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Offline 350ducati

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Tyre choices
« on: April 28, 2008, 10:27:21 PM »
My 500 is nearing being ready for the MOT, maybe at the end of this week...

Anyway the rear tyre is a tubeless (fitted with a tube) "KINGS-TIRE" 110/90/18. Plenty of tread with quite a modern tread pattern.

Front is a rather retro looking Avon Speedmaster Mk2, 3.25-19, legal tread but i dont feel ill have much confidence in it.

What are my options for a good sticky modern tyre? i presume the rear will stay a 110/90 and the front equivalent 100/90/19?
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Re: Tyre choices
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 04:15:08 AM »
Best Handling 3.60 H 19 Dunlop TT100 and 4.10 H18 Dunlop TT100 but dont expect a long life out of the rear, If you aint earolin it Metzeller 3.50/19  ribbed front (ME11?) and 4.00/18 ME33 rear 

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Re: Tyre choices
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 10:06:37 AM »
Best by a mile are Bridgstone BT45's....

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Re: Tyre choices
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 07:12:20 PM »
I've done many miles with them odd looking Avon things. I agree they look rather............ well, uninspiring. But I never had any issues once I was rolling, I even had a set on my bmw r80 (same size tyre bigger bike) Handling was really good so no real worries. I have had problems with peoples equivalent modern sizes witch have turned up an been a bit on the wide side to fit the bike. Dunlop TT100 was a good fit and lasted well.
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Re: Tyre choices
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008, 03:41:27 PM »
I must say that I am very impressed with Avon tyres.  I have a speedmaster on the front and a SM on the rear.  They seem to work really well wet or dry.

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Re: Tyre choices
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 09:50:00 AM »
Hello,

I need to replace the tyres on my CB550, I wonder if anyone can recommend a centre that can do that in or near London? Thanks

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Re: Tyre choices
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 09:56:09 AM »
(as I asked on another thread) where in London.

My IAM Observer is a tyre fitter and does all my bikes. He's also good at spoked wheels and innertubes (which you may find difficult with some modern bike tyre fitters!)

He's currently sourcing a new front Avon Roadrunner for my 500/4
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 10:06:06 AM »
sounds promising - (as I said in the other post  ;)) I'm in North London - Archway.

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Re: Tyre choices
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 10:44:32 AM »
http://www.vintagetyres.com/index.asp?TAG=&CID=&DBM=&PGE=

try these for your tyres , i have bought Dunlop TT100'S for my 750's of these people and they offer free delivery  ;), cheers Mick.

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Re: Tyre choices
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 12:56:12 PM »
I wouldn't recommend TT100s if you want to go touring as their "V" profile is good for corners but wears down the centre very quickly (2000 miles from a set on my 500/4 in the 70's)

You will need a 90/90H19 for the front and a 100/90H18 for the rear. These are the closest metric sizes to the old imperial sizes we used to use.
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