Darkside to Car Tire Installed Today & History Updates - Page 2 - Suzuki Burgman Forum
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Originally Posted by captainfish View Post
Hey Paul, I noticed on the top post, first pic where you show old vs new tire... you say they are the same, but the new looks about an inch shorter. Is that because the old is still on wheel and aired up?

Do you notice a tendency to stay straight up on the car tire, as opposed to being able to easily lean it over in a curve with a rounded tire?


Oh... and how hard was it to convince BOB of putting on a car tire on the MC wheel?
Does look like new tire is smaller than the old one even with the tread worn off the old one. Perhaps being on the rim and aired up (old tire) makes it look larger, don't know --- They are the same tire.

Bob runs a shop (excellent one) out of his basement. He is retired and a MC Maniac (was big time drag racer at one time and big into doing restorations on stuff you would not want to mess with). He had a shop up north before retiring here. No Problem for him --- he has installed Car Tires on Goldwings and Valkyrie.

Nothing else --- install it your self ( I did using a tire stand and hand tools the first time, had a heck of a time getting the tire on the rim and had a hard time getting the bead to seat). Also, I did not have a balance stand then (other tires I set back on the axle and balanced -- cannot do that with Burgman due to spline gears in the hub).

I have since bought a balance stand, not sure it will work on that wheel. I used it on the wheel for my CB500X. ANYWAY, for $20 install and balance (spin balance by Bob) -- Let Him Do IT (That is Wheel off for $20).

There is a slight feel difference with the car Tire --- NEGLIGIBLE, you will not notice it after a bit.

AND, I am riding CURVES galore in East TN Hills and Mtns (ever hear of the Dragon? - many roads around here like that).

I am not riding 60 degree leans, but believe me I RIDE harder than a lot of folks.
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