Recomendation for a tire change for 65 flh

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Recomendation for a tire change for 65 flh

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Post by rmcrh » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:43 pm

We have a 65 F L H with a set of whitewall Commanders that are at least 18yrs old. The bike was in a museum. I have come to enjoy the look of a white wall and want to replace them. I plan to ride the bike and want a good set of tires with a white wall. Please give us your suggestions and or recommendations.



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Re: Recomendation for a tire change for 65 flh

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Post by beets » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:08 pm

Check Coker Tire. I have gotten good service from their tires.

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Re: Recomendation for a tire change for 65 flh

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Post by Pomike » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:48 pm

If you are going to ride it. Dunlop. Period. Mike

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Re: Recomendation for a tire change for 65 flh

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Post by 1962FLH » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:24 pm

I run Dunlop on my shovelhead but have Coker/Firestone gum dipped bias ply on my Panhead. I really like the Bias ply as they provide a more comfortable ride. You can get them from V-Twin and Summit Racing sells the as well but V-Twin is cheaper.

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Re: Recomendation for a tire change for 65 flh

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Post by Pomike » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:59 pm

The Dunlops I run are bias ply. Had a low speed wobble with the Cokers. Dunlop D402F front, D402 rear, 5/8" whitewall. These are HD tires. Mike

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Re: Recomendation for a tire change for 65 flh

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Post by flamingoesg » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:34 pm

Hi All,
I've been running the Shinko Classic 240 Whitewall Tire on my '59 for many years. They have the look I want, they wear well and I haven't noticed any handling problems. I get them from http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The price is right and you can get free shipping if you bump your order to $90. There's always some little item you need, isn't there?
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Re: Recomendation for a tire change for 65 flh

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Post by VPH-D » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:42 pm

I would avoid any of the modern low profile tires on an older machine. The Goodyear knock-offs, Avon Safety Mileage or Continental Twin would be a better choice.
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Re: Recomendation for a tire change for 65 flh

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Post by rmcrh » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:13 pm

Cotten, What are your thoughts?

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