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Old 11-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #1861
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Tires for the Bandit

120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Corsa on the front

180/55 ZR17 continental road attack on the rear

The Shinto 705s look pretty good and affordable. Didn't find them in the above sizes but I'm sure some others would work. Maybe some Kendas could work too.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:25 PM   #1862
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old Ts185

My budies were planing a twat Trip. all that was laying around was 73 or so ts 185 it logged 1600 miles in 4 1/2 days. we started out with 5 bikes but after the first day one had to go home and the other chickened out. I should have 2. I lost most of my gear on the trip due to cheap walmart straps my kickstand. but it made it to and fro if you have facebook page check out chad bergers trans wisc adventure trail page you can see a pic of the ts at cornucopia
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:39 PM   #1863
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I run Shinkos without any problems at all.I look forward to trying 705's on my touring project.It will see some gravel and two track.
Be careful... I had the 705's on my Strom, pretty good tires, but 705's+tar snakes = bad bad things. I've never had a tire that grabbed tar snakes SO badly!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #1864
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They do make a 120-17 shinko but no bigger than a 150


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Old 11-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #1865
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Tires - don't know which ones
Body work and windscreen - wish I could convert to a standard

Any advice for 90% street 10% gravel tires and 100 mile round trip driving?
I have been running Continental Motions on my Buell Thunderbolt and can't say enough good things about them- they seem to work well in the rain , on most tarmac, and can handle the mile or so of dirt road I ride every day. Not the stickiest tire ever, but good enough to allow me to maintain any street pace I like. Best of all, they wear very well and are dirt cheap. Motosport sells them for $150 a set, and will ship 'em to your door for nuthin' unless you live in one of the freak states like I do.

http://www.motosport.com/motorcycle/...ION-TIRE-COMBO
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:10 PM   #1866
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They do make a 120-17 shinko but no bigger than a 150


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I'm finding that a dual sport tire for the B12 just isn't very available. I may have to re-evaluate because the prices also seem to start rising very quickly for the larger tires. Maybe I'll get lucky and find a cheap KLR to drive on gravel.

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I have been running Continental Motions on my Buell Thunderbolt and can't say enough good things about them- they seem to work well in the rain , on most tarmac, and can handle the mile or so of dirt road I ride every day. Not the stickiest tire ever, but good enough to allow me to maintain any street pace I like. Best of all, they wear very well and are dirt cheap. Motosport sells them for $150 a set, and will ship 'em to your door for nuthin' unless you live in one of the freak states like I do.

http://www.motosport.com/motorcycle/...ION-TIRE-COMBO
Tim, thanks for the heads up on the affordable Motions combo from Motosport. I will keep those in mind, they should have no problem to shipping them to South Dakota. Alaska is a little far off but man I loved the little bit of time I got to spend there. Awesome place. Thanks for your tip.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #1867
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check out shinko advance tires
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #1868
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I've had Contimotions on my Bandit since I got it in April (7k miles at this point). The front is in fine shape, the rear squared off pretty quickly and now has a bit of male pattern baldness going on.

I can seriously peel the rear tire at 50mph in the rain, so I don't consider them the best rain tire. In dry conditions they do fine, with a bit of squirm at the rear when pushed. Creeps me out but keeps me safe.

I'm going with Michelin Pilot Road 3 coming up soon. There's a guy on the Bandit forum I referred you to above that has ridden his 140 on dirt.

I queried if he had a side car for his balls but that hasn't been confirmed.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:32 PM   #1869
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #1870
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check out shinko advance tires
I run 005 Advanced on my daily rider.They are pretty good surprisingly.Totally a street tire.If it wasn't for those pesky foot pegs,I wouldn't have chicken strips.Rear sets aren't worth it on my bike.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:58 AM   #1871
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Ya I put them on my SV because they're inexpensive, I like the way they look, and I have no quams with all the shinko's I run.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:20 AM   #1872
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bikes i got for under $1500

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Well another post gave me the idea. Please tell us about the bikes that you initialy bought for less than $1500 and please post some pictures. Thanks.
82 yamaha maxim 750 I got for $500, needed tires and such, nothing big or engine related. I still have it
78 yamaha xs 1100 special, got it for $600 , needed new down tubes. but ran well.
82 suzuki 750 triple, got it for $750, needed no work
80 kawasaki 750 twin, $1000 needed no work.
76 yamaha 650 twin, $700, needed no work.
83 honda ascot ft500, ebay $1000 needed no work
73 honda cb 750K $650. needed no serious work but muffler had hole in bottom.

these are off the top of my head but its been pretty easy to get cheaper bikes here where I live, in fact this week i am going over to look at a Honda V65 Sabre, guy wants $1100 for it, if it runs as good as he says it does then its MINE! i would be selling the maxim at that point.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #1873
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I have been running Continental Motions
I've found the worst part about the Conti Motions is that the carcass isn't very thick. I have had 3 non-repairable punctures in two years with them on my Uly, and I don't even take it off pavement that much.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:41 PM   #1874
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Lets get this thread back on topic.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #1875
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First of all, I'd like to thank whomever started this thread. As a wannabe first time bike owner, clicking through every page of this thread has been VERY inspiring. It's actually kind of opened my eyes to what the possibilities are for great finds. I know as a first time bike owner (hunter), with very little mechanical skills, most of these bikes which took a lot of you all's blood, sweat and tears (and money) probably wouldn't be the best choice for a first timer but I saw a few in there that were in good mechanical order when bought, so I see there is hope.

I live about 10 miles from Barber's motorsports park here in Birmingham Alabama and I'm saving my pennies up for next years vintage bike festival (which I've attended in the past) where there are literally hundreds of old bikes for sale. My plan is to save up until that festival and go see what I can find for a grand or so.

Thanks again for the great thread which I will be following from now on.

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My $400 XS-650. It actually ran , Somewhat , when I bought it.




Spent several hundred dollars, Not counting beer to turn it into a $500 bike




I probably still have less than $1500 in the whole outfit
LOVE this conversion! Love the Scrambler style bikes.

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