Tire Sizing Question

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by ScottB, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. ScottB

    ScottB Spam Enthusiast

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    I'm sure this is beat to death elsewhere, but my computer seems to be breaking the search function. Or perhaps it's MIA? Dunno.
    Anyway - I have an old '71 Kawi F7 that I'm going to start work on soon. It's stock tire sizes are 3.0x19" front and 3.50x18" rear. I'm wondering what the metric more-or-less equivalent would be. If someone could point me in the right direction, I'd be grateful.

    Cheers,
    Scott
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  2. RodT

    RodT Been here awhile

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    your going to have a problem with that front tire 300x19 they just don't have anything out there. I have an old Yamaha DT! that has a 300x19 on it and I found some Chen-shin tires but they quit making them last year. Good luck. Rod
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  3. ScottB

    ScottB Spam Enthusiast

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    There has to be a reasonably similarly sized metric tire out there. It may be moot anyway - I picked up a TS185 front end for the improved brakes and the 21" front wheel.
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  4. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    A 110/90 X19 front. A 120/90 X18 on the rear should be very close. But it depends on the tread configuration on the tires, manufacturer and casing size. The numbers I gave you will certainly fit for a DOT legal DS tire or street oriented tire.
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  5. ScottB

    ScottB Spam Enthusiast

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    Thank you sir.
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  6. warewolf

    warewolf Tyre critic

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    Many of the tyre manufacturers' web sites have conversion charts which may be helpful.
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