I do. I like it. I will keep doing it regardless of what those that have not done it say.
NOT a smart move!! besides poor handling + braking its NOT legal in many areas + can VOID insurance claims. there are motorcycle tyres offering better mileage while lacking performance but still better than a car tyre!! dont be CHEAP be SAFE!!
Handling is different, but not any worse, braking is better, not illegal anywhere in the USA, and will not void an insurance claim any more that modifying any other vehicle.
Spooning Auto rubber onto your bike is not a tire solution rather its just a rim protector...
That is not an accurate representation of a loaded car tire on a motorcycle.
Grampi, the ironic thing about tire compounds is that car tires are softer than bike tires. See this post on a darkside forum
I would never tell anyone to go darkside based on my opinion. Every rider has different needs and expectations, as well as riding conditions and styles. As well as different bikes.
Do some research for yourself. Don't just have a knee jerk reaction to it. I
research for my
bike and my
riding style and my
needs, and darkside seems to be what will work for me
It is not for me on every bike, on my current one it is.
I know some that have done it, and did not like it, so they went back to a bike tire. But I know many more that tried and and won't go back.
Only you can decide if it is the right choice for you.
I am done with this thread though because all the internet know it alls come out with their blah, blah, blah... you're stupid, cheap, don't belong on a bike, don't know what you're talking about, I will sue you if you hit me riding darkside, etc, etc, etc.