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    Vintage Style Tire Treads

    So I see all of these epic builds with sweet looking tires but I can't seem to find any anywhere. I'm looking all over the place and having a hard time finding vintage style treads similar to this. Anyone have a tire resource or is there an equivalent in modern tire sizing that I can look for akin to a 3.5-18 and 3.75-18. Please post links below.Vintage Style Tire Treads-snip_20171011153659.jpg

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    IIRC, that tread was more specific to 16" tires. Typically on Harley's. Metric twins more commonly had Dunlop K70's.
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    Google Duro tires. They have all sorts of vintage tread patterns to choose from, and they are inexpensive. I have a pair on my 350 and have been happy with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlankex View Post
    So I see all of these epic builds with sweet looking tires but I can't seem to find any anywhere. I'm looking all over the place and having a hard time finding vintage style treads similar to this. Anyone have a tire resource or is there an equivalent in modern tire sizing that I can look for akin to a 3.5-18 and 3.75-18. Please post links below.Click image for larger version. 

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    You can find these at cokertire.com
    Also, the Shinko 240 and 270 are available in similar sizes.
    Also, the Avon Safety Mileage. They are out there.
    Dunlop, IRC, and Duro also make vintage style tires.
    '76 CB500T
    '09 Bonneville
    '77 GS750


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    Dunlop for me

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    Which Dunlops, are they tube type??? Where did you find them, cost???
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    Last edited by 76TWIN; 12-27-2017 at 12:09 PM.
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    I got mine from motorcyclesuperstore.com. Yes they are tubed.

    Dunlop K70 Front Tire
    Color- --, Size- 3.25-19
    SKU# 193327
    $74

    Dunlop K70 Rear Tire
    Color- --, Size- 4.00S-18
    SKU#193330
    $79
    Jim

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    I will be ordering soon. Thanks for the info.
    1979 Honda CX500 Custom
    1979 Honda CB400T II
    1981 Yamaha XS650
    1972 Suzuki RV90, ole smokey for the grand-kids.
    2000 Jincheng JC50Q-7, a free bike for the grand kids.
    Glad it was free, I would never buy anything like that.

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    I hate to drag this thread back into the light but I have questions. Talking about a 1979 CB400T II.
    The wheels are, front 1.85X19, the rear is 1.85X18. The original tire sizes were 3.60X19 and 4.10X18.
    Currently on the bike are 15 year old 3.25X19 and 4.25X18. I would like to have tires that are nearly as
    to the original size. Still looking at Dunlop K70 and maybe an 80/20 dual sport tire. Has anyone sorted out
    all this info regarding tire sizes?? What are my options in tire sizes that are OK with the wheels as far as tire sizes??
    Trying to stay near original sizes.
    1979 Honda CX500 Custom
    1979 Honda CB400T II
    1981 Yamaha XS650
    1972 Suzuki RV90, ole smokey for the grand-kids.
    2000 Jincheng JC50Q-7, a free bike for the grand kids.
    Glad it was free, I would never buy anything like that.

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