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Ok so I went to get an inspection and I need to tires. I have a 2.75x18 in the front and 3.00x18 in the back. I want to go a little wider and I also want to get a more modern style tire rather than a vintage looking one. What is the biggest I can go?

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If I'm not mistaken, the largest you can go on those rims is a 100 (3.93") up front and a 110 (4.33") behind you. But, they're just that much more weight for that motor to turn (great once your at speed, but adds to the lag off the line). 100 and 110 aren't that ridiculous though and wouldn't look bad either.



Edited by - SilverTone on May 11 2006 10:13:44 PM
 

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I'm partial to Avon Super Venom tires (tyres for the Brit snobs). Awesome, sticky, bitchin' lookin', legit and costly too!

Should have 'em in your size.

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BTW: Cheng Shins = Cheap Crap, Continental Blitzes = Cheap, cool lookin' but slippery, Dunlop K591's = same as Avon's.



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I ran Avons for years on the street. I found that the Dunlop TT 100s have much better grip and I've actually used them as a back up tyre when I couldn't get race compund.

K591s will put you on your ass if you plan to carve some corners.

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I ran Avons for years on the street. I found that the Dunlop TT 100s have much better grip and I've actually used them as a back up tyre when I couldn't get race compund.
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Aaron,
I'm using TT100's on my CT1 but they are race compound. They work way better than they look. They are kind of knobby looking. I've got Cheng Shins on my 125 YA6 Yamaha but I don't know if it will be ready for next weekend. I'll let you guys know after I crash test them.

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Without trying to be rude, no one take tyre advise from Frank. He some how can make Cheng Shins stick... most of the time.

Frank, Where are you getting race compound TT100's?

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Without trying to be rude, no one take tyre advise from Frank. He some how can make Cheng Shins stick... most of the time.

Frank, Where are you getting race compound TT100's?

Aaron
I got them from FL. but he doesn't import them anymore, nobody wants them.

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you can get some really good 2.75 ribbed front/3.0 rear tires (without any branding) for a great price...250 gp champ can help you out. i ran them on my 250 street bike last year and they grip better than anyone needs for street use. most importantly, they look the part. old ladies (and men) look really dumb with a thong on. oversized tires not only look goofy but usually make bikes handle funny. if you are racing these tires, use the avon roadrunners...they are very good...alot of uscra 250 gp races and championships have been won on them over the last 10 years.
 

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you can get some really good 2.75 ribbed front/3.0 rear tires (without any branding) for a great price...250 gp champ can help you out. i ran them on my 250 street bike last year and they grip better than anyone needs for street use. most importantly, they look the part. old ladies (and men) look really dumb with a thong on. oversized tires not only look goofy but usually make bikes handle funny. if you are racing these tires, use the avon roadrunners...they are very good...alot of uscra 250 gp races and championships have been won on them over the last 10 years.
Personally I just hate the way skinny old style tires look. I like the more modern tread and wider tire. Call me crazy.

Anyways, you guys sure a 110 can fit? I just dropped my bike off to have the tires put on and the guy said I might have problems with a 110 in the rear.
 

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Drainyoo,
I think the 100 and 110 will look just fine and a little heavier handling on the front should be a good thing too. The 110 rear might interfere with the chain guard. You can either remove it and run without it(my usual preference) or note where the tire rubs and notch the guard for clearance (what I did for customers.
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you can get some really good 2.75 ribbed front/3.0 rear tires (without any branding) for a great price...250 gp champ can help you out. i ran them on my 250 street bike last year and they grip better than anyone needs for street use. most importantly, they look the part. old ladies (and men) look really dumb with a thong on. oversized tires not only look goofy but usually make bikes handle funny. if you are racing these tires, use the avon roadrunners...they are very good...alot of uscra 250 gp races and championships have been won on them over the last 10 years.
As much as I like the new Dunlops, I'm going back to the the little Avon road runners mostly because they are a pain to get, the cost, and racing in New England requires deeper rain grooves. The reason I switched in the beginning was the weight but the 80/90/18 is only 1.4 lbs difference and not the 3 pounds I thought.

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Drainyoo,
I think the 100 and 110 will look just fine and a little heavier handling on the front should be a good thing too. The 110 rear might interfere with the chain guard. You can either remove it and run without it(my usual preference) or note where the tire rubs and notch the guard for clearance (what I did for customers.
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The mechanic was really worried about the chain guard, which Im going to remove anyways. He was mostly worried about the rear fender and having the bike bottom out.
 

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By the way, anyone know anything about Duro tires? The guy at the shop assured me the are good tires. Not the best, just good.
 

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Well my mechanic just called and said the 110 is definitely not going to fit on the rear. He tried to put it on and said its way to big so hes gonna try a 100/98 in the back.



Edited by - drainyoo on May 18 2006 2:47:02 PM
 

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I'm partial to Avon Super Venom tires (tyres for the Brit snobs). Awesome, sticky, bitchin' lookin', legit and costly too!

Should have 'em in your size.

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BTW: Cheng Shins = Cheap Crap, Continental Blitzes = Cheap, cool lookin' but slippery, Dunlop K591's = same as Avon's.



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I ended up getting these Avons. 110 didnt fit in the back so we had to go with a 100 that barely fit. Bike looks so much better now. Its running like shit though, I have to figure out the problem.
 
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