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Post by samuria » Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:28 pm

bet this has been done to death if so sorry :?
soon be looking for some new boots for the combo
what size is best for 19inch rims the 3.75 or the 4.00's
would like a good heavy tread if they are any good
what do you guys use? :cheers:
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Re: tyres

Post by HassoBoxhead » Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:33 pm

Duro HF307 or Heidenau K37’s
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Re: tyres

Post by samuria » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:34 am

thanks ... are the mitas tyres any good ?
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Post by Michal » Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:31 pm

Mitas makes many tires. It depends on what model and use you want.
I use Mitas because it's domestic production (for me) and good value to price (on local market).
Mitas C-20 is excellent offroad tire for mud, sand, anywhere in woods. Also works good in soft snow. Definitely not good idea to use these on paved roads.
Mitas E-05 is great soft tire on icy roads and hard snow. Onroad performance is good too, but wear fast in hot weather. I'm using these on front wheel all year. Rear wheel only in icy winter.
Mitas H-anything is just cheap rubbish. I had always disappointing experience with these on any motorbike. I choose Heidenau K37 instead for general onroad use. If you are riding on paved roads only, K28 is perhaps better choice.
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Re: tyres

Post by samuria » Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:40 pm

many thanks michal
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Re: tyres

Post by Radlad » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:05 pm

samuria wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:34 am
thanks ... are the mitas tyres any good ?
They are ok as long as you don't ride on wet roads. There is a set in my shed that were fitted for less than a week when it was raining. haven't had time to take them to the tip yet. are you thinking sidecar or solo?

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Post by samuria » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:08 pm

both. need some to roll project about also....
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Re: tyres

Post by Radlad » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:24 pm

Best sidecar tyres for British roads in Summer (no snow or ice ) are Avon sidecar MkII . Probably the best gripping and stopping with good handling.
Good winter or muddy field tyres are Heidenau K37. They handle ok on normal roads but can feel a bit 'squishy' if you let the pressures drop. Ignore all mitas even though the biggest dealer is not far from you. They are cheap, but your life isn't. Look through the Mytires catalogue at all the Heidenau range if you feel the Avons are not masculine enough for you. My 2wd bikes run Avon on the front and k37 on rear and side. best of both worlds. The only genuine solo I have had ran Dunlop roadrunners on the 18" wheels.

No matter what tyres you fit , keep an eye on driveshaft clearance . Many 4" will rub or you have to remove the drive unit to fit the wheel as it won't pass the brake shoes

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Re: tyres

Post by samuria » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:31 pm

my wheels are all 19's
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Re: tyres

Post by stagewex » Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:33 pm

HassoBoxhead wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:33 pm
Duro HF307 or Heidenau K37’s

+1, especially if you are doing mild to wild (307’s) or just plain wild (k37’s).

307’s are better on the street too IMO. I’m a recent convert to them and like them a lot.
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Re: tyres

Post by glebo » Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:58 am

Haaa, a tire thread reminds me of an oil thread... :)
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Re: tyres

Post by Radlad » Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:26 am

samuria wrote:
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my wheels are all 19's
I know! thats why I said all GENUINE Dnepr solos had 18" wheels. You are going to be hard pressed to get Duros in the UK. Probably best to fit 3.5" section Avon SM MkII on the back and a speedmaster on front. We don't have as many choices in the UK as they have in the US

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Re: tyres

Post by samuria » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:00 am

radlad i will have the ones in your shed if you are dumping them please
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Re: tyres

Post by Michal » Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:48 pm

Radlad wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:24 pm
.... Ignore all mitas even though the biggest dealer is not far from you. They are cheap, but your life isn't. ...
I guess you have experienced Mitas H-something tire model. Everything of H line is really garbage rubber. No one likes these and I wouldn't use these even for free.
However, Mitas E-05 is really soft and grips much better on wet roads than Heidenau K37. That's why I'm running E-05 on front wheel. I have used both in all weather conditions available in my area.
E-05 is available only for 19" wheels.
For 18" wheels there is Mitas E-07 and E-09 rear tires, but these are not great on roads. For sidecar rig on road usage I would recommend K37 (paved and gravel roads) or K28 (paved roads only).
If you have solo motorbike, then Heidenau K60 is better choice because all prior mentioned handles poor at angle. Heidenau K37, K28 are not round enough thread geometry - both are designed for sidecar rigs. Mitas E-05 is too squishy bc. of soft tall thread figures. But, K60 and all "dual-sport" solo motorbike tires are 18" rear only and 19" front only. None of these work good when front tire is mounted on rear wheel and vice-versa.

There are also many road sport and tour motorbike tires, front available 17" to 19", rear only 16" to 18". I have not much experience with these because I just can't resist taking every trail and mud opportunity.
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Re: tyres

Post by GregAus » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:07 pm

Radlad wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:26 am
samuria wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:31 pm
my wheels are all 19's
I know! thats why I said all GENUINE Dnepr solos had 18" wheels. You are going to be hard pressed to get Duros in the UK. Probably best to fit 3.5" section Avon SM MkII on the back and a speedmaster on front. We don't have as many choices in the UK as they have in the US
Dnepr K-650 and MT-9 were sold in Australia (and probably other countries) as solos with 3.89 FD and 19" wheels. Given that the factory fitted solo gearing, I'd say that they are "GENUINE" solos.

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