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Alternate front tires
Written by shotcoy on 9/10/2010 at 03:34 am


Hi Roy! Yes, I use the Battlax BT45 mounted backwards on the front. Currently
have 13,000+ miles on it. I think I'll get another 3,000 or so out of it. I run
40 psi in it. It could be said that I run it hard and put it away wet(details at
the end of the season/December). My last Dunlop K555 front was worn out at
10,000 miles. Ehjoy fun & safe riding! Dave "YT" Hoover

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Roy Cope" <coaster@...> wrote:
>
> The choice of front tires for the PC is limited, most use either the Dunlop
K555, or the Metzler M880.
> Another choice is the IRC Wild Flare WF920, 120/80H17. I tried this tire
but did not like it, the bad tread design contributes to cupping.
> Two other tires 120/80-17 are listed as rear tires.
> The Avon Road rider AM26 , some on this list have reported on this tire.
> The other tire is the Bridgestone Battlax BT45, has anyone tried this tire?
> I have no problem with the K555 and will probably go my to this tire, just
curious.
>
> Roy Cope
>
>
>

Message Thread for message #96662

leroy_cope
9/8/2010, 03:22 am
Alternate front tires
The choice of front tires for the PC is limited, most use either the Dunlop K555, or the Metzler M880. Another choice is the IRC Wild Flare WF920, 120/80H17. I tried this tire but did not like it, the bad tread design contributes to cupping.

    goldwingman40
    9/8/2010, 04:07 am
    Alternate front tires
    Roy, If you go to the Avon site you will find the 120/80-17 Roadrider AM26 listed as universal, both front and rear application, tire. The new stock has arrows for front and rear rotation on the sidewall. The tires made before the testing was

    obijuanak
    9/8/2010, 05:18 am
    Alternate front tires
    Hello Roy, You can always try a sport bike tire (120/70-17). You'll be amazed at the number of choices available. Have fun choosing! Juan Sent from my iPhone On Sep 7, 2010, at 19:22, Roy Cope <

    chorizoneggs
    9/8/2010, 05:57 am
    Alternate front tires
    I am now using a Bridgestone Battlax rear tire mounted backwards. 6500 miles and they are starting to cup. Not sure but I think any tire you put on a PC will cup sooner or later. I originally got the BA for more tooth on the dirt roads wh

    lcshepp
    9/9/2010, 04:15 am
    Alternate front tires
    Hi Dean, > What I did notice right away is the head shake of the Dunlop is non > existent. I am attributing the shake to the Dunlop because as soon as > I put the BA on I could ride with no hands straight and confident > wi

    houk27
    9/9/2010, 05:36 pm
    Alternate front tires
    Hey Y'all, I bought my '97 in December of '08. I had to put a new set of tires on so I ordered a set of the Dunlops. I put the maximum amount of air pressure in them. I have had no head shake from them unless like Leland said I let the pressu

      gibinmich
      9/9/2010, 07:23 pm
      Alternate front tires
      My Dunlops don't give me any problems with the rain grooves either. I keep my air in the high thirties. I do have a little slow speed shake. Its no biggie, maybe I'll work on that this winter. Yuk! Winter): Winter is probably a good word if y

      swiftly1...
      9/10/2010, 12:00 am
      Alternate front tires
      I've had the "Dunlop wobble" on my PC, two different bikes, for years. Even at 42-44 lbs, new bearings etc. Will not buy them again, but then again I don't ride much anymore. Never had any problem with the Metzler front. Dick Ma

    shotcoy
    9/10/2010, 03:34 am
    Alternate front tires
    Hi Roy! Yes, I use the Battlax BT45 mounted backwards on the front. Currently have 13,000+ miles on it. I think I'll get another 3,000 or so out of it. I run 40 psi in it. It could be said that I run it hard and put it away wet(details at

    nanwillow
    9/10/2010, 02:32 pm
    Alternate front tires
    Hi, I had the the Dunlop front end wabble also on my '94 but by replacing the Dunlop with the Metzler M880 it ended the front end wobble immediately. So some say it is not the Dunlop which causes it, but changing out that tire does correct th