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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
I was wondering if you can run the CT rear with a stock motorcycle tire front? My rear is pretty worn so I am trying to decide what I am going to put on it now and the car tire idea looks like it works well and lasts longer,what size do you guys suggest for a 01 roadstar with stock fenders? thanks for any input
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
Yes you can, but you won't get the full benefits of the ride. I used a Pirrelli Rear tire on the front and love it in the gravel and on the wet roads, can't wait for SNOW!
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
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I was wondering if you can run the CT rear with a stock motorcycle tire front? My rear is pretty worn so I am trying to decide what I am going to put on it now and the car tire idea looks like it works well and lasts longer,what size do you guys suggest for a 01 roadstar with stock fenders? thanks for any input

I have been running mine with the dunlop 404 on the front for 6k miles but am about to order the pirrelli rear. No probs with the dunlop though just pirrelli is supposed to last longer.
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
Darn wrote:
can't wait for SNOW!


SNOW??? What is that?? I don't think we know what SNOW is!
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
hardone2get wrote:
Darn wrote:
can't wait for SNOW!


SNOW??? What is that?? I don't think we know what SNOW is!


That stuff Marines ride in.

And Old Marines cheat and use a car tire! Priceless, Can't argue the traction of a CT compared to a MC on snow and Ice. I've done both, With a CT you ride your bike in snow, with a MC tire your strictly a passenger!
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
Mike, I don't know if this has happened to you, but now it seams like everyone I know that rides is interested in "If" they can put a CT on their bike. On guy in my business group just went to a CT on his Suzuki C-90, another guy in a MC riders group has a Yamaha Tour Deluxe and wants to run a CT.. two others in the MC Riders Group are looking hard at it as well.

You know... it just makes so much sense, there really isn't a drawback except the "Perception" that it's not right, or if it was, the MC Manufactures would already be doing it

Maybe if enough people do it, and quit buying the MC tire, they will!
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
It's refreshing to see so many respecting other peoples ideas that aren't the norm and not having drawn out battles about it.
I'm on a Venture forum also and there is an older, longtime member that has a few hundred thousand miles under him and gets a lot of respect. He's done a lot of good things there, has a lot of knowledge and most look over his direct, blunt, tell it "as he THINKS it is" style.
But he HATES the idea of car tires on bikes. And he always has to jump in and explain the dangers and how the we are all wrong for doing it. During his last tirade we finally found out what his CT experience was... he rode a friends bike once.
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
So he really didn't have ANY experience then? Change is hard for some, some people fought going to a belt over a chain, and heaven forbid you use a drive shaft Or how could you ever put a rear tire on the front? Many still argue the if you have a Radiator it's not a bike

Yeah, it's not easy to "Risk" changing from the norm, but thank god there are those who do so the rest of us can move forward.
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
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I did the Vresdin Comtrac 175/75/16 rear and a Pirrelli 150/80/16 Rear tire mounted on the front in Reverse, I used 2oz of Dyna beads in the rear and 1oz in the front Pirrelli. I might add an extra ounce to each when I switch to Nitrogen instead of just air. I am running spokes, so I put new tubes in front and back (I got the ones that match the Pirrelli)
Make sure that before you mount the new tire that you clean up the inside of the rim, use scotch bright, and don't forget that there is about a 500 mile break in.


Are the tread patterns on the Comtrac and the Pirelli similar. It's tuff to tell from the pics. I know it sounds anal, but I like the tread patterns to match. I'm a "place for everything and everything in it's place" sort of individual.
 
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Re:CAR TIRE 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
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I did the Vresdin Comtrac 175/75/16 rear and a Pirrelli 150/80/16 Rear tire mounted on the front in Reverse, I used 2oz of Dyna beads in the rear and 1oz in the front Pirrelli. I might add an extra ounce to each when I switch to Nitrogen instead of just air. I am running spokes, so I put new tubes in front and back (I got the ones that match the Pirrelli)
Make sure that before you mount the new tire that you clean up the inside of the rim, use scotch bright, and don't forget that there is about a 500 mile break in.


Are the tread patterns on the Comtrac and the Pirelli similar. It's tuff to tell from the pics. I know it sounds anal, but I like the tread patterns to match. I'm a "place for everything and everything in it's place" sort of individual.


NOPE, not even close! The Rear (Darkside) tire pattern is deep straight lines, the Pirrelli is like most bike rear tires.
Pirrelli 150/80/16 rear
 
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