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Old 10-30-2012, 11:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I rode dark side for just over a year until i was lucky enough to score a kyle 280 kit. Will prolly ride dark side again down the rode if I get another bike.... BUT unfortunetly yes your tire is backwards.

See lines should face forward.....

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Zorba! Brother! If I didn't say it before, Welcome to the 4m! Love Ya Bro!

I'm sittin here laughing to myself, thinking back about all the issues "The Car Tire" has brought up over the years. AND I'm a new member!

I haven't read the 4m rules,,,,,,ever,,,,, but isn't "The Car Tire" discussion banned?
BTW, Anybody heard from TerryK lately?

Thats it, I'm gonna get in trouble now!

Again Zorba, Welcome to the 4m Bro and I'm gonna try it one of these days too!

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thank you everybody....just reversed the tyre ..bloody hot in Melbourne ..so had a couple of coldies to cool down ..off for a ride now to the local twisties. Just put on the board shorts...ps bit hot for flip flops just wear nothing...see you all later

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:03 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
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good on you. +1 on the shorts and flip-flops.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with the car tire thing.

Tales From the Dark Side: Putting Car Tires on Motorcycles | Rider Magazine


One Dark Sider proudly claims that on one forum alone there are more than 1,000 touring bike owners who swear by them. Realistically, there have also been millions of incident-free miles covered by helmetless or poorly dressed riders, but I’m not ready to leave my gear at home simply because others have been able to do so without landing in the hospital or morgue.

The bottom line? The manufacturers, engineers and safety experts I spoke with all said the same thing; riders need to realize that this is not a good idea. The Motorcycle Industry Council puts it more directly, “Never mount a passenger car tire on a motorcycle rim; the flat profile of a car tire is incompatible with the dynamics of a vehicle that leans as it corners, and the section of the tire in contact with the rim (the ‘bead’) is incompatible with motorcycle rims.”

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:59 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Default scrap or scrape?

Originally Posted by zorba53 View Post
Just fited 235/45-17 car tyre, secondhand $40 fitted,,,,not being a tight arse. Just wanted to try. So far happy..Bike can stand up by it self at the lights..Can still wheel spin at the lights...Can scrap the pegs...but does not like ripples on the road....

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scrap the pegs or the bike ....
maybe you can scrape your grips on the way down ....

Seriously, if you put the tire on backwards, why not check out the ride for a while, was it different with the tire backwards or forward?
Using a used tire might be better for a bike cause the tire has been flexed already and will give more on a motorcycle, if you know what I mean...
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:07 AM   #18 (permalink)
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been riding on mine all year, only drawback is it does not like the grooves in the road but still very safe feeliing once you get use to the groove issue!!
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:19 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 07midnight57 View Post
AND IT"S INSTALLED BACKWARDS! Goodness gracious...
It's correct for that hemisphere down under!

No dog in this fight...
I've considered giving it a go...
Maybe I will some day. I mostly drive in a straight line in my daily commute...

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1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

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Old 10-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #20 (permalink)
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i don't see any issues with this, as long as you're going a straight line,
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