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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 01:03 AM
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When you go to put the wheel back on, there's a little bit of a plastic ridge hanging down from the trunk department, you will need to grind off about quarter of an inch.
That piece is flexible and, I was able to work my inflated tire past it without too much hassle.

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Good man Scoot...I diden't think to even let the air out of mine when i did it, so i had to trim mine, it would not squeeze.

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Ok so I am coming into this discussion new but I am considering doing this also as I have been reading more and more about doing it.

I purchased my 2013 Burgman 650 after a girl and her smartphone felt it was more important to love one another instead of stopping at a light and destroy my 2013 VW EOS.

So I plan on riding my Burgman through the Colorado Winter (not really much of a winter compared to the ones I lived through in Wisconsin) and building up a larger down payment on another car next spring. So I figured dark siding my bike would be a better option to make it through mild snow. I have another vehicle for the heavier snow filled days but I'm having way too much fun on my Burg. which is why I am considering doing this.

I see which size is best to use on the front but what manufacture recommendations (and sizes) are recommended to use on the back?

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My opinion on car-tiring a cycle has been exhausted elsewhere long ago, and was not asked.

I WILL, however, expound on the idea of riding a 600-lb motorcycle-type of vehicle on snow-covered pavement.

DO NOT DO IT. I don't care if you have SNOW TIRES, FRONT AND REAR - you eventually WILL slip, just as with a car you'll spin your wheels. With a car, at slow speeds or even higher, it's nothing - just get control back. On a cycle? The wheels will shoot out from under you.

On a BURGMAN? That plastic fairing is gonna shatter like a dropped dish. You go from new to scrap in two seconds.

IF you are going to try to ride in the snow, I'd get a naked bike - and some body armor, and a set of Rosary beads; and the best medical insurance you can buy.

I lived in the Denver area for three years, and while there are many warm winter days, there's often a lot of places with patches of ice on pavement in the shade. I'd advise you to park your Burg and buy a beater for the three months of the coldest weather.
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Other than saving money why use a car tire on the scooter?
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Well, we have been down this road before but here goes. Not in any order mind you.

1. It lasts a long time.
2. Cost of a Motorcycle tire VS a Car tire. I spend about $40 for a 80,000 mile Car tire.
3. Much better ride. The sidewall flex helps here.
4. The speedo is more closer to exact and the odometer is also.
5. RAIN! There are very few motorcycle tires that handle rain well. 1000's of Car tires that do.

There are a few negatives to putting a Car tire on a bike but for most that do it the positives out weigh those. Do a search on any bike forum, not just BurgmanUSA, for DARKSIDE. There are many Naysayers that cry out warnings of doom and then there's 10,000's of bikers that have made the change with no ill effects. The world still spins.

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Jason, here's what I got...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121081567574

What year 400? I'm really interested as I need a rear tire soon.

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Ok, I get the impression that the darkside is tire related and has nothing to do with Darth Vader.
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It's installing a car tire on the rear.

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Ok, I get the impression that the darkside is tire related and has nothing to do with Darth Vader.
This is correct. Darksiding for us is putting a Car tire on a motorcycle rim. There are many topics on this in many of BurgmanUSA's forums and almost every other motorcycle Forum world wide.

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