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    Where do you buy tires

    I'm in the market for some new tires for my 59 FL. Anybody reccomend an online site that their happy with? I'm looking for an old stlye tire. I don't ride aggressively and just kinda cruise around. I have modern tires on it now but want a tire that looks period.
    Jimmy

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    Re: Where do you buy tires

    Coker, they do old school tires.

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    Yeah, Coker. They look good, they're good, safe tires, and the price isn't bad if you buy directly from the source. Ebay vendors will give you marked-up prices for the same product. I see tires I use, $139 from Coker, go for $160 to $190 from middlemen, plus shipping.
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    Re: Where do you buy tires

    I agree with Sarge and Budster, Cokers are a good tire. For a big old motorcycle, my '40 Chief handles enjoyably well, and I am not gentle with it. I've never had a problem with grip on the diamond tread Cokers, but they do wear a bit fast.

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    I bought 3 Firestones from Universal Tire for a Servi-Car. Like the look, price was right, so far so good on performance. They are worth a look, IMHO.

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    I purchased this past winter a set of Dunlops from Motorcycle SuperStore. They were matched with the application I gave (see photo/s of tire in my album) for replacements. Price for the tires were under $100. each (they were having a Sale) and the shipping was free. I priced Cokers and if you want the "best" and have the $ then go with them. I think Dunlops are a good name brand of tire...not the "best", but still work well. Tread pattern is not bad either for my bike. I forget the style (K60???) but I'll post later so at least you can look at them anyway. I have not ridden on them yet, but I'm sure they will be fine. They are DUNLOP GOLD SEAL K70's
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    Re: Where do you buy tires

    Just don't get us going again on tire pressure.

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    Pressure? Read the book!
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    Re: Where do you buy tires

    Yes Chris, but that was when tires were made of rubber.

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    Re: Where do you buy tires

    Quote Originally Posted by HDpanman View Post
    Yes Chris, but that was when tires were made of rubber.
    No joke, pre-WWII "natural" rubber, some from S. America but most from the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia, today) was one of the resources cut-off by Japanese aggression. When the harder synthetic rubber made of hydrocarbons was developed during the war, sidewalls eventually got much thinner, and pressures had to go up.
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