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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
You would think a car tire would be a really bad idea, especially in corners, but it has been proven to work. Main reason to use one is better mileage. I would think that with the harder rubber compound of a car tire, the rear brake wouldn't work as well, but even if it doesn't, the rear brake is not that big of a deal. If you are using the brakes right (on the street) then almost all the braking is done by the front brakes. You have to be really easy with the rear brake to avoid locking it up when all the weight transfers to the front.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike