The darkside, car tire on motorcycles

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by elkgrichard, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. turnerm

    turnerm Been here awhile

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    I’ve played Russian roulette many times and haven’t died. That must prove that it’s a safe and wise hobby.
  2. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Yeah, I've ridden motorcycles for over two decades and haven't died; must be a safe & wise hobby.

    As if the alternative is more important?
  3. cocheese72

    cocheese72 Adventurer

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    He has 36 years and 1 million miles on a ill handling rigid, Springer HD, with a car tire. Meanwhile you stress about tires on the Internet as you sit and wait until someone tells you what is OK to do or not do. Try to keep things in perspective. It may be time to sell the BMW and get a safe and wise automobile.
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    After follow this thread over the years, carefully considering all the arguments, and long held conventional wisdom, I believe I know what the answer is.





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  5. turnerm

    turnerm Been here awhile

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    The dark siders are like the flat earthers of motorcycling. I love it!
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  6. cocheese72

    cocheese72 Adventurer

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    You established yourself as the flat earther two months ago. Work on your memory retention. Work on digesting evidence. And work more on your analogies. You'll get there eventually.
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  7. turnerm

    turnerm Been here awhile

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    Nice try. Keep believing in flat earth, Noah’s Ark and the rest of the silliness that occupies the internet. It’s entertainment for the rest of us.
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  9. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    In this case, it's more of a "survivor bias" - people who died because they had car tire on a motorcycle, tend to post less frequently.
  10. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    should've ended right here. Anything downhill from there is marginal.

    How do you know he is stressing?
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    CROSSBOLT Been here awhile

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    Well, men, I waded through ALL the darkside comments here and on the SuzukiBurgman forum, both of which have been pioneers in putting car tires on the rear of two wheelers before I made that transporter leap to the darkside. My only goal was not to have to replace the rear tire every 4 to 6 thousand miles. The big difference noted between the yaysayers and naysayers was the yeas had actually tried it and the nays provided mostly opinions on why not. This last group did point out the differences in bead and rim flange designs which in practice, does not seem to produce any problems. There is a wealth of actual experiences extending over 20 years that is positive. The naysayers say or hint that the ones killed by darksiding are not able to post warnings! The 300 cc avatar at the left has a steel belt radial car tire on the rear. Short rides so far have been the usual fun with no surprises.
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  12. Strong Bad

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    sandsman Shut up and ride!!!!

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    The look on my face I make when we have to go down this road again.....

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  14. anotherguy

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    We were running Pirelli car tires on hardtail Harleys in Baltimore from the mid '70s. Didn't care if anyone liked it then and damn sure don't care now. :D
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  15. Patek

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    Ah, the internet where we will argue with and mock complete strangers for things that are totally inconsequential to our lives.


    Carry on.
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    I would be impressed if he can get it up on two wheels and get rid of those chicken strips.