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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Probably rode for about 7 yrs Darkside, tried 3 different tires and the last one was the best. Can't remember the name of that one, something 5000. I liked it, seemed fine, slow maneuvers were well, Slow, u turns the same. But the original desire was saving time, money changing rear tire. Decided when I got to Tucson to go to motorcycle tire. Wow! Big improvement. One does not over time even know the difference until you go back. Most aspects of handling are better, no change on hwy straight roads. Wish I didn't wait so long. Something to consider.

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Congrats....at least now,anybody ask u got more than just an opinion....
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Probably rode for about 7 yrs Darkside, tried 3 different tires and the last one was the best. Can't remember the name of that one, something 5000. I liked it, seemed fine, slow maneuvers were well, Slow, u turns the same. But the original desire was saving time, money changing rear tire. Decided when I got to Tucson to go to motorcycle tire. Wow! Big improvement. One does not over time even know the difference until you go back. Most aspects of handling are better, no change on hwy straight roads. Wish I didn't wait so long. Something to consider.
Soon you will see polite replies, like dark side is not for everyone (translation: you chose the wrong car tires, your riding skills are very limited or actually you don't really know how to ride a motorcycle anyway, etc.)
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Probably rode for about 7 yrs Darkside, tried 3 different tires and the last one was the best. Can't remember the name of that one, something 5000. I liked it, seemed fine, slow maneuvers were well, Slow, u turns the same. But the original desire was saving time, money changing rear tire. Decided when I got to Tucson to go to motorcycle tire. Wow! Big improvement. One does not over time even know the difference until you go back. Most aspects of handling are better, no change on hwy straight roads. Wish I didn't wait so long. Something to consider.
Like weight lifting, more weight on the bar or less weight on the bar, the outcome of my corner stays the same and accurate.
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now that's some good honest feedback from a guy who has gone and come back.
i have always thought it was not a very good idea..its a motorcycle.
i am sure there are some benefits of putting a car tire on your motorcycle and i have probably heard most of them but that doesn't grab my attention
or give me any kind of interest in doing it.


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I have never believed that there is anyway a car tire will give you the same handling as a motorcycle tire. I like to ride hard at times and like good cornering which is one reason I have my suspension on 3 for a nice firm ride while others will set to 1 because it looks better. That being said I also believe your bike your rules you should be free to do what you want. "Mod On"

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Interesting video that speaks, somewhat, to the car tire vs. motorcycle tire debate. Maintenance (lube, o-rings, bearings) or lack thereof due to the CT longevity vs. a MT. Probably 3 to 4 times the life with a CT from what I'm reading.

The video is phone quality and the part where he talks about the CT is towards the end of the video. He makes a valid point in that the CT causes its own set of issues because of the above. The impression I got was that people are just sticking these CTs in there and forgetting about them until the wear indicators appear.


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Yes, there are a number of reasons which I won't list, why I like the Motorcycle tire better. Vested interest is why I chose ct to begin with, and then minimized the negatives because of that interest. Interesting how humans behave. Reminds me of a horse with the eye shields so they won't be distracted.

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Like weight lifting, more weight on the bar or less weight on the bar, the outcome of my corner stays the same and accurate.
I have no idea what this means?!
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