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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    In the U.S. Fed. DOT regs identify Car tires and wheels / rims by the rim profile .... and they are listed as " J " ....same as the Spyders we ride ..... JMHO .... Mike
    So using that sort of logic we are alowed to run Kendas on our automobiles/cars.

    Kenda has however eliminated that possibility by designating their tires as "motorcycle" tires hopefully preventing people from hurting themselves and others thru the use of an inappropriate tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Blue View Post
    Well, not the best tires to use. BRP is in control over the Tires shipped on your Spyder. Once you get your Spyder you can do as you please about the Tires.

    My local dealer will 'ONLY INSTALL BRP APPROVED TIRES '.
    So I am stuck with Kenda.

    Have a Blessed Day. ......
    And thank you for mentioning that some of us use OEM tires because we "have" to. Many cannot get down on the ground to change out tires themselves. Many are not physically able to do the job. Many do not want an "unauthorized" mechanic even touching their Spyder. Fronts are not much of an issue, but many look at changing out the rear tire as a formidable task. My dealers would NOT put anything but Kenda on the Spyder. I got Federals from an independent, but last time, they only had Kenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    I have edited my original statement from "demeaned" to "criticize." I felt "demeaned" was a bit on the strong side. My bad there.
    Semantics, I guess. Mike is right in assuming you were talking about the person when using "demeaning". Maybe 'denigrate' or 'disparage'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckhard View Post
    So using that sort of logic we are alowed to run Kendas on our automobiles/cars.

    Kenda has however eliminated that possibility by designating their tires as "motorcycle" tires hopefully preventing people from hurting themselves and others thru the use of an inappropriate tire.
    Well using " LOGIC " can get you in trouble...... Kenda tires won't support the weight of even a " Smart Car " ..... and the Kenda tires that are sold for the Spyders arn't really " Motorcycle " tires .... and we know this because imprinted on the sidewall it's stated For " SPECIAL " Motorcycle use only, .... I have the feeling that you enjoy being Argumentative, so I'm ending conversing about this topic with you ...... Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckhard View Post
    So using that sort of logic we are alowed to run Kendas on our automobiles/cars.

    Kenda has however eliminated that possibility by designating their tires as "motorcycle" tires hopefully preventing people from hurting themselves and others thru the use of an inappropriate tire.
    Actually, Eckard, they have not designated them as “motorcycle” tires, but as “Special Motorcycle Use Only”, so people won’t try to mount them on their motorcycles OR cars.

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    ....I can remove the Spyder front tires and have them changed out.
    The Rear Tire is the problem. I do not have the strength to get.... ....the rear tire off and on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamewinger View Post
    I wouldn’t use a car tires as I don’t ride a 3-4000lb car but a 1400lb motorcycle. Major difference in tire rubber.
    The issue with that “1400lb compared to 3000-4000lb so don’t run car tires” theory is that Harley does indeed run those 3000lb-4000lb car tires on their trikes as stock, Flamewinger. Their trikes are a similar weight to ours, and the Harley rears come equiped with off the shelf car tires, running at 26psi (most riders run them lower than that, but apparently there is some kind of legal limitation that prevents Harley from specifying a lower psi). Harley riders swap tire brands constantly to meet their own personal requirements with zero issues, despite “running tires built for use with 3000-4000lb vehicles”. That theory is a furphy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteoz View Post
    The issue with that “1400lb compared to 3000-4000lb so don’t run car tires” theory is that Harley does indeed run those 3000lb-4000lb car tires on their trikes as stock, Flamewinger. Their trikes are a similar weight to ours, and the Harley rears come equiped with off the shelf car tires, running at 26psi (most riders run them lower than that, but apparently there is some kind of legal limitation that prevents Harley from specifying a lower psi). Harley riders swap tire brands constantly to meet their own personal requirements with zero issues, despite “running tires built for use with 3000-4000lb vehicles”. That theory is a furphy

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    Thank you for reminding everyone here about this Fact ...... I have been posting this bit of info for over 5 years ......Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Blue View Post
    ....I can remove the Spyder front tires and have them changed out.
    The Rear Tire is the problem. I do not have the strength to get.... ....the rear tire off and on.
    I'll be at that point myself soon. Not sure what I'm going to do then, as my dealer stopped selling and servicing Spyders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteoz View Post
    The issue with that “1400lb compared to 3000-4000lb so don’t run car tires” theory is that Harley does indeed run those 3000lb-4000lb car tires on their trikes as stock, Flamewinger. Their trikes are a similar weight to ours, and the Harley rears come equiped with off the shelf car tires, running at 26psi (most riders run them lower than that, but apparently there is some kind of legal limitation that prevents Harley from specifying a lower psi). Harley riders swap tire brands constantly to meet their own personal requirements with zero issues, despite “running tires built for use with 3000-4000lb vehicles”. That theory is a furphy

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    I use the 3-4000 lb because that’s what the General Altimax is designed for. We don’t ride anything that heavy. Take 2/3 weight off and you loose traction. Not something I want to experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamewinger View Post
    I use the 3-4000 lb because that’s what the General Altimax is designed for. We don’t ride anything that heavy. Take 2/3 weight off and you loose traction. Not something I want to experience.

    E3DDE4D7-7F6E-425A-8016-0942C1C4F8EA.jpg
    So you are saying that Harley trikes, that come equipped with stock car tires, lose traction, Flamewinger? That just doesn’t sound right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteoz View Post
    So you are saying that Harley trikes, that come equipped with stock car tires, lose traction, Flamewinger? That just doesn’t sound right
    And it's not right Pete . ALL car tires are designed to work well (at the appropriate pressure) for loads UP TO their indicated Maximum Load limits (that's why they're called a MAXIMUM load limit & not a 'load range' or the 'only load permitted'!! ) you just need to use a lower psi as applicable to suit the lower loads in order to maintain their traction levels! But it's not really worth arguing about it any further - there's none so blind as those who will not see!

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    Tires and oil, tires and oil!!!! Let's see some nice pictures of some places you guy's have been on these great car tires!!!
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