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Old 11-15-2010, 04:45 AM   #51
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Re: Car tire on a scooter

So next time I ride it I'll stop at some white paint adjacent to a stop sign, do a burnout, and assess the rear tire contact patch. If it's off center, I'll check rear alignment again but I did just "dial it in" this spring. Maybe I didn't snug it down well and it got a bit out of whack.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:05 AM   #52
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Ha! Chicken Strips.

A blunt-edged car tire wouldn't work for me at all, I'm afraid. I tend to wear out the edges before the center.

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Old 12-06-2010, 12:39 PM   #53
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Ha! Chicken Strips.

A blunt-edged car tire wouldn't work for me at all, I'm afraid. I tend to wear out the edges before the center.

It appears that moto tire doesn't serve you well neither.. maybe you should stick with driving.
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Re: Car tire on a scooter

someone needs to take more long trips with fewer corners lol. get your money's worth out of the tires then.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:47 PM   #55
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If you are running a worn out tire, you are asking for trouble. you should replace a motorcycle tire BEFORE it wears out, not after. also consider the fine you will get if a highway patrol man catches you riding with a tire that looks like that. Do yourself a favor and spend some money on a good tire before it costs you your life.
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Re: Car tire on a scooter

Looks more like something is rubbing on the tire or you like to skid to a stop while leaning over. Or you like to do the entire clover leaf of an exit ramp! I have ridden past the edge of the tread on my Morini 500 while on an on ramp with my brother following behind me watching. But that was long ago.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:28 PM   #57
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Re: Car tire on a scooter

A surprising thread, starting with Darksiding then going into cornering and tire wear without any naysayers telling us we can't run a car tire (CT) on a bike, can't corner with it, will crash and burn and all that, without having ever tried one.
Point is, you don't ride the sidewalls; the tire flexes and half the tread stays flat on the deck. We don't believe that sportbikes should run them, although a few have. They are outstanding on cruisers, and I torture mine in North Georgia's mountains, 2up, camping gear and all. Here's my Vredestein at 7k -I would have had a bald Pirelli by then:



They call me "Sparky" for a reason...same reason I had to weld head bolts under the edges of my floorboards on the Heritage!
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:30 PM   #58
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Yup car tires are a good solution to those that wear out the center section way before the sides show signs of wear. This could be due to riding style or low cornering clearance like on most cruisers or both. Personally, I am a big chicken as I have large strips. I also have over 40,000 miles on a Dunlop K177 on my Concours, not a car tire.
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Personally, I also have over 40,000 miles on a Dunlop K177 on my Concours, not a car tire.
40,000 miles on a single tire for the front or rear wheel? got a picture of it?
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It's still on the bike. I'll have to get a picture and figure out how to post it up. I hope it will be interesting to you.

Say, nice rack on the scooter!
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