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Old 02-27-2013, 06:29 PM   #19291
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I have motorcycle tires on my car.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:43 PM   #19292
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I have motorcycle tires on my car.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #19293
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I have motorcycle tires on my car.
How does it lean?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #19294
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How does it lean?
It counter-leans!

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #19295
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Unless the Germans get antsy again. They kind of wore a path through the French forest and fields coming and going over the years....
Don't mention the war!

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #19296
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Since when did Jo momma come out of the basement?

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:50 PM   #19297
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That's a good question.

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:51 PM   #19298
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The only upside to a car tire is cost, pure and simple. Everything else is a compromise.

"Hasn't crashed yet" doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement from what is truly an idiotic practice by cheap bastards!
have you tried it? the guy w/the gs1200 says the "only upside" is cost, better all around handling, better traction in rain and over metal grates/bridges, etc; and better braking...so, where, exactly is the compromise?

and again, have you tried it? i haven't tried it, but i am not sure it would be a good match for a lighter bike, like my motarded dr650 & buell s2; or my wintage ducati darmah. but, after having read about the darkside on bigger bikes, it would be about the first thing i would try if i had a bike like that.

the only ones who sound like an idiotic bastards to me, are those who say how stupid it is w/o having any experience, when those who have tried say they will never go back.

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:58 PM   #19299
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I, for one, only run aircraft tires on my bike.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #19300
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I, for one, only run aircraft tires on my bike.
What PSI?
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:14 PM   #19301
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But until you have tried it yourself, you have no merit to your argument.

You are out of your element and don't have a leg to stand on. Just let it go.
I have ridden 6 Dumb-sider bikes. The only one that made even a little sense was the Boss Hoss.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #19302
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So...do you run dynabeads to balance the car tire? :-)
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:04 AM   #19303
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Good FSM, you guys arguing about tyres is hilarious to read. The lack of awareness of tyre basics and automotive suspension is impressive.

Not sure if you've figured it out yet, but car tyres flex quite a bit, and can support healthy lean. They have to, due to higher camber angles. Add into the equation any steering angle inclination, which is a product of high caster, and you can get amazing lean on a car tyre and have everything properly designed for handling performance, too. I think it is MGBs that look as if the rear wheels are going to fall off - the camber is such that the outer edges of the tyres to not actually touch the ground when the car is tracking straight. The 2CV posted is another good example of a car that is designed from the start to take advantage of this "unusual" tyre behaviour. I would imagine that the swingarm angle variation over bumps does produce some interesting variations in Ackerman, this would not even register as bump steer in a standard suspension calculation due to the caster being so far positive and there being no camber effect.

Please, get over it. The dark side is only dark in that it's different.

Also, I would imagine that the availablility of snow tyres in car sizes is far, far greater than in bike sizes, so if running a car rim/snow tyre enables him to get more riding miles in, what exactly is he doing wrong? Riding more securely in the cold sounds like a huge win to me.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:17 AM   #19304
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Since when did Jo momma come out of the basement?

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yeh pls don't be homophobic.

also calling someone a pedofile

is a dangerous thing

know of two suicides who have been accused wrongly about this.

i get in trouble when i swear on these forums

so pls no swearing

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in oz i;ve never seen a car tyre on a bike except for outfits

but seen plenty of bike tyres on vintage cars

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Old 02-28-2013, 02:21 AM   #19305
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Good FSM, you guys arguing about tyres is hilarious to read. The lack of awareness of tyre basics and automotive suspension is impressive.

Not sure if you've figured it out yet, but car tyres flex quite a bit, and can support healthy lean. They have to, due to higher camber angles. Add into the equation any steering angle inclination, which is a product of high caster, and you can get amazing lean on a car tyre and have everything properly designed for handling performance, too. I think it is MGBs that look as if the rear wheels are going to fall off - the camber is such that the outer edges of the tyres to not actually touch the ground when the car is tracking straight. The 2CV posted is another good example of a car that is designed from the start to take advantage of this "unusual" tyre behaviour. I would imagine that the swingarm angle variation over bumps does produce some interesting variations in Ackerman, this would not even register as bump steer in a standard suspension calculation due to the caster being so far positive and there being no camber effect.

Please, get over it. The dark side is only dark in that it's different.

Also, I would imagine that the availablility of snow tyres in car sizes is far, far greater than in bike sizes, so if running a car rim/snow tyre enables him to get more riding miles in, what exactly is he doing wrong? Riding more securely in the cold sounds like a huge win to me.
2cv been around for a long time

just the french making things differently

nothing to do with modern tyres

have had renaults,pugs and a citroen,

a old ds19, just a different way of doing things

like bmw for bikes

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