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radial tire replacement

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:01 am
by wiggs
I am currently running Donlop Gt501 front and back on m '82 CBX, 100/90-19 and 130/80-18 , What radial tires can I put on as opposed to bias tires and any recommendations please, looking for combination of mileage with good grip, any thoughts much appreciated

Re: radial tire replacement

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:07 pm
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
I do not know if you can find radials in those sizes. Does anybody make them that small?
No way i am going to start a tire debate BUT the only time i used radials was about 10? years ago, Avon Azzaro AV45s. They were too much tire for the bike. I think the grip overwhelmed the frame and suspension. The grip provided by a Bridgestone BT45 or the longevity provided by Bridgestone S-11 are plenty for me.
BTW, welcome to the site, Wiggs.

Re: radial tire replacement

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:47 pm
by daves79x
Ditto what Steve said - especially the S-11s for the Pro Link in the proper 130/90/18 size.

Dave

Re: radial tire replacement

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:16 am
by wiggs
thanks guys, may just stick to the bias, was not aware 130/90/18 was correct rear as opposed to 130/80/18

Re: radial tire replacement

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:44 pm
by Don
With the narrow rims and tall sidewalls, you probably wouldn't like the queasiness (is that a word?) of a radial tire on a CBX anyway

Don

Re: radial tire replacement

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:42 am
by EMS
Don wrote:With the narrow rims and tall sidewalls, you probably wouldn't like the queasiness (is that a word?) of a radial tire on a CBX anyway

Don


It is a word. Whether it applies to the features of a radial tire may be a point of discussion.... :think:

Noun
1. queasiness - a mild state of nausea
squeamishness, qualm
nausea, sickness - the state that precedes vomiting
2. queasiness - inability to rest or relax or be still
restlessness, uneasiness
nervousness - a sensitive or highly strung temperament
jactation, jactitation - (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness