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Old 12-08-2012, 06:38 AM   #21
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Without getting on a soapbox I suggest you very carefully check how well your bike stops with a car tire on it before you put too much faith in it. I found in my own situation that my car tire skidded much easier than a MC tire did, causing a longer stopping distance, so I had to quickly learn to leave myself more room to stop than before.

I'm just saying, check it out or you might possibly regret the results you get.
Question everything, it's your health and well being at risk.
I agree with CP59. I think with the MT, there is more rubber touching the ground at any one time which makes the force to the ground per square inch of tire , less !! You will catch yourself barking tires on quick accelleration and on quick stopping. I've put many miles in the rain riding 2up on my Goodyear Triple Tread and have never had it break loose in the rain. I have broke it loose when nailing the brakes coming to a stop on dry pavement. If you go darkside, it might be a good idea to find a large parking lot and see what your limitations are. Also, coming to a stop on uneven pavement, now that will wake you up!!! I still wouldn't go back to a MT. I have approx. 5000 miles on mine and it still looks brand new. On a MT I would be buying a new one about now. I run 32 LBS. air.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:12 AM   #22
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Without getting on a soapbox I suggest you very carefully check how well your bike stops with a car tire on it before you put too much faith in it. I found in my own situation that my car tire skidded much easier than a MC tire did, causing a longer stopping distance, so I had to quickly learn to leave myself more room to stop than before.

I'm just saying, check it out or you might possibly regret the results you get.
Question everything, it's your health and well being at risk.
I can't agree with that statement.
I get a nicer ride & increased braking with my CT.
You probably had too much air in the tire.
You should have 28 - 32 #'s in it.

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #23
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I also do not agree with some of the above statements. 10000 + miles on my ct and find absolutely it has more traction on the fly and on braking. Also when you get the pressure sweet spot you will have more ground contact even in curves. Sounds like to much pressure if problems are being experenced. I run 26-28 in my ct and drag floor boards often w/o problems unless my wife pounds my head when she hears them drag.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #24
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Also, coming to a stop on uneven pavement, now that will wake you up!!!
This is the one and only reason why I would never go to one.
I ride a lot with one hand only and come across many stretches of highway that are like that. Throw in barreling down the road most of the time at good speeds. Uh, uh ! Not for me.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #25
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Please read my post on almost getting killed by a donkey this morning, I had to brake down hard not to hit my friends truck and it was solid!! I have 8,000 miles on my Nitto and still looks brand new... to each his own, home of the brave and land of the free to choose!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:43 PM   #26
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Alright flame suit on,
I did not post this to start a pissing contest, everybody has their own rules and their own beliefs, you do as you please. I have run a Goodyear triple tread on my bike for over 15,000 miles without any problems. I know what I am talking about in regards to my bike with the Goodyear triple tread on, your results may vary. I did not have the wrong air pressure in my tire, I had the tire inflated to the proper air pressure that it needed to support my bike.

I made the post that I did to give anybody that wants to put a car tire on their bike fair warning to check it out before they put too much faith in it. If you do not agree with anything I said, that is fine that's your prerogative, but don't post it as gospel. I reiterate when you put a car tire on your motorcycle check its' performance before you put very much faith in it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:56 PM   #27
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No contest nor do I believe it to be gospel it is simply facts from my experience.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #28
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I agree that uneven pavement can be scary the first few times but riding uneven pavement with only one hand on the bars is not a very smart idea.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:58 PM   #29
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This is the one and only reason why I would never go to one.
I ride a lot with one hand only and come across many stretches of highway that are like that. Throw in barreling down the road most of the time at good speeds. Uh, uh ! Not for me.
I have ridden some bad pavement, at speed its not a big deal, i dont even pay attention to it anymore.
Now when coming to a stop at a light if its rutted real bad the bike will want to lean but now i pay attention so im ready and ive never had a problem.
I actually ride 60% of the time with one hand, its no step for a stepper, Paul im gonna put you on my bike for an hour and you will never go back to a m/t... so come on down to TX , Bulldozer
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After having my V2k a year and changing the tire twice (the one on it when I got it was worn, but not gone), I'm pretty sure I'm going with a CT next time. I can get used to a lot of things, so it would have to be pretty bad for me to hate it.

Anyway, my question is this: If (Heaven forbid) I were in an accident, would my insurance try to deny any claim if I'm using a car tire?
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