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front tire for K-Mod. ?

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Post Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:58 pm

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Location: Pa. , USA
Need a decent front tire 3.50 / 18" for a K-Mod , the pickings are slim, prefer to stay away from chen shit shin or the like if possible, any help is appreciated, thanks, Tim

Post Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:16 pm

Posts: 240
Location: Kirkland, WA, USA

I use modern tires, though you could put Dunlop K's on it.

I am running an Metzler ME 33 Lazer 100x90 V18 on the front, and a ME 77 Perfect 4.00 18 on the rear. I have progressive springs in the front, and aftermarket full covered shocks in the rear. It handles quite nicely. I used to enjoy dusting mid seventies 4 cylinder Japanese bikes in the corners. “Follow me, and be brave!” I am getting a little less aggressive in my older years though, and after two accidents, will likely mellow even more....My peg rubbers do get a little warn on the bottom though.

The tires are all black, so from a distance they look kind of stock, though the front is a little lower profile than stock, and the rear is much bigger than stock, but I like it that way. I have run the Dunlops on it, but I eat them up too fast!

Barry55KH

Post Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:54 pm

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Location: Pa. , USA
Barry does the 100/90 fill the front fender ? don't want any daylight in there.

Post Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:16 pm

Posts: 240
Location: Kirkland, WA, USA

Not completely like a stock tire, but it is good enough so that you can’t see from one side to the other and no one ever bitched about it but Trailer Queen types. I ride, that is what it is all about. I think that has happened once.

When I finished my bike 15 years ago, one of the Mechanics at a Harley shop I went to said, "Man you should buy another bike to ride so you don't ware this one out!" I have had lots of bikes since, but I still wore out the KH anyway. It is just really fun to ride. I told the Mechanic, "Well, I had to rebuild it once, so I can do it again!" Over and over and over....


Barry55KH

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:48 am

Posts: 757
Location: Pa. , USA
Thanks Barry but not looking for performance here as much as period look, might try Coker for a 3.50 / 18" .

Post Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:08 pm

Posts: 54
The Dunlops don't look too modern and corner well.
Anyone knows when those Dunlops were first produced?
Hans.


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