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post #11 of 16 Old 08-25-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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Just noting in this topic there is no sticky for tires. Maybe this is as good as any thread to nominate?

Just curious, as they are difficult to find, but is the 3.00/18 designation and departure from other tire sizing nomenclature; i.e., 130/70 R16, to draw attention to the "tube required" style of tire? It was either @Duckster or @Shadow Shack who noted the 3.00/18 = 90/90 18

On Bike Bandit, the only matching sets I can find are the...
- Pirelli MT 66 (which I see @flitecontrol is happy with) at $157.98 (edit, denniskirk.com is exact same price)
- Kenda K671 at $128.35

I did note on a much cheaper tire with the 3.00/18 designation that looks very similar in tread pattern to my 2008 OE Bridgestone Mag Moblus the word "vintage". Just my two cents, but I wouldn't go with a vintage leather brainbucket, so why would I go with pre-modern computer modeling power and "ancient" tire technology?

The Bridgestone Exedra L303-A @Shadow Shack notes are $93.65. Maybe it's my NY rough & often chip-sealed roads, or it's my 10 year old tires getting 5k miles at that age, or both, but 6k miles doesn't seem like good longevity to me for a tire? Maybe the Exedra is much improved over the Mag Moblus?

I'm leaning towards the Pirelli unless there are some better options in a set pairing....

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Found what I wanted, more or less, in a Bridgestone. Now to wrestle that wheel off & get it to my local ferrier. (Under the spreading coconut tree).
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fyi... until August 31st, there is a $50 rebate from Pirelli on a set of tires purchased, $20 for a single tire. https://static-content.motosport.com...BATE_FORM2.pdf

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I put Kenda tires on the last time because the Pirellis were out of stock. With 7,000 miles the rear tire will need replacing soon but the front still looks new.

Ten year old motorcycle tires probably aren't safe and should be replaced before the bike is ridden.
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I have the Kenda K671 on the front of my c50 Boulevard and absolutely hate the thing; cant wait for it to wear out so I can replace it: unfortunately, it has been on the front of the bike since last fall, got thousands of miles on it and it still looks good. Too dang slick for me; it slips over every tar snake out there (while my Shinkos are great with the tar snakes). I dont know if the Shinko sr777 or the Skinko Ravens are available in the Rebel size, but I would recommend either (better stickiness with the Ravens, better tire wear with the sr777).
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I have the Kenda K671 on the front of my c50 Boulevard and absolutely hate the thing; cant wait for it to wear out so I can replace it: unfortunately, it has been on the front of the bike since last fall, got thousands of miles on it and it still looks good. Too dang slick for me; it slips over every tar snake out there (while my Shinkos are great with the tar snakes). I dont know if the Shinko sr777 or the Skinko Ravens are available in the Rebel size, but I would recommend either (better stickiness with the Ravens, better tire wear with the sr777).
What kind of center tread do you have/had on both of those front tires? None? A straight line? A jagged line? Outer treads that criss-cross over the center?

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