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    Looking for some new rubber for my 82 Katana 1100. I want a radial sport-touring tire with an aggressive tread but in the stock 3.50-19" and 4.50-17" sizes. I've found a few cruiser tires (some with white walls!) to fit the 19" front wheel but I'm looking for more performance oriented rubber.

    Any thoughts?
    1980 GS1100E, 2002 748S, 2010 ZX14, 2013 Bonneville T-100

    Dave

  • #2
    110/80 R 19 M/C 59V TL and 160/60 ZR 17 M/C (69W) TL fit?....

    Conti road attacks...

    Krey
    93 750 Kat



    Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

    "I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"

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    • #3
      Rear rim is maxed out at 130 unfortunately... it's why most guys swap Gixxer wheels on their Kats and slap on a 180 rear. Front is a 110/90-19.
      1980 GS1100E, 2002 748S, 2010 ZX14, 2013 Bonneville T-100

      Dave

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      • #4
        I'm confused...

        What size is the rear rim again?... you stated...

        Originally posted by exc911ence View Post
        ... in the stock 3.50-19" and 4.50-17" sizes.
        But then said....

        Originally posted by exc911ence View Post
        Rear rim is maxed out at 130 unfortunately...
        Mis-type and the rear is a 3.5 17"?.... But then a 3.5 17 rim will fit up to a 150/60.... hrm...

        (check fitment guide) Are your rims actually 1.85 19", and 2.5 17"?

        Anyways... there are several styles offered by Continetal tires that will fit. You can find all of them by checking the fitment guide on their website by selecting the bike you have...

        http://www.conti-fitmentguide.com/

        Krey
        93 750 Kat



        Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

        "I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"

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        • #5
          Sorry for the confusion Krey, the stock tire sizes are 3.50-19 front and 4.50-17 rear. The rims appear to be at least 1" narrower than the stock tires so you're probably correct with your width guesstimates.

          Did a quick check on the Continental website, the ContiGo tires have the look that I'm after. Have to get some prices... too bad Tire Rack doesn't deal in bike tires!

          Thanks Krey for your help.
          Last edited by exc911ence; 06-01-2009, 07:22 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
          1980 GS1100E, 2002 748S, 2010 ZX14, 2013 Bonneville T-100

          Dave

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          • #6
            Exc. I can get them. Just need to know exactly the sizes you want. Should be able to make it a good deal for you. At any rate let us know how things go. It is hard sometimes finding newer tires in sizes that fit the older kats.
            Last edited by HS2020; 06-01-2009, 08:49 AM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by exc911ence View Post
              Sorry for the confusion Krey, the stock tire sizes are 3.50-19 front and 4.50-17 rear. The rims appear to be at least 1" narrower than the stock tires so you're probably correct with your width guesstimates.

              Did a quick check on the Continental website, the ContiGo tires have the look that I'm after. Have to get some prices... too bad Tire Rack doesn't deal in bike tires!

              Thanks Krey for your help.
              Aaahh, I understand now... I'm used to everyone talking rims in inches and tires in mm, that kinda threw me off. My bad.

              And glad you were able to find what you needed.

              Krey
              93 750 Kat



              Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

              "I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kreylyn View Post
                Aaahh, I understand now... I'm used to everyone talking rims in inches and tires in mm, that kinda threw me off. My bad.

                And glad you were able to find what you needed.

                Krey
                No worries, the tires are just so old they're pre-Metric system!

                1980 GS1100E, 2002 748S, 2010 ZX14, 2013 Bonneville T-100

                Dave

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