COKER TIRES?

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58flh
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COKER TIRES?

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Post by 58flh » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:32 pm

COKER TIRES?----- Can anybody tell me how good this tire is for a daily-runner? -strictly solo rigid Pan. A friend of mine needs new sneakers on his scoot & the COKERS I showed him He really likes!--His ? is how long they will last. Roads are regu;ar asphalt like anyplace & He has been getting KILLER MILEAGE out of the CONTINENTALS!, But I showed him the COKERS & here is where were at!--Anybody riding these daily? & if so How do you like them pros/cons. Just trying to help somebody that I cant account for cause I never ran them personally.---RICHIE,--Thanks Guys



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Post by Ohio-Rider » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:11 pm

I've heard good and bad things about them, but I've been using them for years without any complaints. I can't really speak about how many miles there good for though, but hey some of the guys ran them on the last cannonball so they must not be to bad.

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Post by 1950Panhead » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:41 pm

My rear tire went about 7000 miles, front tire is still good.
They make both the Firestone and Goodyear tread paterns.
Jerry

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Post by 58flh » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:52 pm

Thanks guys dor the input!---7000 miles Aint bad for 5 months of summer!, If they survived the CANNONBALL they cant be bad!---Thanks----RICHIE 8)

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Post by awander » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:30 am

Much less traction and grip than a more modern tire. I used the Cokers for 15 years, went to a set of Duro HF302B last year; I would never go back except for a show bike.

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Post by Rammy » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:16 pm

I always used Cokers on my old bikes, They just look so good. but after going to modern tires on my 75 FLH I don`t think I would go back. I had some problems with the Firestones being round,at slow speed you could feel the front end up down up down.....

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Post by Panhead Ed » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:47 pm

One thing to concider is ridgid or swingarm.. modern tires such as Dunlop and others have a much stiffer sidewall .. Ocorse your preference is the final decider but on a ridgid the cokers will give the best ride . as for milage they compare to speedgrips of the past. Ed

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Post by 58flh » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:24 pm

Thank-you for all the input!---Hes going with the Conti.--Front & rear,--Dunlops are on it now & 12,000+ change on the rear, Pretty Good!--He knows the Contis as he has ran them before, & between Avon & conti, My personal 2 favorites--We rack milage on em & they handle nice on a low -(scrape the floorboard turn)-in an emergency!--The conti hung in there!----Again Thank-you for your Help!---Wheels-up----Richie

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