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Of Tires... 2 years 4 months ago #29812

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What's the current thinking regarding tire selection for the KZ13 platform?
Need new ones, currently running Bridgestone Spitfires... which have sidewall cracking.

Hoping to find a set that are a little 'taller' for easier center stand action...
(I know, in theory, they should all be same size but have seen differences for same size stampings on my FJR)

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Of Tires... 2 years 4 months ago #29838

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Looks like no suggestions so I'll just wing it...

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Of Tires... 2 years 4 months ago #29845

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Recently put these on.
seem pretty good.
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Of Tires... 1 year 1 month ago #31016

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dcarver220b,

What tires did you end up going with? My restoration is wrapping up, and I was hoping for some recommendations. I live in Florida, so hot humid asphalt for 7 months of the year, yippie! I really just want something reliable with the great traction. Thanks in advance! 

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Of Tires... 1 year 1 month ago #31022

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Tire choice is on about the same level as choosing engine oil. There are lots of choices, so it goes something like how much do you want to spend , where you ride- that is , alot of straight roads or more twisty , hard braking type roads.
When new, the bike came with 110/90V-18 . front.   130/90V-17 rear.. And with a tread pattern that maybe not available any longer.
Dunlop D404 are very common on bikes like this , but have a tread pattern that is quite flat -but it puts most of it's rubber on the asphalt and lasts ok.
Better if the road is mainly straight . So that would be a 130/90-17 M/C 68H.
Another bike I have is using Bridgestone Spitfire -same tire size. Were on the bike when I bought it. Much better for twisty roads. More like the Sport Demons.

 
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Of Tires... 1 year 1 month ago #31027

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My Z doesn’t need tyres at the moment but I’ve been using Bridgestone BT45’s (now superseded by the BT46) on my other bike. Great tyres, very grippy and a decent wear rate 
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