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Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires' started by cwkerr007, Jul 5, 2018.

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  1. Jul 10, 2018 #21

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    you are absolutely right i am a poor excuse for a punctuator i only paid att in math class the nerd girls did it for me i blame them but back to the subject i really did the tire thing to to get my feet planted i had a new stock tire on it and i was very un at ease with it and i have 2 other bikes so really all i do ride it for is to drag it or wheelstand it so the car tire was an easy choice for me and with the stock rim being so narrow it did round the tire more than what it would be on the car rim i still havent had any problems with it but i'm not much of a cornering myself but it works for me it may not be for others i was just putting it out for others as an option no harm ment just wanting to help . So what was the taxi tire thing you mentioned you got me curious
     
  2. Jul 10, 2018 #22

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    why you need some more come by the truck stop in between my juggling act i'll see if i could get someone in the medical field to drop you some by
     
  3. Jul 10, 2018 #23

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    p.s. sorry my manners are as bad as my spelling thanx 4 the helpful reply i'll have more to think about on the next tire
     
  4. Jul 10, 2018 #24

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    ya know where i could get some of those headlight covers and you say they will lower my bike and make it faster dddaaaammmmnnnn your just a fountain of helpful knowledge and who said said old people have no place in the world
     
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    well thats the end the act today tune in tomorrow same bat chan same bat time
     
  6. Jul 10, 2018 #26

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    Everyone's welcome here. Stick around. You obviously have a lot of knowledge and experience to add to the mix.

    Welcome!
     
  7. Jul 10, 2018 #27

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    I believe you mentioned your age is 52? Spoken with any Millennials lately? That venerable age gives you the privilege of being considered old to a 35 year old or younger millennial.

    One thing is evident, you showed up with a whole boatload of attitude! Compared to most internet websites we've been able to avoid the drama that seems to plague many websites where overt sarcasm, name-calling and attitude abound. As a newly entered participant I'd like to think that you have some respect for the way things have been in the past and I hope will continue into the future.

    I got my chops here by volunteering information, answering questions other members had, submitting technical articles, and trying to push forward the love we all have for the VMAX.

    Braggadocio is the opposite of humility. I would rather be known for the latter than the former.

    I recognize that you hoped to be able to help someone else make a choice of a cheap tire, but you should also recognize that someone can respectfully disagree with you without you taking offense. If your priority is to put a few extra dollars in your pocket because you didn't choose a motorcycle tire instead of a car tire, that's your choice to make but if your bike goes out of control because of its sketchy handling and you injure somebody else that's negligence. If all you're doing is running the bike down the strip sure a car tire may be a cheap way out. Post up your time slip and we'll all be able to congratulate you on your 60 foot time, your ET and trap speed.

    Perhaps you'd like to pledge some of that money you saved on your recent car tire purchase for your motorcycle and support the Forum? As is said, "actions speak louder than words." To this point I really don't see you having any skin in this game.

     
  8. Jul 13, 2018 #28

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    as per your answer i did not in any way start any name calling as i stated in the former post they do not offer a lower profile tire for this bike so if you would like to express your opinion about that subject i'm sure they would love to here from you as far as me paying a thousand dollars or more for a rim for a 21 yr old bike thats only worth 3000 i would think thats not "cheap" thats just not a good use of money and as far as hitting a patch of fuel in a corner while i'm throttling it really wouldn't matter if i had snow spikes on it your goin down and if any person were to put this tire on there bike and drop there's and blame it on the tire they shouldn't have been on it to begin with i personally have not had any problem with this tire so it would be the same as me having the argument of the car tire puts more rubber on the road while upright so it stops the bike faster so how often do you need to use the rear brake ina sharp turn and how often do you need it to stop in traffic to keep from hitting another texting driver i never claimed it to be safer just more economical but then the name calling began with calling me cheap among other crackhead comments that were impliad so if your going to wag that finger do it in the mirror it seams your quick to lash out and not much on the help and i didn't have a problem with any other reply just the one calling me cheap ect ect so lets just agree to disagree on this subject and put the name calling to rest and as far as respect that gets earned and lets be for sure u would have never said those things to somebodys face in public my only int on this forum was to help if i could and learn something new everyday so sorry if i upset anyone i'm just not a laydown sort of guy but thank everyone who helped and gave there opinion
     
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  10. Jul 13, 2018 #30

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    Hey, Beaumont, I said the car tires are cheaper than a purpose-built motorcycle tire. Most old bikers who rode 5:60 X 15" VW beetle tires were on hardtails, and they ran 'way-lower than stock tire pressures because they wanted to have some suspension in their ride, and low tire pressures would allow some 'give' in the carcass for bump relief. It would allow more flex in the face and the sidewalls of the tire to keep rubber on the road, though excessive flex can cause unwanted heat, and could lead to ply separation. A stock 1200 Harley-Davidson didn't put out much-more than 33 RWHP in the 1970's, so you didn't need to worry about excessive power overwhelming the tire.

    The recommended wheel width for a 145/65 15" tire is a 5 inch wheel. Since a VMax is one and a half inches under that, you are seriously below what is considered a safe width, at a minimum. A narrower rim will pinch inwards the sidewalls, creating a distorted profile, and create stresses on the tire carcass it wasn't designed to handle.

    Try searching for European VMax pictures, and see the $$$$ they lay-down for their rides. We all have budgets, some are bigger than others. There are many people on-here who chose to budget for a set of Sean Morley's Carrozzeria wheels at about $2,000/pair and who are very pleased with their purchases. The difference in handling between narrow stock bias-ply wheels and tires and the wider forged wheels or cast wheels, and radial rubber is considerable. Ya gotta pay to play, buddy.

    The forum has many riders who choose to run Shinkos in bias-ply and stock sizes, and are perfectly-happy with their economical choices, they often report the stickiness is good, better than you get with a touring tire like a Metzeler Marathon ME880, which lasts longer, but is more-prone to break-loose if you twist the loud handle too-enthusiastically. If I was planning a 7,000 mile trip, I think I would opt for the Metzeler, to last me the entire time, instead of getting something soft that is more of a performance compound, which would be displaying wear down-to the bars, and a square profile by half that time.

    The mechanic I go to, if there is something I don't want to undertake, has built supercharged VMaxes, turbocharged VMaxes, NOS VMaxes, and big-engined VMaxes, sometimes in combination. There is nothing cheap about those bikes. If a rider has a budget of $3,000 for everything, including the bike purchase, that limits the choices of what can be done, especially in engine work. My machinist charged more-than that for the last big-bore VMax he built the heads for, look at Morley's Muscle engine work spreadsheet to get an idea of what's possible, and what it will cost you. $peed costs money, how-fast do ya wanna-go?
     
  11. Jul 13, 2018 #31

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    nah what you said was "people are cheap "reff to me but lets just us both be happy we are not on a forum full of sissys who cant take it like say H--da Sc--ter forum after all we are on the same team and we can find a new subject to kick the hell out of i hope everyone enjoyed posts though and everyone aim for that squirrel next time instead of dodging it now thats good advice you can get behind wouldn't you say fire med p.s. i was counting on the profile being changed for the circum of the tire to be more like a motorcycle
     
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    i'll try to get this stupid ^%%$#&^%$ phone to post a pic or two i'm sorry about the ref to the site that didn't work everybody
     

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