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Old 11-17-2014, 09:41 AM   #21
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hyrdoplaning a motorcycle is not as big of a deal as a car because the hydroplane does not induce a yawing (turning) moment on a motorcycle. That is whay cars ususlly spin when they hyrdoplane
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How long does a scooter tire last and what's the average cost Tmax?
6000-8000avg

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I want to know how this goes. Maybe I'd even be interested in taking a spin around the block on it. I've wanted to do a car tire on my Venture for a while, but the older one just doesn't have the right setup. 140 width motorcycle tire barely fits in past the final drive, and there's nothing available for a 16" rim that narrow beside donut spares.
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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)
155/65 or 165/55 if they exist. Anything else would be too big.
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155/65 or 165/55 if they exist. Anything else would be too big.
Now you chime in.

Im hoping 165 will fit
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I want to know how this goes. Maybe I'd even be interested in taking a spin around the block on it.
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No prob bro.

I heard the counter steering is accentuated. Actually got to give a good push. this scooter I never really take to the twistys anyways.
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boring question, what is the original mile and weight rating for automotive use?
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Why would you take it for a spin at MSRH if you won't take it to the twisties?
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How much heavier is the wheel and tire assy. now?
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I would say 10lbs. Not good for the scooter, but to each their own.
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I have seen a Burgman with a squared off car tire rail through the sisters. That flat spot? Stays flat on the pavement in every turn with the rest of the carcass flexing to get it there. It is a huge freaking contact patch.
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You are allowed to go there? :P
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It was heavier. But I really couldnt tell ya.
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Went to Racers Road and it should perform fine everywhere else. Probably not 3090.

More emphasis on Countersteering though. Now lets put 30000 miles on it.
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