Post by frankiebaby on Mar 13, 2010 17:45:22 GMT -5
I've come across a Shinko 777 Whitewall Rear Tire 130/90H-16 I really like, but I'm unsure as to if it will fit my bike. I read somewhere on here someone was running 130 on the rear and it was fine
I do run a Spitfire 11 rear tire, 130/90-16 on my '77 without a problem. But this is not the stock width for a Standard. This is the right width for a SPecial. The right width for a Standard is 110 but 120 would be correct too. With the 130, there is very little room between the tire walls and the swing arm. Hope this helps.
Cheng Shins are good. Kendas are horrible! You'll kill yourself on those things. Dunlop 501s are good. I ride Metzeler ME880s and like them. Metzeler Lasertecs or Avon Roadrunners are good too. Check for fitment though. I've heard good things about IRC Duros. Bridgestones are good as are Pirelli. Metzeler and Pirelli are combined, though Metzeler makes only motorcycle tires while Pirelli makes both car and bike tires.
I found a place www.motorcycle-superstore.com has the Spitfires. fronts $55.99. 110-18 rears $59.99, 120's $62.99. 130-16 rears $68.99. free shipping over $75 order with 1-3 days shipping. If you like the Dunlop 404's They run $56.99 for front, $70.99 130 rear, $75.99 for 120, $68.99 110 They have other brands. Might be worth checking out. The tires I run on my Harley are about $30 less per pair than I have found anywhere else. The 650 is getting close on the front and the 18 rear is due. The 16 rear is about 1/3 worn. I think I'll get my new ones there.
75 XS650B with 79 forks and dual disc, braided lines, disc brake on back, Pamco ignition, Pamcopete's reg/rec mods, kill switch relay, home made harness, all LED turn, brake and tail lights, tapered head bearings, bronze bushes in swing arm, soon to get shock and fork upgrades
I built a street tracker with 19" wheels front and rear. The only tires I can find are the DT2 dirt track tires which do not last very long. Does anyone know of a DOT tire approx. 4.5- 5.0" wide for these tires?? thanks for the help. al
Oh, just shrug and pay the extra for good tires. They're worth it and you'll enjoy your XS more. Avons are very good. Cheng Shins were good, too, if they're still making then. So are Maxxis, I understand. Don't go near Kendas, which truly suck. Pirellis MT66s are nothing special and a little hard, like Metzeler ME880s. I would try the Continental K181 Twins.
Are Cheng Shins still being made? If so, they're good. Kendas are trash. I have read good things about Maxxis but have never tried them. I've never ridden IRCs. Pirelli MT66s are okay and that's all. Metzelers are hard. Dunlops are standard on you know who. The venerable Conti Twins are still great. Avons are best, in my opinion. I've had Road Runners and now Venoms. They're worth whatever premium you'd pay because the bike is more enjoyable than the $75-100 extra would lead you to expect.
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craig8johnson: I'm checking the charging system. I'm afraid I might have fried the last battery. With the solid state regulator (after market) what should it be charging at. The book says, I think, 15 volts. I'm hitting 17 when revved. Is that too high?
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gggGary: Yes 17 volts is too high, about 14 volts is max, sounds like you don't have the right regulator or it's wired wrong.
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trix13: Also, even though all of my connections are clean, I cannot seem to find out why , when at higher rpms, I hit the signals and the rpms pulse with the signals...hahah. same with the brake light. I appreciate all input!!
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louisvan: trix13 - I had a problem with my 1975 SX650. When I got to highway speeds, the engine lost power. The problem was in the connectors. At a certain vibration and the wind pushing on the wiring loom, the connector lost continuity. A bad crimp to the wire.
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