Tubed tires


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Cory Covert
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Tubed tires

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I have been looking for new tubed tires for my 1978 goldwing 1000gl does anyone have any sources or recomendations


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Re: Tubed tires

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Last time I bought tubed tires (for my wife's Virago) I got them (along with the rim bands) I got them from Revzilla and Motorcycle Superstore (had to use both in order to get the sizes I needed). There are plenty of online stores that still sell them.
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You aren't limited to tube type tires. Tubeless tires are used with tubes all the time, myself included. I purchased my last set from Motorcycle Superstore. I bought Shinko TourMasters because they were cheap. I only ride the 76 about 5 to 6 k miles a year so I'm not concerned with mileage.
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Any tubeless tire can be used with a tube on a tube type rim. There are many charts online to convert to the modern metric sizes. I have been buying strictly Shinko Tourmasters from Chapparal on ebay. These tires generally have a higher load and speed rating. They are drop shipped from a warehouse close to me, I have gotten them next day and the DOT date on these tires is usually less than three months old. I am paying $65-$69 per tire, free shipping. I am very happy with these tires and this seller.

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Re: Tubed tires

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I found bridgestones front 100/90-19 and rear 130/80-17 both tubed.
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you can run tubeless tires with tubes in them with no issues if you need to. 8-)
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thanks for the help guys
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I just think you are limiting your choice by only considering tube type tires when there is no advantage to this and there are much fewer choices, mostly archaic models with older DOT dates.
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Cory, Most of the tire manufacturers have websites and a chart that allows you to tell them what year model make and so forth bike and then they tell you which of their tires are recommended for that bike. Sizing is not the only criteria to be considered as you also need to have a tire with the proper speed rating and probably more importantly the proper weight carrying ability. Do a good search!

In addition to the sellers listed above, you might look at Shinopples, Jake Wilson, HDL, Dennis Kirk and the Iron Pony. There are plenty of others and don't forget your local dealer. If you have to have the tire installed he may be cheapest all around.


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