Im not sure about the VN but I'm going to do that on my Vstrom. Its called going to the dark side. Not sure why but if you find something let me know plz.I like the prospects of not needing to change the rubber every year and the cheaper costs.
Is there a tutorial on here on how to install a car tire myself with recommended tire specs? Thanks!
I usually change my own tires, never tried to put a car tire on though. What size is the tire that will work?I found a tire size which would work. Anyone have any idea how difficult this would be to change myself? I don't know if I can find anyone to install a car tire onto my bike.
Uh oh. Now you done it.A car tire is not designed to be run on the edge any lean in a corner at all and you are going to drastically reduce the contact area of the tire .going to be very unstable cornering . would not recommend this a bike tire has a round profile for a reason
Did you use a tube or did you seal the spokes?Went to the Dark side 16,000 miles ago on my Classic LT... Rides great, been to the Dragon, Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks and I did the Rolling Thunder D.C. ride. I also ride 2 up quite often. Still have about 7/32's of tread left. Only issue I had was getting the bead to seat when I mounted it. I had the tire sitting out in the sun for a good amount of time and I used plenty of lube but it still took over 100psi and a few attempts to get it to bead up. Tire I went with was the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS. It's 195/65/15. From what I find from all the research I've done the negative comments usually come from the people who never rode on a car tire before. Not to say they are bad people but they seem to just have closed minds... Not able to think outside the box. Not willing to try different things. So many have went Darkside with positive results, me included and although I will never try to convince anyone to switch, I will say that for me, if I ever have the choice, I will never go back to a conventional motorcycle rear tire...