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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-14-2007, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all,Amsoilman here and I had asked this question before just oldtimers gettin in deeper I guess.I want to upsize front tire to a 120/90/19.Yes I already have a honda interstate front fender for clearance and classic look.Now did that tire fit and The otherQuestion is ,Anyone know about the quality of the CHENG SHIN tires anymore.As I had stated when I joined I have been out of riding for quite a while and some names are still there and some are not..Price is $64.00 delievered.Deal? Thanks for your imput on this subject.Amsoil Man..

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-14-2007, 12:20 PM
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Some people have reported they like chen shin (or is it chen sing?) tires - but most have reported they don't have much grab...

Considering you're going to pay out the nose for mounting and balancing anyways and you only have 2 tires between you and sliding on the asphalt- isn't it worth it to pay a little more for a quality tire like dunlop or metzler? I have ME880's on my bike and like em, I've also been impressed with dunlops.

I'm kinda suprised that ya insist on what you consider the best oil yet would even consider a cut rate tire... to me good tires are more important than "the best" oil...

But that's just me...

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Yeah, what he said. I would not put a 120 on the front wheel however.

And change the size of your font, looks like you are yelling at us.........


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i would have to agree. when it comes to tires for the bikes, i buy the best that i can afford. i'll pay the extra $20.00 for the better tire. i'll always go with the dunlop or metzeler!

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Curt: No Im not compramising the tire for price.Just I had stated I have been AWAY FROM RIDING FOR A WHILE AND AM LOOKING FOR THE BEST TIRE FOR THE BEST PRICE..NOT ANY DIFFERENT THEN ANYELSE...NOW DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE OVERSIZING OF THE TIRE..Thanks for your imput..Amsoil Man..Oh Curt its not my opinion that AMSOIL products are the best .Testing shows that.Check other products and see for yourself what they compare too.Thanks again..
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Some people have reported they like chen shin (or is it chen sing?) tires - but most have reported they don't have much grab...

Considering you're going to pay out the nose for mounting and balancing anyways and you only have 2 tires between you and sliding on the asphalt- isn't it worth it to pay a little more for a quality tire like dunlop or metzler? I have ME880's on my bike and like em, I've also been impressed with dunlops.

I'm kinda suprised that ya insist on what you consider the best oil yet would even consider a cut rate tire... to me good tires are more important than "the best" oil...

But that's just me...

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Sorry.Didnt noticed the Caps were locked..
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Yeah, what he said. I would not put a 120 on the front wheel however.

And change the size of your font, looks like you are yelling at us.........


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Sorry for the yelling..Now why would you not put on bigger tire on front.I want a wider look like a classic and maybe a taller tire.Only one 0r two sizes I was informed I believe earlier this yr on the Forum.Amsoilman
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i would have to agree. when it comes to tires for the bikes, i buy the best that i can afford. i'll pay the extra $20.00 for the better tire. i'll always go with the dunlop or metzler!

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Ok, I don't remember the exact numbers, but the 100 and 110 tire are the reccomended tire for the width of the wheel, by this I mean the actual width of the rim. The 120 is made to fit on a wheel that is wider. Now, yes you can put one on and it might fit, but the bead may not seat "completely" or you might be "mushrooming" the tire from putting it a "smaller" rim. The point here is that although it is possible, it is not reccomended and may in fact not be safe.

I think J.D. is the king of tire size questions, perhaps he will have the correct numbers for you..........


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I'm running the 110/90-19, and it puts my speedometer closer to correct - just FYI. Although I don't know that much about riding in the rain (scares the carp outta me), seems like the wider means the higher risk of hydroplaning. I dunno if just going from a 100 to 120 would make any diff tho.

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I can't see how a 120 will fit, but I too like a bigger tire on the front. As for me, price is a major concern due to budget so I use IRC DuoTour's. Very happy with them, rain or shine. Chang Shin is a good tire for the bucks
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