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Offline chicco

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Re: Car tyre on a bike
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2020, 08:20:06 am »
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Re: Car tyre on a bike
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2020, 08:23:47 am »
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Re: Car tyre on a bike
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2020, 08:32:07 am »
@woody1

Woody tried this on his SuperTen if I remember correctly.

Darkside riding as its know has been done before with good results.

@Takashi, do you remember the guy on ThinkBike who fitted a car tyre to his FLR1300?  He did all those long distance rides like Iron Butt and 4 Corners, etc.  For the life of me, I cannot remember his name.  He said that normal cornering was no issue, but he would advise against serious high speed cornering.

Yeah I do recall he was the first guy I saw doing that.

His name was Udjeni, and yeah he did crazy long distances on tar.
 
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Re: Car tyre on a bike
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2020, 09:05:03 am »
Years ago there was an article in Cycle World about a bike that was built by an ex-Porsche engineer. I canít remember all the details, but I know  that the fuel tank was attached to the front forks and it had an under inflated car tyre at the rear. The Cycle World testers remarked that it actually worked much better than expected
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Re: Car tyre on a bike
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2020, 09:26:20 am »
There are a few Youtube videos on Darkside riding, opinion is split on the practice, but to each his own  :thumleft:
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Re: Car tyre on a bike
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2020, 09:26:31 am »
Guys in the states run GoldWings and other tourers on them. Theres a YT video of a guy on K1600
on a track with a car tyre. The camera is mounted underneath the bike so you can see the profile
on the road. Horses for courses.