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Offline wicks

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What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« on: October 05, 2015, 02:22:19 PM »
What is your favorite tire design that would work on a 1973 V7 Sport with stock everything?

Want a good performing tire set that does not have a groove in front center, but also looks as era-correct as possible...
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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 02:26:29 PM »
Era correctness is low on my priority list when it comes to tires. The V7 Sport is so much fun to ride hard, I like a modern performance tire. I run 100/90-18 front and 120/90-18 rear Pirelli Sport Demons.
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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 04:32:33 PM »
Run that type (but Pirelli SuperCorsa) on my fast bikes. My old Guzzi is not fast.

Anyone running the Battlax BT-45s?

http://www.bridgestone.com/products/motorcycle_tires/products/battlax/bt45.html
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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 04:34:09 PM »
I agree with Joe and era correctness was last on my list when shopping for tires for my '73. 

I have Avon Roadriders 110/90-18 rear and 100/90-18 front with zero complaints.

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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 06:52:26 PM »
Era correctness is low on my priority list when it comes to tires. The V7 Sport is so much fun to ride hard, I like a modern performance tire. I run 100/90-18 front and 120/90-18 rear Pirelli Sport Demons.

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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 09:16:21 PM »
I've been happy with BT45's and Pirelli Sport Demons on my 850's. (100 front 110 rear)

I'm trying the Dunlop TT100's with a 90/90 front but I still need a few bits before I test them.
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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015, 01:47:23 AM »
I wanted to get a set of Dunlop TT100GP for my 73 V7 Sport.

TT100GP available in tubeless and tubed applications.

The tire supplier has the rear tire of the size I want but tubeless application.

Can I use tubeless TT100GP on V7 Sport spoked wheel? with a tube of course.

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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2015, 01:10:45 PM »
Run that type (but Pirelli SuperCorsa) on my fast bikes. My old Guzzi is not fast.

Anyone running the Battlax BT-45s?

http://www.bridgestone.com/products/motorcycle_tires/products/battlax/bt45.html


Yes fitted BT-45's to a couple Sports and a 750 S3. No complaints with the BT-45.
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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2015, 02:08:36 PM »

Can I use tubeless TT100GP on V7 Sport spoked wheel? with a tube of course.


Yes. The only thing that changes is the speed rating of the tire. It downgrades by 10 mph IIRC (i.e. an H-rated tire would be good for 120 with tube vs. 130 without tube).
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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2015, 10:52:21 PM »
Yes. The only thing that changes is the speed rating of the tire. It downgrades by 10 mph IIRC (i.e. an H-rated tire would be good for 120 with tube vs. 130 without tube).

Thanks Charlie, very reassuring to hear that from you.

Googling the use of tubeless tyre on tubed rim is like an oil thread, didn't get a firm answer after reading hundreds of lines.

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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2015, 10:57:53 PM »
Thanks Charlie, very reassuring to hear that from you.

Googling the use of tubeless tyre on tubed rim is like an oil thread, didn't get a firm answer after reading hundreds of lines.

Had a TT100 on the rear of my RD400 "back in the day". One thing I remember is that it had "triangular" profile vs. more rounded and the transition between straight up and leaned over was sometimes a bit unnerving. Don't know if they've changed that, but it might be something to keep in mind.
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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2015, 11:18:30 PM »
Had a TT100 on the rear of my RD400 "back in the day". One thing I remember is that it had "triangular" profile vs. more rounded and the transition between straight up and leaned over was sometimes a bit unnerving. Don't know if they've changed that, but it might be something to keep in mind.

The reason I picked TT100GP is merely because of familiarity.

My Kawasaki W400 came with that from the factory and you are right about the tire profile of the TT100GP.

While the thread pattern and profile maybe classic, the rubber compound is definitely modern, I like them very much.



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Re: What are your favorite tires for an early V7 Sport?
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2015, 12:23:45 PM »
I like Dunlop 404s; Interested to hear why others don't...
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