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Tire question

07 May 2019 20:59
Kobuk
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Tire question #1
Ordering some new tires.
Will the Shinko 241 front tire size 3.50" X 19" fit a '68 DT1 or is it too wide?
The other option they had was the 3.25" X 19".
Thank you for any advice.

If it has two wheels and an engine, I'll ride it.

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07 May 2019 21:07
liferbiker
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Tire question #2
Wow, you really want a "fatty" up front. I kinda thought the 3.25 was kinda too fat (on my 70 DT1c) along w/ width increase won't it also b taller affecting speedo & maybe fender as well?

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08 May 2019 05:18
Kobuk
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Tire question #3
That’s a good question, I don’t want the front tire any taller if I can help it and I don’t want to go through all the work of installing a tire that’s too fat and rubs or something.

I think I’ll go with my first choice which was the narrower 2.75”
Thanks for your advice!

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08 May 2019 06:56
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Tire question #4
Here's one previous thread on the subject... I think there are many more if you do a search.

This one has a picture and measurement of the 3.50 x19 SR241

Tires are goofy as often the advertised size doesn't seem to have much to do with the actual size...

yamaha-enduros.com/index.php/forums/gene...-tire-advice?start=0

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

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08 May 2019 11:48
RT1
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Tire question #5
3.25 X 19 WAS THE STOCK SIZE FROM THE FACTORY

1968 DT1
1971 RT1
1971 JT1 (x2)
1972 AT2
1974 DT250A
1975 XS650
1973 Hodaka Combat Wombat
2002 Suzuki V-Strom
"We are mere custodians of mechanical things. Our job it to care for them, improve them and pass them on to others.” - Peter Egan

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08 May 2019 12:05
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Tire question #6
Here's a thread with a picture of Vinnie and DEETS RT build with the shinko 3.50 x 19 on the front,
www.yamaha-enduros.com/index.php/forums/...shock/9207-rt2-tires

71 Z50 Minitrail
72 RT2
74 250A
78 XT500E
06 F650GS Dakar

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