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05/18/07 at 10:09:02
 


First off -- this is a theoretical discussion with some silly-assed pictures.  Nobody is actually going to go do anything stupid here, so you don't need to go get all irate about it.  

Nobody is going to do anything with these pictures, it is for a theoretical discussion of alignments and 3-D spacing thoughts on putting 10 impossible pounds of tire into a 5 pound fender space while trying to dodge a 1" wide drive belt that wants to be right in there too.

So don't get bent -- it isn't for real and certainly isn't for serious anyway.  That there big 'ol thang ain't a gonna fit in the fenderwell, so ferget about thinking it's serious.

It is good discussion food for the cafe though, but only after drinking a six pack or two to lubricate your thinker a bit (yeah, lots and lots of good 'ol Budwiser tire lube would be needed for this one).  

So, let that be a requirement -- you have to have belted down at least two tall ones before thinking on it.  And you need to have 6 tall ones under your belt before typing your helpful comments.

And if you start to act all serious about it, we'll hoot at you.  Remember, it is over an inch too wide to go in, so don't be a' going there because it sure AIN'T.

And, if that weren't bad enough, it is a half inch too tall to boot.

The thing on the bottom is a $35 Nankang full-sized 165-15 steel belted radial tire intended for a VW Beetle -- 25.5" in diameter and 6.25" inches wide at the fat spot (which is right were the tread lead in edge starts).

The thing on top is a Dunlop CruiseMax 140/90r15 rear tire, cost about $110 retail and measures 5.00" wide at the fat spot and 25.15" tall at the tippy top of the crown.

One is good for 5,000 miles, the other has a 30,000 mile warranty (but likely will only make 2/3 of it in the real world).

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Drink up boys, what'cha think?

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Re: Drinkin' & thinkn'
Reply #1 - 05/18/07 at 10:37:52
 
Now why would you want to put those Dunlops on a VW?
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Reply #2 - 05/18/07 at 11:18:02
 
I dunno, it sounded like a good idea at the time?  

Wife got pissed off at me though, her new Dunnie front tires made her whole beetle lean over to the side when she was a' going round a turn and then the durn things WORE COMPLETELY OUT over just the nice summer months (they were all bald in the middle by winter time -- didn't do very good over the ice at all like that).

Heck, maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all.  

I shoulda stuck with the VW tires, them things went good through all sorts of weather and they lasted and lasted and lasted.

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Reply #3 - 05/18/07 at 11:24:14
 
What's the depth of tread?

Does that VW have the 5 bolt pattern of the 4?

Why is that dumlap staring at me?   Grin
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Reply #4 - 05/18/07 at 11:32:56
 
Well if we jack the back up with a coupla washers under the seat, push the fender open with some scrap lumber, and add the cat to the sissy bar, I think it could work.

Mind you, we'd have to add mudflaps cause them treads is gonna throw some dirt, and that is going to piss off the cat.
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Reply #5 - 05/18/07 at 12:14:33
 
Remove the rear fender and mount the seat on the tank.  Convert to chain too, so the sprocket takes up less space.
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Reply #6 - 05/18/07 at 12:53:48
 
drinkin and thinkn  isn't that kinda like, military intelligence, jumbo shrimp, humane ethunasia.

hey putting the m/c tyre on the vw.   that's a thought.

this after a few hours by the dumpster.
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Reply #7 - 05/18/07 at 12:54:08
 
Over at intruderalert.com there's a few fellows running car tires (They call 'em "Darkside" tires) similar to that Nanking on the arse end of their Intruder 1500's, Valkeries and the like ... swear by 'em too, eventhough it's kinda frowned upon to wack a car tire on the back of a Bike ...
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Reply #8 - 05/18/07 at 13:08:29
 
PerrydaSavage wrote on 12/31/69 at 16:00:05:
Over at intruderalert.com there's a few fellows running car tires (They call 'em "Darkside" tires) similar to that Nanking on the arse end of their Intruder 1500's, Valkeries and the like ... swear by 'em too, eventhough it's kinda frowned upon to wack a car tire on the back of a Bike ...

At the risk of having too sober a thought, I'd think that's because cage tires aren't intended to operate at a lean.  Contact patch is flat only - no sidewall action wanted.
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Reply #9 - 05/18/07 at 19:23:07
 
Didn't you ever watch Herbie the Luv Bug?  Heck fire, he could get up on the sides of his tires, pop wheelies and everythang a stunt bike can do now-a-days.

Besides, didn't you oggle at that there ChungFooie tire real good?  It has fine detailed tread thingies blending right up over the rounded edge of thangs and down to the very fattest part of the tire.  It has tread that goes all the way over the edge and down the sides, just like the Durnloop does.  As a s'matter of fact, it's tread ends exactly where the Dunloop laying on top of it ends, they match up exactly.

'Sides, I never lean my bike over any -- my goodness, I'd fall off.

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Reply #10 - 05/18/07 at 20:19:04
 
Ah, them top of the line Chungfooie tires come standard with a wei-shung good luck spirit (odd looking thing with them flame yellow eyes you see peeking over the top of things in the picture).  

Used to sell a brand of fire crackers that came with the same sorta thing, supposed to keep the underaged kiddies from blowing their little bitty fingers off.

Must'a worked even back then, I still got all my fingers.

How about you?

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Re: Drinkin' & thinkn'
Reply #11 - 05/18/07 at 20:39:36
 
Well I don't think the 5 bolt Vdub tire will bolt to the savage hub, the pattern is just too wide.  But I think we can get the 4 bolt pattern on.   Grin
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Reply #12 - 05/18/07 at 21:30:45
 
sluggo wrote on 12/31/69 at 16:00:05:
drinkin and thinkn  isn't that kinda like, military intelligence, jumbo shrimp, humane ethunasia.

hey putting the m/c tyre on the vw.   that's a thought.

this after a few hours by the dumpster.

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Reply #13 - 05/18/07 at 21:33:10
 
This late on Friday night, I definitely fit the requirements for this topic, but now I can't remember what it was.
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Reply #14 - 05/18/07 at 22:41:00
 
I can make the car tire fit. Wonder where my wife hid the belt sander this time?  Grin
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