Tyres for Darmah SD

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Tyres for Darmah SD

Post by GONDARMAH » Wed May 11, 2005 6:51 am

Hi everybody
I have read the post about tyres for our bevels. I know the brands such as Avon, Michelin or Metzeler, but I´d like to know the measures of tyres that i need for my Darmah SD

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Tires sizes for a Darmah

Post by Craig in France » Mon May 16, 2005 2:18 pm

Hi

From the owner's handbook: Front, 3,50 H18. Rear, 4,25/85 V18

Putting these old inch sizes into the current metric sytem:
Front 100/90
Rear 120/90

(Btw, don't forget you can go to Steve's site: http://www.bevelheaven.com/index2.html and look under Manuals Index, Darmah for this kind of info.)

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Craig in UK

P.s. Do NOT buy Metzelers if you ride in the wet! :(~

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Post by GONDARMAH » Wed May 18, 2005 2:06 pm

Craig, thank you for your answer. I had allready known these mesures , but I´d like to know if the meseasure mentioned in http://www.bevelheaven.com/index2.html , parts exchange,
TIRES - 18" wheels: Front 110/80 and rear 130/70 are better or non

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Post by BevHevSteve » Fri May 20, 2005 5:54 pm

Hey guys , I need to update that - what I wrote so long ago was actually the size tyres I used on MY Darmah, but it has non stock wheels, which are wider than stock size etc.

100/90 18 Front
120/80 18 rear or probably better would be 120/90 18 rear
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New Michelin vintage tire

Post by izaakb » Wed May 17, 2006 7:28 am

Michelin has just come out with a new bias ply vintage-sized tire called the M45.

I picked up a front tire for my GTL, in the correct 3.25-S-18 size.

This tire was JUST released, so many (most) retailers won't have it yet. It is a general purpose "urban/cruiser" type tire. It looks good, and it seems to ride very well.

The 3.25x18" tire is a "59-S" weight/speed rating. 59 is about 500
lbs, so ignore the website's nonsense about "50 to 250 cc bikes". I don't know what they were thinking when they put that. The original Pirellis on the GTL had a weight spec of 55, so 59 is more than adequate.

Although, the speed spec is S, not H or V. S is a max of 112 mph, H spec is 130 mph. If you are going over 100 mph on your Darmah, then God bless you.

Link: (michelin website)

http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/front ... 34&lang=EN

or short link if that one is broken: http://tinyurl.com/86556

Also, here is a great reference link for tire size specs (and metric size conversion):
http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle- ... e-data.htm


Sizes:
110/80 - 14
130/90 - 15
80/80 - 16
90/80 - 16
110/90 - 16
2.50 - 16
2.75 - 16
3.25 - 16
3.50 - 16
2.25 - 17
2.50 - 17
2.75 - 17
3.00 - 17
2.50 - 18
2.75 - 18
3.00 - 18
3.25 - 18 59S rated
3.50 - 18 61S rated
4.00 - 18
1977 500GTL (restored)
1980 Darmah 900SS (being restored)
1986 Alazzurra 650SS
1986 Alazzurra 650SS (project renov)
1986 Elefant 650 (needs work..)
1995 900SS SP #591
1996 600SS
1998 900SS FE
2005 Monster S2R (on my third tank...)

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