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CRFyou
10-28-2010, 10:11 AM
Oh Hai guize!

Has anyone found a cool looking tire for their new bonneville yet? That 17" rear wheel def limits the selection to street bike looking tires.

I just want a simple looking tire that would look at home on an older bike.

Thanks!

Bret
10-28-2010, 10:30 AM
There was thread on the NBR forum about this. There aren't really many options for a classic looking tire for the new bonnies. Part of it has to do with the look/technology versus size and safety. Myself and others have Avon Roadriders on ours. Great tire that handles/wears well and looks good. Stock size is 130 but the rime can accommodate up to a 150. I went with a 140. Took a little getting used to but I wouldn't go back now.

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/300/0000_Avon_AM26_Roadrider_Rear_Tire_--.jpg

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/28/396/12107/ITEM/Avon-AM26-Roadrider-Rear-Tire.aspx

image1
10-28-2010, 11:06 AM
why not swap the wheel to a more 'traditional' 18 if you're after the traditional look? lots of 18's available...

CRFyou
10-28-2010, 11:15 AM
There was thread on the NBR forum about this. There aren't really many options for a classic looking tire for the new bonnies. Part of it has to do with the look/technology versus size and safety. Myself and others have Avon Roadriders on ours. Great tire that handles/wears well and looks good. Stock size is 130 but the rime can accommodate up to a 150. I went with a 140. Took a little getting used to but I wouldn't go back now.

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/300/0000_Avon_AM26_Roadrider_Rear_Tire_--.jpg

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/28/396/12107/ITEM/Avon-AM26-Roadrider-Rear-Tire.aspx

yeah, that's what i figured. i have some Dunlop D607 tires on it now. they're pretty dece tires, just don't like "modern" tire treads.



why not swap the wheel to a more 'traditional' 18 if you're after the traditional look? lots of 18's available...

because i'm a cheap joo. i can't lace a wheel like a mother fucker, so i have to pay someone to do that. labor, wheel, and spokes would cost like 500 bux.

it is a good idea though. i should just man up and send my wheel in.

hardtop
10-28-2010, 4:26 PM
yeah, that's what i figured. i have some Dunlop D607 tires on it now. they're pretty dece tires, just don't like "modern" tire treads.




because i'm a cheap joo. i can't lace a wheel like a mother fucker, so i have to pay someone to do that. labor, wheel, and spokes would cost like 500 bux.

it is a good idea though. i should just man up and send my wheel in.

you can probably lace it yourself. its not that hard... i just did some reading on the subject and laced my 21. then i took it in to get trued.

Torch
10-29-2010, 12:01 AM
$500 ? come on B...... $125 for the average charge for spokes, $100 for Lacing, and the rim might run about $150.

BillySlicks
10-31-2010, 1:16 AM
its a straight swap with a modern harley rear to get either a 16 or 18.

We have done it on 2 bikes so far.

one drum and the disc....

cheap and not a lot of work to get it done

fatass
10-31-2010, 6:55 AM
its a straight swap with a modern harley rear to get either a 16 or 18.

We have done it on 2 bikes so far.

one drum and the disc....

cheap and not a lot of work to get it done

SHIT, that's cool to know!

I run DOT 70-30 tires or 80-20 on my Scram. They look beefy and oldish, but not very chopperesque:

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3880/37354.jpg

Yes, I have my own vocabulary. Engrish doesn't cover enough ground.

Bret
10-31-2010, 10:31 AM
its a straight swap with a modern harley rear to get either a 16 or 18.

We have done it on 2 bikes so far.

one drum and the disc....

cheap and not a lot of work to get it done

WOW! Are you saying the whole wheel can be swapped or the drum and disc?