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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #150 on: November 07, 2011, 03:06:57 am »
On a sidecar rigged bike maybe , bottom line is....do what you want . But it shouldn't be promoted as a great idea because it's just not .
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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #151 on: November 07, 2011, 03:05:27 pm »
"Cocaine is for horses,
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Not sure why that came to mind when I hear stuff like this...
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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #152 on: November 07, 2011, 05:55:32 pm »
Just consider the noticeable difference between a 190/50 rear tire and a 190/55 on a C14. Increasing the crown diameter makes the bike "fall in" quicker, and with less effort.

A car tire is the absolute opposite direction.

I've seen them try to do U-turns at Bike Weeks, its funny as hell. I can get my little Chevy around easier.
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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #153 on: November 08, 2011, 08:50:00 am »
 My rear CT is a 165. Not that much wider than stock 150 and much less so that 'modern' sport tourers of 180+.

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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #154 on: November 09, 2011, 09:45:13 pm »
I can't believe that we're at 11 pages on this thread. :deadhorse:
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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #155 on: November 09, 2011, 10:20:25 pm »
I only show 4 pages.  But I'm holding out fer eleven.  :)

If I wasn't such a tightwad I'd have tried this a long time ago just to see what it's like.  Since Dan has logged a lot of miles doing it, there's a remote chance I could do it and not get killed.  I like my odds better than bungee jumping or base jumping or flying a wingsuit or feeding sharks or wrestling aligators or dating young women... all of which seem much more life threatening to me... especially the sharks and young women escapades.  Jim, could you do a feature on young women and the appropriate sfety equipment and preparations required?  :beerchug:
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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #156 on: November 10, 2011, 01:56:08 am »
If I wasn't such a tightwad I'd have tried this a long time ago just to see what it's like. 
When I mount my last Pilot GT & wear it out  :'( if I can find a 16" CT that doesn't rub  ???, I'd like to give it a shot since my Connie primarily does slab duty.

A respected FJR forum member recently tried one on his FJR and went back to a MC tar after posting his impressions on the handling, since he lives in NH and avoids the slab, twisty handling was a big concern for him.
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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #157 on: November 10, 2011, 10:58:56 am »
especially the sharks and young women escapades

Too dangerous! Stick to da internets and Model Trains!
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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #158 on: November 10, 2011, 01:34:16 pm »
especially the sharks and young women escapades

Too dangerous! Stick to da internets and Model Trains!
Actually, I had a 4 ft. blacktip shark in my lap while in my kayak a mile offshore last month.  I didn't mean for it to be in my lap but it jumped in with me.  For a minute there I'da given just about anything to be home on da internets... fortunately, I came away unscathed again.  Best as I can recall, however, I never was that lucky with young women as to walk away without some serious scathing going on.   :truce:


Hmmm.  Model trains, eh?
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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #159 on: November 10, 2011, 03:46:56 pm »
Unless they are trained sharks as in this feeding session I witnessed at Fiji a couple of months ago!!  Kidding aside there are no trained sharks, just sharks that are so fat they cant seem to find the need to bite anyone!!
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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #160 on: November 10, 2011, 03:48:22 pm »
Which one is the fat shark?  I can't tell.   :nananana: :rotflmao:

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Re: Car tires on motorcycles
« Reply #161 on: November 10, 2011, 03:52:54 pm »
Actually it was the 16 foot Tiger shark that cruised by towards the end of the dive, not so much these bulls!!
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