Odd, I made an effort to show it was not on the edge, obvious 1/3 of tire in patch.Six2Go Todays discussion/rant also had a picture of a couple who were also riding their bike as it threw a shower of sparks and was riding on the edge of a car tire. Six2go
Still more than a MT Patch, with thirty times the grip sipes..
The small stuff: Vehicle defects, mostly tire failures, contributed to less than one percent of crashes. A roadway maintenance defect caused the accident or was a contributing factor in 3.6 percent of the accidents studied. Still, it's worth looking at your tires every ride.
The study did not list any CT's in the failures....
oh and a quote from the HD Board...
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RE: motorcycle tires on auto rims
Maybe ,when I sober up,I will have a clue as to what the hell this post is about,,,:>
Just somethings I found ....
This thread will be locked after twin1300 post to it....
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Canuck Cruiser 1300c,
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. DARKSIDE MHE 205/65/16. Everything else is cookies!
"eight broken ribs and a broken collar bone later, I have decided to go back to the bike tire!"
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"The CT has been found to have softer compound than the MT."
Shouldn't that read " A car tire was found to have a softer compound when it was compared to 2 used motorcycle tires of undetermined age and air pressure......all 3 tires were tested once while using an cheap easily manipulated hand held durometer under the noon day sun".......or are you referring to some other tests that were conducted?
OK, first off, I've been SORT of anti-CT for ever (not enough to get in a pizzing match though).
I need a rear tire for my 1300R and would like to know what CT matches the profile of a motorcycle tire (as far as the roundess goes).
I've seen several pictures where it looks like a motorcyle tire and it is not losing that much contact area, for instance the video from KeyWasted.
I've seen others that look like the rider is on the edge of a square tire, like the pics of the guy losing it.
I'm not a "twisties" type rider, so I can get away with not leaning so much in the corners all the time.
So what tire is actually more rounded on the bottom?
2003 HD Road King (for sale one of these days)
2007 VTX 1300 R
2006 VTX 1800 R Trike
And here is a video a lot more pertinent to the discussion. Not sure what you racing and dirt bikes have to do with anything.
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Check out the yokohama envigor its profile is rounder and it gits good reviews on here , I wish it came in a size for my GL 1500, it will be my next tire on the X, if my MHE ever wears out...do your home work....good luck
Last edited by NDAna; 06-01-2012 at 03:11 PM.
Did you ride a bike in the late 60s and early 70s , ? I did . 100 miles and you were done, thats if the drum brakes would stop you ,,,,,,,,and you would be vibrating for the next 24 hours Bike tires have come along way since we were drinking tang and watching moon landings
but knight... if it was good enough then, it's good enough now! at least that's what Harley has taught us? (harley guys don't get your panties in a wad!, its a joke son!)
look, these guys have made a personal choice, and when you question their choice, some take it as a personal insult.
That's why you are seeing so much name calling, and very emotional reply's. Only thing you can do, is just set them straight when claims such as better braking, better corning, and it's safer all around come up. They will deny it, tell you since you haven't ridden one you cant talk about it, everyone else is doing it so it must be ok, and any other of such manner rather than actually really talk about their claims.
these guys have made their choice, let them be happy in their own minds. Their bike, their life (hopefully just their life) Just don't let em keep telling untested opinions as gospel truth.
2004 VTX 1800 C bought new in '06. I went darkside after 8k on mc tire and replacement installed was about $250 which I promptly caught a nail in. I now have over 120,000 miles on my X, with over 111,000 miles of trouble free darkside riding. I ride often and I ride aggressive. I see no downside to The DARKSIDE...
darksider here and i know what works for me and dont give a crap what anybody else uses,i say lets go ride the hell out of our bikes and let the knowitalls flame us or whatever thier agenda may be,i can ignore close minded people easier than anybody else,go riding