I was typing a reply very similar to Randy's when I saw he beat me to the punch.
I'm not a darksider. I've never tried it, and I probably won't. But every time this subject pops up on a motorcycle forum, there is always someone predicting absolute doom and financial ruin, and lots of scientific sounding explanations about tire design and construction invariably offered by someone without any sort of training in a field that would qualify them to make those sorts of assessments.
You know what I've never heard? One single account of an accident on a bike that was a proven to be the direct result of the presence of a car tire on a bike. Not merely a crash involving a darksider, but one where someone with the proper qualifications actually arrived at the conclusion that the car tire was the cause of the accident. Darksiders log thousands and thousands of miles year in, year out; they prove their assertion that it's safe with every single mile they ride. They don't claim it's better; only that it's a safe and cheaper alternative to a motorcycle tire, especially for long distance interstate riding. And with as many doomsayers as there are on forums when the darkside subject comes up, not one of them has ever offered proof as to why it's unsafe. Unsubstantiated, unsupported, unqualified opinions don't constitute proof.
"No matter where you go, there you are."
Last edited by RCinNC; 07-25-2017 at 01:22 AM.
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