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Motorcycle tires on Model A wheels

Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by ScottV, May 8, 2011.

  1. ScottV
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    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 ???

    Thanks, ScottV
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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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    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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    Thanks Bob ... I am going to go for it, what's the worst that can happen ... I mean other than a firery horrendous crash ??!!?? :cool:
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    That's the Spirit!
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    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. :cool:

    You do know that you true welded spokes by bending the spokes slightly as needed, right?
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    I thought you just ran into the curb until they were straight ... :p
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    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.:p
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    What's a "curb" ? :confused:

    :D

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