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Title: G5 Tires???
Post by: Dan Beaman on April 19, 2021, 08:14:07 PM
My '81 G5 requires 110/90, 18 rear tire. Currently I have the Metzler ME880 Marathon. I can find that model in that size ANYWHERE!! Ideas???
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: Scout63 on April 19, 2021, 09:57:39 PM
I went with IRC Duros for my G5 spoke wheels Dan. They look pretty good but I havenít used them yet. I have used the IRC tubes for years and like them.


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Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: Dan Beaman on April 19, 2021, 10:24:22 PM
Thanks! I'll look into those
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: chuck peterson on April 20, 2021, 06:04:51 AM
Avon AM26?
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: TOMB on April 20, 2021, 06:36:21 AM
Ditto on Chucks input.

I'm using the AVON AM 26 on my 76 Convert .

Great results.

I usually order from American Moto Tire.

But the last time I looked the 110/90/18 were our of stock.

Their prices are great  so search the site they have plenty of choices

TOMB
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on April 20, 2021, 07:30:57 AM
I'm running 100/90 front and 120/90 rear on my Convert. The Shinko 230 Tourmaster is my go to tire now on big Tontis and Loops.
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: Dan Beaman on April 20, 2021, 08:08:40 AM
Ya'll always come through!! I used to use the Avons so I'll look at those. I wondered about going 120 on the size and was going to ask that. I think the Marathon can be found in that size. I've gotten the best longevity from the Metzlers. A LONG time ago, I used Conti twins. Don't remember why I switched....
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: egschade on April 20, 2021, 08:37:25 AM
Spoon on some knobbies - the hipsters will approve!

But seriously, I've had great success with several different Shinko tires. They're a great value and I've never had an issue with one. Just choose the pattern you like and go from there. The 777 can be had in a reinforced tire while my personal favorite for the street is Verge 016 - similar to the early Pilot
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on April 20, 2021, 09:18:13 AM
Ya'll always come through!! I used to use the Avons so I'll look at those. I wondered about going 120 on the size and was going to ask that. I think the Marathon can be found in that size. I've gotten the best longevity from the Metzlers. A LONG time ago, I used Conti twins. Don't remember why I switched....

Back in the '90s I used the Conti Blitz or Conti Tour, both excellent tires. The 230 Tourmasters are very much like those in every respect - reasonably priced, decent tread life, excellent traction wet or dry, easy to mount. The Bridgestone S11 Spitfire is another tire that I use on Tontis and Loops - slightly better tread life and only $40 more per pair usually. 
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: Bulldog9 on April 20, 2021, 05:51:29 PM
I'm running 100/90 front and 120/90 rear on my Convert. The Shinko 230 Tourmaster is my go to tire now on big Tontis and Loops.

My convert has been running the same sizes for at least 15 years.

Of course I've only had it for 1 year :-) the date stamp on the tires went back to 2003...... No dry rotting or cracks and plenty of tread left, but I figured it was time to replace them.

I replaced the Bridgestone bt45s with Pirelli Route 66. Not sure how they ride yet I'm still waiting to get the tires from the shop.
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: chuck peterson on April 22, 2021, 05:53:17 AM
I wonder why the Dunlops donít get any love here?

They list a D404 in 110/90 18, front and rear

Nobody running those?
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: 80CX100 on April 22, 2021, 07:15:54 AM
I wonder why the Dunlops donít get any love here?

They list a D404 in 110/90 18, front and rear

Nobody running those?
  Hey Chuck, I copied over my response to you in the other tire thread radial or Bias for Tontis, fyi

     I had a pair of those put on my CX because it was the only option available to me from the dealer doing the safety check at the time.

     I wouldn't do it again, they've never let me down, but if my judgement is correct, I think they ride stiff even aired down and I know I'll never wear them out.

     For my G5, they might be more suitable, longer life, slower pace etc, but I regret having them on my CX, they'll be in the garbage long before I wear them out. fwiw
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: F-Fred on April 23, 2021, 06:42:24 AM
Bridgestone BT46s come in those sizes.I just put a set on my Le Mans 850.
Title: Re: G5 Tires???
Post by: guzzista on April 23, 2021, 01:11:45 PM
I wonder why the Dunlops donít get any love here?

They list a D404 in 110/90 18, front and rear

Nobody running those?
  You are not the only one. I run D404 on my Cali1100. Got them dirt cheap ( about 120 for both) a couple years ago on Ebay. They are wearing as well as the old  Metzeler Marathons  it replaced and seem to be better handlers at least for a heavy bike such as mine.