The Real Darksider's of the Darkside

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  • The Real Darksider's of the Darkside

    I am only a make believe Darksider........
    (Darksider - a person who will crash and burn because they are running a car tire on a motorcycle)

    Opinion:
    It's true, crashing and burning
    possibilities are higher with a non-run-flat car tire than with that of a conventional motorcycle tire. Those folks (using non-run-flat CT's) are the real Darksiders. They are very performance orientated and thus have calculated the risk. A non-run-flat car tire that rapidly deflates will give a rider absolute fits and can cause the rider to have a hard time controlling it. I have heard, correct me if I've got this wrong - The side walls will not support the weight of the bike nearly as good as a regular motorcycle tire will.

    I use a Run-Flat Car Tire. More safety - no flats, better traction than a MT.......bla bla bla........nothing dark about being safer. I found the light especially with this particular bike/weight/tire possibilities.

    All due respect to the real Darksiders

    '12 GL1800 Level 4 & '08 FLHX Darksider #1378

  • #2
    Well, the NRF sidewalls aren't as stiff but I have been following someone when their NRF went flat and they didn't have any problem pulling over so we could plug it. Regardless, I know what you are saying.
    Richard
    Darksider #390
    Murgie's FAQ

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    • #3
      Thanks TravelinLite. I do use the, "crash and burn," thing with mostly humor and a bit of seriousness. Rail has really talked me out of a NRF because of the reasons I repeated above. Just a conversational thread nothing negative intended. I'm a rookie Darksider at only 32K in........
      '12 GL1800 Level 4 & '08 FLHX Darksider #1378

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      • #4
        No offense taken my friend. I understand exactly what you are saying and am sure many will learn from it.
        Richard
        Darksider #390
        Murgie's FAQ

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        • #5
          My first CT was a Kumo not a run flat picked up a nail on a ride was able to put a plug in and got many more mile on that same tire. Not sure i would ride with a plug in a motorcycle tire. Use many plugs in a car tires in the pass with out problems. I do run a Run flat now it just makes good since and i agree the side walls are much thicker then regular tires.
          2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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