Using car tires in the rear (dark side)
Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.

Welcome to the Motorcycle Forum.

Register ButtonIf this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Where Am I ?
    My Bike(s)
    2009 Suzuki M50 Boulevard
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    26

    Using car tires in the rear (dark side)

    I have a 2009 M50 that needs rear tires. I wanted to know if any members have crossed over to the dark side and installed car tires on the back wheel.

    Any size and brand recommendations and what is/was your overall experience?

    Thanks,
    MJ.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    MotorcycleForums.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Super Moderator

    My Bike(s)
    Vulcan 900, Can-AM Spyder
    Location
    Ocala, FL
    Posts
    11,081
    Quote Originally Posted by MJSid View Post
    I have a 2009 M50 that needs rear tires.
    If you need more than one tire on the rear, then you should be fine with any car tire you like.

    But seriously......the handling WILL be different and how much different depends upon what tire you select.
    One that does NOT have a sharp shoulder transition should work the best.
    There are others on here who have done that successfully.

    I personally would not even consider it.......since I have ridden a bike before with a strip worn flat in the middle of the rear and I didn't like the handling AT ALL.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

  4. #3
    Ditch Magnet
    My Bike(s)
    2006 suzuki m109r
    Location
    south bristol me.
    Posts
    188
    i have had two different car tires on my m50. the handeling is a bit different but once you get used to it no problem. i highly recomend a directional tread design. the first one i had was a general hp 195/65/15. i liked it and got great milage and it fit the rim well. changed it after 6000 mi after i drove a 3/8 bolt through it. the second was a perilli, dont remember what one, good tire but went on the rim hard, would not be my choice. the only advantage i saw with a car tire was the milage, after 8000 mi with the perilli it still looked new. and i thought the rear brake was a bit better, you could brake harder before lock up. i was thinking about selling the bike and went back to a mc tire because i thought the car tire may turn off prospective buyers.
    most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    MotorcycleForums.net
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Super Moderator

    My Bike(s)
    Vulcan 900, Can-AM Spyder
    Location
    Ocala, FL
    Posts
    11,081
    That reminded me:
    Part of the potential problem is that the rim bead is not exactly the same on a mc wheel as a car wheel.
    I have seen some "converts" that put a tube in their rear car tire whether the wheel really requires it or not.
    Don't believe everything that you think.


 

Sponsored Links

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. from the dark side
    By fireandice51 in forum New Member Pitstop
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-14-2012, 09:45 PM
  2. Dark Side no longer
    By demingrickjames in forum Roadliner
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-07-2011, 09:32 AM
  3. The Dark Side
    By Pooker in forum The Paddock
    Replies: 79
    Last Post: 01-16-2009, 04:38 PM
  4. Strongly Considering the Dark Side
    By CTaylor in forum Roadliner
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 11-07-2008, 06:55 PM
  5. The Dark Side (Revisited)
    By demingrickjames in forum Roadliner
    Replies: 78
    Last Post: 05-29-2008, 07:54 PM