Car tyres to fit 17" motorcycle wheels

Discussion in 'Hack Vendors' started by Agent Wayward, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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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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  2. Brendan J

    Brendan J ONE HACK AT A TIME

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    175/55-17 on a 5.5" sportbike rim




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    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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  3. hooligan67

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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/search/tyredetails.aspx?code=1557017CT1M
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  4. Brendan J

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  5. Sanders

    Sanders Stogiesuckingsinglemalter

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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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  6. transalpian

    transalpian Over, Across, and Through

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    Is this tire and offer still available? I know of at least two of us here in the states who need a tire....

    'alp
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  7. Boondox

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  8. hooligan67

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    Four of us if this tire will spoon onto the rear of a 08 Adventure...
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  9. transalpian

    transalpian Over, Across, and Through

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    Its a 4" rim, no? I have no experience, but it seems to fit quite nicely on the triumph 3.5" wide front rim. The tire comes OEM on a vauxhall VX220 which has a 5.5" front rim. So to me, it should at least fit on the BMW rim.

    Any of our Euro brothers have direct experience here?
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  10. hooligan67

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    A scan on eBay shows that a 155/70/17 is available in both Good Year and Maxxis as a "mini spare" for the Ford Mustang.
    Are theses tires a viable option? They clearly state that they are for temporary use only, but given the application on a hack, I wonder how much abuse they would actually get?
    Anybody have knowledge on these tires?
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  11. Agent Wayward

    Agent Wayward Been here awhile

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    Apologies, not been here for ages.

    Yes, these are still available. But they are expensive to send to the US or Australia as a single tyre. 2 tyres makes a big difference.

    I have not fitted one to a R1200GS rear, but others have.
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  12. Dickie

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  13. Agent Wayward

    Agent Wayward Been here awhile

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    That's the theory. :nod

    In practice, fitting a car tyre to a bike rim works out differently. These tyres struggle to fit on anything wider than a 5.5" bike rim and will happily fit much narrower section wheels.
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  14. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Rod - Can you provide the diameter of the tires? I'm pretty sure it would mount on my R12GSA rim, but it's the clearance with the swingarm that has me worried. To spend that much $$$ for the tire and shipping only to find it rubbing, well, let's just say my wife would probably beat me.

    Pete
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  15. Agent Wayward

    Agent Wayward Been here awhile

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    No problem, they are 610mm diameter, that's 24" for you guys!
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  16. kailuasurfer

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    I have one on my Rocket 3 and planning to order another. Anyone interested in a group buy? It looks like it will be around $250 delivered to GA.
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  17. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Interested, but then I have the expense of shipping from GA to VT. :baldy
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  18. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    Unless there are others in VT, willing to drive to York, PA in the next few weeks, or any time!

    If shipping to York, PA is a lot cheaper.

    If not, I'll split it with you and leave from Barnard when you call.

    Greg
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  19. RF900Hack

    RF900Hack n00b

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    Bought two tires from Rod. Five days to SW Ohio.:clapOverall positive experience.
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  20. Csemaj

    Csemaj n00b

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    I have a 2003 K1200RS sidecar tug wearing 185/55R17 rear rubber that i need to replace with the Bridgestone Potenza RE040 175/55R17 tire you can ship to the USA, please.

    Contact me at cal.pounds@gmail.com to arrange the sale.

    Thanks,

    Cal (Csemaj)
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