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Old 07-10-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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Cruisers With Car Tires...

Should probably stick to the straights...

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Could have bought a lot of proper motorcycle tires for the price of fixing 6 broken ribs and a collar bone.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
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Hope they were OK and learned a lesson on that. Maybe if they had radials.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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Uh oh, I posted something like this a few months back. Got flamed by everyone and got the thread locked.


I think this is hilarious. Looks over function is a horrible idea when it comes to motorcycles.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:52 AM   #4
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:56 AM   #5
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correction.... could have bought a whole nother bike for the price of 6 broken ribs and collar bone
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:01 AM   #6
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This is just a dumbass idea. Why would you even do that?
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #7
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dumb-'ry afoot!

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Old 07-10-2011, 12:29 PM   #8
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ive seen another dude put a car tire on his bike, swore by it. lasted a billion miles, etc etc...

i dont think he was riding aggresivly like this dude though. this guy might just suck at riding...who can say if he wouldnt have highsided in the exact same spot on an mc tire...
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:34 PM   #9
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i have a buddy that runs a car tire and he rides the dragon pretty fast. It has worked well for him. I personally would not use one, but to each his own.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:05 PM   #10
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I've read plenty of threads and seen videos mounted under the bike that show the flexing of the car tire while in a turn. Many ppl do it, more than u think and it serves them well. There's ways to do it correctly, using the proper tire and using the right air pressure. 30k miles rear tire changes do sound apealing but of course it's not being used for its intended use and there are some limitations that this guy obviously found if I had a cruiser and was commuting alot I would do it......maybe
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:58 PM   #11
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Have a friend that I ride with that has a car tire on his Rocket III. Granted it is a heavy bike, but he rides normally. Trips you out when you view it from the back. Once the sidewall gets broken in it flex's more and is not as noticeable.
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Have a friend that I ride with that has a car tire on his Rocket III. Granted it is a heavy bike, but he rides normally. Trips you out when you view it from the back. Once the sidewall gets broken in it flex's more and is not as noticeable.
Thats cool but it's called a car tire for a reason, kinda cause it belongs on a car.

Was designed to work on a car, perform with the weight and forces exerted by an automobile suspension.

Bike tires are much softer to grip because of the much lighter weight of a bike.

That being said, to each his own, no matter how stupid.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:14 PM   #13
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This is just a dumbass idea. Why would you even do that?
to get more mileage than the joke of 10k on a touring tire. while it might not be smart it was an idea he paid for after trying it out. hope he wasnt too messed up
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ya know, for the roads we have around here, that would work. for corner carving... not so much
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ya know, for the roads we have around here, that would work. for corner carving... not so much
i was kinda thinking that, my only concern would be where i turn to the right from 45 to beltway in the mornings.
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i was kinda thinking that, my only concern would be where i turn to the right from 45 to beltway in the mornings.
idk... I too have known people that do it. I would only consider it if I had a touring bike that is real heavy and can flex the sidewall a bit. that or a drag bike where I didn't turn at all,lol
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Thats all very interesting. I would have never thought of that...


Imma go try that right now
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for mileage. Some cruiser riders (who don't do a lot of twisties) will run car tires so they can get 20 or even 30k out of a rear tire instead of 8-10k.
Bingo... but the idea is getting the right tire and inflation for it. Offhand on the picks, I don't think his bike was quite big/heavy enough for it. Most the successful ones seem to be the HEAVY cruisers, 'wings etc...

and the pics don't tell us what caused it, only what it looked like. Could as easily involved operator error beyond choosing a car tire that caused it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:08 PM   #19
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Reminded me of this:

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=173868
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I just don't see how that would work with run-flats. For a tire with a larger sidewall
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