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Hello all,

The SV's shoes are fine but I'm searching for some old-style rubber for the back of the Honda. I made a good deal on a new/old Dunlop for the front but haven't had much luck with the back. Size is 130/90-16 and she's currently sporting a Cheng-Shin I had mounted at least ten years ago. The thing must be an alloy of rubber and granite because it still has good tread but I'm growing suspicious of such an old tire for daily use.
The Honda is ratted out presently to a sort of Steve McQueen fleeing the Nazis configuration. Ammo-can saddle bags, olive drab, dust and gunk overall. I'm going for the fresh-out-of-the-barn look. Therefore I don't want a tread-pattern that looks out of place. Dual-Sport would be nice but I'm not seeing anything for a 16" rim. Coker's has some Firestones that look a bit too wide and tall (and expensive). They do look nice, though...would a 5.00 interchange with a 130?
Speed rating is not too critical as I don't plan on this girl pushing the ton again unless I find a pack of Nazis after me!
Any and all advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Columbanus
 

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OEM size on my 1983 Nighthawk is 130/90/16.

I just bought some Avon RoadRunners for front and back about 8 months ago. Great tire but I think it's been replaced with a newer model. The RR is known for some good longevity.

Chaparral Motorsports is where I bought them online.

http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chaparral/product_family.asp?family%5Fid=7417&gift=False&0=assets%2Fhtml%2Fd%5Fstreet%2Easp%2CnavId%3Dd%5Fstreet%2A0%26menu%5Fid%3D%26Tree%3D%2CStreet&1=dept%2Easp%2Cdept%5Fid%3D456%26menu%5Fid%3D%26Tree%3D0%2CStreet%20Tires%2C%20Wheels&2=dept%2Easp%2Cdept%5Fid%3D2031%26menu%5Fid%3D%26Tree%3D1%2CAvon%20Street%20Tires&mscssid=2B46CA86F19843C694E7664154D530A0

 

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I normally would never recommend them, but Cheng Shin has a large variety of tires that look the part.

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