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Old 10-30-2011, 08:06 PM   #16
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17" car tire conversion for a R100GS?? anybody?

I sure would be interested in finding a conversion for my 92' R100GS from stock wheel to car tire conversion. Does anyone have any resources?? Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:21 PM   #17
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I sure would be interested in finding a conversion for my 92' R100GS from stock wheel to car tire conversion. Does anyone have any resources?? Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:28 AM   #18
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So now I just need to find one for my KLR
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:26 AM   #19
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I have a 205 50/17 on the stock rim of my 1250 Suzuki Bandit. Really tight fit, but nothing rubs.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:48 AM   #20
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Will it fit on an R1200GS?

So will a 195/45 R17 or anything else fit the back of an R1200GS? It sure would be great to use the stock rear rim and find a car tire to fit. The rear tire spec on the Yamaha looks like 180/55 zr17 and the stock rear tire on a R1200GS is a 150/70 r17. Too much difference in wheel width?
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:48 PM   #21
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Tires that are often used overhere in Europe on stock 17" motorcycle wheels are following

NANKANG NS2 165/35R17
Continental VancoContact 185/60R17
Bridgestone Potenza 175/55R17

I have the Continental (back) and Bridegstone (front) on my rig - both on stock 17x4,5 Harley wheels. I don't now about availability in the US?

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Old 01-01-2012, 06:24 PM   #22
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I am planning to start a side car project this year on 1998 tiger, any place I can get plans for a leading link forks and I would like to use the same tire for all 3 wheels ,what size car rim would be best to use.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #23
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17" tire from the UK

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 04-15-2012, 02:03 PM   #24
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car tire on 17" rim

I believe that for less than the cost of a wheel adapter, you can send your stock motorcycle wheel to Kosman, and have an automobile tire appropriate bead grafted on. As I recall, you can either maintain the stock wheel diameter or increase the diameter by 1". For a GS rim, I would assume the stock wheel backspacing could be preserved.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #25
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one obvious question.....why would you want a car tire on a motorcycle? it can't be much if any cheaper...
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #26
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one obvious question.....why would you want a car tire on a motorcycle? it can't be much if any cheaper...

Tire life and contact patch for a tug is much better.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:39 AM   #27
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one obvious question.....why would you want a car tire on a motorcycle? it can't be much if any cheaper...
$120.00+ for a motorcycle tire and 3,500 miles compared to $45.00 and 12,000 miles+ with a car tire on a rig.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #28
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one obvious question.....why would you want a car tire on a motorcycle? it can't be much if any cheaper...
Even more obvious, look at the forum this thread is in.............
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