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#512963 - 11/01/13 7:51 pm Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build  
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I am at the point in my Triton project…

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=491632#Post491632

…where I am ready to build the wheels. I am using a Norton Dominator 8” front hub with a Commando TLS brake and a rear Triumph conical hub and brake assembly. I have been considering the options for rim and tyre sizes, what seemed like a pretty straight forward decision is proving to be a bit more difficult. I have now narrowed it down to three possible options all using a Morad flanged alloy rim and Avon AM26 (Roadrider) tyres, as follows;

- Front 19” WM2 rim with 90/90-19 tyre / Rear 19” WM3 rim with 100/90-19 tyre

- Front 19” WM2 rim with 90/90-19 tyre / Rear 19” WM2 rim with 100/90-19 tyre

- Front 19” WM2 rim with 90/90-19 tyre / Rear 18” WM3 rim with 4.00-18 tyre

I would be greatful for any advice and opinions on this based on experience and the affect on handling with different wheel and tyre sizes when used with a featherbed frame. Aesthetics are also important as I want this to have the look of an authentic period café racer.

I have drawn out to scale the three configurations I have in mind to get a basic idea of what each will look like.





- Front 19” WM2 rim with 90/90-19 tyre / Rear 19” WM3 rim with 100/90-19 tyre






- Front 19” WM2 rim with 90/90-19 tyre / Rear 19” WM2 rim with 100/90-19 tyre






- Front 19” WM2 rim with 90/90-19 tyre / Rear 18” WM3 rim with 4.00-18 tyre

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#512971 - 11/01/13 8:36 pm Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Bry]  
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18" wheels front and rear would give you a better choice of tyre sizes and tyre choices ?

And equal size wheels front and rear, as was done and recommended, for featherbeds.
Conical rear wheels came as 18", and 18" was stock on some featherbeds, fronts as well of course, so its not as though you are going into unknown territory.

And the rolling diameter is not too different either.
As long as you have the 7 & 3/8" fork centres, to allow a slightly wider front tyre with no clearance/fit problems.
Hopethishelps.

#512999 - 11/02/13 3:59 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Bry]  
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I am using the 3.25x19 + 4.00x18 on my A65, you do not want to fit a 4.00x18 to a WM2 rim! it is a wide tyre and a tall tyre at that (much taller than the K70) The spec sheet reccomends a WM4 rim but says a wm3 will fit (and it does)

If you use a low profile at the front or a semi low profile. a big fat tyre on the back won't look right IMO,

My personal choice would be using both 19" WM2 rims front and rear. The tyre combo is similar to that used on an A10 - which IMO is one of the best handling bikes I have ridden. + a similar size difference to my Honda which again handles far easier (and can corner sharper) since using tyres and rims of a similar size

Here is the Avon spec sheet http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/sites/default/files/product-specs/Roadrider%20pdf%20datasheet.pdf

Remember that the MT** isn't a WM** size and is the width of the rim (this old post should help)
http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=226487


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#513002 - 11/02/13 5:08 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Rohan]  
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Originally Posted By: Rohan
18" wheels front and rear would give you a better choice of tyre sizes and tyre choices ?

And equal size wheels front and rear, as was done and recommended, for featherbeds.
Conical rear wheels came as 18", and 18" was stock on some featherbeds, fronts as well of course, so its not as though you are going into unknown territory.

And the rolling diameter is not too different either.
As long as you have the 7 & 3/8" fork centres, to allow a slightly wider front tyre with no clearance/fit problems.
Hopethishelps.


Thanks Rohan, this does help.


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#513004 - 11/02/13 5:29 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Allan Gill]  
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Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
I am using the 3.25x19 + 4.00x18 on my A65, you do not want to fit a 4.00x18 to a WM2 rim! it is a wide tyre and a tall tyre at that (much taller than the K70) The spec sheet reccomends a WM4 rim but says a wm3 will fit (and it does)

If you use a low profile at the front or a semi low profile. a big fat tyre on the back won't look right IMO,

My personal choice would be using both 19" WM2 rims front and rear. The tyre combo is similar to that used on an A10 - which IMO is one of the best handling bikes I have ridden. + a similar size difference to my Honda which again handles far easier (and can corner sharper) since using tyres and rims of a similar size

Here is the Avon spec sheet http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/sites/default/files/product-specs/Roadrider%20pdf%20datasheet.pdf

Remember that the MT** isn't a WM** size and is the width of the rim (this old post should help)
http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=226487


Good catch on the 18" rear rim Allan, this was a copy/paste typo in my post that has now been corrected. It was indeed a WM3 18" that I was considering and that is what was used in the drawing for this option.

I appreciate your comments on the WM2 19" front and rear as this what I have on my Venom and it handles great, I also like the look of this configuration as it seems to be more in the period look that I am after than the other options.

Thanks for the link to the Avon spec sheet, this is same one that I used to get the tyre dimensions for the 3D model.


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#513020 - 11/02/13 8:44 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Bry]  
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I too am not a fan of the big fat rear tyre (haven't got a world of choice on the A65) best of luck with the project, I am enjoying reading its progress.


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#513130 - 11/03/13 12:46 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Bry]  
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Hi,

Originally Posted By: Bry
Avon AM26 (Roadrider) tyres

While it doesn't mean as much as it used to, bear in mind that the Roadrider range are all 'V'-speed-rated and superseded the old Super Venom range, which was aimed more at the power and weight of early-1980's Jap bikes. Your Triton is unlikely to have similar power, and definitely won't have similar weight, to those bikes.

My 2c :-

. Unless you particularly want the 'fat-back-tyre' look, I'd rule out the 4.00x18 rear; even if you do want that look, maybe consider the 110/90x18 instead?

. If you do go with a 4.00x18 rear, consider the wider contemporary experience and fit the 3.25x19 front? The 90/90 front only has a similar overall width to the 3.25, while having a substantially-smaller (in tyre terms) overall diameter.

. If you aren't particularly concerned about said look, consider the sizes most Featherbeds were fitted with originally. Afaict, that would've been 3.50 rear and 3.00 front, either on 18" or 19" rims. The overall height of the 100/90 is still pretty close to that of the old 3.50 (albeit the overall width is greater) and, while the overall dimensions of the 90/90 are 'less similar' to a 3.00, the 100/90 rear / 90/90 front has been a common o.e. combination for decades.

. Consider the tyre makers' recommended rim widths, rather than 2.15 (WM3) rear and 1.85 (WM2) front. Even when I first started talking to the technical guys at Avon and Dunlop back at the beginning of the 1980's, they were saying that all the tyre makers reckoned that all the bike makers - British and Japanese, Italian and German - fitted too-narrow rims for the tyre widths.

Like the drawings; bigt what did you do 'em on?

Hth.

Regards,

#513135 - 11/03/13 2:51 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Bry]  
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I have read more than one period account of riders who claimed that going to an 18/400 on the rear adversely affected the handling of their Atlas ( featherbed framed ) motorcycles. I have already purchased a TT100 for the rear at 400/18 and don't yet know how that will work out but also purchased a rear wheel that is a 19 inch rim and will eventually fit that to the Atlas if I find that the above is true. It seems to me that having similiar sizes would be best for handling but will one day be sure if I go to the 19 rear. My roadster T100 Daytona has 18 rims front and back and tires not too far apart and handles well. It's also good to carry only one spare tube as both rims are 18 inch and one tube will get me through a problem on a trip. Maybe I won't ride the Norton hard enough to find out but will give it a try. Anyway......Cheers, Wilf

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#513150 - 11/03/13 7:28 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Bry]  
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I've set my Atlas up with 18" front and rear. A bit along the lines of Rohan's suggestions earlier. And basically because that was my personal preference for what I am trying to achieve. Not based on any secret information about how superior this is for some application in particular.

Just installed a 100/90 Avon roadrider on the back and got the wheel in over the weekend.

There was lots of to-ing and fro-ing at the tyre shop, but I'd done my looking around and reading and figured I'd want a 100/90. The 110/90 was just pulled out for comparison. Tyre shop was quite convinced I'd really want the 110/90. I guess in part due to the obsession with fat tyres.

Pretty snug fit in the swing arm with only maybe 1/2" on each side.

Tyre shop was going on about the WM3 being too wide for the 100/90 and I'd need the 110/90. WM3 is the minimum width recommended for the 100/90 as you'll see if you check the sheet Alan linked to.

Looks 'right' when fitted up to the rim (valanced with Tri conical hub). Also when fitted to the bike (although really more than a frame at this stage)

Has been said that that larger profiles slow down the steering a bit (not a reason for 'skinnies' for me). Maybe this is what Wilfred refers to. Even these skinnies (which is what the tyre guy called them - in a half patronising way) would have a shed-load more grip than tyres of the sixties. Certainly in smaller capacity classic racing some guys I have talked to say they want to use the skinniest tyres they can get away with that have sufficient grip.


I'd have a 90/90 on the front except the Australian distributor was out of stock (apparently).

For me this is correct combination. But again, that's based on my bias and opinion, nothing else. This is for the Avon. Try it with a Bridgestone and the 90/90 will look like it's part way to a bicycle tyre. Sizes differ for manufacturer's.


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#513277 - 11/04/13 3:44 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: BrizzoBrit]  
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Hi,

Originally Posted By: Wilfred
I have read more than one period account of riders who claimed that going to an 18/400 on the rear adversely affected the handling of their Atlas ( featherbed framed ) motorcycles.

The "contemporary experience" I referred to is certainly both British and Japanese bike makers - when they fitted a 3.00x18, 3.25x18 or 3.00x19 on the front, they fitted a 3.50x18 or 3.50x19 on the rear; otoh - certainly the British bike makers - when they fitted 4.00x18 on the back, fitted 3.25x19 on the front. In the 1970's, Dunlop TT100 and Avon Roadrunner replacement recommendations for any of these were 3.60 (x18 or x19) front and 4.10 rear; these then equate to 90/90 front and 100/90 rear.

If any given bike starts out with one of the smaller combos., 4.00x18 has a larger overall diameter which, if you don't change anything else, will steepen the head angle, and head angle is one factor in any bike's handling. Racers usually like steeper-than-standard head angles but they don't usually have the same requirements as road riders. Otoh, as I say, head angle is just one of a whole host of factors that affect the overall handling, and other factors might affect why a simple change in tyre size affects one rider/bike combination and not another.

Originally Posted By: Wilfred
TT100 for the rear at 400/18

You might want to check that ... wink a Dunlop "400/18" is a K70 or a similar-sized TT100 is the 4.25/85x18, the overall dimensions of the latter being closer to the 110/90x18 I suggested.

Originally Posted By: Wilfred
also purchased a rear wheel that is a 19 inch rim and will eventually fit that to the Atlas if I find that the above is true. It seems to me that having similiar sizes would be best for handling but will one day be sure if I go to the 19 rear.

Risking telling you something you know already, bear in mind that a 4.00x19 has a larger overall diameter again; when British bike makers used a 19" rim on the rear, they fitted either a 3.50x19 or 4.10x19 tyre, the latter having a similar overall diameter to the former, just a greater overall width.

Originally Posted By: Wilfred
My roadster T100 Daytona has 18 rims front and back and tires not too far apart and handles well.

You being in Canada, it's a "T100T Daytona"? If so, precisely my point - Triumph fitted these originally with 3.25x18 front and and 3.50x18 rear while fitting the US-market T100R with 3.25x19 front and 4.00x18 rear.

Originally Posted By: BrizzoBrit
with a Bridgestone and the 90/90 will look like it's part way to a bicycle tyre. Sizes differ for manufacturer's.

Amen. Overall diameters for the same nominal section and rim diameter (e.g. 90/90x18, 100/90x19) seem to be pretty close irrespective of tyre maker; otoh, overall widths for the same nominal section seem to vary relatively widely. confused

Hth.

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#513287 - 11/04/13 4:33 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Bry]  
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Stuart. I have yet to see a T100T in Western Canada as all that I have ever seen and owned are T100R models although I'm sure there must be some somewhere, maybe in the east. My bike is in a T100S 1970 cycle and had WM2 18 rims on both ends with the 7 inch TLS front brake. I now have a front 18 inch WM2 rim laced on to an 8 inch TLS hub and brake and the original WM2 18 rear with Roadriders. I wasn't considering a 400 19 on the Norton, probably a 350 or whatever the conversion is. On the Atlas, I was thinking in old sizes so what I actually have is a 360H 19 and 425/85 18, both K81. My extra Norton rear wheel has an old 410H 19 K81 on it. On the Norton 400/18 subject, I was simply referring to owner's comments in reports of what people were saying about the wheel/tyre choices in the 60's. When I get this Norton finished I'll find out for sure. Cheers, Wilf


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#513290 - 11/04/13 5:46 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Wilfred]  
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Hi Wilf,

Originally Posted By: Wilfred
My bike is in a T100S

Ah, right, I'm with you. Your previous post said "T100 Daytona"; T100S was also a pre-'71 'UK & General Export' designation and fitted with the same 18" wheels and smaller rear tyre as the UK&GE T100T Daytona.

Originally Posted By: Wilfred
what I actually have is a 360H 19 and 425/85 18, both K81.
My extra Norton rear wheel has an old 410H 19 K81 on it. On the Norton 400/18 subject,

The 4.10x19 has a very similar overall diameter to a 4.00x18, which is bigger than the overall diameter of particularly a K81 4.25/85x18. With a 3.60x19 K81 on the front, you might find the bike more prone to wobbles because of the slightly steeper steering angle; that's what I've experienced on triples so equipped. But not always, and only on triples equipped with narrower 'bars; depending on other factors - our probably-different weights, the different weights of the bikes, weight distribution, suspension lengths, etc., etc. ad infinitum - you might not experience any similar problem on your Atlas.

Originally Posted By: Wilfred
When I get this Norton finished I'll find out for sure.

Hth, but we are hijacking Bry's thread a long way from his original question, blush which wasn't the intention of my original post.

Regards,

#513293 - 11/04/13 6:57 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Bry]  
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Originally Posted By: Stuart
Hi,
. Unless you particularly want the 'fat-back-tyre' look, I'd rule out the 4.00x18 rear; even if you do want that look, maybe consider the 110/90x18 instead?
. If you do go with a 4.00x18 rear, consider the wider contemporary experience and fit the 3.25x19 front? The 90/90 front only has a similar overall width to the 3.25, while having a substantially-smaller (in tyre terms) overall diameter.
. If you aren't particularly concerned about said look, consider the sizes most Featherbeds were fitted with originally. Afaict, that would've been 3.50 rear and 3.00 front, either on 18" or 19" rims. The overall height of the 100/90 is still pretty close to that of the old 3.50 (albeit the overall width is greater) and, while the overall dimensions of the 90/90 are 'less similar' to a 3.00, the 100/90 rear / 90/90 front has been a common o.e. combination for decades.
. Consider the tyre makers' recommended rim widths, rather than 2.15 (WM3) rear and 1.85 (WM2) front. Even when I first started talking to the technical guys at Avon and Dunlop back at the beginning of the 1980's, they were saying that all the tyre makers reckoned that all the bike makers - British and Japanese, Italian and German - fitted too-narrow rims for the tyre widths.
Like the drawings; bigt what did you do 'em on?
Hth.
Regards,

Hi Stuart, thanks for the advice, I have ruled out the “fat-back-tyre” look for this bike and have decided to go with AM26 100/90-19 rear / 90/90-19 front. This is what I am using on my Venom and am quite happy with the look and handling. However, after reading your point on rim widths I went and had a close look at the rear wheel on the Velo which is a WM2 and is below the manufacturer’s minimum recommended rim width for a 100/90 and could see that the side wall angle and contact area profile are a bit steep. This is fine on the Velo as I wanted to restore this as close as possible to original specification, but with modern tyres as I ride it quite a bit. There is of course no such consideration when building a special, so I will go with a WM3 (2.15) on the rear and WM2 (1.85) on the front of the Triton which is in line with the Avon recommended width ranges, be it at the lower end of the range.

The drawings were done in AutoCAD.

Originally Posted By: Wilfred
I have read more than one period account of riders who claimed that going to an 18/400 on the rear adversely affected the handling of their Atlas ( featherbed framed ) motorcycles. I have already purchased a TT100 for the rear at 400/18 and don't yet know how that will work out but also purchased a rear wheel that is a 19 inch rim and will eventually fit that to the Atlas if I find that the above is true. It seems to me that having similiar sizes would be best for handling but will one day be sure if I go to the 19 rear. My roadster T100 Daytona has 18 rims front and back and tires not too far apart and handles well. It's also good to carry only one spare tube as both rims are 18 inch and one tube will get me through a problem on a trip. Maybe I won't ride the Norton hard enough to find out but will give it a try. Anyway......Cheers, Wilf

Hi Wilfred, thanks for this, it will be interesting to hear how these combinations work as a comparison.

Originally Posted By: BrizzoBrit
I've set my Atlas up with 18" front and rear. A bit along the lines of Rohan's suggestions earlier. And basically because that was my personal preference for what I am trying to achieve. Not based on any secret information about how superior this is for some application in particular.
Just installed a 100/90 Avon roadrider on the back and got the wheel in over the weekend.
There was lots of to-ing and fro-ing at the tyre shop, but I'd done my looking around and reading and figured I'd want a 100/90. The 110/90 was just pulled out for comparison. Tyre shop was quite convinced I'd really want the 110/90. I guess in part due to the obsession with fat tyres.
Pretty snug fit in the swing arm with only maybe 1/2" on each side.
Tyre shop was going on about the WM3 being too wide for the 100/90 and I'd need the 110/90. WM3 is the minimum width recommended for the 100/90 as you'll see if you check the sheet Alan linked to.
Looks 'right' when fitted up to the rim (valanced with Tri conical hub). Also when fitted to the bike (although really more than a frame at this stage)
Has been said that that larger profiles slow down the steering a bit (not a reason for 'skinnies' for me). Maybe this is what Wilfred refers to. Even these skinnies (which is what the tyre guy called them - in a half patronising way) would have a shed-load more grip than tyres of the sixties. Certainly in smaller capacity classic racing some guys I have talked to say they want to use the skinniest tyres they can get away with that have sufficient grip.
I'd have a 90/90 on the front except the Australian distributor was out of stock (apparently).
For me this is correct combination. But again, that's based on my bias and opinion, nothing else. This is for the Avon. Try it with a Bridgestone and the 90/90 will look like it's part way to a bicycle tyre. Sizes differ for manufacturer's.

Hi, thanks for this, sounds like you have an interesting project going on there. I note your final point and agree, I was a bit surprised at the dimensional variations between tyre manufacturers for the same section sizes of tyre when I started to review spec sheets. This is something that I have never given much thought to before but when I was setting up the scale drawings it become obvious that for visual comparison purposes it would be best to select and stick with one manufacturer and tyre type.


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#513430 - 11/05/13 6:21 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Bry]  
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Hi Bry,

Originally Posted By: Bry
have decided to go with AM26 100/90-19 rear / 90/90-19 front. This is what I am using on my Venom and am quite happy with the look and handling.

The only other thing you might want to check is the suspension lengths and travel on the Venom compared with your Triton.

100/90x19 has a relatively large o.d. compared with the more usual 100/90x18 or equivalent rear paired with 90/90 or 'equivalent' front; not a problem on a bigger bike like a Triumph or BSA triple with a greater overall height and obviously not a problem on something like the Venom, but does the latter only have short rear suspension travel?

Nevertheless, your bike, your choice, no argument, just looking forward to pictures of the finished bike. bigt

Regards,

#515235 - 11/18/13 10:54 pm Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: Stuart]  
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Good evening Bry,

Not sure if you are aware of this or not, but Borrani has begun production of their Record Rims again. Extensive listing of sizes available.

http://www.motocicliveloci.it/inglese/catalogue/cerchiborrani_uk.htm

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#515601 - 11/21/13 1:49 pm Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: J Rowe]  
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Originally Posted By: J Rowe
Good evening Bry,

Not sure if you are aware of this or not, but Borrani has begun production of their Record Rims again. Extensive listing of sizes available.

http://www.motocicliveloci.it/inglese/catalogue/cerchiborrani_uk.htm

Regards, John


Hello John,

Thanks for the heads-up on this and the link to the supplier. I did read about this earlier this year in one of the UK classic bike mags. Good article as I recall on the history and the Rudge Whitworth connection. Anyway, there was also some correspondence in the letters section (see link below) following the article questioning the quality of these as they apparently originate from a manufacturer in China and are finished in Itlay.

http://www.classicbikeguide.com/letters/2013-04/borrani-rims

Does anyone have any direct experience of using these? it would be interesting to hear any first hand accounts and opinions on the quality of these rims.

Bry


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1955 Triton (project)
1959 Velocette Venom
1966 Triumph T120
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Good afternoon Bry,

Thanks for the added information and the link to the article. It provides a little more incite and is greatly appreciated.

Regards,
John


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'78 T140V in slow process of restoration
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#516607 - 11/29/13 5:31 am Re: Wheel and tyre choice for Triton build [Re: J Rowe]  
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I have also bought flanged aluminium rims for Norton from Don Pender. Trades as Madass or something similar on eBay. He was in Brisbane, now moved to the Phillipines.

He sells a set of 18"R/19"F. Prices used to be very competitive. I have found the one set I used OK, have heard other experiences though (but that could be professional rivalries coming into play)

BTW, I'm getting my 90/90 18" front fitted in the morning and I will post a pick of the setup when I get the wheel in. You will be able to take a look and see what you think.

Cheers
Ray


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Hi Bry,

If still of interest and you havent fitted your's already here is a photo of mine with 90/90 x 18 front and 100/90 x 18 rear. Definitely harder to get a feel for this from the image than from 1st hand viewing.



Cheers
Ray


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BSA 1966 A65H
Triumph 1968 T120
Kawasaki A1R
& too many projects!
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Hi Ray, looking good thanks for sharing, you're right it's always better to see things in the metal; that front brake/hub set up looks tasty, what is it? Manx?

I ordered 19" WM2/WM3 Morad flanged rims yesterday, should have them next week.

Cheers
Bry


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1955 Triton (project)
1959 Velocette Venom
1966 Triumph T120
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Hi Bry,

No Manx. GT750. managed to get a couple way back when they weren't ridiculously priced.

I know some dont fancy the Manx-alike look. But, oh well.

Cheers
Ray


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Triumph 1968 T120
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