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Old 03-18-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default Tires: my selections. Acceptable?

Alright folks, here are the tires I've come up with. Got a 19 front and 16 back wheel. (Might move to an 18 or 19 back wheel someday, but that's what I already own)

Any advice on functionality, style, safety, or anything else?

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Shinko SR241
http://www.amazon.com/Shinko-SR241-F.../dp/B001PS2QQC
http://www.jcwhitney.com/sr241-serie...erid=c51721j1#





Back:
Duro HF904
https://www.denniskirk.com/duro/rear...prd/540781.sku



I wish I could find a better looking back tire, but I'd like a 4 or 5 inch tire on the back, and the widest SR241 in 16inch diameter is 3inches, I think.

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Old 03-18-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Just my opinion, but I think the thinner the tire the better its gonna look on a larger diameter rim.Avon mkll has a 16" at 5.00"

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Old 03-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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my personal opinion is that i really like matching front and rear tires a lot better
i have the duro 904 in 16 on the back amd 21 in the front
i like the way they look
i also like that front tire you picked out but i dont like the duro and that shinko together
again just my opinion i dont want to sound like im insulting you or anything
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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+1on the matching tires.Unless the front is a Speedmaster....that would go with most.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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My personal preference in tires relates more to how I ride and what I am riding. On a bike I want to handle worth a flip I go for avons, generally venom/super venoms. If the bike is a heavier ride (more than 500lbs) I prefer the ME88 Metzlers (compromise on handling for wear, but not much of a compromise). I generally don't like the cheaper tires like Shinko, Cheng Shin, maxxis, etc. They eiher handle like crap, or wear uneven and fast.

If you are simply aimed at looks, pick the matching front for the back. In myy opinion, it will not only look better, but the matched front and rear will generally handle better too as opposed to two different brands front and rear. Again, these are simply my opinions.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:36 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. I don't want to be driving something shitty-looking. I'm going to look around more for a closer match on the back tire.

I'd really like to find something that looks pretty similar to the shinko, I really like the way that shinko looks. Anyone got a recommendation for a flat-sided tire with mostly straight grooves?
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #7
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I could go with the speedmaster and the safety mileage MKII tires... But I was really digging that shinko for the front. Will have to think on that. More input would be cool. Thanks!
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I have the same front tire, I think it's awesome. I looks good and for the street it handles fine. I'm not taking super fast leaned over corners though.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #9
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If you want the bike to handle as it should you should always keep your tires matched, tread and manufacturer. At least that is what I have always been taught.
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That rear tire looks very similar to a set of bridgestone trailwings i had on my xr650r that i converted to street...

that shinko looks like a trials tire....
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It's rated as a dual sport, but it probably is a trials tire. I really like the look. Scottto: I have my eyes on the trailwings. I might just go with a set of those, if I decide not to go with the MKII's
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My personal preference in tires relates more to how I ride and what I am riding. On a bike I want to handle worth a flip I go for avons, generally venom/super venoms. If the bike is a heavier ride (more than 500lbs) I prefer the ME88 Metzlers (compromise on handling for wear, but not much of a compromise). I generally don't like the cheaper tires like Shinko, Cheng Shin, maxxis, etc. They eiher handle like crap, or wear uneven and fast.

If you are simply aimed at looks, pick the matching front for the back. In myy opinion, it will not only look better, but the matched front and rear will generally handle better too as opposed to two different brands front and rear. Again, these are simply my opinions.

True, true and true. Nothing to add that that. Great post on tires skinthead.
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Shovithead / skinthead

opinions on an Avon MKII speedmaster front, and MKII safety mileage rear mated together?
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Speedmasters have a nickname......"Slidemaster". I agree they look good, but I have read too many stories of guys having the front ends wash out on them to run them myself.

Avons, Metzlers, and Dunlop are the brands I play wih most, but I am not aiming for appearance. I ride every bike I have ever had like I was road racing, so form and function are bigger on my list than looks.

Now, with that being said, Avon has a dual sport tire, I think it is the distanza line, that is dual sport, look sharp, and should handle good too. I don't run the flat side tires on anything at all, and haven't since my first Triumph long bike. Since the bike handled like crap I knew I would never overcome the traction coefficient of the tire, so I never changed to anything else.

Look around on the bike tire sites, and there are a few, and find something in a modern tire that can offer SOME of the appearance aspects you like. Lots of things have changed in tires since the 60's flatside tires were made. Take advantage of modern tech and be able to run with the big dogs when you hit the road.......nobody wants to wait up, and nobody WANTS to wreck because they pushed the tires well beyond their limits. Wrecking HURTS! I speak from experience......
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Yeah, it does. I broke my collarbone 2 years ago.

I'll be riding this bike every day, about 40 miles or so, and I tend to push the envelope at least a little bit. I'll need a good tire. I'll look up that dual sport avon, and report back.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:41 PM   #16
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i have the avon combo of speedmaster and safety mileage on my triumph and I dont even have them broke in yet, but i havent noticed any traction issues thus far.
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Shovithead / skinthead

opinions on an Avon MKII speedmaster front, and MKII safety mileage rear mated together?
I wouldn't recommend that MKII rear to my worst enemy. The speed master front no problem.
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I wouldn't recommend that MKII rear to my worst enemy. The speed master front no problem.
You made me curious.
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I wouldn't recommend that MKII rear to my worst enemy. The speed master front no problem.
Yeah, more info?
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Any more info on the Avon MKII/Speedmaster combo? I've heard mixed reviews in regards to the Speedmasters ("Slidemasters") but am curious about Family Man's comment in regards to the MKII. I'm planning on running a wider (5.00") 16" rear and a thinner (3.00") 21" front. I like the old school look of the Avons; I primarily use my bike to cruise, not really hitting corners hard like the sport bike crowd...
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