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stormbringer
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If you can imagine it - someone's doing it!

Post by stormbringer on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 10:11 pm

I just came across this wonderfully bonkers webpage. Read and enjoy - then wonder if any exist for the CB...

Car tires on motorcycles
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Post by ceejay on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 11:21 pm

wow! seems like a monumental effort, experiment, risk for a relatively small saving! It's good to question stuff but I certainly won't be the first one trying it on my CB500! Maybe one of those ideas more suited to the States than Europe... (if at all a good idea which I doubt highly!)

If only they had the option of trading in their Goldwings for CB500s, then they could really slash their running costs  Very Happy
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Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 11:29 pm

Continental CST 17, 
 max speed rating of 81mph though
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Post by Beresford on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 12:15 am

In the UK the insurers would just walk away from any claim.
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Post by ZekeVal on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 7:13 am

I've heard about this a while ago, was also quite dumbfounded!
It seems like a legit choice for bigger touring bikes with wide tyres, but I don't see myself sporting a car tyre on the CB and attempting to scrape the pegs geek
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Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 8:12 am

I've seen some bike with these fitted but these were motorbikes fitted with sidecars so it's understandable as they can't lean.
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Post by ratatooie on Wed 03 May 2017, 12:09 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:I've seen some bike with these fitted but these were motorbikes fitted with sidecars so it's understandable as they can't lean.

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Re: If you can imagine it - someone's doing it!

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 03 May 2017, 7:11 pm

@stormbringer wrote:I just came across this wonderfully bonkers webpage. Read and enjoy - then wonder if any exist for the CB...

Car tires on motorcycles

Although the idea seems bonkers that page is actually well written and makes a good case against using car tyres unless you have a good reason to (like, for example, having a bike at weighs half a ton and riding it in 35 degree C temperatures...).

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