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Old 04-17-2018, 01:55 AM
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Putting an almost original 1978 FXE back together. Wasn't exactly treated nicely but it can only be original once and I am doing my best to keep it that way...warts and all.

That said I am looking for some recommendations for the front and rear tire (19/16). It's a 1200 cc so it is not as though we are going to be tearing up corners and such.

The only Indie I have shopped at here in San Jose (Road Rider) has closed shop after almost 50 years, so I figure mail order is going to be happening.

And along with tires, how about who has the best prices on tires and delivery charges.

Thanks in advance.....
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:05 AM
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If you are looking for something that "looks" original, Coker is the way to go. They give discounts to AMCA members and they attend a lot of events, they will bring your order and save you shipping costs. Rim strips and tubes as well. What was on it originally in 1978?
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:13 AM
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Coker is Good... good as any... There is another, for tires, Darn it, May be Kenda or some other Import ... I do Not recall now..
By '78 Mags Wheels were a vailable.. My '74 has Morris Mags, [probably Dealer Replaced]. But I mean the 9 spokers.

It occurs to me that there was a Guy who used to be on Chop Cult [not now] who did a Spectacular job on a '77 FXS.. I believe... tires and all..
Maybe My Youngest still knows how to get ahold of him... he knew the options
 
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amazon is your friend with tire costs
 
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we use a lot of avons i never had any issues
 
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Shinko is who I was recalling... Have a Couple friends who run them..
The "super Classic looks like the old GoodYear double stripe whitewall.
Never tried them myself... But, I am going to next Change..
 
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Like John, I love my Avons. Feels like I'm glued to the road in corners. They are a little softer and may not last as long??? but my '41 is not my daily ride so not a real concern.
 
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Originally Posted by lownslow
Like John, I love my Avons. Feels like I'm glued to the road in corners. They are a little softer and may not last as long??? but my '41 is not my daily ride so not a real concern.
Which Avon's? AM26?
 
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the tires i ultimately decided on for my 79 flh are the avon am20 and am21. And i just ordered them today
 
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