Car Tire for Front of 82 1100 Trike


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Car Tire for Front of 82 1100 Trike

Post by cal3san » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:54 am



I was at the Kickstand Lodge in Stecoah, NC yesterday and one of the riders mentioned my front tire was starting to wear thin. Have only 4K miles on the Dunlop Elite II. He also mentioned using a car tire instead.

Have seen topics on other boards concerning the use of car tires on the front of trikes. Any comments about the feasiblity of this? If so, what size car tire would be appropriate?


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Re: Car Tire for Front of 82 1100 Trike

Post by tfdeputydawg » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:32 am

1. There are no car tires that will fit the front of a motorcycle.
2. Many are using a Stone BT45(same size as the OEM front on 1800's) mounted in reverse rotation. This a actually a sport bike rear tire. Many are getting around 25K from these tires. Not sure of the size of the front on your bike though!
There is a conversion available that allows a car tire on the front of the 1800. However this is a $4,500 conversion!!!!!

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Re: Car Tire for Front of 82 1100 Trike

Post by zamboni920 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:45 pm

Insurance would likely be an issue if something should happen.

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Re: Car Tire for Front of 82 1100 Trike

Post by carpman » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:41 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:1. There are no car tires that will fit the front of a motorcycle.
2. Many are using a Stone BT45(same size as the OEM front on 1800's) mounted in reverse rotation. This a actually a sport bike rear tire. Many are getting around 25K from these tires. Not sure of the size of the front on your bike though!
There is a conversion available that allows a car tire on the front of the 1800. However this is a $4,500 conversion!!!!!
hi im from the UK and iv put a gl1200 wheel in the front with a 500 /16" speed master mk2 made by AVON works a treat Viv

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Re: Car Tire for Front of 82 1100 Trike

Post by dnehasert » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:08 am

Remember to keep the max tire pressure 40 psi, not the Honda recommended pressure, Dunlop E2 and E3 lasted 10-12000 miles on my sidecar rig. Doug



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