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Old 07-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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As you said, there's a lot of info out there on this.
There's a lot of opinion out there...almost zero information.

If car tires made great motorcycle tires from an engineering, safety or market share perspective, GoodYear or one of the others would have jumped on it eons ago.

Ox Cart wheels are also cheaper than rubber tires...I suggest darksiders try those next.
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There's a lot of opinion out there...almost zero information.

If car tires made great motorcycle tires from an engineering, safety or market share perspective, GoodYear or one of the others would have jumped on it eons ago.

Ox Cart wheels are also cheaper than rubber tires...I suggest darksiders try those next.
I can just see it now, go to the cartside.com for great information on using ox cart wheels. No ox cart wheel has ever caused an accident EVER. LOL!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You're about to go cut a hickory switch aren't you?
He shouldn't beat himself up...he should just put the proper tire on his bike.

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As the Motorcycle Industry Council puts it in its Tire Guide (developed in cooperation with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the major tire and motorcycle manufacturers), “Because a motorcycle is a single-track vehicle and leans as it turns, motorcycle tires are quite different than car tires. Whereas car tires have a fairly flat profile and a contact patch that varies little in size or shape, motorcycle tires have a U-shaped profile and a contact patch that changes size and shape during cornering.” The shape of a motorcycle tire is designed to maintain a consistent contact patch throughout lean. A car tire in this application would be flat and fat when upright and thin and narrow when leaned. “Car tires and motorcycle tires are constructed and designed differently due to the different ways in which they are used,” warns John Mosby of Kumho tires, one of the auto tire brands often selected by Dark Siders. “Kumho passenger car tires are not made to absorb the reduced contact patch at high camber angles that motorcycle tires frequently experience. Because of this, durability can be affected by operating at such high camber angles, which can lead to tire failure. We strongly discourage anyone from using Kumho passenger car tires on their motorcycle.”
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I can just see it now, go to the cartside.com for great information on using ox cart wheels. No ox cart wheel has ever caused an accident EVER. LOL!!
Exactly. There are people who stand up on their motorcycle seat and do tricks, too...thousands of them...but that doesn't make it a good idea.

The article quoted above is from July 2012 and does a good job of putting this nonsense to rest.

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There's a lot of opinion out there...almost zero information.

If car tires made great motorcycle tires from an engineering, safety or market share perspective, GoodYear or one of the others would have jumped on it eons ago.

Ox Cart wheels are also cheaper than rubber tires...I suggest darksiders try those next.
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He shouldn't beat himself up...he should just put the proper tire on his bike.
...and the first and second brain farts float slowly to the ground. Not surprisingly, from the same person.
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