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post #1 of 7 Old Jun 18th, 2010, 1:15 pm Thread Starter
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Car Tire Conversion

I know this has been discussed here a few times. This is the first time I've actually seen it on a BMW -

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=590126

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Re: Car Tire Conversion

and then there's this.

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/tec...les/index.html

"But here's the problem; Car tires are fundamentally unsuited for use on motorcycles. Moreover, that's not just my opinion but also the opinion of every tire engineer I've ever discussed this with. We all understand that the dynamics of motorcycles and cars are vastly different. As such, they demand different types of tires and at the risk of great over simplification I'd point out that if a car type tire worked well on a motorcycle everything from a moped to a MotoGP bike would be wearing them as standard equipment. The fact that they can even be used on a big cruiser says more about the way those bikes are designed and ridden than it does about the suitability of using a car tire on one.

According to most of what I read on the Darkside (and similar forums) none of that matters. Some dispute the facts provided by the tire manufacturers and at least one guy said he didn't much care what the facts were. He liked his car tire and even if side by side testing showed that the motorcycle tire was superior, he was going to keep on running it. It's hard to argue with logic like that."

take the man up on his challenge.

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I would NEVER do this myself. Just sharing the info. I think it's nuts and there's now way they handle worth a damn. If you look a the video he posted they're riding pretty slow...

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I use to run car tires on our old ' 86 K100/EMLGT2 . They were for A pugeo ...or something like that . They were 125 x 15 front & sidecar wheel , & a 145 x15 drive axel . A lot of guys run an adaptor so the can use a car tires on there sidecar rigs .
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Now that's just crazy talk.

Why, that guy even claims some nutcase is running a car tire on a next-generation K1200GT.

Surely the world will stop spinning and he'll die a fiery, painful death for daring to tempt the Gods of Macadam . . .

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Re: Car Tire Conversion

Watch the guy on the Rocket III. He seems to have to lean farther over than the others in his group at the same speed. Just because you can do it doesn't made it smart to do it.

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Re: Car Tire Conversion

If I were running a sidecar, I would look for a car tire conversion but without the sidecar....naaaawwww.

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