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Old December 22nd, 2011   #21
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That's why there is chocolate and vanilla. I just just like to hear criticism based on personal opinion. To each his own and people should try to base opinions on documented true and proven facts especially when criticizing anyone.
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Old December 23rd, 2011   #22
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I have to say, CT on a moto seems WAY off of the reservation and I would never do it. At the same time, you cannot really argue with those who have had positive experiences with them. Interesting discussion.
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Old December 23rd, 2011   #23
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One thing to consider is you are putting stresses on a CT that it was not designed to endure. They are meant to stay flat, not to roll side to side as motos do. You may have an unexpected tire failure on account of that.
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Old December 27th, 2011   #24
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How many unexpected failures have any naysayers actuallyu heard of and can document to prove this is a bad thing when done in the manner it is being done ?? Come on, bring on the proof to back up the crash and burn opinions .
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Old December 27th, 2011   #25
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Even without proof of a tire failure, the consequences of one are so severe that, simply as a matter of common sense, one should think twice before asking this of technology, ie, to operate outside of its design parameters.
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Old December 27th, 2011   #26
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Nothing ventured nothing gained!!! I think those willing to try know the side effects. If they are willing to try to find the limits then more power to them. I'm sure they will share that information with us!!
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Old December 27th, 2011   #27
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Those in the business of selling car tires usually also sell car tires. Michelin, Bridgestone, Avon, Dunlop to name a few. I imagine they sell a heck of a lot more car tires than motorcycle tires so the line about "they are in the business of selling motorcycle tires" so they discourage mounting car tires on a motorcycle in order to preserve profit is hogwash. In this society they are trying to keep you as safe as their engineers and lawyers can in spite of yourself. We have MC tires now that were unthinkable just 10 or 15 years ago with superb handling and longer mileage than thought possible or you can mount a CT and get used to it. The only reason to do this is to save money and maybe not have to change tires on a long trip. Even the second reason is "it is cheaper" dressed up in fancy touring clothes. If this nonsense actually made motorcycles handle better and rubber last longer the manufacturers would be in front of it, not behind it.
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Old January 1st, 2012   #28
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This a pretty interesting video concerning contact patch with a CT.

http://www.st-owners.com/forums/show...T-on-my-ST1300
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Old January 5th, 2012   #29
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Anybody out there in central CA, say Fresno area to Stockton with a tire changer?
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Old February 13th, 2012   #30
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I am wondering what happens with a CT when you are riding on a multilane road that is being repaved? You know...theres three lanes and theyve just laid one lane of asphalt for a mile or so. That lane is typically three inches or so above the others.

What happens when you try to go from the two lower lanes to the higher one? Anyone done that?

Here in Camden NJ we have ancient concrete roads. They have been around forever but tend to be in sections a few yards long. Its not uncommon to see raised section a couple of inches higher than the general roadway.
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