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Old 02-23-2011, 09:33 AM   #1
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Car tyres to fit 17" motorcycle wheels for sidecar use

Car Tyres for Sidecars

We can now supply Bridgestone Potenza RE040 175/55/17 car tyres from the UK to the US, Canada and Australia.

These fit straight on to a standard 17" rear bike wheel in place of the usual 180/55/17 bike tyre. Due to the unique size, they do not foul swingarms / fenders etc. in the vast majority of cases.

Longevity is hugely increased, it's always hard to quote figures as we are all different, but cars get 30,000 miles out of these, I've seen bikes do 15,000 to 20,000 miles. Some people suggest more. I've just been told some people get 30,000 miles on the bike!

They do not seem to be available in the US or Australia and there has been some discussion on these in the Hacks forum.

I can supply and ship these individually, the price depends upon your ZIP code.
The more you order, the cheaper they are, so if you can find someone else to order with you, it will help.

PM me for a price or more information with your ZIP/post code, or contact me through our website, www.motopodd.com

The other alternative is a wheel conversion to take car tyres, there is plenty information regarding this available in the hacks forum, should you prefer this option.

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Old 02-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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Fit a stock DL1000 ( Vstrom ) wheel???.......
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:08 AM   #3
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Fit a stock DL1000 ( Vstrom ) wheel???.......
You'll need a 5.5 width wheel rim which would normally take a 180 section tyre.

I think the DL1000 is narrower?
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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It is,it takes a 150.BUT many people are useing a 205 series tire on the strom so wouldn't a 175 be narrower??.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:37 AM   #5
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It is,it takes a 150.BUT many people are useing a 205 series tire on the strom so wouldn't a 175 be narrower??.
Yes it's narrower.

I'm surprised to hear people are fitting 205 section tyres to the standard rear wheel, especially if it's less than a 5.5 width wheel.

The good thing about the 175 is that it doesn't foul anything.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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Had one of these in the rear of my 1100 kawasaki, it used to spin up bike tyres on roundabouts when weight transferred to the chair wheel, this cured it and it didnt seem to wear AT ALL.

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Old 03-12-2011, 06:10 AM   #7
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darkside again !!!

I have a 175x75x16 comtrac on a 3.50 rim ( rear wheel ) no problems...

also a 5.00x16 on a 3.00 rim ( front wheel )

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:49 AM   #8
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Sooo...it's been a few months and I was wondering if any had taken Agent Wayward up on his offer and if so, how did it work out. I have a car tire conversion on my R1200GS rig with a BFG Radial T/A as the pusher, but it tends to hydroplane a bit sooner than I'm comfy with in the rain.

That Potenza (and the Yokohama) looks like it would shed water more efficiently.

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Old 08-01-2011, 03:40 AM   #9
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Has anyone got a photo to share of the 175/55-17 fitted to a standard BMW 1150/1200 GS rim ?
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:49 AM   #10
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Supplier in Canada

Having found myself in the Great White North I inadvertently stumbled across this supplier of 175/55-R17 car tires:
http://www.mariontirecenter.com/tire_uhperf_mnm.html
The Tyre is listed as a MIRADA SPORT GTX:
TIRE CODE - 21836
P175/55R17
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Question: Will this tire spoon onto the rear of my R1200GSA (150/70-17), without any modification to the bike & rim?
Thoughts and opinions(!)?
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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I have never seen that size here in the states.I'm wondering if that will fit on a stock 17" sportbike rim??.I'm going to build a set of leading link forks for my Vstrom and convert it over to a 17" front and would love to run a Car Tire.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:55 AM   #12
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175/55-17 on a 5.5" sportbike rim






It looks to me a little narrow on this rim so maybe a 4.5 - 5" rim may be a more suitable option.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:15 PM   #13
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I have never seen that size here in the states.I'm wondering if that will fit on a stock 17" sportbike rim??.I'm going to build a set of leading link forks for my Vstrom and convert it over to a 17" front and would love to run a Car Tire.
Continental do a spare tyre CTT17. Size is 155/70/17. Would this fit on the GS?

http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/ts/sea...de=1557017CT1M
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:45 AM   #14
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Continental do a spare tyre CTT17. Size is 155/70/17. Would this fit on the GS?

http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/ts/sea...de=1557017CT1M
Yes it theortically should but it is speed rated to 130km/h !!! The load rating seems a bit suss ??? It would put it in the 800kg + range ?? Would anyone else like to comfirm this. !!!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:43 AM   #15
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Any options for a 17" front automotive tire? The current 110/70 17" is impossible to find in a square profile.
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