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Author Topic: Tyres - availability & experiences  (Read 13086 times)

boggy

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2013, 02:00:36 PM »
Agent, how do you like the 3.5 up front?  Do you feel the steering is any more sluggish than if you had a 3.25 like Bare ran on his?  I know the 3.25/3.5 combo works great, but I do like the look of that 3.5 up front.

Curious about these K81s.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #91 on: March 12, 2013, 05:56:30 PM »
Agent, how do you like the 3.5 up front?  Do you feel the steering is any more sluggish than if you had a 3.25 like Bare ran on his?  I know the 3.25/3.5 combo works great, but I do like the look of that 3.5 up front.

Curious about these K81s.

It's a quarter inch.  Split that to either side.  The difference is really negligible.  With the roads here, a little more cush and grip is welcome for what it's worth and I do little high-speed corner carving (although this morning I wore the chicken strips off my dress shoes on the way to work...)

Plus with the dirt-tracker look the 3.5 carries the aesthetics.

Really, it's not a big deal.  I rode 3.25/3.5 Roadriders before and like these better.  If I take my bike back in a cafe direction back in the lands of good pavement, I'll probably do 3.25/3.5 K34s, on WM3 rims.  Or the K81s.

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Edit: lotta k81 opinions out there online
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 06:01:32 PM by AgentX »

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2013, 10:52:39 PM »
Plus with the dirt-tracker look the 3.5 carries the aesthetics.
I'm going for a "Street-scrambler" look so I think the 3.5s on both ends will look the part there too.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #93 on: April 03, 2013, 11:23:57 PM »
Of note:  the guys at the cafe-racery motorcycle board I frequent are all rhapsodic about the Shinko 712 for vintage bikes.  It's pretty cheap and comes in 19" 100/90 and 110/90.  They say it's as modern a tire as an old bike could need.  Tread is not vintage per se, but looks less tribal-tattoo/fractal than many modern sport tires.



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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #94 on: April 04, 2013, 11:11:18 AM »
Good to know - perhaps the good doctor could add these to the OP?

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #95 on: April 04, 2013, 01:55:36 PM »
I'm going to be installing the Shinko 705 Dual Sport tires once I get the Indian finished.    Excellent wet and dry traction and also have a great tread for dirt roads and trails.  They also have a pretty descent speed rating.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #96 on: April 04, 2013, 06:31:29 PM »
But can anyone in the real world tell me how well they stick? Can you scrape them down the the end of the wanker stripes?
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #97 on: April 04, 2013, 09:53:49 PM »
I don't know about scrapeing these tires but a few weeks ago I saw some tires that made me think of you and your dislike for the ribbed Speedmasters.

The tires on a vintage Indian were made by Firestone and they must be some really sticky tires!  Even the tread on them said,
 "NON SKID, NON SKID, NON SKID......"   ;D
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #98 on: April 05, 2013, 01:09:46 AM »
But can anyone in the real world tell me how well they stick? Can you scrape them down the the end of the wanker stripes?
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Here's some people talking about the 712s:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=47741.msg528759#msg528759

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #99 on: April 06, 2013, 12:47:06 AM »
Having my K70s (3.50) put on tomorrow.  It does not matter which way they go, correct? There is no directional arrow.
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #100 on: April 06, 2013, 03:16:45 AM »
Having my K70s (3.50) put on tomorrow.  It does not matter which way they go, correct? There is no directional arrow.

Correct non directional.

Have them mounted with the balance dot (yellow or red/pink circle) in line with the valve stem.
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #101 on: April 06, 2013, 06:12:59 PM »
Has anyone tried the Duro HF308 tires? The local Brit bike shop has them for about $60. Compared to the K70s for about $140. I'm looking for something that will work around town but also will work on gravel.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #102 on: April 06, 2013, 08:23:31 PM »
You can get a PAIR of K70s for about $140.00 including shipping. takes 3 days usually. Motorcycle Warehouse.
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« Reply #103 on: April 06, 2013, 08:38:50 PM »
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Here's some people talking about the 712s:
http://www.dotheton.com/forumindex.php?topic=47741.msg528759#msg528759

I read the thread. The Shrinkos sound like they may be OK, but then there was another guy lauding the Skidmasters, so you really still don't have a 100% reliable base. The last tires I had on my bike were Pirelli MT66s. I loved them. They were better than the K70s, but I didn't get to run them long enough to see how they were going to last.  Hopefully longer then the K70s. I probably would've used them again if I still had the bike. They were only about $20 more than the K70s. But certainly nothing classic looking about them.
Oh, yeah, less than 1/4" wanker stripe and I wasn't done yet!
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #104 on: April 06, 2013, 11:00:54 PM »
I don't think they ship tires to Canada. It seems like $140 is the standard price up here.