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Old 05-08-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Motorcycle tires on Model A wheels

I have some 21" Model A wheels that I was going to use. I found someone that will let me have a pair of some 80/90/21 Dunlop motorcycle tires. Can I use these on the Model A wheels ???

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Old 05-08-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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I can't answer your question specifically but I've used 16" motorcycle tires on early Ford 16" wheels and currently have 16" Auto Tires on 16" Harley wheels all tubless. I siliconed the spokes and made sure it was dry before mounting the tires. Hope this helps, Rocky
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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These are for tubes, they are from a XL1200C, the guy replaced them ever other spring for some reason and kept the old ones ???

I actually bought 2 tubes for a buck each off a clearence table at an open house.
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I've got cycle tires with tubes on 16" 1935 Ford spoke wheels on my HA/GRa.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:50 PM   #5
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I've got cycle tires with tubes on 16" 1935 Ford spoke wheels on my HA/GRa.
Thanks Bob ... I am going to go for it, what's the worst that can happen ... I mean other than a firery horrendous crash ??!!??
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
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Thanks Bob ... I am going to go for it, what's the worst that can happen ... I mean other than a firery horrendous crash ??!!??
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: Motorcycle tires on Model A wheels

That's what Tom'll be running on the "Rabbit". I'm running 19" A's with bike tires on the Barn Job.

Somewhat more '50's than motorcycle wheels.

You do know that you true welded spokes by bending the spokes slightly as needed, right?
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:43 AM   #8
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You do know that you true welded spokes by bending the spokes slightly as needed, right?
I thought you just ran into the curb until they were straight ...
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:55 AM   #9
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I thought you just ran into the curb until they were straight ...
A friend took some to a wheel shop and said they used a big wooden mallet to true his welded spoke rims...mounted them to a hub, spun them and WHAM! Guess it ain't rocket science.
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I thought you just ran into the curb until they were straight ...
What's a "curb" ?



I've actually had to explain that to younger tech's on occasion. Didn't want to let me run with "those bent spokes".
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