Originally posted by Buck Lovell on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 in Buck Lovell's - American Biker Blog
A REALLY BIG WHEEL…..
The owner of this motorcycle has yet to contact me with all the technical details of this two wheeler. It does have a really big wheel. I wonder what the roll-out is on that wheel-tire assembly. Ed Sullivan, the "Really Big Shew" guy would probably have invited the owner and machine onto his show if he hadn't died 50 years ago, but I digress. The tire on the rear is a semi-truck tire….no duh there! The tire size? It's a Michelin brand XOne XDN2 455/50 R 22.5……LOL, that motor couldn't spin that tire on a bet! Air pressure....4000 pound per square yard or smething equally ridiculous. It, in fact, belongs on a commercial vehicle. Does the bike get ridden? Yes, almost every day I'm told. I'll bet the tire outlives the motor, the motorcycle and the owner. It has enough tread and rubber to make 25 normal sized motorcycle tires. Every time I think I've seen everything….I see shit like this. Only in America.