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Old 11-16-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Wanting to mount Car tire on rear of Scooter

So my scooter has a 14 inch rim and can fit:

160/60 and 150/70

What size car tire would fit?

Thanks for the help.

(Hold the criticism, just want to try it)
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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I'd try closest to stock size. Might as well give it a shot through the winter.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:12 PM   #3
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I doubt the bike will be able to lean very well. Look at the width of wheel because that will determine the width and then Google the calculation to figure out the aspect ratio.
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How long does a scooter tire last and what's the average cost Tmax?
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165/65/14
Get on the goldwing forums and see which tires they are using. Some tires sidewalls flex better/more than others and Im sure its posted on there.

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I saw a YouTube video of a guy who did this. Mounted a gopro under the bike, pointing back at the rear tire. Don't know what pressure he was running, but the tire didn't raise up on a corner like you would have thought.

Given the much lighter vehicle weight, plan on a much lower tire pressure.
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I saw a YouTube video of a guy who did this. Mounted a gopro under the bike, pointing back at the rear tire. Don't know what pressure he was running, but the tire didn't raise up on a corner like you would have thought.

Given the much lighter vehicle weight, plan on a much lower tire pressure.
Yep saw the same vid. This is a common thing on goldwings. One of my chiefs has a goldwing with a car tire. He rides the out of it with no issues.

Im not sure but I think its this tire

http://www.carid.com/kumho-tires/165-65-r14/
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:48 PM   #10
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Yeah, I can imagine you get crazy high mileage out of a car tire on the rear of a bike. Here's the vid:


I wish the guy mentioned the make/model of bike, and tire, and the tire pressure he's using.
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Think I'll try that for the next slow race
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #12
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Ah, here's a guy w. a Goldwing & a Kuhmo runflat.


" Uploaded on 30 Apr 2009

This video shows a 195/55-16 KUMHO RF tire mounted on a GL1800. Due to the wide angle of the video camera, the tire looks more rounded than it is. The bike 2 up handles better than it ever did with a M/C tire, solo is also excellent, but you can feel a little difference. Ride improvements include higher milage, riding in the rain, steel grated bridges, painted lines, better stability, and a feeling of never ending traction, and its RUN FLAT! The only downfall so far is a slightly harder ride. Despite cranking the bike over as far as it goes, the tire does not feather to the edge, it stops about 1/8 of an inch away. I am running the tire at 32 PSI.

As many people will tell you, your results may vary. DISCLAIMER - Car tires are made for cars not motorcycles. Use at your own risk.

One thing to consider, not one single person or company in the motorcycle or automotive industry would ever sanction using a car tire on a m/c for one very important reason - liability."
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #13
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Buddy of mine does this on his FJR1300 with no issues whatsoever.
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Having ridden on flat profile drag type tires I feel pretty confident in saying you should feel that. I could always feel in a turn that I was rolling up on one side of the tire. Is it a bad thing? Probably not a big deal.
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Buddy went darkside on his VTX1300. Said that once you get used to it, it's no issue at all. You will sacrifice corner speed, though.
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I know guys in the scooter groups put car tires on their big Burgmans all the time, so I don't see why it wouldn't work. Handling aside, I've heard you can get many times the mileage out of one. Go for it, dude.
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I wish the guy mentioned the make/model of bike, and tire, and the tire pressure he's using.
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Only problem I see is increased surface area will increase the risk of hydro planing
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Only problem I see is increased surface area will increase the risk of hydro planing
goldwing bros claim better in the wet
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Only problem I see is increased surface area will increase the risk of hydro planing
Car tires generally have much better siphoning than motorcycle tires.
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