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GNARAD
06-22-2015, 3:44 PM
61314 61315 has any one used a coker car tyre on there bike? this seems to be the only way to get one for a 15" rim. Id really like to refrain from lasing up a 16" rim to my stock hub just to get the tire I want. Any feed back would be appreciated

Jasonisdico
06-22-2015, 4:14 PM
My buddy and I both run them on our Intruders. I have a 1400 Intruder with a wider hub, so I run this one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Coker-Firestone-Vintage-Bias-Tire-7-10-15-Blackwall-Bias-Ply-579880-Each-/390990257871?hash=item5b08d5decf

He has the 800, so he runs this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIRESTONE-Steel-Belted-Radial-F560-135R15-Quantity-of-1-/191530307889?hash=item2c98189131

We both run ours tubeless and do a shit ton of burnouts and the tires are lasting a long fucking time. I used a measurement calculator to figure which size tire fits my rim width.

GNARAD
06-22-2015, 4:28 PM
My buddy and I both run them on our Intruders. I have a 1400 Intruder with a wider hub, so I run this one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Coker-Firestone-Vintage-Bias-Tire-7-10-15-Blackwall-Bias-Ply-579880-Each-/390990257871?hash=item5b08d5decf

He has the 800, so he runs this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIRESTONE-Steel-Belted-Radial-F560-135R15-Quantity-of-1-/191530307889?hash=item2c98189131

We both run ours tubeless and do a shit ton of burnouts and the tires are lasting a long fucking time. I used a measurement calculator to figure which size tire fits my rim width.

ive been doing some digging on cokertire.com there are a few I believe will work. The tires with the smallest rim width were 3.5". I too have a Intruder 800 and my stock rim is 3" wide. so id be pushing the side walls out a bit. Better to small than to big (I would think)

The car tires are pretty flat. Do you feel like your riding the edge of the tire when you lean into turns?

GNARAD
06-22-2015, 5:31 PM
61317 This is what I'm Planning to use. its meant for a 3.5" wide rim minimum. Is it a big deal to through it on my stock 3" wide rim ?

OleDirtyDoc
06-22-2015, 5:51 PM
The nexan b802 is a 165/80/15.a few guys on vn750.com have used them and seem to like them

Jasonisdico
06-23-2015, 1:06 AM
61317 This is what I'm Planning to use. its meant for a 3.5" wide rim minimum. Is it a big deal to through it on my stock 3" wide rim ?

Have no idea what that tire is from that tiny pic. Would need the specs or a link. You can follow the link I posted and see what size it is exactly that my buddy runs. I have no issues, but i 'shaved' the corner off my tire for a slightly more round tire. I'm on a rigid anyways, so I can't carve canyons like suspension guys. Doesn't stop me from digging in and grinding pegs. Like anything else, you get used to the 'edge' pretty fast.

GNARAD
06-23-2015, 1:11 PM
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Have no idea what that tire is from that tiny pic. Would need the specs or a link. You can follow the link I posted and see what size it is exactly that my buddy runs. I have no issues, but i 'shaved' the corner off my tire for a slightly more round tire. I'm on a rigid anyways, so I can't carve canyons like suspension guys. Doesn't stop me from digging in and grinding pegs. Like anything else, you get used to the 'edge' pretty fast.

61352 Michelin zx 135-sr15

GNARAD
06-24-2015, 12:57 PM
haven't really been able to dig anything up on this subject. I have found a lot of guys are running car tires on there Turing bikes but not much on smaller bikes i.e. XS, GS or CBs. I find it strange as I don't really see anyway of getting a coker style tire on a 15" rim. Id just get a new rim but because my intruder is shaft drive I would have to lace a rim. I am a little weary of putting a tire on my 3" rim when the tire is spec'd out for a 3.5 rim minimum.

Had a look at what your buddy was running looks like it was spec'd for a 3.5 as well. Fuck it, I'm ordering it

TheMainMuel
06-25-2015, 7:28 AM
Darksiding is quite a polarizing subject. There is actually a ton of info out there on it. The bottom line is; car tires were not designed to be used on motorcycles. Using a car tire on a motorcycle will obviously affect handling. That said, there are plenty of people out there that swear by it. Once you get used to the difference in handling, they last much longer than motorcycle tires. Not to mention it looks killer.

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad288/TheMainMuel/Vingo%20Star%20-%202003%20V%20Star%201100/WhiteSnake_zpsbu1jy8mj.jpg

GNARAD
07-08-2015, 7:26 AM
Got my rear tire in the mail yesterday so stoked !!! ill post some pics when I get them on the bike
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