I'm going with Kenda Sport Challenger 100/90-18 on front and 110/90-18 on rear. Hope this helps, "Dirtbag" runs these on this site. I like the modern tread design with the slight 10mm extra width over the OEM size. Mine is a daily commuter bike. Here's Dirtbag's sweet cafe bike with th Kenda tires. What a nice ride!IBrakeLate said:What tire brand/size (and tread style) did you end up looking at? I'll be in the market for tires soon too, so I'm interested in seeing what options are out there.
I'm running the same tires and sizes on a '75 CL360. Let me know if you would like pics for the clearance. They seem to be great lower-priced tires. I was impressed at how well they do in rain. Being 6-ply also helps them hold up a little longer.IBrakeLate said:Those are perfect. I think I'll get the same tire. Exactly what I'm looking for.
Thanks for the pic and info!
Anyone found a great place to get these tires from?
Kenda tires tubeless? Any problems fitting tubeless tires on (stock original) rims using inner tubes?
+1 on a good looking bike there
Excellent, thank youdstmpt11 said:Suggestions for mounting tires:
1) Use soapy water to lubricate the rims. I keep some in a spray bottle for easy application. The tire will slide over the rim much easier when it is wet. (trust me)
2) Buy a set of tire tools. These can be a real time-saver when mounting and removing tires. They also have rounded ends to help avoid puncturing the tube.
3) Test the tube for leaks before reusing it. Soapy water makes this very easy. You don't want to have to remove the tire again to repair or replace the tube.
4) Remove the valve core from the tube. This will make the tube easier to manipulate inside the tire. When airing the tube back up, insert the core, put in a little bit of air, enough to put pressure on the tube. Remove the core, let all of the air out, replace the core and inflate the tire. This helps prevent the tube from being twisted inside the tire.
jayel said:the way metric tire sizes work is the first # is height in millemeters second # is 90% of the height for the width so a 90/90 is 90mm high and 81mm wide, a 100/90 is 100mm/90mm doing a little math you can figure how much larger the tire will be, usually you can go up one size with no problem but fronts are more trouble due to the fender braces it will effect handling to some degree and the will also change the speedo reading (larger diameter tire will read slightly lower speed)