Don't worry it is not scary, I posted another video on my KLX300 and some people would say riding that bike with that tire on the street is crazy... I think it is just me.man, it looks kinda scary when he goes into a turn... it comes mostly off the ground
You are also riding on a contact patch designed specifically for that purpose, often with softer, sticker rubber on the outer edges of the tire. When you need the tire most (outer portion), you have the least traction available with a car tire.I have to laugh at all this...'oh you're riding on the side' stuff. Think about it...the motorcycle tire is ROUND, you are riding on maybe 50c piece of rubber the WHOLE TIME! With a car tire, even on edge you are getting longer contact patch than motorcycle tire and when upright you are getting WAY MORE contact patch.
Oh well...I went dark and have love all the miles since I got her dialed in. No problems steering and no problems cornering.
Pass....... and Pass. Those car tires wear longer because it's a harder compound. If you want grip from ONE tire would you take a soft or hard compound tire? The more weight on a tire the more friction there is between pavement and the bike. My V2K weighs over 1000lbs with me on it so I expect that a soft "grippy" tire will wear fast. Put those tires on a 400-500 lb bike and it's gonna last alot longer. You still need the same grip regardless of overall mileage wear.The video is not mine....I have no idea what he is running, but 34 on mine just 'feels' right. If you check the link that I posted you'll find that guys run them all over the place depending on size/weight of bike, rider, passenger, make and width/size of tire and riding style. The GENERALLY accepted rule seems to be to drop pressure til it gets a little bit squirrelly, then add a pound or 2 and call it good.
Lots of info here: