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by Mickypic
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tyre recommendation for VH500
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: Tyre recommendation for VH500

Picture of Avon SM rear tyre Mk1 square profile and the newer MK2 rounder profile.
Hope it corners better now
Cheers Michael
by Mickypic
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tyre recommendation for VH500
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: Tyre recommendation for VH500

What air pressure should I be using in these Avon tyres ?
by Mickypic
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tyre recommendation for VH500
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: Tyre recommendation for VH500

Tyres and tubes arrived today . The tubes they sent are Michelin Airstop , hope these are good ones.
Cheers Michael
by Mickypic
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tyre recommendation for VH500
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: Tyre recommendation for VH500

Thank for the advice. Have ordered a set of avons from vintage tyres who are doing a deal on EBay of £128.50 for both tyres including postage.
Cheers Michael
by Mickypic
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tyre recommendation for VH500
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: Tyre recommendation for VH500

I really like the current Avons (speedmaster 20x3/SM Mk2 19x3.50) on rigid Ariels. These modern Mk2 rear tyres have a rounded profile rather than the old square profile. They don't last anywhere near as long as the old tyres but they do seem to grip very well. Living on the edge of Exmoor means tha...
by Mickypic
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tyre recommendation for VH500
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: Tyre recommendation for VH500

Simon do you still use the Avon combination? If so how does your bike feel in the corners ?
by Mickypic
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tyre recommendation for VH500
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: Tyre recommendation for VH500

Anyone tried a Dunlop k70 on rear with speedmaster on front.? The k70 looks to have a rounder profile than the Avon
by Mickypic
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tyre recommendation for VH500
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Re: Tyre recommendation for VH500

Do the avons have a round profile? The tyres I have say Avon SM on them but look more like a car tyre profile with straight sides and flat tread on top .
by Mickypic
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tyre recommendation for VH500
Replies: 29
Views: 3977

Tyre recommendation for VH500

Can anyone recommend some new tyres to fit my 1949 VH500. Fitted with some old looking Avon square shape tyres at moment which look like they should be on a sidecar outfit. Front is 300x20 Rear is 3.50 x19 What is the correct size ? And which tyre is recommended so bike will roll round corners inste...

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