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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-14-2018, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Don't beat me up too bad for asking this question but has anyone ever used a car tire on their C50. I have a Voyager kit on my bike and it wears my bike tire treads flat so I figured a car tire would serve better in this case. If anyone has , do you know what size fits the stock rim if any ?
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(putting on my safety hard hat, gloves and goggles...this may not be enough protection)


Do you plan to only ride on straight roads?
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I think some have tried but very few had any success. Seems the ones that might have done it, disappeared from here afterwards.

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
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Do you plan to only ride on straight roads?
Maybe elaborate some . I don't understand . The bike doesn't lean with the voyager kit on it and I can't ride without it.

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The ones that I've seen try it, just wanted a "BIG TIRE". They never mentioned a voyager kit.

I think he was referring to " a lot of work".

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
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I'm not after a big tire , I would only do it if there was one that would fit the stock rim. I don't see it as a big deal.
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I purchased a scooter that had the" DARK SIDE" which is what they call a car tire on a mc
it was a salvage buy the entire side was wrecked , probably from a turn with a car tire.

car tires and bike tires are two different animals car tires aren't made to be driven on their sidewalls like a mc tire
if you do this keep your mc insurance & your life ins up to date
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Sometimes I swear people don't even read the posts.
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I tried a car tire on a GL1800 for awhile and ended up taking it off because of the mostly low speed maneuvering alterations it caused. At speed I couldn't tell it was on the bike even it the worst (greatest) twisties I could find in the Virginia and NC mountains. In your case with the bike not being able to lean I would think that a car tire would work fine. It would have to be one that correctly fit the rim and you would have to find a tire that would accept a tube or find a tubeless rim to replace the spoked wheel that I think you probably have now.
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My rims are aluminum and tubless

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