when taking corners because it's faster that way.

My (pink) R1200GS has been offroad, if you define 'offroad' to mean 'parked in two spaces at starbucks'.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:26 PM   #19254
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Please do tell more about the rear tire, I'm interested!
I don't know how well it works, but damn it's ugly!
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:29 PM   #19255
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I run a car tire, on the front wheel only. The rear is bias ply.

I use synthetic car oil from my favorite pyramid scheme oil distributor.

I wear all the gear all the time. By that I mean sometimes I wear pants while motorcycling.

My gun is in my tankbag.

I run into the oncoming lane when taking corners because it's faster that way.

My (pink) R1200GS has been offroad, if you define 'offroad' to mean 'parked in two spaces at starbucks'.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #19256
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Too bad there isn't any other thread any where on this site that one could talk the pros and cons about car tires.

When the fuck are we going to get back to talking fashion?
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:17 PM   #19257
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Too bad there isn't any other thread any where on this site that one could talk the pros and cons about car tires.

When the fuck are we going to get back to talking fashion?
Ahmen.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #19258
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Too bad there isn't any other thread any where on this site that one could talk the pros and cons about car tires.

When the fuck are we going to get back to talking fashion?
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Ahmen.
fashion? i think that darkside bmw looks freaking awesome! i also find it interesting that the owner says it handles yust as well now as it did w/the m/c tires; that he can crank it over as far as he ever could. considering his riding experience, i suspect he's not a poseur. while not a cruiser, the gsa is one big heavy bike. and, the owner also said that's not a steel wheel either.

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:01 PM   #19259
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fashion? i think that darkside bmw looks freaking awesome! i also find it interesting that the owner says it handles yust as well now as it did w/the m/c tires; that he can crank it over as far as he ever could. considering his riding experience, i suspect he's not a poseur. while not a cruiser, the gsa is one big heavy bike. and, the owner also said that's not a steel wheel either.

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Old 02-27-2013, 03:47 AM   #19260
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My (pink) R1200GS has been offroad, if you define 'offroad' to mean 'parked in two spaces at starbucks'.
With this, you have become my hero.
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