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Old 06-24-2013, 04:05 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by CaseyJones View Post
Motorcycle engineers profit from lying to users by telling them not to use auto tires?

....oh. TIRE engineers profit from telling you not to use auto tires!
Tire (oil) industry profit from selling you a $90-$150 moto specific tire every 6-9k mi. instead of a $70-$90 capable car tire ever 15-25k mi.
Anyone or anything that could reduce or contradict that profitability would be likely promoted as "unsafe" or "unintended use".

Motorcycle engineer can test for ages and have results to back them up (but have they?).
I would still try to find out the application myself, if I believe my usage of car tire on my Burgman 650 can save me money and be safely used for my purpose.

My experience after riding a car tire on the rear wheel of my Bugman 650 for over 14k mi. without any incident is pretty solid evidence to me.

Originally Posted by CaseyJones View Post
Then. Why don't they just not MAKE car tires? Or make them as expensive as motorcycle tires?
I don't work for tire industry, I have no idea why they don't make car tire as expensive as moto tires. You find out and let all of us know.
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