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Author Topic: Military Tires  (Read 1016 times)

LarsBloodbeard

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Military Tires
« on: November 09, 2012, 02:21:35 PM »
I know there's already a lot of threads about tires in here, but I can't seem to find what I want.

I'm looking for something that's got really rugged lugs, but not spaced super far apart like pure off road tires.  Something where the tread extends far out to the sides of the tire.  It's really more for stylistic reasons.  I want my bike to look more rugged and military-like.

This would be perfect: http://photos.imageevent.com/motorbiker/newspics3/Military-Motorcycle-01.jpg

Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 06:06:02 PM »
Those look like the Avon Distancias. Now, as for sizes, I'm not sure how small they go, and they may have been superceded by a later model. But the look is there!
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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 09:09:47 PM »
They look very much like these, which seem to be available in the 18" sizes on the C5 Military.

http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-244-motorcycle-tire


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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 12:01:54 PM »
They look very much like these, which seem to be available in the 18" sizes on the C5 Military.

http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-244-motorcycle-tire


I like the look.  And they're dirt cheap!

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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 12:14:27 PM »
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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2012, 01:27:34 PM »
The Duro HF308 looks like an old Pirelli, and the Hf316 looks like a K70. But their sizes are awfully limited. No 19s at all. Very limited 18s
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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012, 01:36:22 PM »
The Duro HF308 looks like an old Pirelli, and the Hf316 looks like a K70. But their sizes are awfully limited. No 19s at all. Very limited 18s
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Wrong! Go to the link and turn the page.

Also the Duro 308's are used on Ural motorcycles. Definitely a military design motorcycle.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2012, 01:45:05 PM by Blltrdr »
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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 02:54:19 PM »
oops, my bad, lotsa tires in there.
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« Last Edit: November 10, 2012, 07:38:41 PM by maxrotor »


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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 06:16:12 AM »
I am running an Ensign Universal road tyre on the front, as per Hitchcocks tyres and wheels page.

http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/accessory-frame-tyres

Really rugged and quite cheap.
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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2012, 10:17:30 AM »
Avon Distanzia was my first thought.  I know Continental has a wide variety of dual-sport tires but dunno what's in 19".

K70s have a good look on my Military but probably not the side-lugged kind of thing you're going for...they're pretty good on dirt despite it, though!

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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2012, 06:12:58 AM »
Look at the Heidenau brand....

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Re: Military Tires
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2012, 06:54:25 PM »
Very nice...looks like those metzelers...slick....and in the correct sizes for the dual sports...k60 scouts...
« Last Edit: November 18, 2012, 07:01:44 PM by maxrotor Afro Samurai »