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WHICH TYRES FOR A LOOP?

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Topic: WHICH TYRES FOR A LOOP?
Posted By: Dave P.
Subject: WHICH TYRES FOR A LOOP?
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 12:37
Which tyres do you use on your Loop? I've been using a 4.00/18 Avon SM on the rear, and a 3.50/18 K82 on the front for several years with no problems, but I wonder if something else might be better.I use the SM rear because it gives around eight to ten thousand miles of use before it is scrapped, and a lower profile tyre makes it difficult to get the bike onto the centre stand.K82's wear out very quickly on the rear wheel but seem to last ages on the front.I do like high mileage tyres
So, what do other Loop riders use?

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TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAW YOU MUST BE HONEST.

1971 V7 Special. 1972 850GT.
1970 T120 Bonnie. 2009 500 Bullet.



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Posted By: ranton_rambler
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 12:53
Dave, I've got Avon Roadriders on both wheels. Can't remember the sizes - maybe 4.00-18 on rear and 100x18 on front. Something to do with markings for direction of rotation. I think 4.00-18 is specified for both front and rear in the book.
Ian


Posted By: Dave P.
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 13:02
Thanks Ian. What about milage and centre stand operation?

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TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAW YOU MUST BE HONEST.

1971 V7 Special. 1972 850GT.
1970 T120 Bonnie. 2009 500 Bullet.


Posted By: kateguy
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 13:15
Any old sh*te....they dont mind ! 

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Moto Guzzi Club GB.....
850 LE MANS...1 & 2....V7 Loop Frame..V7 Sport replica...Guzzi Daytona...Ducati 900ss Bevel not belt.....Laverda 3C ....and an MZ...


Posted By: Dave P.
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 13:28
Originally posted by kateguy kateguy wrote:

Any old sh*te....they dont mind ! 


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TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAW YOU MUST BE HONEST.

1971 V7 Special. 1972 850GT.
1970 T120 Bonnie. 2009 500 Bullet.


Posted By: Loopian
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 16:05
I put on battle axe bt45s the sizes from memory were 100x18 and 120x18. I’ve done about 4000 miles so far no probs nice and sticky and I reckon it handles great with the right pressures. Looks like loads of tread left but that’s not very scientific. V7john put some ”mitas” ? on his and I think got more like the original sizes. I’m not sure how he is getting on with them, might be worth a look.
Cheers Ian





Posted By: Simmoto
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 19:43
Dunlop k70 front and rear. No idea how they wear but they look the business! Smile


Posted By: ranton_rambler
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 22:07
Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

Thanks Ian. What about milage and centre stand operation?
Front is actually 110/90x18 which is virtually identical in size to 4.00-18. I think the rear did about 8000 miles before I replaced it. Could have done a bit more but I like a bit of tread for winter riding. The front is still on.
Very easy to get onto the main stand.
They do perhaps look a bit modern though.


Posted By: v7john
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 22:40
Yes, I put Mitas H06s on mine, 4.00x18 front and back. So far they've been good wet or dry but remember I'm a very "steady" rider. Centre stand is easy to use now. They were cheap and have a very deep tread but I can't judge how long they'll last. They were also dead easy to fit.

Having a 4in tyre on the front does slow the steering down a little at slow speeds but not so much that it bothers me. Max tyre pressure for these tyres is 33psi and I've been running them at 24psi front, 28psi at the back.

Would I buy them again? Yes, probably.

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1972 V7Sport "The Racing Rhino".
1972 V7 700cc "The Fire Bike".

Read my blog https://racingrhino.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow - https://racingrhino.wordpress.com/


Posted By: Amboman
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2018 at 14:39
Not sure if y'all get them in the UK, but my current favorite is the Shinko 230 Tour Master. I can get them for around $135 a pair. They have excellent traction wet or dry. Rear lasted 8k on my Convert, front should do 10-11k miles.


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Charlie
'69 V700, '69 Ambassador, '76 Convert, '85 Morini 350 K2
http://www.AntietamClassicCycle.com


Posted By: saultrader
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2018 at 16:31
The best tyres are whitewalls but Kate bought them all...


Posted By: kateguy
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2018 at 19:36
Originally posted by saultrader saultrader wrote:

The best tyres are whitewalls but Kate bought them all...
You are a cheeky monkey....oh yes u are...
Alas them whitewalls doubled in price.....so tis on with the Roadriders...just remember to take that littke quality control sticker off the inside of the case....


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Moto Guzzi Club GB.....
850 LE MANS...1 & 2....V7 Loop Frame..V7 Sport replica...Guzzi Daytona...Ducati 900ss Bevel not belt.....Laverda 3C ....and an MZ...


Posted By: Dave P.
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2018 at 23:51
Originally posted by kateguy kateguy wrote:

Any old sh*te....they dont mind ! 


I've checked out, www any old sh*te.com and they have a wide variaty of crap for sale.Thanks for the heads up.

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TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAW YOU MUST BE HONEST.

1971 V7 Special. 1972 850GT.
1970 T120 Bonnie. 2009 500 Bullet.


Posted By: kateguy
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2018 at 18:02
Ha....
Have a like fer that.......LOL


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Moto Guzzi Club GB.....
850 LE MANS...1 & 2....V7 Loop Frame..V7 Sport replica...Guzzi Daytona...Ducati 900ss Bevel not belt.....Laverda 3C ....and an MZ...


Posted By: cyclobutch
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2018 at 12:33
The answer was surely - white walls.

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Butch
V50 II - 'The Black Pearl'
T3 - 'Blue'
Eldo Loop - 'Jug'


Posted By: Amboman
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2018 at 14:24
Whitewalls are for Harley-Davidsons. Wink


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Charlie
'69 V700, '69 Ambassador, '76 Convert, '85 Morini 350 K2
http://www.AntietamClassicCycle.com


Posted By: kateguy
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2018 at 08:25
and some guzzis...

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Moto Guzzi Club GB.....
850 LE MANS...1 & 2....V7 Loop Frame..V7 Sport replica...Guzzi Daytona...Ducati 900ss Bevel not belt.....Laverda 3C ....and an MZ...


Posted By: Idontwantapickle
Date Posted: 06 May 2018 at 03:57
I've used Pirelli Sport Demon as that's what they make in the correct sizes. Currently I run 110 front and 120 rear. It does slow the steering a bit but is more stable high speed. They are nice and quick to turn with the 100 front and rear though if you like it that way. I usually get 5K or so rear and 10 on the front.

Hunter


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It's a beautiful day



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