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Old 03-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, it is about time I started thinking about replacing my rear tire, I have about 15,000 mile on the present tire a 200/50/18 Dunlop but it still looks good. A couple of friends have suggested I go to a car tire instead the high priced bike tire $300 vs $156. I've been looking at a Yokohama S.drive Tires 205/40-18Z. My questioin is this going to fit the Fury without any modification needed and will it cause any problems handling, turning...etc????
I've seen some choppers on the web and a few around town that look to have a car tire on the rear, I just want to make sure it ain't going to screw something up.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your kidding right??
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A qiuck search on morotcyclesuperstore.com and i found a tire in your size for 230ish. So i would say your being miss-lead. No, a car tire will not work. not even close. completely different design, handling, everything.

Dunlop Elite 3 Touring Radial Rear Tire - Cruiser Motorcycle - Motorcycle Superstore

Idk what the stock tire is but heres a dunlop, under 200
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't know if it's going to fit, but I think it's going to handle differently as a bike tire is rounded and a car tire has a flat surface and will definitely make it harder to corner, just thought I would throw my opinion out their, something to think about.
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it would be impossible to lean at all
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I know a lot of Goldwing guys and other cruisers run car tires and they swear by it. I've been told that it handles just fine even in the twisties. I've never heard of a Fury running one yet. I have a Goldwing also and personally couldn't bring myself to do it. But they are cheaper and go a LOT more miles. They refer to themselves as "dark siders". So what I'm saying is, it's being done, you decide.
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it would be impossible to lean at all
I don't know if you should say impossible, but I would agree that it would make it more difficult to corner, I know car tires have been used on the rear in the past on other bikes, but no ones ventured to try on the Fury.
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At least you wouldn't have to chrome your side stand just toss it !
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not gonna bother at all know lot's a guys with car tires on there bikes
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