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Post  Pataforce8 on Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:33 am

Ok so I have a 1991 BMW K100RS and decided that I dislike changing tires on the shaft drive Wink After riding my dad's Royal Star 1300 on the dark side and being completely comfortable with it (even though the Star weighs 300 lbs. more than my bike) I was wondering if anybody had tried darksiding a Beemer. Right now there's a 160/60 ZR18 Battleax on the rear. The bike weighs about 520 lbs wet and is classified as a sport tourer.

Any opinions or experiences?
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Post  gstanfield on Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:07 pm

Two issues I can think of. First off, I'm not sure you will be able to find a tire that narrow for an 18" rim. Secondly it's a Sport Tourer and if you actually ride it as such it will be pretty dangerous with the CT on it. Your Beemer has a lot more lean angle than our bikes and your Dad's Star. We scrape frame before we roll onto the sidewall, but on a ST type you will be able to roll ontl the sidewall if you actually ride it like it's meant to be ridden.

I like my Grabber on my VTX, but I won't run one on my sport bikes (had a Honda ST1300 but sold it, looking to get another ST type)

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Post  Pataforce8 on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:14 am

True, but has anybody ever rolled onto the sidewall? I was thinking I might just try it (if I can find a tire, no such luck yet) and find a parking lot to try finding the sidewall. To be honest I'm usually a conservative rider and would be more than willing to stay away from the sidewall as long as I knew how far I could lean first. Any thoughts? Would I be able to feel the sidewall or would it be a sudden break-away?
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Post  gstanfield on Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:19 pm

Hey, if you wanna go for it then by all means let us know how it turns out. I still don't think you will fine a suitable tire, but I've been wrong before. I do know that I have and do scrape hard parts even riding my sport bikes, and I figure if I'm grinding pegs on a GSX-R or St1300 and have no chicken strips left with a bike tire then I'd NEVER try it with a car tire. Of course my riding is far above the normal in terms of aggresiveness so what works for me might not work for you.

Keep us posted.

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:07 pm

man.. we were pushing it to find a tire that measured out to the same as a 200 MT on an 18" rim... I dunno if you are going to be able to find one that skinny! Welcome to the site!

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Post  Pataforce8 on Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:24 am

K it might be awhile but I will let ya'll know!
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Post  twin1300 on Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:04 am

Pataforce8,

I like your style, but finding a narrow tire is probably going to be near impossible. Most 18" tire are made for performance and come wide and narrow! Good luck! Try the Cocker tire people! They make specialty tires in some odd sizes, but they are proud of them....very expensive!

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Post  "A" on Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:40 pm

Late to the thread, but found this on ADVRider:

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Post  rrounds on Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:19 pm

I know some who have d/s their FJR 1300's and love it, and they can still drag the pegs.

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Post  "A" on Sat May 24, 2014 4:50 pm

rrounds wrote:I know some who have d/s their FJR 1300's and love it, and they can still drag the pegs.

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I have recently bought a 175/55 17 car tire, will try to mount it on my K75S spare wheel and see if it can be fitted onto the bike.
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