Dark Side: adj.~ American vernacular slang.:cheesygrin:Just wondering
That is exactly what it is. Many of the 1500's have car tires on the back as do almost all trikes & rigs. It is hard to find a tire that will fit a 12 but it can be found. need old VW tires. Check out this site. http://mcdarksiders.forumotion.com/Thanks...didnt know you could do that...I guess you would a longer tire life? I wish Tire co. would build a tire would just as long as an auto tire.
Good Cookies too! Had mine this Sept. in Wisconsin.FNGGW2012 wrote:Dark Side: adj.~ American vernacular slang.:cheesygrin:Just wondering
A colloquial term derived from the supposed Jedi culture first described in the Star Wars movie series. This term is commonly applied to the practice of mounting automobile tires on heavy cruiser or touring motorcycles. Members of this motorcycling sub-sect are often referred to as “dark-siders” and are considers a rogue element within most motorcycling circles. Popular belief among cycling mainstream culture claims dark-siding results in instantaneous “crash and burn” death scenarios. Yet strangely, no real evidence of this has ever surfaced from any substantiated source and the practice seems to be gaining in popularity.
See Also: Dark Lord, Sith, Squid(s) and “We have cookies!”.
Okay, so it has to 'stretch" 0.112 inch in a total length of 36 inches around the rim...A car tire bead must STRETCH .112" to fit a motorcycle rim along with the motorcycle bead flange being .138" smaller than a car rim.
:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::badgrin::badgrin::badgrin::badgrin::badgrin:Here we go again....
I have 17,000 miles on my car tire.
I realize I am risking my life, but saving $300 is totally worth it to me. I do not care that the car tire performs better. I am just one cheap son of a gun and I will compromise my life and the life of my girl friend for that savings.
I made a mistake putting the car tire on my bike, but I have to wait another 15,000 miles to take it off because I am so cheap that I can't bear changing out the tire before it is worn out.
Yep, the "IN USE" facts are what count, not what's wrote on paper by people that don't even ride bikes probably.82gl1100iwingman wrote:Okay, so it has to 'stretch" 0.112 inch in a total length of 36 inches around the rim...A car tire bead must STRETCH .112" to fit a motorcycle rim along with the motorcycle bead flange being .138" smaller than a car rim.
Big deal, it won't even be noticed.
The rest of that crap about how a car tire is designed is useless in this forum.
We aren't interested in hearing the same old song and dance.
We are interested in hearing from those who ARE using car tires, and the fact that No One has ever reported an accident as the "Car Tire" being the root cause of said accident.
I have called and asked several insurance agents about the subject, all of them said it is a tire, is it not? We don't care.
In my own Personal Case, which is documented elsewhere in this Forum "My insurance adjuster" did not even look at the tires on my '94 GL1500 to see what they were, he just commented, "they look brand new". And I said yes, 3 weeks old.
End of subject..... paid me $9,967.63 for a total loss.
...maybe the design info was not necessary for this "thread" (about a definition) and should have been somewhere else, but certainly okay for ths "forum" ......The rest of that crap about how a car tire is designed is useless in this forum....