CB/CL 350 RACE BIKE FAQ TIRE MODIFICATIONS PAGE
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- Chris Marshall, Tires: I currently use a Dunlop KR825 80/90-18 front with an Avon
110/80-18 rear. I used to use the 90/90-18 Avon front but switched to the
Dunlop because it is lighter and just as stick. The Dunlops wear out very
fast. For just starting the Avons are absolutely the best. Race compound
only of course. Rim wise, I use 2.15" rims front and rear. My rims came from the junkyard,
the rear off an early XS650. They are flanged alloy rims like Akronts but much cheaper. I used
stainless steel spokes and nipples from Buchannan's to lace them up.
- Hoyt McKagen, Avon, ask Lyn Garfield for specifics.
- Chris Ford, Strangely enough, tire choice proved to be the most difficult of any
decision I had to make concerning bringing my bike up to race specs. The
bottom line is this: go to your local race track, find out what tires
everyone else is using that season , and buy those tires!
- Buff Harsh, Avon racing tires or Dunlop TT 100 and KR 124's. The Avons are the
benchmark and a fine race tyre used at your local track and all over the
Vintage racing world. Same for the TT 100 Dunlops and KR124's. DO NOT USE
591's or you'll be picking yourself out of the tire fence!
- Seg Niebuhr, Please note that the end of the racing
season right before GNF is NOT a good time to try to find racing tires.
They were pretty much all gone by the beginning of November; so, I went with
the Avons that are considered the "next model down" from the all-out race
tires. I was scraping pegs long before the tires gave way; so, going with
"B" tires at first is probably O.K. As a separate note, even though I was
getting passed by the modern bike riders in the school, I managed to match
their corner speeds with the Avons.