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post #101 of 138 (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 04:03 PM
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Drop the tire queries for now and you will be much happier.



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The hell with the subject at hand. Diver Dan? Bwahaha! Yeah, I watched it as a kid, too!

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Well, guess I'll throw my 2 cents in because I am car tire (Darksider) guy now... I was very much opposed to the idea of a car tire for a long time... I watched and read for quite a long time, and then finally, both my best buddy and I said we were going to try it, nearly simultaneously, and we live 600 miles away from each other...

The benefits (IMO) - much better mileage, better wet handling, better ride (softer), less expensive, and finally, at least in my case, run flat design...

The drawbacks (IMO) - handles a bit differently, tends to track pavement overlaps and such, bike tends to upright itself in a turn, so a little bit different handling characteristics...

But again, and strictly my opinion, the benefits far outweigh disadvantages...

I frequently run a Tow Pac Instatrike kit on my bike and the Tow Pac is extremely hard on MC tires because of all the scrubbing that takes place in turns, so anything I can do to promote more mileage is a benefit to me... And finally, I just had my first flat tire in over 25 years and it was on my Yokohama Avid Envigor run flat... I was giving my younger sister a ride while she was visiting and I got about 1/2 mile down the road and my TPMS started yelling at me that I had only 15 PSI in my rear tire (picked up a nail) ... That tire would have been totally flat had it not been a run flat design and it gave me enough leeway to get the bike back in the garage and effect a repair... That alone is reason enough for me...

I have no axe to grind one way or another in this controversial subject... If it works for you, do it!!! If you don't think it's right for you, then stay with a MC tire - makes no difference to me one way or another... Whatever works for you is the best way to go...

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So I answered the Op's question but I keep getting notification of other replies but the question they asked is why don't you run a ct on you're motorcycle not why do you run ct on you're motorcycle

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So I answered the Op's question but I keep getting notification of other replies but the question they asked is why don't you run a ct on you're motorcycle not why do you run ct on you're motorcycle
Turn off your notifications. Camer. you can't have a lengthy and lively thread asking why you would not put a car tire on a motorcycle. Your answer concerning the bead difference is a valid reason for you . Matter of fact, it was the only " technical " reason amongst the usual " It's a motorcycle, not a car ".

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True but the question asked was why don't you. There are multiple topics on why you do.
The reason I replied was to see if there are any other good reasons as to why not other than cause it's a motorcycle

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True but the question asked was why don't you. There are multiple topics on why you do.
The reason I replied was to see if there are any other good reasons as to why not other than cause it's a motorcycle
Hehehehe. Nope . Guess not.

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True but the question asked was why don't you. There are multiple topics on why you do.
The reason I replied was to see if there are any other good reasons as to why not other than cause it's a motorcycle
Because I am happy with the performance of my rear tire in both grip in the wet and the dry. I now have a MT that has 28,000 km on it and will be changed out. Up until I put the Michelin Commander 11 on my bike. The tires were lasting 10,000 km.

I have road 2 Goldwings with CT's fitted and would be more than happy with riding with a CT fitted. I do find it different to riding with a MT. It takes a bit more to get the bike into the lean. The grip level is about the same with the two tires.

CT are cheaper and last longer than a MT (better value) So you can just call me a wimp.

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Well, it's true that tires run cooler and last longer when you keep your speed under 50 MPH like The Hoon does! Me, I'd rather run a tad quicker and change the tire a little more often.....


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Well, it's true that tires run cooler and last longer when you keep your speed under 50 MPH like The Hoon does! Me, I'd rather run a tad quicker and change the tire a little more often.....


Hi, Eric!
Now we both know that is BS. Just take a look at the photo of your last tire. You would not ride over 50 mph with that tire on would you.
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