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Hey Cheerfuljerry, the first pic shows the squared off profile of the MC tyre that came off this bike.

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Hey Cheerfuljerry, the first pic shows the squared off profile of the MC tyre that came off this bike.

Cheers, Will
The MC tyre was more square than the car tyre then? The CT seems to fit fine on your 15" rim though, other than like you said before about difficult fitting I really can't see any other reason for not giving it a shot. I see you're like me and keep yer motorcycle nice and clean :rolleyes:
 

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Unfortunate circumstances I'm afraid. I broke my back a while ago leaving me with three badly crushed vertebrae and constant chronic pain. Riding is great therapy. I have the bike set up with a backrest and footboards and great big pullback bars. It is like sitting in an armchair. However, the thought of bending over and grovelling round for ages trying to clean the thing is a little too far for me, so I do a little bit at a time.

The result is that the poor thing always looks dirty. That's life (as I am reduced to).

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It is not to everyone's taste, but that is not important to me:

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I am too old,cranky and sore to worry about what other people think

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It is not to everyone's taste, but that is not important to me:

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I am too old,cranky and sore to worry about what other people think

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It shouldn't matter what other's think about yer motorcycle, it's the way you want it and that's that. It looks fine to me.
I ride pretty much everyday and with the British weather the way it is I really don't see much point in keeping my motorcycle clean, 'cause it'll only get covered in s**t the next day. Anyway I sort of prefer a bike to look a bit grubby, at least it looks ridden.
 

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We really do "Ride to Live". It's not a plaque that we display on the bike. I know that when I'm not riding I'm thinking about riding.

JJ
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I have not been following this thread completely, but thought I should share this that was just posted on YouTube today

You see I don't know what all the fuss is about. Of course it's a safe thing to do, It's just that tyre manufacturers don't want you to think it is.(y)
 

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Damn, that was a good video. I rolled my eyes when I saw who made it. I mean, who has that much time on their hands to worry about chain lube? But this one was really informative. Especially the first few minutes when he makes his rim tubeless and mounts the car tire. Learned a couple things there.
 

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Damn, that was a good video. I rolled my eyes when I saw who made it. I mean, who has that much time on their hands to worry about chain lube? But this one was really informative. Especially the first few minutes when he makes his rim tubeless and mounts the car tire. Learned a couple things there.
I guess he didn't need to balance the tire or just didn't show it.
 

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Big,heavy Cruisers and Touring bikes work well with CT's. NOT bikes like the video dude is riding.
If the irregularities in the road bother the Darksider and corners are an issue they a running too much air in the tire. A common mistake.
Yes,you have to keep applying pressure on the bars in a corner. Less air pressure in the tire helps that. It also helps if you feel that it wants to only be upright.
For example. When I was running my first CT's back in 1998 I ran 40psi because I was used to doing that on a loaded Cruiser,my Valkyrie.
28 to 32psi is where it works better. Every tire is different. If you mount a tire made for a sports car it will require different pressure than a big touring or SUV type car tire.
Mine don't last four times as long like he was saying. An 80,000 mile tire lasts 20,000 miles and a 50,000 mile tire 12,000. YMMV
Some great tires for handling I've found for as little as $70.
I've been riding Darkside for an average of 16,000 to 20,000 smiles per our very short season since 1998.
Oh,one last thing. A CT holds air better when you pick up a nail and is easier to plug.

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I think he went a little heavy on the "handling = ****" while also saying after a few minutes he couldn't tell much difference.... Makes me wonder which statement was MORE accurate (both can be said to be somewhat accurate).

Other than that, he wasn't FAR off and he makes a decent argument both for and against.

I do think most would agree (even the Darksiders amongst us) that his bike would be a NO for a car tire.

My Venture, however, can't lean half as far as his bike... (neither could my Valkyrie...) So those are a YES for a car tire (to me, anyway).

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Got any friends that have Valkyrie's ? I have a lot of spare parts.

JJ
Look up the VRCC...
Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club

Good guys over there (well... Most of 'em :D ). They probably have a few guys that'd be interested in spare parts.

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