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Old 12-16-2015, 08:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CapriRacer View Post
A couple of thoughts:

Generally motorcycle and scooter tires have different wheel diameters than car and truck tires. In other words, a 16" tire isn't 16.000", it is different - AND - that diameter is different between cars/trucks and motorcycle/scooters. Directionally, the motorcycle/scooter wheel is larger in diameter and that means that mounting a passenger car tire on a motorcycle wheel has a greatly increased risk of failure during mounting - very dangerous.
Yes, and that is partly why I have professionals mount my tires. I don't have the tools to do so and they know the risks of mounting any tire. Never heard from the service people of any difficulty mounting the tires... not that they never did, but they never have said so.
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