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tyre shaving

Post by ben james » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:58 pm

was wondering if anyone knew where i could get a v rated motorcycle tyre shaved.
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Post by gennyshovel » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:02 am

Put the beast up against the pub wall and hit top gear , full noise 'till the tread's almost gone Ben, then lend ya front tyre to Bones, and he'd do the same for ya (or doesn't he use front/rear tyres anymore?)
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Post by Graeme H » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:13 pm

Ben
I tried all ocer Melbourne.
No luck. The issue is the shoulders of the tyre
I can get them shaved square with no shoulder but no thanks

We might be reduced to the Broken Hill Pub wall
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Post by hawkwind racing » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:03 pm

Ben I know of no place in Aus that does bike tyres ,you could get some from Nate Jones in california ( as an import )
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Post by ben james » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:10 pm

thanks gary & other guys, the wheel is a 3"x17". will check out at work what is the narrowest z rated tyre i can fit. bike is already set up with this wheel & it just makes it easier than fitting a wider wheel.
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Post by DirtyDave » Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:05 am

Benjamungi is your tyre a front or rear, if your using it on the rear make sure the tyre is suitable as a drive tyre,
Mickey Thomson make a light weight treaded drag/street tyre, aswell as there Drag slicks, but front use only
What happened to your Mickey Thomson LSR tyre?...
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Post by ben james » Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:31 am

hi dave, the m/t tyre is for kermit, this 3 x 17 rear rim is on my new project gonzo. 81 model gpz1100b1. there is a photo of it on the forum.
conversing with the tyre guy at work about the narrowest z rated tyre i can put on it. am also going to investigate 125gp bike rear slicks.
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Post by Reverend Hedgash » Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:23 am

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Post by DirtyDave » Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:38 am

Moto GP Tyres are load rated for bike and rider combo of about 80kg all up :roll: you and your lead ballested Kwaka could come in up around 400kg :D I would re think that option Ben Its easy enough to get a 5" rear wheel to fit in your bike with a few wheel spacers and then you can put a real top quality 160 tyre,
Working at Peter Stevens you should be able to get your hands on raced 600 super sport tyres that wouldn't have much meat left on it,,,
They usually have plenty of tread left in the middle and the sides scuffed away, Good for drag Racing than aswell,
Using a late model wheel gives you off the shelf sprocket and Brake rotor options aswell,,,, :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by gennyshovel » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:39 am

Heres a handy link to find used GP tyres Ben.
http://www.formula-xtreme.com.au/xtreme ... n!openpage
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Post by ben james » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:24 pm

thanks tiny, got on that site & bought myself a 17"x5" zxr600 rim with axle, cush drive, sprocket carrier & disc for $150 bucks from a guy in melbourne.
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Post by Stayt`ie » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:42 pm

gonzo is my favourite muppet :lol: , you better do him proud benny boy :lol: :lol:
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Post by DirtyDave » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:30 am

lovely jubley benny boy... :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: :shock:
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