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Author Topic: Tyres - availability & experiences  (Read 14747 times)

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #105 on: April 08, 2013, 05:35:20 PM »
I bought 2 K70s for a combined sum of $140 US from motorcyclesuperstore.com

Man, that reads like a spam email subject line.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2013, 02:48:35 PM »
I've done searches and let's just say I'd rather ask directly here.

K70 3.5/19 front and back, 2007 AVL.  It looks like 24/28 has been tossed around, front/rear.  Think this is a good place to start?
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #107 on: April 16, 2013, 03:08:53 PM »
I've done searches and let's just say I'd rather ask directly here.

K70 3.5/19 front and back, 2007 AVL.  It looks like 24/28 has been tossed around, front/rear.  Think this is a good place to start?

If you are using the stock 500 front fender you will not have a problem using a 3.50 but might have clearance issues a 350 fender.
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #108 on: April 16, 2013, 03:20:26 PM »
Running the 500 fender.  It clears, but boy is it close!
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #109 on: April 16, 2013, 10:43:45 PM »
yea, but it sure looks good!!  I ran one without a fender for a while,
thought it looked Nasty!!

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #110 on: April 21, 2013, 06:58:12 PM »
Here is what the K70 3.5 looks like up front (and in back).  It is really close where the fender comes down to bolt in.  REALLY close.  I plan on changing the fenders.  I like the beefier look up front, and as far as turning it feels like it'll dive right in.  Brought the wheels to a garage to swap and they told me to take the first 50 miles easy on these.

These pics show the tread really well too.  Hard to critique until I can really turn but so far, I like them.  Took them down some dirt roads, even with the low bars, and they felt sturdy.
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #111 on: April 21, 2013, 07:34:47 PM »
Dam that looks good!!!
    I hadn't realized the way the front fender mounted without the
 long stays on the AVL....
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #112 on: April 27, 2013, 03:59:42 PM »
Dam that looks good!!!
    I hadn't realized the way the front fender mounted without the
 long stays on the AVL....
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #113 on: April 27, 2013, 08:03:58 PM »
That frame is the Electra frame that morphed into the G5.
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #114 on: September 11, 2013, 03:28:18 AM »
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.
I'm getting these installed this week. They are not expensive, and I'm hoping that doesn't translate into a cheap tire. Duro are Taiwanese, these made in Georgia. Duro has been done a lot, so I've read, to make tires with intent on gaining inroads into specialty markets outside of the simple automobile market. At the leadt, ive read no bad reviews online. I was looking at the dunlops too, but they don't have a straight up 4" tire, and I was a little worried about swing arm clearance, though it might be fine. The front fender on my 2009 AVL I'm changing to the Classic type with the valenced forks. They won't accommodate a 4" tire, but our local dealer has one bike there where they've modified it for just that reason. Looks sharp and gives the bike a more rugged look with big blackwalls. I'll let you know how the tires do.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #115 on: November 07, 2013, 01:21:46 PM »
hello, new member here!

I just wanted to ask about keeping the same size tyre front and rear.
I really like the look of these Avon Roadrunners ( AM9 )on the OEM fox custom bullet :



they are designated as universal and only come in 4.10 (19), does anyone forsee problems with that? the K70's above also look great, but something about the profile of these strikes me as better, but perhaps handling is compromised...





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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #116 on: November 07, 2013, 01:43:20 PM »
The Dunlop K81's look a LOT like the Roadmasters, but have better rubber characteristics.  You may want to look into those.  People seem to enjoy the K70's too tho.  Both are considered and were used in the Vintage era.

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http://www.bikebandit.com/dunlop-k81-vintage-motorcycle-tire

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http://www.bikebandit.com/dunlop-k70-vintage-motorcycle-tire

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #117 on: November 07, 2013, 02:28:20 PM »
thanks, The K81 does look very similar. If i was going for pure handling id take the AM 26 Roadriders, but the tread pattern just looks too modern for my tastes.

the bike I showed above is wearing Road(RUNNER) 4.10 front and back, is it ok to use two 4.10 K81's? I see Hitchcocks sell a 360 (3.25) front and a 410 (3.5) back, but I like the meatier look the fox has with both 4.10.  - tyre sizes get me confused..

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #118 on: November 07, 2013, 02:33:04 PM »
You can probably get the 4.10 mounted on the front wheel, but your problem will be with the tire clearing the front fender.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #119 on: November 07, 2013, 06:22:21 PM »
You can definitely get the 4.10 mounted. It's the same wheel on both ends. but it'll definitely not clear the fender!
As for tire choices, I put a pair of Pirelli MT66s 90/90-19 and 100/90-19 on my bike and they were much better steering and better at sticking than the Dunlops which had been my favorite up to that time. They also get better tread life. About $160 for the pair from Bike Bandit.
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