67 Flh tires

closest to original new tires for my 67 FLH

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67 Flh tires

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Post by icky59pan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:15 pm

Hello all
I need to replace the very old and cracked tires on my what i believe to be a very original 67 FLH. I would like advice on what would most closely replicate original. The bike currently has double white speed grip's on the front and black super eagle 100's on the rear. I have no idea if either would be correct, all tho i do like way the double white look. Any help in the rite direction would be appreciated.

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"Icky"



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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by RooDog » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:28 pm

Cokeer Tire Co, in Chattanooga has 'em....

https://www.cokertire.com/tires/styles/ ... -bike.html

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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:20 pm

Shinko does a double white in a tread pattern almost the same as the old Goodyears H-D used.
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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by Edaddy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:23 pm

I like the firestone tires from the link. How do they wear and handle?

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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by icky59pan » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:57 am

guys
well I am now aware of the options. I guess i feel like my root question would be was the 67 available new with the double white? and if so would the cocker or the shanko be closer to the original look? They seem to look quite different to me especially tread up on the sidewall

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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:31 am

Factory brochure shows 2" whites...
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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by Larry » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:28 pm

The brochure tires look like they might be Super Eagles. I wasn't aware that they were used as late as '67.

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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by Frankenstein » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:38 pm

Were those what we used to call "Slippery Eagles"? :D The tread up the side was to remind you that they would leave you on your side if you tried to use it?
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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by Shovel74_74 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:48 pm

It's been awhile, but I have the Avons MKII on my FL, front and rear. Are they still highly rated?

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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by pan620 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:42 pm

Avons are a good tire.
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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by pan620 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:43 pm

RooDog wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:28 pm
Cokeer Tire Co, in Chattanooga has 'em....

https://www.cokertire.com/tires/styles/ ... -bike.html
Have you ever used them?

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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by RooDog » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:18 pm

Nope. I prefer modern style Anon Tyres, I'm not into restorations, but they have been producing retro tires for the antique, hot rod, and restoration specialty market for a long time....

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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by ozwick86 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:35 pm

pan620 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:43 pm
RooDog wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:28 pm
Cokeer Tire Co, in Chattanooga has 'em....

https://www.cokertire.com/tires/styles/ ... -bike.html
Have you ever used them?
Pan620,

I run the Coker tires wide 2" white wall tires on my '59. They perform fine for me. SKU 63375

The Coker Tire site has Beck has SKU 63400 2" Wide Whitewalls too.

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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by PanPal » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17 am

Ozwick, always liked the look but hear they are soft. Good bite but wear out quick. How many miles do you get out of a rear tire?

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Re: 67 Flh tires

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Post by ozwick86 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:49 am

Man,

I don't bother to count them. Just ride!

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