Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn WA Where God takes Vacation. ***TRAVEL STOP***
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.
"Never mount a passenger car tire on a motorcycle rim; the flat profile of a car tire is incompatible ....." TOTALLY HOG WASH!!!
SSG/E6 Retired US ARMY Signal Corp. 9th Signal Bn, Forward.
160,000 miles on a CAR TIRE/DARKSIDE.
On a Achilles ATR-K Economist 155/65 HR 14,
Prior GT Radial Champiro VP1 185/60 HR 14, Potenza RE92 165/65 SR 14 and 155/65 HR 14 Formosa D2
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