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post #1 of 23 Old 04-21-2013, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 23 Old 04-21-2013, 07:16 PM
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Wow! Are those car tires? Quite the rig!
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Wow! Are those car tires? Quite the rig!
I run a car tire on the back of my Goldwing, like a lot of 'Darksiders'. If I had a trike, I think I'd run car tires all around.
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...to prove there's a point where you say "I shoulda bought a car..."?
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I run a car tire on the back of my Goldwing, like a lot of 'Darksiders'. If I had a trike, I think I'd run car tires all around.


Yea well trikes don't lean over when they turn.

Don't get the darksider thing. You spend 20k on a bike but then don't want to spend the money for an actual motorcycle tire?

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Yea well trikes don't lean over when they turn.

Don't get the darksider thing. You spend 20k on a bike but then don't want to spend the money for an actual motorcycle tire?
I think there are several advantages to a car tire.
My 'Wing is a '00, the last of the 1500cc. The rear end has to be disassembled to see the tire. A car tire should last 2ce as long and wear better.
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"Wear better"
To me, that's a scary one.

I used to autocross quite a bit, always in a street tire class. Very lightweight car, sophisticated double-wishbone suspension (changes camber angles with body lean), and tricked out with performance parts - eibach springs, koni adjustable compression/rebound/height shocks, triple anti-sway setup. It was built for autocross.

And even still, I could get my butt spanked by a guy in a bone-stock Subaru Forester who bolted on a set of race tires.

And similarly, tires that "wear great" often have safety trade offs, unless you're driving like miss daisy. I know I don't want to hear my tires squealing as I go around entrance and exit ramps at suggested speeds... downright gives me the willies imagining what might occur in the wet! And that's in a car.

I'm new to bikes, but I know motorcycle rubber is typically much softer, much more akin to sticky autocross tire rubber, and having tread patterns that respect the bike's ability to lean. And not just the compound... car tires are molded with sidewalls that aren't designed to deform like that, and bike tires don't deform when leaning.

It's not all about "how much" contact patch on the road, it's about how much grip FROM that contact patch. Looks like a scary gamble to me, anyway.

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Not to create an arguement....that isn't already going...lol...but....as said a trike operates similar to a 4 wheeled vehicle. So tires can and should be the same no? If you ride sensibly then any tire will work, it's only when racing etc they require better characteristics...imho.
I too used to rally way way back in the day....tires meant everything!

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