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California Vintage – Tyres

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by JMVintage, May 10, 2010.

  1. JMVintage

    JMVintage Just got it firing!

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    Time has come to replace the rear tyre of my bike (11,000Km)
    I still have the originals:
    Front: Metzler 110/90-18-61V
    Rear: Metzler 140/80-17-69V


    Are these the best tyres or would somebody recommend another brand and/or size for the California Vintage?
    Thanks!
     
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    JMVintage Just got it firing!

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    Please don't laugh but I would like to try wide whitewall tyres. Does anybody know if are there any available for my rims size?
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Famiglia

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    I don't know about the white wall tires, but I do know that Bridgestone BT 45s work well with the EV chassis. Better grip and they last long enough (about 8,000 miles ).
     
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    Mackers Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I've used the oringinal Metzlers and BT45s over the past 65,000km on my Stone. Now i have the Metzler Marathons and they're the best tyre I've used.
     
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    Stuart Mudd Just got it firing!

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    Did you have any success with this? I was also thinking of fitting whitewalls to my 2001 Cali EV80
     
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    janguzzi Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I personally think that white walls do not look good on a Tonti Cali. I have found one example:


    The orignal Metzelers are really crappy, especially on wet roads.
    You should try Bridgestone BT45 or even better: Michelin Pilot Activ (these seems to be the best tires for the Cali at the moment).
     
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    Stuart Mudd Just got it firing!

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    I'm aware of all the posts about folks' opinions on tyres. Forums are full of those questions.
    It's a shame the YouTube video doesn't state what tyres he has fitted and the comments on the video have closed (at least to me) so I can't ask him about his whtewalls.
     
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    janguzzi Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Wrong info from me: Michelin Pilot Activ do not have an approval for the Vintage (confirmed by Michelin, Germany).
    I am not sure if this is only valid for the EU or Germany.

    These tyres can be used on the Vintage:
    - Metzeler Lasertec und Sportec Klassik
    - Bridgestone BT 45
    - Dunlop Arrowmax Streetsmart (confirmed by Dunlop, Germany)
    - Avon AM26 Roadrider

    I have decided to mount the Dunlop tyres.
    According to tests the handling is as good as with the BT45 and they have the best grip on wet streets.
     

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