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kehughes
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tires

#1

Post by kehughes » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:17 am

who sells the most correct tire for a 50fl?



1950Panhead
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Re: tires

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Post by 1950Panhead » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:36 pm

The factory used Firestone and Goodyear tires in 50.
Coker makes replicas of both.
Jerry

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Re: tires

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Post by kehughes » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:52 pm

Cool, Coker is in Chattanooga, TN and I live about 15 min away.

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Re: tires

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Post by kehughes » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:33 pm

What are the differences between the two tires? any suggestions?

Would the Firestone 72225 be the correct one?
Which Goodyear tire is it?

Thanks.

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Re: tires

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Post by 1950Panhead » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:40 pm

http://www.cokertire.com/motorcycle/whe ... er/16.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Firestone, first row, center tire, $157
Goodyear, second row, third tire, $134, black wall (photo is whitewall)
Personal preference, I've used both.
Jerry

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Re: tires

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Post by kehughes » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:57 am

I guess I was asking what kind of ride differences there were between them. I like the look of the firestone better.

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Re: tires

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Post by Bigincher » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:30 am

Make sure you choose the right size--- that one in the middle of the top row is a 3.50 x 16.
Middle of the 4th row is a 5.00x 16.
Just sayin...

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