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GPO alan
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October 24, 2012 - 6:24 pm
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I will soon need new tyres for my 1961 D!. I would like to know if anyone could suggest the best place to purchase same, and should I go for Dunlops?  Thanks.

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go into technical questions classic tyres loads therethumbs-up

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October 26, 2012 - 7:36 pm
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Thanks Jess. Still trying to find my way around the forum.

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I us Mick at tyre finder, he advertises in many of the classic mags and is at most of the shows.

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Many thanks Howard

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Hiya Alan

 

Agree with Howard, Colins boy Jon has a nice Mitas on his D1 and it lookS the part, good price as well.

You cant go wrong with Mick for tyres.

All the best

Ted

Luv your new Avatar! you look like you are just on the way out! or had you just got back?thumbs-up

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As I remember on the way out Ted. What a great job that was.

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I don't think you will find any Dunlop tyres suitable for your bike. Avon no longer make any in the sizes you require so it looks like Cheng Sing which are more than adequate and at a reasonable price.

Regards,

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I live in west sussex and we have an on line bike shop called Wemoto, bought a tyre for my D1 for £30 which was good enough.

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National Tyres in Barnsley have always come up with best prices and fitting for all my bikes from 1950 D1 to CBR900RR Fireblade.

I'm not saying you should  come to Barnsley (but you should) but they are a national company so if you have a local branch give them a try?

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here you go, cheap enough   

 

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Eyup Bart,

Hope you are well.

Is that mail order or do they make you a coffee while you wait for them fitting them and tensioning the chain?

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that`s the delivered price and fit them yourself matey,   other places  will charge carriage probably, 

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Thanks Bart,

He put a little bit too much cream and sugar in last time any way.

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don`t like cream in coffee .............

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I do

Just not too much

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I've got a pair of Heidenau 2.75 - 19 tyres on my D1. They're very good and suit the bike well. I can't remember what they cost, but I think it was around the £40 each mark. At least we can get universal tyres the in right size nowadays, for many years the only option was a ribbed front and a knobbly on the rear originally destined for the front of a small trials bike. 

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I got a pair from Oponeo and fitted them myself. Good price.

D7 & D1 Racer

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At the risk of stating the obvious.......

Some motorcycle and / or tyre shops will make a hefty charge to fit tyres which you have bought elsewhere.

A mate in the trade has a minimum of £20 per tyre - more if anyone tries to debate it with him.

(Basically he does not want the job of fitting them - although you get free fitting and great prices if you buy your tyres from him in the first place. As I understand it, he makes only a small profit on tyre sales but it all goes to helping him stay in business.)

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Thanks Bart - Just had a look at that site and they seem to be the cheapest around (Mitas for my new B175 project)

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that`s the delivered price and fit them yourself matey,   other places  will charge carriage probably, 

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