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Old 09-03-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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You have got to see this to believe it....
Okay, so buddy of mine on another forum had his riding buddy show him how well there "Improved" motorcycle tire set up work.....and they filmed it..

http://contour.com/stories/devils-triangle--11

Now I have to tell you, there installing CAR tires on the rear of there cruisers.

We have started a collection on the other forum to buy him a tire.....this is a good example of why you use motorcycle tires on motorcycles.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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So do I have to watch all 18 minutes of terrible motorcycling before something happens?

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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I tried to watch that, but it was so f***ing boring I had to stop.
How do people ride those bikes.

Ugh. From what I did see, was that they couldn't stay in their lane.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
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Thankfully nothing bad happens, so no you don't have to watch all of it to get the point.

They were all over the road and could get over 55mph. These bikes from the factory could do much better but with a car tire on the rear, this was the best they could manage.....and they think there doing good.

Motorcycle Talk

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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I speak from experience when I say that putting the right kind of car tire on a GL1800 works just fine, especially when towing a trailer. But that is not a Harley.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #6
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The Guy filming was on a VXT1800.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:54 PM   #7
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google going to the dark side this shit is old newz

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:45 AM   #8
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nothing wrong with going darkside on a long distance cruiser, especially popular with sidecar rigs.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:32 AM   #9
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Easy to blame the tire for poor riding skills......

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:34 AM   #10
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Why cut the corners out? That's the whole point of riding on a stretch of road like that.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:37 AM   #11
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I Ride: '05 HD XL1200C, '08 Yamaha XT250, and an '04 TT-R 125 when the kid lets me.
If you listen, the bike with the camera is coasting through the corners. I wonder what would happen if he actually slowed to a suitable entry speed, then increased the throttle while going around the corner. It would stabilize the suspension and therefore increase the feeling of security for the rider. I've got a couple of friends who ride heavy rice-cruisers with car tires on the rear. Both of them know how to corner smoothly on their bikes and have nothing but praise for going with the car tire.

So, poor riding to begin with doesn't really make a case for or against the car tire.

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Old 09-04-2012, 07:07 AM   #12
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The wall on the bridge says it all.

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Old 09-04-2012, 07:28 AM   #13
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What a bunch of s

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Old 09-04-2012, 07:34 AM   #14
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“ Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSumoBear View Post
The wall on the bridge says it all.
I at that part also.........


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Old 09-04-2012, 07:39 AM   #15
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I Ride: 2010 R1 Vale' Edition, '86 GTR1000
there are several guys on the "concourse owners group" that have a conversion kit on their bikes. i rode 100 miles around st helens following one of them on my naked "connie" and never did he cross a line or slow me up...in fact he was faster than me in some areas. (i never been there before).....long story short....we talked about it and he said that once you learn the difference in the handling characteristics!!! you can ride well outside the law but not as well as the machine is capable of riding...

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Old 09-04-2012, 07:45 AM   #16
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“ Quote:
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I at that part also.........
I couldn't watch the whole thing for the obvious seasons.
I had to see what the "bridge" thing was about.

Almost worth it. (Skip to 18:00)

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:52 AM   #17
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Not quite sure what the point of this video is other than watching some slow riders that can't even stay in their lane while riding and risking their safety in doing so.

LAME!

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:56 AM   #18
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The thread title over promised.

The thread under delivered.

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #19
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My car has P225/45R18 tires. Can anyone recommend a motorcycle tire that would be a suitable sub?
Thanks!

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:11 AM   #20
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I Ride: other peoples when they let me, working on Honda VF750
yawn...there will always be people who think - car tire costs $80 and lasts 40k miles so I should fit one on back of my bike. Somehow they don't think - harder rubber and handles even worse than bike tire that's worn squared off almost to cords.

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