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Old 09-22-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Cool2 Car tire on my Burgman 650

I had local tire shop mounted a $45 Pirelli 190SC snow tire on the back wheel of my Burgman 650. they mounted the tire with couple of minutes, didn't even charge me.
Balanced and mounted the wheel back on the scoot and put over 60 miles on it today.




Not a whole lot of clearance between tire and swingarm:



I can't tell that it lacks any cornering ability just yet, new tires I'll give it a few hundred miles before I really push it. But the speedo it more accurate compared to GPS, used to be 10%+ difference, now is about 4-5%. Lower engine rpm but cruise at higher speed.. will it result in fuel saving? I will see in a few days.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Dark Side.....I wish I could go to the Dark Side, no car tire in my size.

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Old 09-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #3
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gezzzz I've always wondered why motorcycle tires were round...
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:39 PM   #4
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gezzzz I've always wondered why motorcycle tires were round...
All those thousands of people running them for thousands of miles who LOVE them, and the excellent performance, must be CRAZY!




Or not.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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I like the way you think, but how are you going to turn? I think my life is worth more than that......
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
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I like the way you think, but how are you going to turn? I think my life is worth more than that......
It is only for motorcycles that go in a straight line. Countless people who have never tried it have already proven that is is certain death. The same people have also already proven that DynaBeads cannot work and therefore do not work.

But - if you want to read about it...

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Old 09-23-2010, 09:18 AM   #7
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I've put about 80 miles on the car tire, on my twisty commute of 10 mi. one way to school, speed do not exceed 60 mph. I can tell the ride is much smoother. Car tire has maximum pressure rating of 44 psi., mine is inflated to 42 psi. snow tire seems to soak up road bumps better than scooter/moto tire.

The transition between lean (cornering) and upright (straighaway) is more distinct, it's not a even effort when you transition between the two, more of a spiked transition feel.

Whether car tire offer more or less traction while leane over is yet to be determine, I havn't really pushed the pace through the twisties since both front and rear tire have less than 150 miles on them.

Speedo on the Burgman is more closely related to GPS readings, used to be 10-12% higher speed with scooter tire, now at 4-5% higher speed.

Higher GPS speed is acheived with less engine rpm, whether that will indicate fuel efficiency increase is also yet to be determined.

So far, I'm happy that the car tire cost only $45 ($0 to install)vs $100+ for similar size scooter rear tire alone. I'm expecting to get higher mileage out of the car tire also.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:29 AM   #8
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Countless people who have never tried it have already proven that is is certain death.
http://lifeisaroad.com/stories/2004/...eDarkSide.html
HEE!HEE!HEE!

Damn! And here I was thinking I was alive and kicking.......oh wait, no that's just the Vmax frame telling me to go faster with the square tyre.

Vmax's don't corner anyway.........
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regarding the dynabeads... people used it swear about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq263...eature=related
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regarding the dynabeads... people used it swear about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq263...eature=related
I LOVE my DynaBeads - they work great (for me)! As soon as I need a rear tire, I'm going DARKSIDE too.

In fact, it will be Darkside with Dynabeads! I wouldn't be surprised if it blows up and kills me the first time I make a turn!
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:04 PM   #11
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5rVi7lXgbg

Under bike video of the safe operation of the Dark Side
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:41 AM   #12
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Aawww, crap man!
How am I gonna go round tellin everyone what a daredevil I am if everyone knows it safe!

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Old 09-24-2010, 06:00 AM   #13
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I had local tire shop mounted a $45 Pirelli 190SC snow tire on the back wheel of my Burgman 650. ......snipped..
I heard about this for a while and have a car tire sitting in my garage waiting for my next change on the Silverwing.

BUT, I'm curious, why didja go with a snow tire? First I heard of that.

Could you tell us abit about the decision to go snow tire rather than non-snow tire?
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:04 AM   #14
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More tread depth, likely a softer compound than "touring" tire.. and at $45, it was a good deal.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:29 PM   #15
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Makes sense. Thanks for the info.

BTW - tire looks good on the Bman!
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