The darkside, car tire on motorcycles

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

  1. phughes

    phughes Been here awhile

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    If the earth was round, we could use flat tires...









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    OK, I can follow the reasoning for darksiding, but WHY put expensive moto tires that last under 10K miles on a car and therefore reduce the contact patches?
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    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    For the same reason people think that a car tyre works on a motorcycle....
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    Could be done by a bear on a unicycle too, doesn't mean it's a good idea.
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    There are thousands out there. It works. Maybe not for you but it works.
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    If you consider the difference in weight & forces generated from car vs motorcycle, only one application should be considered safe and the other just stupid.
    But most people don't consider much when manufacturers have no interests in testing theory that would lose their profit by selling tires that don't last.
  12. phughes

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  13. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Unicycle with a car tire. Top that!
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    It certainly does. I'm on my second car tire on the rear.
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    Turns out you're a bear Rollin'.
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  19. anotherguy

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    Huh? :confused
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    With a bear?
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