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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2009, 11:03:00 am »
i just read that article about the truck driver in ontario, WOW!!!!!!  looks like big brother is settled in big time.    hey dan, so what happened? did jeff forget to turn off that radar detector?    as far as this whole car tire thing goes, to each his own. i didn't think they made a tire skinny enough to even try something like that. i guess my major concern is that you know when your tires are getting close to the end of their life and you can feel when you come off the flat part in the middle where the tread is less and you lean into a turn that transition can be a little scary. you know you have good rubber for the turn but i've found that sometimes it can feel like you're falling off a cliff when you first start to lean in. i just wonder what that would feel like on a car tire when you're riding the corner of the tire into a turn.  
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2009, 11:38:00 am »
I dunno, I think it looks kinda cool myself!      
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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2009, 12:24:00 pm »
oh yeah i think it looks really cool but if i was going for looks i guess i would've got a harley. what would look really cool is a nice fat slick like you see on pro stock drag bikes  

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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2009, 03:54:00 pm »
hey dan, so what happened? did jeff forget to turn off that radar detector?     I don't think he was aware of the law in the Ontario province.   He asked the officer if he could get the unit returned ... but that did not happen.   That was a $400 detector? Used for a few years.      
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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2009, 04:02:00 pm »
ouch!!  

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« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2009, 03:50:00 pm »
Can somebody explain the confusion on this? The difference between the tires is obvious. Motorcycles lean, so the contact area on the tire has to be rounded. Car tires do not lean, so they have a flat contact area and can therefore apply more layers of rubber and a deeper tread. Using a car tire on a motorcycle would have to be very dangerous because when you lean into a turn you're raising the tire up on a corner creating a very small contact patch with the road and putting stress on the sidewall. If you did a lot of highway driving, I would expect you wouldn't notice any shortcoming on the tires at all. The problems wouldn't occur until you were in a curve or were swerving to avoid an obstacle, when the rear tire would lose traction and you'd go straight into the obstacle you were trying to avoid or fly off the road. Entering a curve too fast to maintain traction is the number one cause of single vehicle accidents on motorcycles. A tire with a smaller, harder contact patch while leaning would make that type of accident more prevalent.     Science simply confirms what should be common sense, it isn't a replacement for it.    
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« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2009, 09:08:00 pm »
Brett, I don't understand the physics of it, but I know that Dan can "corner" with anybody on his conk.    I think that the sidewalls flex and therefore the tread stays relatively flat to the road surface.  This actually gives the car tire a larger contact area in corners than a MC tire would have as it rolls up on to the side of the tread.  No, I will not be trying one soon if ever.  I just know that from watching Dan disappear in the distance that it does work very well for him.    COG # 8062  AMA # 1084053  ROMA or Scarlet harlot acording to my wife
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« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2009, 09:53:00 pm »
If you don't understand it or think it's obviously foolish and dangerous, runs counter to sound engineering practice, and is an anathema to proper motorcycle handling,  I don't think you should put one on your motorcycle. :gasp:    I read enough to know that there are more instances of people removing a given brand of motorcycle tire because they don't like it than the almost one person I've read of removing a car tire after trying it on a bike.     BTW, some crazy Goldwingers put rear MC tires on the front with the directional rotation arrows in the reverse direction, heretics!    
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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2009, 12:58:00 am »
 Confucius say 'eye of beholder or heart of experience?' (ok I made that up)   If you really want to know the basics are presented on this URL as I can't 'splain' this to every Ricardo. :   Granted at the time it was also a view point that the ct was not viable on a sport tourer. Times are a changing.    http://mcdarksiders.forumotion.com/general-discussion-f6/    

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« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2009, 01:25:00 am »

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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2009, 11:56:00 am »
http://mc.bridgestone.co.jp/pdf/mcintroe.pdf    Read this. It's pretty clear on the differences in forces between cars, motorcycles and their tires.     It's very risky, like riding without a helmet. 9,999 people may get away with it every day for a year, but the one who doesn't isn't going to be walking away and telling his story.  
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« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2009, 01:20:00 pm »
It's very risky, like riding.    FIFY  
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« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2009, 05:06:00 pm »
Uh uh.     According to that paper from Bridgestone, bikes lean to 50 degrees and car tires max at 5 and run on sidewall at 30 degrees, meaning at that angle you're riding on pure sidewall. Also, the camber thrust produced by car tires is half that of a motorcycle tire, meaning the sidewalls are deforming at speed. That's when the tire's going to fail, with all that centrifugal force pushing you to the outside of the curve. Riding is risky, but it can be mitigated by gear and safe habits. What you're talking about here is defying the manufacturer's recommendations to make it significantly riskier for the apparent purpose of having to change your tires half as often.     If it's a risk that you're willing to take upon yourself and you're well informed about that risk that you're creating, by all means do it and I hope you never have cause to regret it. But don't recommend it to others, particularly those with less experience than yourself that look to you for good advice. And certainly don't present it as an equitable solution to the manufacturer's recommendations, because it's not. It is presented as secret invitation with a paraphrased: 'Don't try this if you're not comfortable with it' but it should be presented as 'This is contrary to the manufacturers specifications and is dangerous, do not try it unless you understand the risks and have a great deal of experience.'  
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« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2009, 01:07:00 pm »
Very well put Brent, you're much more literate than I. In my crude way I said (else where) re darksiders - if you want to take risks go the F ahead but to recommend it to others is irresponsible. Cheerleading, even with a phrase like "don't try this" implicitly is a recommendation.    Thanks for finding the Bridgestone tire design discussion for us.  
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« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2009, 04:45:00 pm »
Paulie,     Your many disclaimers have severely confused me, causing me emotional duress and preventing me from participating in any gainful activity for the past 20 minutes. I intend to file suit for damages (lost work and an optometric examination) and reasonable attorney's fees, including $4/e-mail that I send him. My family and my cats will also be filing for their emotional duress in dealing with my emotional duress. You will be liable for actual damages, punitive damages and attorney's fees, both ours and yours.     Or we can settle it now for a ribeye, baked potato and half a dozen Natural Lights.     It's up to you.  
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« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2009, 09:33:00 pm »
Brett, can we make that a class action  against Paulie?    COG # 8062  AMA # 1084053  ROMA or Scarlet harlot acording to my wife
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« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2009, 09:43:00 pm »
OMG! paulie you're nuts! i got about half way through and couldn't read anymore...lol...non-milk fat?    brett, i agree with you 110% on this whole subject. i must say that info that was posted from "the dark side" was some very interesting reading. would i try to put some sort of car tire on my concours? i highly doubt it? if i was building a drag bike that had enough horse power, it would have a tire that looked like a big old slick to go on a car but it would still be a motorcycle application designed tire. i just can't believe they actually found something they could use. not really sure why that guy wants to put his valkerie through all that abuse, sounds to me like he should be riding a gsxr, busa, or a zx14. referring to his pipe scraping, peg scraping and roasting tires off the back. i would however be interested in taking a bike more like ours for a test ride with the tire on there. just to see.... you can't tell me your curiosity wouldn't want you to at least go 5 miles down the road to get a feel for it. again, i think it's crazy but i am interested in reading what these guys are willing to share with us. guess i'll just sit back and enjoy the show.  

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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2009, 10:43:00 pm »
If it's a risk that you're willing to take upon yourself and you're well informed about that risk that you're creating, by all means do it and I hope you never have cause to regret it. But don't recommend it to others, ...     Brett,      The insinuation is I have recommended this mod to others. I have not. I will not. With all the tire threads some asking for tire recommendations... you do not see me recommending the CT.   I have reported my experience and did not ask permission. My experience had been good. I have thought to get one of those buttons some have on their shirt mine would say: "Ask me about my car tire". hee hee   Cheers and happy riding.   Paulie dude! You crack me up>>>!!   BTW, this year installed radial tires on the Honda '85 V65 Sabre and they work very well. The MAGGOTS on SABMAG reported the V65 responded well but the V45 had too much frame flex for the radials.        
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« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2009, 11:16:00 pm »
hey dan, are you the guy running the CT on the connnie?  

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« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2009, 04:20:00 am »
 Yes Tom. Have been using a CT on the conk since Apr 2008. About 40k mi total now.   Then I started the 'Car Tire on a Connie' thread last year.   Since seeing one on a GTR in AU in 2007 I later decided to try it as an experiment.   I am very pleased with the ct as it has definite more traction tho the Nankang brand's sidewall had more flex than I will accept. The Federal with the same # of ply's is fine. Like MC tires all CT's will not necessarily give me the same handling characteristics.  

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« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2009, 09:38:00 am »
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« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2009, 09:59:00 am »
Isn't a CT a green option, putting less rubber into the recycling stream or landfills?  Maybe some new age green legislation is in order?  
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« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2009, 11:49:00 am »
Uh oh, here comes the spin doctor. The green angle eh? That's a good approach; catchy, in the news, popular with the young people.     Dan, I know you don't intend to recommend it, I'm just saying it's an unintended effect of going against the grain. CTs are not designed for the way bikes use a tire. Your statement about the different handling characterstics among the tires really underscores the problem. You have the experience to recognize the different characteristics and to compensate or even take advantage of it. Inexperienced riders trying out the 'dark side' in an attempt to emulate the guys they see doing things like that are going to have crashes and get hurt. That's why I'm posting here, so those guys know there's serious danger here for them and if their motivation for trying it is just halving the cost of their rear tires, that's a big mistake.  Let's not forget how this thread got started:      
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« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2009, 01:31:00 pm »
Yep, I'm starting to get the feeling you're either a product liability lawyer or really need to  pick your favorite, so that others will be forewarned of their impending doom.  :8o:          
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