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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #125 on: October 05, 2011, 10:45:27 pm »
Is there any news about the  Avon Ultra Storm II being released in a 16" Connie size.  I have a few friends waiting for that tire. I do not think there are any available tires in a dual compound radial  that fit the stock rim.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #126 on: October 06, 2011, 12:17:05 am »
I thought the Bridgestone BT45 was a dual compound tire?  it is a Bias tire however.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #127 on: October 06, 2011, 01:03:59 am »
BT45 rear is dual compound. And correct, its a bias ply tire.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #128 on: October 19, 2011, 02:43:31 am »
I was looking at a Avon Venoms 130/70-18 front and a 160/80-16 rear. Basically 1 size larger on front and rear. Will this work? I'll be pulling a small trailer.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #129 on: October 23, 2011, 11:44:33 pm »
I just put a set on with help from a twt/cog wrench get together. I transfered the Dynabeads to the Venoms from the 2nd set of Dunlop 700/701 and at first the bike felt somewhat "bulkier" feeling but I mostly am commuting flatlander. I am in Texarkana now and will be riding around in the area as a "casual" rider. I went with the 1500 'wing size to get commute comfort and the Venoms to put a sport capeable feel to it. The more I ride it the better it feels. I was lucky to have a lift with a pull out rear tireplate. The tires are a bit 'thicker' going in and it may be tough just put on centerstands. A good heavy pull with some clutch slip and 2nd pulled the front off a bit while the Dunlops would have broken loose.  :motonoises: I think... er.. I was told!  :(
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #131 on: November 02, 2011, 09:27:28 am »
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #132 on: November 02, 2011, 10:56:20 am »
I've been waiting on those Shinkos since last year ???
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #133 on: November 02, 2011, 01:44:50 pm »
I've been waiting on those Shinkos since last year ???
So, we ride second best tires, or worse?  You'd think a 20 year production would have more selection.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #134 on: November 04, 2011, 07:02:40 pm »
I've been waiting on those Shinkos since last year ???
So, we ride second best tires, or worse?  You'd think a 20 year production would have more selection.
It did in its heyday I expect but now it is just a 20 year old and out of production design.  We are quickly going to go from Classic Concours to Antique Concours
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #135 on: November 04, 2011, 07:11:17 pm »
I've been waiting on those Shinkos since last year ???
So, we ride second best tires, or worse?  You'd think a 20 year production would have more selection.
It did in its heyday I expect but now it is just a 20 year old and out of production design.  We are quickly going to go from Classic Concours to Antique Concours

If you go on the assumption of an antique being 25 years old. And with the 2012 C14's now out. My 86 C10 would be an antique now!   :o

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #136 on: November 04, 2011, 10:04:42 pm »
I've been waiting on those Shinkos since last year ???
So, we ride second best tires, or worse?  You'd think a 20 year production would have more selection.
It did in its heyday I expect but now it is just a 20 year old and out of production design.  We are quickly going to go from Classic Concours to Antique Concours


If you go on the assumption of an antique being 25 years old. And with the 2012 C14's now out. My 86 C10 would be an antique now!   :o

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #137 on: November 07, 2011, 05:54:00 pm »
I dont know what best but i HATE the Dunlops i got this year, feels wiggly at highway speeds.  at first stopped more than once to check tire pressure.  to get a good ride i must run them about 5#'s over stock rating when cold. cant wait to wear them out.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #138 on: November 07, 2011, 07:43:13 pm »
What Dunlops did you get? The original K700/K701 are like that to many. The D205's which were the hi-perf Z rated models, were generally a lot better in the handling department. I think they stopped making the D205 rear in the C10 size.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #139 on: November 07, 2011, 08:21:46 pm »
I've been waiting on those Shinkos since last year ???
So, we ride second best tires, or worse?  You'd think a 20 year production would have more selection.
It did in its heyday I expect but now it is just a 20 year old and out of production design.  We are quickly going to go from Classic Concours to Antique Concours

If you go on the assumption of an antique being 25 years old. And with the 2012 C14's now out. My 86 C10 would be an antique now!   :o

WOW!  Kinda scary going with that assumption...what does that make us? :))

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #140 on: November 07, 2011, 08:35:33 pm »
Shinko 160/80R16 rear with 8000 miles on it...

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #141 on: November 07, 2011, 09:05:40 pm »
Not sure if these guys base their limits on some standard or not but they say an antique motorcycle is 35 years old or older.  We are getting close but no cigar.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #142 on: November 07, 2011, 09:35:07 pm »


WOW!  Kinda scary going with that assumption...what does that make us? :))
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #143 on: November 07, 2011, 10:11:47 pm »


WOW!  Kinda scary going with that assumption...what does that make us? :))

I believe the term is "antiquarians." People who study history with a particular emphasis on things of art or science from the past.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #144 on: November 10, 2011, 02:59:41 pm »
Metzler ME880 and Z6 in stock sizes.  Mostly interstate droning in good (warm) weather.  No commuting.  Sticks well enough for my pace on unfamiliar twisties hundreds of miles from home.  Wearing two fronts (edges) to one rear.  Might try BT45 or Shinko next time, then again I might just stick to what i'm familiar with.  Would love to try the Avons but I don't like the expense and inconvenience of new tires every trip.  As a sportbike owner for two decades, I think back on all the trips I missed because I couldn't afford new tires and I could kick myself  >:(  I still own a ZX10R but it never leaves the county I live in unless it's in the back of my truck.         

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #145 on: November 14, 2011, 09:23:19 pm »
Seems the most relevant to post my comments here.  Attached are pictures of the dreaded 880s that everyone speaks of disparagingly. :32:  This was the rear tire I was on when I dropped the bike in a twisty at/under 20mph on a cold, dry day.  Tires were hot, or at least warm,  as I was traveling with a group on a set of twisty roads working on "pivot steering" techniques.  I was third behind a guy on a new C14 and another guy on a sport bike.  They made the curve fine.  I did not. :-[

I ride in the Pacific Northwest where even your leisurely town ride is on a twisty road, AND, we have to contend with a significant amount of wet roads, acres of green bike lane paint, and more manhole/drain access covers than you could imagine which are deadly in the wet.

I would not recommend that you wait until your rear tire is in the shape mine is in.  I have reached that age where close up observation is problematic without "cheaters", and I will attribute at least part of the condition of my tire to that issue.  The pictures are the result of my discovery of the bad tire condition because I spent a lot of up close time with Connie changing oil this weekend.  Since we have now entered the "dark days" of Portland living, I had about 400K candlepower going to light the way and provide warmth.  The copious amount of light made the tire condition sort of jump out at me.

I've been noticing some squirrely handling lately..........no dang wonder!

Based on observations here, I believe I'll be getting the Avon combination, Azara rear first and soon!

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #146 on: November 17, 2011, 04:31:25 pm »
Not sure if these guys base their limits on some standard or not but they say an antique motorcycle is 35 years old or older.  We are getting close but no cigar.
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I reckon those guys can base their limits on any standard they want, after all, they're justa buncha yankees. ~duck~   >:D

But here in the great state of Texas (the capital of which Bob resides in  :nananana: ) an Antique Automobile is any vehicle over 25 years of age.  You can purchase ANTIQUE license plates for your C-10 over 25 years old, but there are restrictions to these plates. The purchase of antique plates gets you cheaper insurance and cheaper registration fees and taxes, but mainly because it also limits severely the road use of said vehicle.  Here's the skinny.

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Antique plates are for vehicles at least 25 years old that are used strictly for antique exhibitions, parades, and related activities. (Occasional trips to the repair shop are permitted.)

Only one antique plate per vehicle is issued. To apply for the plate, complete the antique application form and bring it or mail it to your local county tax office. The plate cannot be personalized.

The plate is valid in five-year increments. For vehicles built before 1921, the yearly fee is $8, while it's $10 per year for vehicles manufactured after that. Local additional fees may apply.   Find full information here.

Classic plates are also for vehicles that are at least 25 years old. However, vehicles with these plates may be used for routine transportation.

Complete the classic plate form to apply for the plates, and bring it or mail it to your local county tax office.

The plates carry an annual fee of $15, and may be personalized for an extra $40. However, local additional fees may apply.   Find full information here.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #147 on: November 17, 2011, 04:48:39 pm »
Ill be replacing my avon roadrirers with avon roadriders . Stick like glue.....no wobble at all . 6000 miles on em and still look great !
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #148 on: November 17, 2011, 07:22:16 pm »
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Attached are pictures of the dreaded 880s that everyone speaks of disparagingly

Wow

I've worn through 4 sets of 880's, wing sized no less, and they've never looked like that ???
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #149 on: November 17, 2011, 07:41:55 pm »
Yeah, that's pretty unusual based on my experiences.  I've run 880s before and never had that problem.  that sure is a nasty looking tire though.   ???