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PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
Written by mlmiller1959 on 6/24/2009 at 08:15 pm

I would agree with those who might think it worth the risk to mount a CT on a
cruiser, taking in mind the relatively low amount of lean angle, anyway.? I have
read?the stuff you cite and particularly the lifeisaroad guy, who seems to have
accumulated a lot of experience.? His use of one on a Valk begins to make sense.

But I would have thought a PC was capable of lean angles which might rock a CT
past the tread and onto the sidewall.? That being said, I am about to replace my
Dunlop K555s with a new set and am mindful of the fact that my current rear is
worn pretty flat, which is evidence to me of just how little I lean it riding
around here.

Not quite willing to venture into the unknown on this bike, anyway.? New k555s
are waiting to be mounted as I speak.? Good luck and please be careful and let
us know how you fare in the long run.

Re: airsoft BBs.? Did you use the light ones or the .20 gram heavyweights and?
how much would one use?



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From: shotcoy <shotcoy@...>
To: ipcrc@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 2:55:17 PM
Subject: PC800: PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy

About the 1st of May, 2009 my brother told me of a buddy of his that was going
to mount a car tire on a motorcycle. I immediately dismissed it as reckless and
stupid. About 3 weeks later, I was speaking to a knowledgable(250,000+
motorcycle miles)friend who was talking about putting a car tire(CT) on the rear
of his Goldwing. He told me of several informative websites on this
matter(http://lifeisaroad.com/stories/2004/10/27/theDarkSide.html,
cartiresonmotorcycles.com[I especially like the videos],
http://darkside.nwff.info/index.php). I was in dire need of a new rear tire for
my PC800. I surfed/researched these and other web sites for a couple of days.
Then on May 24, I "took the plunge" and joined the Darkside(mounting a CT on a
MC). I mounted a BFGoodrich Radial TA P155/80R-15 balanced with airsoft bb's on
the back of my PC. I have since rode 2,200 of the smoothest miles ever. Have
scraped both pegs numerous times. No problem!!
I challenge anyone wanting to respond to this post to first view the above
mentioned websites(all 3), so as to at least have some understanding of what
many others have learned.
? Don't get me wrong!! CT's on MC's is not for everybody and/or every MC.
However, there can be no question that it does have merit for some people/MC's.
Luvin' my new CT! Wishing you fun and safe riding!! Can't figure out how to
attach pics! Please advise!

Message Thread for message #85450

shotcoy
6/23/2009, 07:55 pm
PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
About the 1st of May, 2009 my brother told me of a buddy of his that was going to mount a car tire on a motorcycle. I immediately dismissed it as reckless and stupid. About 3 weeks later, I was speaking to a knowledgable(250,000+ motorcycle m

    shotcoy
    6/24/2009, 07:56 pm
    PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
    Delete the comma from the end of the lifeisaroad website to get to it(very interesting and comical reading) and put an http:// in front of the cartiresonmotorcycles.com . Also, I figured out how and started a photo album called PC800 Darkside

      turbojohn231
      6/24/2009, 09:58 pm
      PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
      Welcome shotcoy! Thanks for the pics of the CT on your PC!! Would you or someone explain the pros and cons of putting a rear tire-backwards on the front of the PC. John 89PC Naked Front Wheel --- In

        shotcoy
        6/24/2009, 11:52 pm
        PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
        John: On mounting a rear tire backwards on the front of a PC: The Pros: Advertised Tread depths & Prices: Dunlop K555 Front-6/32" & $79.99 Metzler ME880 Front-5/32" & $131.99 Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Rear-9/32" &

        rocker8585
        2/19/2011, 05:08 pm
        PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
        I want to know what people find to be the best brand model and size of car tire they have used so far on their pc. I am looking for long lasting and predictable on the road. thanks! --- In

          timdearborn
          2/20/2011, 01:27 am
          PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
          The brand and size mentioned in the O.P - BFGoodrich Radial TA P155/80R-15 - is the only one I have heard people using. I just got my first C.T. a few days ago. Now, if I can find a shop that will mount it for me... -Tim Dearborn Blue

          shotcoy
          2/21/2011, 03:29 am
          PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
          Slash: Well...it seems you have already found some of the car tire information. See post # 99026 for my end of second season report. It seems there are now about 10 people running this BFG car tire on the back of their pc800. There was a

    mlmiller1959
    6/24/2009, 08:15 pm
    PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
    I would agree with those who might think it worth the risk to mount a CT on a cruiser, taking in mind the relatively low amount of lean angle, anyway.? I have read?the stuff you cite and particularly the lifeisaroad guy, who seems to have acc

      shotcoy
      6/24/2009, 08:41 pm
      PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
      Well....like I said... I have scraped the pegs numerous times. What I did not say is that I have not yet run on the sidewall(FYI-Now I'm saying it. I have not yet run on the sidewall). On the balancing bb's: I use the .28gram superheavyweight

        russo91
        6/24/2009, 10:59 pm
        PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
        I don't plan on doing the CT thing, but I am curious: How do you use BBs to balance the tire? Do you just chuck a few in before it goes on the rim? Don't they all just go all over in there and spun to the interior of the treadwall? Wild.

          shotcoy
          6/25/2009, 12:00 am
          PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
          Chuck(aka russo): The bb's are inserted(aka-chucked in) after mounting the tire, just prior to airing it up and seating the bead. Enjoy fun & safe riding!!! --- In

          pc800dork
          6/25/2009, 12:01 am
          PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
          They are the same as Dyna Beads. www.innovativebalancing.com They work great for me too, but many here consider them "snake-oil". Make up your own mind, don't let a few naysayers keep you from finding out for yourself.

            swiftsadie
            6/25/2009, 12:07 am
            PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
            My motor home (used) came with some kind of "balance discs" (using the same principle as the dyna beads). They are on all three axles and we ride very nicely. Dick MacInnes

    israel_96gtp
    6/25/2009, 12:29 am
    PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
    I have run Dynabeads in my dually, rode like it was on glass, perfect balancing every time. I run large chunk of airsoft plastic bb's in each of my 36" Super Swamper (bias) SX's on the Jeep and they do a good job of keeping the beats fai