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Tires for my B44 VS #725409
02/13/18 5:06 am
02/13/18 5:06 am
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The rear rim size is WM 3.18 and the front rim size is WM 3.19. What tire sizes should I be looking for? I am going to be looking at dual sport tires if that makes a difference. Thanks

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Re: Tires for my B44 VS [Re: 79T140E] #725418
02/13/18 10:26 am
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Hi,

Originally Posted by 79T140E
front rim size is WM 3.19.

You sure? I would've expected a WM2 originally? confused

Originally Posted by 79T140E
What tire sizes should I be looking for? I am going to be looking at dual sport tires

Originals were 4.00x18 rear and 3.25x19 or 3.50x19(?) front. However, as I posted in this recent thread, modern-designs tyres with those numbers on the sidewalls are likely to be noticeably wider overall. And you might have difficulty finding modern dual-sport tyres with those numbers. frown

The overall diameters and widths of Dunlop K70 tyres are online (linked in one of my posts to that thread); even if your bike was fitted originally with Dunlop off-road tyres (Trials Universals?), their dimensions would've been similar. Long story short, you might want to start by looking at the dimensions of modern 90/90x19 and 110/90x19 dual sport tyres, seeing if they'll fit (overall width) and you won't lose too much ground clearance (overall diameter)

Hth.

Regards,

Re: Tires for my B44 VS [Re: 79T140E] #725440
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Get on Motorcycle Superstore web 120x18 & 90/90x19 Shinko has many options its all how much $$$ you want to spend I have full Knobbies on my 69 B-44VS and Dual sports on the Hornet
The Hornet is a Street-Tracker with a 130/80x18 chingching good clearance for the chain & rear fork.

Re: Tires for my B44 VS [Re: 79T140E] #725520
02/14/18 12:57 am
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Thanks gents. Thank you for the info Stuart, appreciate it.


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