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Old 03-01-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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Rear Tires

My buddy and I stopped at the Honda of Houston store today to price helmets. 3 old guys on bikes came in--a Honda Goldwing, a Yamaha Vstar, and a Harley Roadking---all 3 had funny tires on the rear. Car tires. No kidding, car tires. One of them was a run flat car tire. We all left at the same time and headed west on 290 then south on 362 all the way to I-10 pushing about 10-15 over speed limit. Looked like the bikes rode just fine whether going straight or swerving in and out of traffic or on the sweepers. Strange sight. Anyone ever see anything like that? The old guys were cool. Said they were going to the DQ in Sealy then going back home before it got too dark. They were nice guys to BS with.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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Yes. I've heard of "stranger" things.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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What can I say....they are old.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:16 PM   #4
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:27 PM   #5
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Guys on roadstarclinic.com call it going to the darkside. There is a van tire that fits the roadstar...guess I don't ride enough miles per year to make me think about it. They claim many more miles per tire than traditional bike tires.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:46 PM   #6
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i dont trust it..I doubt that the profile of a car tire is really conducive for leaning.

they aren't designed for that.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:55 PM   #7
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If the Yamaha was black and the Goldwing was silver, I rode with those two guys on 105 from close to Cut-n-Shoot to Beaumont last weekend. Rode hard and fast. 95 most of the way. A fun ride. But they were not too old. Bought me a coke at the McDonalds on I-10 in Beaumont. They were going to Orange. If I had not been meeting my BF in Beaumont, I would have joined them for the rest of the ride. Almost joined them anyway. BF and I had a argument and I rode back to Spring by myself.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:43 AM   #8
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:50 PM   #9
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I had a neighbor a few years back that had a car/truck tire on his Victory. He swore it was better traction and MUCH longer tire life.

Personally I think it looks stupid and I don't ride enough miles per year (or keep a bike long enough) to really give a chit about it anyways.
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