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Allan G, Beach, Gary E, Gordon Gray, Greg H
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by Greg H
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Have a 67 Hornet and need to replace the badly cracked front tire. I can only seem to find 3.50-19's.

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by Jon W. Whitley
Jon W. Whitley
Originally Posted by Greg H
Thanks. No choice but 3.50 if I want to stay with K70's or any other recommendations?


Even the 3.50x19 K70 is a beefy-looking tire and would definitely suffice for your application in the absence of the 4.00x19. However, a good substitute 4.00x19 for our vintage bikes is a Duro brand HF-308 4.00x19 and they are readily available. They are a copy of the Pirelli MT-53 tires. Several vendors carry them in other sizes as well.

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by Greg H
Greg H
Originally Posted by Gary E
How bad do you want an original?

Saw those but had to change my underwear after seeing the prices! Plus they don't say how old they are. According to online sources, the industry standard to replace is around 6 years even if they look good.

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by leon bee
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I've been through this and the main thing I learned is if you wanna ride the bike, 350-19 feels much better.
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by Allan G
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Originally Posted by leon bee
I've been through this and the main thing I learned is if you wanna ride the bike, 350-19 feels much better.

+1 a 3.50:19 is a lot more rideable and still looks the part, though a 3.25 will handle better still.
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by Morgan aka admin
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Of you wish to go the heavy duty way go for Firestone ANS developed for the US Military

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by Gary E
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Big differences between 4.00, 3.50, and 3.25.

A 3.50 on the WM3.19 rim might look a bit odd. 3.25 on a west coast model Hornet would look very out of place. A huge gap between the tire and the west coast model fender.

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