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I have been looking for tires today and now I understand the frustration around here :lol::lol::lol:

My results from the endless internet: Coker Tire / Firestone ANS 4.00-18 or4.50-18 for the front and 5.00-16 rear OR Vee Rubber VRM-163 4.10-18 or 120/90-18 front and 120/90-16 rear. Any thoughts?????

ALSO, is there another option to put a 18 on the rear? A CB maybe?
 

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little tip for searching

Go to Bing.com; Use the keyword "site:hondatwins.net" and then the search parameters you want (ie "site:hondatwins.net coker tire") and this will search only within the site specified.
 
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I have been looking for tires today and now I understand the frustration around here :lol::lol::lol:

My results from the endless internet: Coker Tire / Firestone ANS 4.00-18 or4.50-18 for the front and 5.00-16 rear OR Vee Rubber VRM-163 4.10-18 or 120/90-18 front and 120/90-16 rear. Any thoughts?????

ALSO, is there another option to put a 18 on the rear? A CB maybe?
What size and type of tires are you searching for, and for what bike?
 
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The 1979 CM400T takes a 90/90/18 front (3.25-18) and a 120/90/16 rear (4.60-16)
You can fit a 100/90/18 front and a 130/90/16 rear. These are the absolute maximum oversize tires for the wheels and I'd only suggest those if you're going to be running heavy/loaded. The 130 rear will require moving the front mounting for the rear brake stay outboard on it's mounting bracket. The chain will have @1/4" clearance of the tire.
The CB400T2 used an 18" rear wheel with a 110/90/18 (4.10-18)
 

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Thank you both for the quick replies!! What is the restricting factor on the front wheel?
 

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The width of the wheel in particular and also the fit between the forks.
Thanks!! I need to do a lot of measuring to find proper fitment.
I have been looking for an 18" rear Comstar that will bolt up without modification. 16" tires are pretty hard to find.
 

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If you run a 130/90/16 rear they are much easier to find since that's the stock size for the HD Sportster. I'm running the Michelin Commanders on the road bike. Had the Metzler 888's but really didn't like them plus the pogo effect I lived with for 10K miles didn't help.
 
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