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  1. #61
    Fifth gear streak
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    2001 kawasaki vulcan 500 ltd
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    i would go darkside on my vulan 500 but theres now way to get a 35x10.5 to mount up
    nothing else matters to me at the moment but getting back on a bike. i need to twist a throttle and leeve life behind, i need the freedom the chaotic nature of the beast

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  3. #62
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    Suzuki M50 2010
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    What about motorcycle tyres fitted to a car? There must be a VW beetle in Mexico or somewhere with a set of Metzlers? Would handle better!

  4. #63
    M-J Lifetime Achievement Award
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    There was a thread about that on one of my car forums. NSRT-4s came with an odd rim size. 17x6. Most people when they got drag radials or slicks went down to a 15xwhatever because the stock rotors were the same size as regular Neon rotors. This caused a problem for people who got big brake kits. The solution was to fit motorcycle drag slicks on the stock rims. Or so the story goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Handy
    Sometimes I think I'd be better off dead. No, wait, not me, you.
    Loud pipes and other myths.
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  5. #64
    Found second gear by accident
    My Bike(s)
    2005 boulevard m50
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    I went to the darkside this year! I was going to go last year, had the tire bought and everything but my leg got hurt and I didn't even look at the bike for 6 months. At a measely 500 miles I'm really happy with the handling. My bike does better in gravel, on crappy roads, in the rain, emergency stops, etc. I haven't had the time to take it out and corner really hard, but I have dragged my pegs once since the change. My boss has 4000 miles on his valkyrie with ct and he is only starting to show some wearThis summer I plan to get some decent rides in to finish testing and I anticipate a good 25,000 +miles out of this tire for 1/2 the cost.

  6. #65
    Beer. Nature's Unstoppable Force.

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    '06 XB12X
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  7. #66
    Newbie
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    2012 Goldwing
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    Hey, The profile of the rims are different between a CT and an MT. That alone is enough to stay away. Now, If they made a CT with a profile to match a MT rim I'd switch in a heartbeat.

  8. #67
    M-J Lifetime Achievement Award
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    Quote Originally Posted by jschiner View Post
    Hey, The profile of the rims are different between a CT and an MT.
    And the bead too.
    For me, it is a "no brainer"; for others, not so much.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

  9. #68
    Cookie Monstress.
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    2009 Kawi VN 2000
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    Update....
    with as many miles now on my CT as I used to get on an MT, this 'responsible person' is fully convinced that a CT is a 'no brainer' improvement.
    The handling is only slightly different.... the bead seats fine on the rim...and I only see the bare beginnings of tread wear.
    Also, even with this article published, I still have seen no hard data (data that isnt just 'appeals to authority' ) saying this causes issues of any kind.
    Ride long and prosper !

  10. #69
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    Provocateur

  11. #70
    Cookie Monstress.
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    well, hey....somebody has to keep Easy fed with opportunities !


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    Ride long and prosper !

  12. #71
    Handlebar Consultant
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    06 XL1200R HD .......... 03 750 HONDA NIGHTHAWK
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    Quote Originally Posted by tallannie View Post
    well, hey....somebody has to keep Easy fed with opportunities !
    I guess that makes you an agitator, I think that is great, been calm here lately!
    Those who beat their swords in to plowshares will work for those who did not.

  13. #72
    Puddle Runner
    My Bike(s)
    09 Suzuki C109R
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    wisconsin
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    Here is the vids of mine

    OEM and then the Car tire




    Last edited by grandpatractor; 08-06-2012 at 09:03 PM.
    J.D.

  14. #73
    Cookie Monstress.
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    Nicely shot videos. Looks like good contact with the car tire... Nice corners too!
    Ride long and prosper !

  15. #74
    Puddle Runner
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    09 Suzuki C109R
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    wisconsin
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    Quote Originally Posted by tallannie View Post
    Nicely shot videos. Looks like good contact with the car tire... Nice corners too!
    thanks, You can hear the boards draggin a bit. Can't lean over any farther that that.
    J.D.

  16. #75
    TurtleWax Taster
    My Bike(s)
    2005 Suzuki M50 Black
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    Tulsa, Ok
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    Interesting stuff here...and lively debate. Lol! I've heard of people using car tires on their bikes, but I think I'll stick with a purpose built option. Just think, if something happens and the purpose built motorcycle tire is to blame for some fault or another, at least you have a chance to recoup some money from a manufacturer. Assuming you have taken good care of the tires, and they aren't obviously worn or something. Whereas, if you have a car tire on there, and the insurance company finds out that may not go so well.

    Then again, may be nothing to worry about at all. I really couldn't say one way or the other without having hard facts. I'll still stick with my motorcycle tires, though. With proper care and attention, MT will last a decent amount of time, and be less of a worry. Money isn't that important when it comes to safety. IMHO

    Please don't berate me for my opinion. Thank you
    I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure...


 

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