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What tires are you running on your T140's? #564460
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My bonnie needs new tires, it's got the traditional Dunlop K81 on it, but I was thinking of going towards something with more of a scrambler type tread or more of a blocky tread. Just wondering what everyone uses on their later OIF bikes.

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Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: jhays79] #564467
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Roadriders for me

Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: jhays79] #564468
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heidenau k60 on my OIF T120

Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: jhays79] #564470
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Roadriders on my Commando, Heidenau K60 on my B44 Victor Special. Roadriders are sticky road tyres, K60 are enduro dual purpose with chunky treads but still grip well on tarmac even in the wet.

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exactly the reason I put the K60 on my T120

Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: jhays79] #564506
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I use Bridgestone S11 Spitfires on my 1977 Bonneville. Very happy with them. Not really the blocky threads you're looking for but a good all around road tire.

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I was thinking about a tire like this, but I'm not sure if it'll be too aggressive for more street riding then anything else:

http://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/shinko-sr241-motorcycle-tire

it's got great reviews and the price is definately right. I can't afford 100+ dollar tires right now. What do you guys think?

Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: jhays79] #564564
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Originally Posted By: jhays79
I was thinking about a tire like this, but I'm not sure if it'll be too aggressive for more street riding then anything else:

http://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/shinko-sr241-motorcycle-tire

it's got great reviews and the price is definately right. I can't afford 100+ dollar tires right now. What do you guys think?


That one looks more like a trail bike tire to me. As to Shinko, I use them on my Kawasaki KLR 650 -- take a look at Shinko 705 -- they perform well on pavement and last a long time. Looks like you can get the pair (from motorcycle superstore) for a little over $100 (plus tubes of course).


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Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: jhays79] #564611
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Dunlop Roadmaster TT100's (K81) 4.10 X 19 front, 4.25 X 18 rear. I'm not a racer, but I'm not what I would call a 'sedate' rider either...last year, I rode around 200 miles through the mountains of TN, NC and VA on wet, damp, technical (see: The Snake) roads and they performed without a hiccup. The only caveat I have is that I probably have to replace the rear tire a bit more often that a more 'traditional' tire (Avon's, etc...),


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Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: jhays79] #564634
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On my road bikes are a mix of Roadrunner upfront and Roadrider outback (TSS) and all Roadrunner (mk1 at front) (TR65) and all Roadrider (TSX). All combos work well for me although sneaky suspicion that TR65 worked better with a Speedmaster upfront.

On the two Trails are what I consider to be the best dual purpose block pattern tyres: the Continental Twinduro. They look the part and more importantly do the business. I've taken them to the Pyrenees and back, no trouble.

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Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: meriden4ever] #564648
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I was considering this for a rear tire- not as traditional.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/20401/i/shinko-705-series-dual-sport-rear-tire
and this for the front
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/20396/i/shinko-705-series-dual-sport-front-tire
I ride aggressively on the road but I'd like do more dirt and gravel.

Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: Pete Suchawreck] #564879
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Pete - I use the Shinko 705 on my Kaw, which is about the same weight as my Triumphs, and I ride at about the same speeds. Recommended.


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Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: jhays79] #564933
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Hate to be a PITA, but anyone got any pics of their bikes with those Shinkos?

Re: What tires are you running on your T140's? [Re: jhays79] #564964
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Originally Posted By: jhays79
Hate to be a PITA, but anyone got any pics of their bikes with those Shinkos?


Sure. Shinko 705:





Or for more money you could go with Avon Distanzia, as on this fine Choppahead creation:




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