V-Twin
There has been a group of people who swear by car tyres on motorcycles for a long time.  Especially on long distance cruisers like Honda Goldwind and Harleys.  The story goes that, they are half the price and lasts 3 times the distance so cost of ownership is very good.

Recently, on another  forum, some people started to stick car tyre on the back of Indian motorcycles.  Some of these people have done some trips which included very twisty mountain roads and claim that their friends on bike tyres could not keep up.

I thought it might be an interesting 'pub' discussion over a 'virtual' drink.

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Melbourne, Victoria
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gazman
Would you be covered by insurance in the event of a accident?
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V-Twin
gazman wrote:
Would you be covered by insurance in the event of a accident?


That was the first thing I thought as well.    [smile]
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Melbourne, Victoria
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crash
I suspect that if you provided full disclosure it should not be a problem [wink]
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Highett Victoria Australia
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Robbo
I am not sure what they have now but the old Shovelhead dressers came out with square profile radial tyres. My shovel had them and for me the difference when I put round profile tyres on was chalk and cheese. They were really aimed long highway cruising on the US interstates. It is a weird experience tipping it onto the edge around a corner and dropping back on to the flat as you straighten up.
The tyres on mine were pretty narrow, but even with wide tyres I can't see how they can be better than a proper round profile motorcycle tyre. Proof would be in the fact that as far as I am aware they no longer use them from the factory (although I coukd be wrong).
Seems batshit crazy to me.
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V-Twin
Robbo wrote:

Seems batshit crazy to me.


[biggrin]
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Crazyhorse
I've run one on a few VN1500 Kawasakis and could hardly notice any difference except they last 5 times longer and brake better in the wet.
Only just bought my first Redskin and will let you know as soon as I wear out the rear tyre, which prolly won't be long cos it does like to drift out of roundabouts and stuff.
Life's too short to ride a Harley.
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munga
gazman wrote:
Would you be covered by insurance in the event of a accident?


wow very interesting question, I bet if an insurance company found out that you were running a car tyre on your bike during an accident I totally recon that they would deny your case for accident cover for sure, in saying this I would get sick of reefing on the bars trying to turn this sucker anyway. 
Hey Fella!...... Your a turkey!
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CHF10
Insurance is the least of your problems. Your mental illness should be addressed as a matter of urgency.
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Crazyhorse
Have you ever tried it?
I even had a go at true double dark side,car tyre on the FRONT!! That sh1t is a mental health issue.
But a car tyre on the back is not as noticeable as the uninformed and untried seem to think.
Life's too short to ride a Harley.
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munga
yeh cool i'd rather remain un informed than try sorry Crazyhorse no offence, I know there are many things in life where people say "don't condem if you haven't try" but then we are all different eh?
Hey Fella!...... Your a turkey!
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crash
munga wrote:
yeh cool i'd rather remain un informed than try sorry Crazyhorse no offence, I know there are many things in life where people say "don't condem if you haven't try" but then we are all different eh?


I am kind of with you on this one. 

Each to their own I say. 

It is all about choice - and I choose not to try, but also choose not to condemn something I haven't tried.
Ulysses #30673
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Highett Victoria Australia
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