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Kosher
02-17-2014, 07:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wggbpas3ae4

Denimblack
02-17-2014, 09:02 PM
Not sure why anyone would want to... Seemed to do the job rather well though.

Kosher
02-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Everyone that has done it claims they ride incredibly well.

Then there's the 40K miles you get on a car tire vs 12-15K for a moto tire makes it a very cost effective option vs the unspeakably ridiculous prices the dealers charge for tires and mounting.

Gas Man
02-17-2014, 10:00 PM
Yeah I have never heard anybody say negative about it, if they've done it.

owl
02-18-2014, 09:23 AM
Many years ago we rode on tires that were much like automobile tires, and they worked for us then. I donít think I would mount a used car tire but a new one should be fine .Many automobile tires are rated for heavier loads and higher speeds than the tires we install on your touring bikes today.
The guy that just purchased a set of American Elites
Jim

Kosher
02-18-2014, 09:47 AM
From what I read on other forums, consistent comments around a car tire being more work in slow speed maneuvering.

bombdog
02-18-2014, 10:13 AM
From what I read on other forums, consistent comments around a car tire being more work in slow speed maneuvering.

that would make since considering the bike tires are much more rounded.

Gas Man
02-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Right but I think the car tire would be much better in rain/wet riding.

RedneckMedic
02-18-2014, 11:14 PM
The trick to it apparently is finding the right amount of air pressure allowing for better cornering

Thruxtonbill
02-19-2014, 05:38 PM
The trick to it apparently is finding the right amount of air pressure allowing for better cornering

Oh how the hell would you know?:lmao:

junkyardjon
02-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Used car tires alot, used ones too. Square edge ones dont corner too well.. You can feel it. Rounded edge ones worked fine. I never noticed slow speed problems.

Gas Man
02-19-2014, 10:53 PM
Oh how the hell would you know?:lmao:

he did say "apparently" :dthumb:


Used car tires alot, used ones too. Square edge ones dont corner too well.. You can feel it. Rounded edge ones worked fine. I never noticed slow speed problems.

Did you like it?

junkyardjon
02-22-2014, 07:24 PM
really don't matter to me, i'm no corner carver. but I would look for a nice rounded edge tire

Moesride
02-23-2014, 02:08 PM
Just curios if your insurance company would give you any grief on a claim caused by having a car tire not a " motorcycle tire" if you were to have a spill due to traction. Warranty issues on the bike may present a problem as well......idk?

junkyardjon
02-23-2014, 03:47 PM
you don't wanna know how many cars come in with bald tires & non factory size for insurance work lol.
warranty work.. wouldn't most bikes be out of warrenty by the tire it needs new tires? and as long as its the same size tire, I don't see a problem. ain't like your gonna run a 44" mudder lol. i'm no expert in warranty claims but there are laws to protect the consumer. if it's up to manufactures, they'd never warranty anything.