Tyres for an '81 CBX-B

Tyres for an '81 CBX-B

Postby geebee58 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:55 pm

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen,
Probably rehashing something that's been answered many times, so apologies in advance if that's the case... .

Going for Shinko Tour Master 230 series for front and rear on my '81 CBX-B.

The S097 tyre for the rear at 130/90-18.
And the S130 tyre for the front at 110/90-19.

I've had my bike since new but has been in storage for many, many years. Long story short a) haven't bought tyres in ages and b) keen to get back to sizing that was fitted as original equipment. The rear size is easy, but is the 110/90-19 front equivalent to 3.50-19 and what would have been fitted by Honda?

Cheers

Gary
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Re: Tyres for an '81 CBX-B

Postby daves79x » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:00 am

No go on the 110! Get the 100. It's the correct replacement for the 3.50. The 110 is too tall for the front of the CBX and will often rub the fender at speed. I just put a set of Shinkos on an '81 and it rides and handles just fine, especially for the money.

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Re: Tyres for an '81 CBX-B

Postby geebee58 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:19 pm

Thanks Dave, that's gold, cheers. So the 100/90-19 it is for the front.

Thanks for your advice.

Gary
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Re: Tyres for an '81 CBX-B

Postby Ironangel John » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:24 am

Glad to hear about the Shinkos, I'm a dealer for them. I have a set of Battleaxes on my '81, hate them. Installed a set of tourmasters on a Yamaha XS 11 special I'm doing anxious to try it.
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Re: Tyres for an '81 CBX-B

Postby Ironangel John » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:30 am

Glad to hear about the Shinkos, I'm a dealer for them. I have a set of Battleaxes on my '81, hate them. Installed a set of tourmasters on a Yamaha XS 11 special I'm doing anxious to try it.
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