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Old 12-16-2015, 09:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Not sure if a silica-compound tyre would be so easily available for a small-displacement motorcycle. And a car tyre might become dangerous, as it won't allow you to inclinate while cornering.
That one tire went 35,000 miles with some of those miles banked over scraping hard parts in the twisties. It manages to navigate corners just fine... it just does it differently than a bike tire with its round profile. Bike tire in a lean effectively has a smaller diameter so its like a coffee cup on its side that will follow an arc when rolling. Car tire effectively gets that smaller diameter by compression & flexing of the sidewall along with some of the tread face. Different method, same result; tire follows an arc. Car tire tread does flex and will lie flat on the road surface where it makes contact. It does not ride on a hard immovable, non-pliable edge.
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