Are Motorcycle Tires a Ripoff? The Darkside Car Tire Experiment

30 Sau 2020
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Running a car tire on a motorcycle seemed like the dumbest thing ever. So, naturally, we gravitated towards it and decided to give it a crack. Gulp. Don’t knock it till you crash on it - said no one ever.
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  • Excuse me, i dont want to advocate using car tyres on a bike. Never do that, but for the Sake of science and Fairness, i have to say that you made some mistakes! For instans Fr= μN thats does not aply with Rotation or rubber on Asphalt. The other thing is that you have used a way too wide tyre on your rim. Probably overinflated it aswell. Again, i dont want to tell that using car tyres on bikes is a good thing but if you have to, there are better ways to do it.

    Alexandros BertzAlexandros BertzPrieš 10 minučių
  • When you find yourself going faster than you should be in a long, sweeping corner, MC tires seem like a real bargain.

    Cf HenriksenCf HenriksenPrieš 5 val
  • Do you do a great show or what !

    Bruce TreadwayBruce TreadwayPrieš 20 val
  • I ran a GL1200 Goldwing with a side car and a car rear tire mounted perfectly. It ran great and I highly recommend it for sidecar applications. I tried it with the sidecar taken off the bike. On the highway I got in an absolutely terrifying tank slapper that is singularly the most frightening riding event of my 50 years of riding. I don't know how I did it (thank you guardian angels!) but I controlled it from a side to side, to the stops, tank slapper at 80mph (I know, I was pushing my luck). I sat on the grass at the side of the road for half an hour to get the adrenaline and heart rate down. I thankfully learned my lesson without loosing my life.

    Doug FieldingDoug FieldingPrieš 2 dienas
  • I am sorry to say that your equation about friction is only to be applied on solid objects. Rubber is elastic

    Lucas SiemerLucas SiemerPrieš 3 dienas
  • Yes of course they are a rip off. True competition would have cycle tires priced between $40 and $80

    James BarrickJames BarrickPrieš 3 dienas
  • Did you just answer a flip phone??? Wtf...

    Unknown UserUnknown UserPrieš 4 dienas
  • I recently had my back end slide right out from under me. Happened super quick too. Never laid a bike down before that, so lately I'm super scared in slippery conditions, so seeing you ride in the snow almost gives me anxiety, btw turned out I had no air in the back tire, wouldn't even register on the tire gauge. 🤫

    Kenny NelsonKenny NelsonPrieš 4 dienas
  • 1:46 Was that a flip phone???

    stevest1300stevest1300Prieš 4 dienas
  • get a better job and buy motorcycle tyres , if you are worried about $100 then maybe you should be driving a cheap car and leave bikes for the motorcyclists

    PolishePolishePrieš 5 dienų
  • In Australia, it is illegal to put a car tyre on a motorcycle and your insurance will be voided in an accident

    BigfellaBigfellaPrieš 5 dienų
  • When a turn gets hairy, do you want to have the tire's proper contact patch on the ground, or do you want only a thin edge on the ground?

    Eric The RedEric The RedPrieš 6 dienų
  • If I was a biker, this kid would be my spirit animal... #Merca

    Eddi BEddi BPrieš 6 dienų
  • the dark side is awesome if it works for your scooter . ive changed about 50 bikes to this set up when we live in fl . they would run the rear tires in the front and it worked very well too. these guys would do the tail of the dragon . stay safe and God Bless all #livetoride

    mrsmel269mrsmel269Prieš 7 dienų
  • If it were a god idea, your bike would have left the factory so equipped. Factories do what think will give the best outcome for purchaser within the financial confines. Putting out a bike where "Handling=shit" is not optimum for generating further sales. Nobody wants to sell a bike deemed "Most dangerous, most ill-handling, resulting in most single vehicle deaths, ..." etc. "We're all gonna die. Don't let 'stupid' be the cause."

    john hanrahanjohn hanrahanPrieš 7 dienų
  • I rode darkside on my Yamaha Roadstar 1600. I lived in FL at that time. Every road as flat & straight as the next. Given those circumstances I'd do it. I have zero interest in putting a car tire on my ST1300. I know people who do it, but I'll pass.

    CPR4LIFECPR4LIFEPrieš 7 dienų
  • You don't see those old flip phones anymore.. I don't even remember the last time I saw one in service.

    Keith OlsenKeith OlsenPrieš 8 dienų
  • Its all about how narrow and high profile it is.If you can find 155 80 it works well on motorcycles. For a sidecar i have a 175 55.

    David RayeDavid RayePrieš 8 dienų
  • Would doing this with a wider tire give you a rounder profile?

    𝕮𝖚𝖈𝕶 𝕮𝖗𝖚𝖘𝖍𝖊𝖗𝕮𝖚𝖈𝕶 𝕮𝖗𝖚𝖘𝖍𝖊𝖗Prieš 8 dienų
  • 56,000km on my 2013 Victory Cross County. Running Double Dark. Handling is 100 times better. Cold weather Riding is so smooth. This video is a crock of Shit.

    mwilliamsorensen1mwilliamsorensen1Prieš 9 dienų
  • Many people installing car tires on Rear of Cam-Am-Spyder, many more hours on car tires and the design of unit--the rear tire runs square on pavement most of the time thus a car tire does not affect Performance of Bike...

    randy beardrandy beardPrieš 10 dienų
  • So are we not gonna talk about the fact that Ryan still had a flip phone as of 2020

    Binary AstroBinary AstroPrieš 11 dienų
  • Why is no one talking about the flip phone!?

    PatchifyPatchifyPrieš 11 dienų
  • Why run that asymmetric car tire when running this absolutely appalling test? Seems like adding even more fuel to the flame that is this insanity...

    QuagigitymireQuagigitymirePrieš 12 dienų
  • My opinion is that doing this is madness. A friend with a dark side conversion on his Rocket 3 crashed recently and did serious damage to bike and serious injury to himself. He wouldn't comment when I asked him if the conversion contributed. Should be banned. Surely no insurance company would provide cover in this case. Thank you for your video using physics to explain the pros and cons not based on feeling and opinion.

    Laurie KrauseLaurie KrausePrieš 12 dienų
  • Yes they are. Same like motorcycle batteries. I pay 50euros for a 14Ah battery, and for that money I can buy 45Ah car battery. Same old shit acid battery... Ofc you dont want to ride on a car tyre.

    Cpt SlowCpt SlowPrieš 12 dienų
  • I don't know where you have been, but every motorcycle I have ever ridden has to be constantly countersteered. It may not be a considerable Force. But if you do not constantly countersteer you will high side. You can't even begin to change lanes without countersteering. As long as you're driving more than about 15 miles an hour. Those who believe the car tire should be on the back and or front of their motorcycle can believe that all they want they can write it that way all they want but they doing what I call the category of those idiots who think that lane-splitting is a good idea and that riding a motorcycle without a helmet is also a good idea. I call them all organ donors.

    44 Hawk44 HawkPrieš 12 dienų
  • Why would anyone question whether a tiny bit of rubber is a ripoff? Jesus how much is your life worth? If you wanna ride a bike those are the trade offs. Can you do it, sure, should you do it? No, why? Because long story short: >The compound is different, hence why a bike tyre wears out twice as quick. Bike tyres stick better obviously they wear out quicker. >A bike tyres dimensions are drastically different bead isnt perfect. Hit the brakes hard, shift the weight and it could slip off the rim. >the sides of car tyres treads arent designed to grip, they are designed to expell water, dirt etc so that the main footprint of the tyre has traction. (Seen where the tyre wants and tries to naturally right itself) > a car tyre isnt balanced as well as a motorbike tyre. Car tyres are cheap for a reason, theres so much redundancy built into a vehicle, rim and axle to account for unbalanced tyres. Obviously on Motorbikes the wheel attaches differently and to avoid serious damage and potential deadly vibrations at speed the tyres are manufactured diferently.

    fhhsvnggbhfhhsvnggbhPrieš 13 dienų
  • "Spontaneous uninstallation" But can ANYONE point to a single documented case?

    Marc JampolskyMarc JampolskyPrieš 13 dienų
  • well, your bike would not pass inspection. insurance will deem you at fault no matter who's at fault in any situation

    bacorablebacorablePrieš 14 dienų
  • I use to have a Valkyrie and I heard of guys mounting car tires on the back cause that bike was a monster I the ft lbs department. I never tried it but was temped.

    Dj ProjectDj ProjectPrieš 14 dienų
  • Subbed. Great stuff my man.

    Chris ThompsonChris ThompsonPrieš 14 dienų
  • I would do it. But it’s so ugly 🤓

    Phablo PhabloPhablo PhabloPrieš 14 dienų
  • Great video but, handling is not as bad as you indicate. My solution is not to run a very wide tire. A 185/ 55 16 is perfect for my cruiser. Handling is not an issue.

    Thomas HaganThomas HaganPrieš 14 dienų
  • Been running darkside for years no problems and lots of positives. yes they handle differently not bad or good just different. I am comfortable with the choice and have ridden thru the twisties at higher speeds on the car tire than the bike tire but? it takes several thousand miles for it to really break in, the first 500 miles are not really great.

    josephthedivinerjosephthedivinerPrieš 14 dienų
  • Meh I think I’ll stick to motorcycle tires. I have a bad track record of modifying things.

    VinegartVinegartPrieš 14 dienų
  • What i always wanted to know is why the front tire on motorcycles, have the directional pattern backwards from what a car does?

    Darttoyou1Darttoyou1Prieš 15 dienų
  • He's a real motorcycle guy, the flip phone proved it😂😂

    JimmyJimmyPrieš 17 dienų
  • Shoulda fitted a trailer wheel and car tires. I imagine the wheel holds the tire better

    Bryan SlanksterBryan SlanksterPrieš 17 dienų
  • I was going to do this when I couldn't afford motorcycle tires. But now I can't afford car tires.

    Bryan SlanksterBryan SlanksterPrieš 17 dienų
  • Where is the disclaimer to never do anything you see in this video.

    Tyler FortnerTyler FortnerPrieš 18 dienų
  • Also keep in mind that at least in the US, if something goes wrong and you crash with a car tire, you have waived your right to any legal recourse because the manuals say replace with similar tires.

    Gary JohnsonGary JohnsonPrieš 18 dienų
  • Handle like shit? Not shit, just … different. Like the gentleman said, after 10 minutes (if you’re in the right frame of mind), you really don’t notice - you get used to it. Let it dance back there in the slow rough stuff. Put a little more body english initiating the turns. Use your cruise control, or throttle lock, and go play in the sweepers with both hands on the gas tank. Have fun with it. As for the cross section view: 1. These things are made with rubber, along with the steel bead. I change my own tires, I see the residue left by the tire after 30,000 some odd miles. The hump is well inside of the steel bead, and yes there is a touch of rubber laying on the hump, but it deflects the rubber up on to it, increasing its ability to seal off the air. 2. The rubber also fits the rim lock contour pretty gosh darn well. The pictures shown above are typical cut and paste, with no attempt to show the rubber deflection into/onto the motorcycle rim features. 3. The extra added benefit with the all season tire I run on my FJR is that the rim is at the tire’s minimum rated rim width. The shear stiffness of the tire carcass naturally forces the bead against the sides of the rim. As for the contact patch... I have followed my bike on twisty roads, with another competent rider piloting it. Yes, I have seen the wedge shaped daylight underneath in a hard lean; it can be quite hypnotic if you let it. Funny thing about that rubber doughnut… when you start leaning, the outside edge lifts up like a spatula. The more the lean angle, the more the inner edge deforms to keep the patch engaged. That deformation forces the patch heavier into the asphalt. Naturally, a speed loaded tire deforms more than a leaned tire at a quick jogging pace shown in the video above. I drive with confidence, the thing won’t rapidly de-install from the rim. At the speeds and loads I put into it, I believe it leaves a very large margin of reserve before things go violently wrong. Like Ryan said: Were motorcyclists; masters of measured risk. 😁

    Bradiac MBradiac MPrieš 18 dienų
  • if you increase your GVWR or whatever then the licensing office in the states would be quick to ding you extra excise taxes for more potential "road wear" capacity, and my bike registration already costs about the same as my 2+ ton van gross weight! Makes no sense except if you see the system as organized crime

    twenty six twentytwenty six twentyPrieš 19 dienų
  • Even if it was better, I think you know very well with Québec's insane laws that there's no way this would pass

    LuxoyLuxoyPrieš 19 dienų
  • 2016 Kawasaki voyager 1700 with1000 miles "darkside" 1st couple of miles bike handle like crap.. sure you need to find the perfect psi , now It rides like a champ..

    Andres MorenoAndres MorenoPrieš 19 dienų
  • What type of Gangster are you to have a burner flip phone in 2020 😉👍

    E CE CPrieš 19 dienų
  • I've ridden darkside. I actually rode Darkside for over 5K miles, before lowsiding it in a curve one day. The handling characteristics are truly shit. That car tire will follow the contour of the road. I was riding interstate 200 miles a day, which is one reason I made it so many miles before crashing. Let me tell you, Darkside on the interstate is like sitting on the sofa, it is so smooth. It wants to stand straight up, allowing me to cross the entire Dauphin Island bridge with out touching the handlebars. On the other hand, i ran through some tiny pebbles in a curve one evening too fast. I had to "force" the bike to lean far enough, so far, in fact that the asphalt contacted my rear saddlebag, taking the weight off the wheel. I corrected by steering back toward the center of the road, that's when the tire got in its happy spot , back on the tread, going into the old "death wobble". During the extreme leaning, the engine guard had contacted the asphalt and wrapped around my right ankle, rendering me helpless as far as using the rear brake pedal. Long story short, i now can't kick the bike away from me, I'm attached by the ankle, lowsiding on the left side of the road between two street sign posts. That's when bike and I both went over the embankment, still attached to the 700lb beast. She flipped mid-air and flung me off. Came out out of that with three broken toes, and the toe burned off my right boot, oh, and a totaled bike. No more Darkside for me.

    llllwrightllllllllwrightllllPrieš 20 dienų
  • Nothing new .in 1980 I saw big Japanese motorcycle with witewall tire on rear car tire

    Ambrose MackinnonAmbrose MackinnonPrieš 20 dienų
  • Bead humps are to help a tubeless tyre hold some pressure while inflating - see the fitting sequence at the begining of your vid.

    Idiot IncognetoIdiot IncognetoPrieš 21 dieną
  • I always prefered square tyres on a motorcycle outfit - but I also enjoyed tipping onto 2 wheels and doing a figure of eight in car parks, or in a straight line to respond to oncoming riders waves.

    Idiot IncognetoIdiot IncognetoPrieš 21 dieną
  • Text 88022 FRAUD

    jerome bauerjerome bauerPrieš 21 dieną
  • I just returned from The Darkside and I will never go back to the dark side. It works and you get a lot of Tire life but you make a lot of sacrifices in motorcycle handling. It's not extreme but it's annoying and your front tires get ate up faster.

    TonyTheWeldingJediTonyTheWeldingJediPrieš 22 dienas
  • Great announcer guy voice. Lol

    Bob PhillipsBob PhillipsPrieš 22 dienas
  • You never cease to amaze me, you beautiful maniac.

    joe websterjoe websterPrieš 22 dienas
  • The beads aren't the same and the sidewalls are not as good. you taking your life into your own hands.

    Steve KingstonSteve KingstonPrieš 23 dienas
  • Catholic!

    Ian Vergel GarciaIan Vergel GarciaPrieš 23 dienas
  • No cure for stupid.

    Lout KLout KPrieš 23 dienas
  • For a given weight, the contact patch size will remain the same regardless of tire. The size of the patch depends on the air pressure and the weight on the tire. The size of the contact patch is the weight divided by the air pressure. A tire at 30psi will have a contact patch of 10 sq. inches with 300 pounds of weight on it (neglecting mechanical support effects near the tire wall). Simple Newtonian Mechanics. More air pressure means smaller patch. Lower air pressure means larger patch. The air is supporting the bike - not the rubber. The shape of the patch will change depending on the tire and tread design. Wide tires having a wide transverse patch and narrow tires having an elongated patch in the direction of travel. The contact patch shape will affect how the tire interacts with water, soft materials such as mud and gravel and how the tire deals with un-even road surfaces. Motorcycle tires are safest when rounded to keep the contact patch shape consistent when cornering. Sudden changes in contact patch shape translates into sudden changes in bike handling.

    Andrew LoganAndrew LoganPrieš 23 dienas
  • i have been using car tyres for my bike for years wtf

    lissa annlissa annPrieš 24 dienas
  • Couple of extra added observations from my time trying the dark side on a GL1800. My car-tire did not last as long as the motorcycle tires I usually ride on. It provided more traction while leaned over than a motorcycle tire. I could give it full-throttle while leaned-over without losing traction. Full-throttle while leaned over with a motorcycle tire will cause my GL1800 rear-tire to lose traction and break lose. That said, the stand-up tendency was enough for me to not continue the practice.

    Wells BengstonWells BengstonPrieš 24 dienas
  • The exception is if you have a trike or sidecar and don't lean. In that case, welcome to the darkside.

    always tinkeringalways tinkeringPrieš 24 dienas
  • The bikini analogy made me spit my coffee.

    always tinkeringalways tinkeringPrieš 24 dienas
  • 🤣

    sirpapaFOXsirpapaFOXPrieš 24 dienas
  • #1. Darksiders NEVER recommend going Darkside on sportbikes and similar lightweight models. YOUR demo shows exactly why this does not work for every type of bike. #2. We only use specific name brand tires, depending on model of bike. #3. You MUST adjust the air pressure for the "Sweet Spot". When everything is properly adjusted, ALL of the tire surface remains in contact with the road at ALL times, no matter what type of maneuver you are putting the bike through. (Watch the video of the yellow Gold Wing on the "Tail Of The Dragon" web site for proof.)

    kd4dljkd4dljPrieš 25 dienų
  • ❤️❤️❤️

    Amazing Drivers Blind SpotAmazing Drivers Blind SpotPrieš 27 dienų
  • Mean will, some were in New Zealand. [Casually cuts tread off with a bread knife]

    Archie ScrivenArchie ScrivenPrieš 27 dienų
  • My Honda Goldwing has a car tire on it, my Honda PC800 has a car tire on it, and my Suzuki 650 Burgman has a car tire on it. I have been using car tires on my bikes for decades and that tells you something right there.

    Burgman KeithBurgman KeithPrieš 29 dienų
    • @Ray Smith I moved here 21 years ago and a big reason was because of so many wonderful roads. I stay off freeways as much as possible and just enjoy the scenery. I stay home when it is cold out more than I used to, save my tires for warmer weather, but unless the roads are icy there is a good chance that I will going out somewhere. Hope those knees heal up well and you have many more years of riding to enjoy.

      Burgman KeithBurgman KeithPrieš 25 dienų
    • @Burgman Keith Cool. I love riding Idaho and Montana. I retired this year, but it's 2020, so I stayed home in AZ. 60 years old, both knees replaced. Be safe

      Ray SmithRay SmithPrieš 25 dienų
    • @Ray Smith While I live in Idaho I can still ride most of the year. I do like for it to be at least in the 40s before I go out. I have heated grips on all bikes and a 12v hook up for my Gerbing jacket on all of them too. Three years ago we had over foot of snow and did not all melt off for over two months. Was a long two months not riding.

      Burgman KeithBurgman KeithPrieš 25 dienų
    • @Burgman Keith Nice combo of bikes, can you ride all year?

      Ray SmithRay SmithPrieš 25 dienų
    • @Ray Smith I have a BMW R1100RT that still uses conventional MC tires. I may be 68 years old but I will like to have fun every now and then.

      Burgman KeithBurgman KeithPrieš 25 dienų
  • The Boss Hoss came with a car tire. Factory mounted. If I remember correctly that is. The handling as legend has it confirms your experiment on car tires on motorcycles. Well done sir, and very well explained what to expect and why.

    RHRHPrieš mėn
  • If a motorcycle has a car engine do I gave to put a car tire on it ?

    Eric MartinEric MartinPrieš mėn
  • the baby yoda at the end got me lmaooo

    Thomas B GamingThomas B GamingPrieš mėn
  • When you file a insurance claim they will drop you immediately for any reason. Rather be covered for the idiot who hit's me than try to save a few hundred. Investigator : hmm looks like the wrong tire to me must be his fault. Police : Yep another crazy biker .. case closed.

    P KuudskP KuudskPrieš mėn
  • Thats all bullshit about wanting to fall over blah blah blah ride one for a year if you know how to ride and after you spend all that money on tires ill buy you lunch with the $$$$ I saved handling is awesome to me too !!!! To each his own lmfao

    Dave RossDave RossPrieš mėn
  • I have been riding motorcycles for 46 yrs and unless the bike I buy has a new MC tire on it I run car tires on my bikes since the 70s I used VW tires on my choppers. Never had a problem 1 MC tires are over rated over priced bull shit!!!

    Dave RossDave RossPrieš mėn
  • Damn interesting.

    tim johnsontim johnsonPrieš mėn
  • Car tires on big heavy cruisers and touring motorcycles. Putting them on anything else is ya kinda stupid.

    frogswurldfrogswurldPrieš mėn
    • My Goldwing , my PC800 and even my Burgman scooter all have a CT on the back. Have for many years.

      Burgman KeithBurgman KeithPrieš 29 dienų
  • Put a crappy Metzler on my 2013 raider, bald in less than 1000 miles normal riding. Never again.

    Mike SokolowMike SokolowPrieš mėn
  • you shoundn't forget that you cant lean on a car tyre as much as you can on a motorcycle tyre. you will lose grip far earlier, case theres no rubber left to lean on

    Niklas K.Niklas K.Prieš mėn
    • @Burgman Keith that might br true. I really can't tell cause I only rode SM and Sportbikes and I refered to what I know. Sorry I wasn't more precise 😁

      Niklas K.Niklas K.Prieš 29 dienų
    • On a sport bike you be right. On just about any other road bike a CT is fine. I have three so I should know.

      Burgman KeithBurgman KeithPrieš 29 dienų
  • Yo Rye, I know you're a fan of high-speed, high-performance beasts, but I feel like your vast pool of knowledge would be of immense help to the 50cc community. As a prospective motorcyclist and cruiser enthusiast exiled to the kiddy table of 2 wheeled freedom, I for one would love to know everything you can fathom about kiddy bikes and their place in the city (Montreal). Specifically aiming at 4t vs 2t: performance, range, ease of repair, various money saving tricks, winter riding, long-distance travel, hacks, etc. I'm a big fan, but I'm constantly struggling to mentally compare and translate what you point out into scooter-relevant information

    Jonathan GauthierJonathan GauthierPrieš mėn
  • Great video!

    Daniel CaballeroDaniel CaballeroPrieš mėn
  • Tire used was too wide

    GreenWeeneyGreenWeeneyPrieš mėn
  • That’s why batman rides dark side (darkseid)

    John GaltJohn GaltPrieš mėn
  • I would have at least chose a tire that had bilateral symmetry

    midnightmagician2midnightmagician2Prieš mėn
  • I've worked in the motorcycle trade for about 10 years now, and it's sad how many customers come into our shop with the wrong tyres, and yes, that includes car tyres, and we have to explain why they need the correct tyre on each and every time

    Col BiscuitCol BiscuitPrieš mėn
    • I have had well intending morons try to tell me that car tires are dangerous too. Even though I am closing in on a quarter million miles of using them with no problems whatsoever.

      Burgman KeithBurgman KeithPrieš 29 dienų
  • When you want the batpod's tyres!

    Short Notes ChannelShort Notes ChannelPrieš mėn
  • Good data, beautifully and artistically presented. You set a high bar for any video.

    Larry WintonLarry WintonPrieš mėn
  • Mountain bike tires are the rip off for $80 a pop

    D L88D L88Prieš mėn
  • Ok so as a darksider I gotta throw some input in here. Fotnine I love your channel and you are amazing for great info. But I recommend 2 things for you to do before finalizing this. 1) use a heavier bike. VTXs, Goldwings, Road Kings, Street Glides, Indian Chiefs, etc.... And 2) use a proper car tire. You need full symmetrical or directional treading. It makes a huge difference with handling. That asymmetrical that you were using probably felt better turning to the left and horrible turning right. But more importantly, traveling straight will cause your bike to rut drift. Your rear tire will cause your bike to push your front instead of being pulled by the front.

    Granville StinnetteGranville StinnettePrieš mėn
  • This was an incredibly good video. Such an underrated channel.

    Fahad KhalidFahad KhalidPrieš mėn
  • darkside is trash

    RodasRaiadasRodasRaiadasPrieš mėn
    • People that thinks darksiders are trash are just stupid beyond belief.

      Burgman KeithBurgman KeithPrieš 29 dienų
  • I normally mount mine with a tire machine,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Anthony OsborneAnthony OsbornePrieš mėn
  • We went to Harley Davidson Tri -Glide (trike) last year due to some health issues. In your opinion how would a car tire work on the front of this HD trike? It doesn't lean like two wheelers, it just rolls down the highway, and of course steers the trike. Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

    Gene GoodwinGene GoodwinPrieš mėn
  • Sorry, but's wrong. The contact surface has an impact on the transferable forces since the rubber tire contact to the road by partly friction and partly "form fit", because the rubber is "soft" and claws in the pores of the asphalt. Of course, if the tire runs on its edge (cornering) the contact surface is much smaller.......resp. quite similar to the motorcycle tire.

    obo umamiobo umamiPrieš mėn
  • Nice vid - excellent production values. Interesting the number of knee-jerk reactionary folks in the Comments. All delivering stern lectures or near-hysterical denunciations of this whole car tire thing. None of whom have any facts on the matter.

    Innocent bystanderInnocent bystanderPrieš mėn
  • You say after 10 minutes you didn't notice anymore then you say the handling is shit?

    Blake AndersonBlake AndersonPrieš mėn
    • I guess he got used to it. Doesn't mean it handled good

      BigboiBigboiPrieš 6 dienų
  • Darwin award nominees awaiting. Wonder what your insurance company would do if you had an issue with a non DOT car tire installed?

    Paul ChandlerPaul ChandlerPrieš mėn
  • I rode with a car tire when I had a sidecar.

    HawaiisidecarHawaiisidecarPrieš mėn
  • That kickstand trick to break the tire bead is genius.

    geoff650rgeoff650rPrieš mėn
  • In Australia, if you have an accident with a non-standard rear tire on your motorcycle, the claim will be rejected. Read your policy

    jody fresnackjody fresnackPrieš mėn
  • Where can I get the intro background music?

    S AS APrieš mėn
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