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post #1 of 44 Old 04-29-2012, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Car tire on rear.

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Either a car tire mounted on a motorcycle or this... :biggrinjester:


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"Darkside" simply means switching from a motorcycle tire in the rear to a car tire. Every post I've read, (here and on other forums) and every video I've watched is from people who have done it and will never go back to motorcycle tires on the rear. Better selection, more contact patch, lower cost, and two to five times more miles per tire.
The other posts have been from people who haven't done it, and yet will tell you that you shouldn't because car tires aren't meant to lean, and how crazy you are, etc...

Personally, I will try a winter tire come November and stretch out my riding season.
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"Darkside" simply means switching from a motorcycle tire in the rear to a car tire. Every post I've read, (here and on other forums) and every video I've watched is from people who have done it and will never go back to motorcycle tires on the rear. Better selection, more contact patch, lower cost, and two to five times more miles per tire.
The other posts have been from people who haven't done it, and yet will tell you that you shouldn't because car tires aren't meant to lean, and how crazy you are, etc...

Personally, I will try a winter tire come November and stretch out my riding season.
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"Darkside" simply means switching from a motorcycle tire in the rear to a car tire. Every post I've read, (here and on other forums) and every video I've watched is from people who have done it and will never go back to motorcycle tires on the rear. Better selection, more contact patch, lower cost, and two to five times more miles per tire.
The other posts have been from people who haven't done it, and yet will tell you that you shouldn't because car tires aren't meant to lean, and how crazy you are, etc...

Personally, I will try a winter tire come November and stretch out my riding season.
I just watched a video, showing the contact patch lift and distort while making modest turns in a parking lot.

If you want to ride it the way it was designed to corner, it's sheer idiocy. And you're right, I haven't tried this or lots of other stupid skinflint ideas.

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it means you live in the prairies

The real truth of the matter is that V-Stroms are like orange popsicles ... kind of generic and unexciting, but on a nice warm day - everybody loves them
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Or, you don't need to use your kickstand to hold up the bike....the car tire does that!

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Not to get off topic.........(was there a topic in this thread??)......but, what is the appeal of using the car tire........only long tread life (and I guess cheaper to buy)????? If longer tread life is what you are looking for, I would think there would be plenty of alternative "motorcycle-specific" tires out there that would do that.....plus give some of the sidewall flex desired??? I don't know.......I'm just axing??? Maybe a big goldwing/HD bagger/Triumph Rocket type tire........made for a huge bike????

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