Author Topic: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire  (Read 738 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Herbie

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 164
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 10384
  • Membership Level: Active
120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« on: September 17, 2017, 11:33:22 pm »
I am looking at tire choices right now, and reading all kinds of opinions. I really like what I read on the Shinko 777. But I have a question, after searching through some retailers I have found out that the 777 for the front only comes in a 120/90/18. Now I know that the 90 will be a taller tire which is okay for me but what I'm concerned about is the tire flex with the taller side walls. Is/ Has anyone running the 120/90/18 front tire? If so can you tell me what you think about it and would you run that size tire again? Thanks

2002 C10
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 11:38:56 pm by Herbie »

Offline Boomer

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 976
  • Me dwarfing Vivian
    • Boomers GTR Site
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 09:41:52 pm »
Too tall IMHO. Gonna give you really weird handling.
You can fit the 110/80-18 to the later rim and it sharpens the handling slightly and nearly corrects the Speedo error.
George "Boomer" Garratt
Wickford, UK
CDA-007


Offline Herbie

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 164
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 10384
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 03:56:08 am »
Thank you Boomer I appreciate the input. I kinda had the same feeling about the 90 giving it a funky feeling. I guess I may have to go to plan B, because I really like to have matching tires and I don't want wing tires on it. Plan B Is Avon Am26 tires. I have plenty of time to decide though. Thanks  :great:

Offline kevingore

  • Moderator
  • Scooter
  • ***
  • Posts: 260
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: 12469
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 05:08:34 pm »
I am running one one mine dont like it . it rubbed on my finder and melted the front and back of my finder so now im going to put the stock tire back on

Offline connie_rider

  • OtP {assistant} Slave Labor
  • I Need a Life
  • ******
  • Posts: 7330
  • Help us make "OtP" possible! "AGAIN"
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 4154
  • Membership Level: Asst. Area Director
Re: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 05:19:03 pm »
Herbie, I'll ping Jim S. and see if he'll join the discussion.
I think he ran the AM-26 with good results.

Ride safe, Ted
14 Connie (Traveler II)
03 Connie (Buddy)

To contribute to "OtP", (Chg. Card or paypal)  Click Here
(For Paypal) send to treasurer@cog-online.org

Offline Jim Snyder

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1215
  • The Connie Rocks !!!
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 7055
  • Membership Level: Asst. Area Director
Re: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 09:08:35 pm »
Yes I did have good results with the Avon AM-26's. I always love the threads that say it's hard to find the stock sizes for the C-10. The AM-26 tire has been available for both pre 94 and newer C-10 for years. And  I hate to sound like a broken record but unless you have followed my old C-10 through the twisties on these tires or tried them yourself, don't judge them until you do.
"Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug" Get used to it cause thats life !!!

Offline Herbie

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 164
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 10384
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 10:15:50 pm »
Thanks Kevin, that just confirms it, I'm not even going to try that size.

Thanks Ted for the assistance, I'm sure it will help others as well

Thanks Jim, I read a lot of tire threads and I'm pretty sure it was your post that swayed me towards the AM- 26 tires. I have read of your aggressive riding style  :great: and if it is a good tire for that then it will be a great tire for me. I'm more concerned with grip over mileage, so these tires are on the top of my list.
 Thanks all

Offline Jim Snyder

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1215
  • The Connie Rocks !!!
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 7055
  • Membership Level: Asst. Area Director
Re: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 11:55:46 pm »

Thanks Jim, I read a lot of tire threads and I'm pretty sure it was your post that swayed me towards the AM- 26 tires. I have read of your aggressive riding style  :great: and if it is a good tire for that then it will be a great tire for me. I'm more concerned with grip over mileage, so these tires are on the top of my list.
 Thanks all

I ran my tire pressure 38 front 40 rear. Even though the AM-26 is a bias ply tire you would never know it as it rides and handles very well.
"Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug" Get used to it cause thats life !!!

Offline Herbie

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 164
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 10384
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 01:49:47 am »
A Bias ply tire is fine with me. On my last connie I ran Bridgestone Battlax BT45 V rated bias ply tires and I was very impressed with them. I thought the grip on those tires were great and they did a good job of not following lines or tar snakes. Truthfully I am probably going to buy either the AM-26 or BT 45v tires as soon as the Metzlers run down a little more. Never been much of a fan of the Metzlers but they came on the bike. I'll keep the tire pressures you mentioned in mind. Thanks
 

Offline AmphibSailor

  • Hooligan
  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 779
  • Ted calls me Cap'n Crunch.
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 12210
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: 120/90/18 Thoughts or opinions for front tire
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 12:03:47 pm »
Oops.
09 Concours aka 'The Cruncher:' Corbin Canyon Dual Sport (Laam for longer trips, Laam modded Corbin Modular with Smuggler for mid-length trips), Top Blocks, Penske 8983, Traxxion AK20s, Helibars Horizon ST bars w/Galfer SS +6 cables, MRA Vario Touring Windscreen/Madstad brackets (Copper Dawg sport screen for summer), Area P full system, throttle tamer, Steve's Flash.