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Post  slikdj on Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:14 pm

Anyone have any information for running CT on front wheel. Now, don't that sound like fun?? Laughing
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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:36 pm

Naw, but I have a car that I'm running four motorcycle tires on... rear motorcycle tires in front, front motorcycle tires in back... and all running "backwards". It's a hoot.
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Post  Steve-O on Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:41 pm

There is what is called "double dark side". It's putting a car tire on back, and a back MT on the front. Gold Wings and such do it. DS-Wing-Nut has done it on this forum. Not sure how applicable this is for all bikes. I'm happy with my front tire.
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:46 am

can you find a CT that will fit?

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Post  slikdj on Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:02 am

I haven't tried as of yet. I'm riding an 02 1800 R so looks like some pretty big front fenders to me.
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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:43 pm

I bet you could find one to fit. not that I'd do it, but I bet you could.
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Post  slikdj on Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:56 pm

I'll keep working on it and let all who are interested in it posted.
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:54 am

from what i can find, seems the car tires don't really go narrower than 145... would that fit in your front fender? 145/25/16 is the smallest I found...

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Post  slikdj on Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:21 am

I don't know. You can bet I'll be checking into it. Thanks for the info.
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:01 am

back "in the day" that was what was done, I'd guess because of lack of technology and availability.... I know from the wider lower profile tire I have I am hesitant to recommend anything wider to people wanting "super phat darkside" because of the edge of the tire rolling up, but on the other hand the same profile front tire might help...

good luck with your search and be sure to let us know what you find.

If I remember correctly (and that is a rare occurrence) the front tire on the C or was it the R is a 130... measure the clearance you have in the front fender now to judge how much wider you can go..

I have heard of people liking putting wider front tires on (all MC tires though)

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Post  Dan on Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:09 am

You're right on the C, stock R front is 150/80-17, I'd stick with a MC tire up front, those big 150's handle bad enough, I think a CT will be worse, I had one on the front of an old panhead and it was horrible, but it was a 6.00x16 truck tire, 6 ply even, Canadian farmer style. Something from this century, instead of mid 1900's should work better, Good Luck!
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:29 am

Dan wrote:You're right on the C, stock R front is 150/80-17, I'd stick with a MC tire up front, those big 150's handle bad enough, I think a CT will be worse, I had one on the front of an old panhead and it was horrible, but it was a 6.00x16 truck tire, 6 ply even, Canadian farmer style. Something from this century, instead of mid 1900's should work better, Good Luck!

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:33 pm

It worked on the Bat-mo-cycle.
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Post  dustman on Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:57 pm

Russell Mitchel with Exile Cycle has run 200's on the front of his custom builds for a while now. I did also for a short time and had a problem with the bike "boating" going 60+ or so. Took it off and went back to 140's. The CT should be more stable but the corners might be intresting!

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