The darkside, car tire on motorcycles

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

  1. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    In this thread? Separating sarcasm from stupidity requires a crystal ball and a line of blow.
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  2. foxtrapper

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    Ah, thanks.

    The BMW Mini weighs in at about 2700 lbs. Per tire, that's about 675 pounds. That's not outside the range of many a motorcycle tire.

    Can't read the sidewalls of the particular tires there on that Mini in the picture. They may well be adequate for the weight load.
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  3. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Sh(r)inko Verge 011?
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    Wow, Sarcasm; that's original!

    Hey, it's your life, choose your equipment according to how long you want to live; don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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    Doubling down, huh? I'm feeling benevolent this morning, so I'll explain this to you in short sentences. This thread is a ridiculous argument between people who use car tires on their motorcycles and people who don't. Those who use car tires have frequently say to their opponents that theory is just theory, and they have no right to criticize using car tires if they haven't tried it. It is to this rather weak defense I was referring in my humorous post above.

    The "equipment" I "choose" is motorcycle tires, FYI. Thus, sarcasm.

    Okey doke?
  6. foxtrapper

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    Humorous to you.. yet you fail to detect the sarcasm in:
    With a big smiley face.
  8. foxtrapper

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    Huh.

    My 52 MG TD has 4" wide 15" wheels, and takes a 5.5x15 tubed tire. To say there's nothing exciting in the automotive tire world for it is an understatement.

    But, looking at comparable sized motorcycle tires, there's plenty there with more performance. I can even get white walls!

    Maybe this spring, if I do change tires, I might put motorcycle tires on it just to see. From the very little I've found by people who have to put motorcycle tires on their cars, for various reasons, they've found it to work well enough.
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  9. anotherguy

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    Coker tires for the MG. :D
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    It has been a unique feature of this thread that even people who agree on the substance will still turn on each other for the sheer pleasure of being shitty...
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    Hardly unique in this forum or internet as a whole, you should surf more.

    BTW that's Sarcasm, in case you didn't get it.

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    Car tires are spec'd for GVW, which means the weight of the car plus whatever passenger and luggage load it's meant to carry. Our MINI's tires are rated for 545kg, which is just over 1200lbs.
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    STILL at it? What a tragic life you have.
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    I can do this all day long.. go for a ride on my darkside scoot, with my tragic life.. and you?:lol2:lol2:lol2
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  15. glory racing

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    After reading this thread for over an hour I am still confused. Is it now considered acceptable to run a car tire on a bike?
  16. liberpolly

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    Depends.
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    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Don't forget that weight is not static in a vehicle. Accelerate and weight transfer occurs, loading up the rear tires. Brake hard and it is the opposite; front tires get loaded. Turn hard to the right and your left tires get loaded.

    So, even if MC tires are used in a MINI and their static weight capacity is greater than the MINI's GVWR, they may actually be inadequate for the vehicle.
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    Wrong. Quite a few of us DON'T equip our bikes with car tires, but are still in favor/ agreement with those doing so.
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    Seems to me it either has been safely tested and done many times and considered an option...or it has not.
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    Motorcycling is a dangerous activity, how much risk you want to take it is up to you, what kind of tires you want to you is up to you.
    You decide for yourself whether your riding renders the need for a car tire.
    Others may give you grief about what equipment you use when you ride; but they are not doing the same riding as you.
    If you want advise on car tire usage; specify your needs and maybe you will get better replies.
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