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20" tyre

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:54 pm
by Andy Chaos
Where is the best place to pick up a 20" Enduro / Trials or Mx tyre for the front of my B50 MX, it could do with being road legal and speed rated to 121 mph :shock: (only kidding about the last bit).
I need to get the B50 on the road as a test bed for the Bonneville engine but with the cracks in the front tyre I don't think even boot polish will do the trick. ;-)
Andy

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:36 pm
by Keith
Andy,

Did you get a tyre?

I've got a 2ls large conical hub front wheel with 18" rim if you want to borrow that. Should be alright if you're just using it on the road for testing.

Cheers, Keith.

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:26 am
by Andy Chaos
No not yet Keith.
I appreciate the offer of the wheel and may take you up on it if nowt turns up.
Andy

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:14 pm
by Sparky
I've had the same problem Andy, don't know if this would be any good
http://www.vintagetyres.com/item/461/30 ... -universal

Not sure I'd want to exceed 21mph on it though !

Mike

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:18 pm
by Andy Chaos
Thanks for the reply Mike
I had already found them and it might be an option but I was looking for more of an off road tread for when I put the standard engine back in. I might have to bite the bullet and go to 21"
Cheers Andy

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:41 pm
by Keefe
This available on Ebay, not sure if it this is what you want, "3.00-20 Mitas H-02 64Q (Universal). I've not tried it, but was thinking about getting one.

Keith

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:08 pm
by Nambo
Keefe wrote:This available on Ebay, not sure if it this is what you want, "3.00-20 Mitas H-02 64Q (Universal). I've not tried it, but was thinking about getting one.

Keith
Whilst I have never tried this model or size, I can comment on Mitas tyres, I have one model of semi road/off road on my B44VE and a different model that is slightly more off road for winter use on what was my Blazer, but now on my Fleetstar.
The vendor claims they are made by the same factory that makes Continental tyres.
They last a long time, good in the dry, ok enough in the wet to still ride circles around Japanese sports bikes.

Pete

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:43 pm
by ghislain
http://www.northhantstyres.com/vintage- ... 00-20.html

That's the one fitted on my B40E.... just for green laning and road use ...nice

Hope this helps ... :ok

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:45 pm
by Andy Chaos
As you can see I even a Yorkshire man knows when a tyre is past its best.
New tyre fitted and now on the road should be fun if it ever snows.

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:53 pm
by ghislain
Still very usable : fill the failure with coal-tar, and go !!!!!! :laugh

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:36 pm
by beat
ghislain wrote:fill the failure with coal-tar
too expensive!

fill the tire with hay ore strow and save the inner tube from damaging :!:

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Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:44 am
by hwan
i suggested boot polish - like the VMCC guys use to polish up their show bikes ........ but he doesn't use it !!!!

The youth of today .... i dont know!

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:26 pm
by Andy Chaos
is 52 years old still youth in your mind you old git :thumb

Re: 20" tyre

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:17 am
by hwan
Eeeer - sadly yes :cry:

Poor old Ziggy did'nt make 70 ......... <218