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Old 06-01-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default Firestones on a Moto Guzzi?

Hello

I am thinking of buying a Moto Guzzi, a Lemans 3 or a Monza 2.

I believe that the tire recommendation for the Lemans is 100/90 18 front and 110/90 18 rear
For the Monza 2 it is 3,25-18 front and 3,50-18 rear.

Would it be possible to install Vintage Firestone Champion Deluxe, 4,00-18 front and 4,50-18 rear, on these two bikes?

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Old 06-01-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Firestones on a Moto Guzzi?

yes. they will fit. in my opinion, you'll be doing the bike a disservice to the performance and handling aspects. hipsters will disagree.

i suggest bridgestone spitfires for retro looking, great handling and long lasting performance.

good luck with the Guzzi - great machines

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: Firestones on a Moto Guzzi?

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yes. they will fit. in my opinion, you'll be doing the bike a disservice to the performance and handling aspects. hipsters will disagree.

i suggest bridgestone spitfires for retro looking, great handling and long lasting performance.

good luck with the Guzzi - great machines

hope this helps
WTF! as he said, I'm a Huge Guzzi Fan, look at Metzlers or AVONS for that steed.. Firestones were on GrandPa's Olds...
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Default Re: Firestones on a Moto Guzzi?

+1 on the above, Firestones are the wrong tire choice. Also, I prefer the Le Mans I, the III is too 80's looking for me, lost the purity of the earlier design.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Firestones on a Moto Guzzi?

i love my deluxe champions firestones
you can hurt em and they are foregiving

iff you only wanna race your bike
pirelli cosa's are pretty much the way to go ,but they are new and you can forget about the classic look than

for street use and cruising and "mild" fast riding firestones will do it !!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #6
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Firestones won't give the corner handling like a round tire will though.
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