Which tire to use on a Rigid rear Suspension FXR

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by Pantera, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Pantera

    Pantera New Member

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    Hello,

    I am looking to buy a good rear tire for my HArley FXR which has a rigid rear suspension. I have bridgestone right now and they were ok, I use them with 15psi so i can get a bit of a better comfortable ride.

    Any suggestions on which tire to buy? Avon super Venom and Metzeler M880 are some suggestions i picked up from the Forum.

    Pics attached of the bike.

    thanks

    Pantera
     

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  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    If most of your riding with that "strut" solid rear will be around town and bar hopping type riding, take a look at some of the cheaper tires. Shinko is a very good grippy tire, but wears fast. They are about 1/3 the price of the big name tires. I don't know about sidewall stifness on them.
     
  3. Pantera

    Pantera New Member

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    Sorry i didn´t mention it, i use this bike for 60 to 70 miles trips on weekends, bar hopping and a bit of drag racing. It´s actually the fastest Harley around in Uruguay where I live.

    Thanks for the input i´ll check them out.
     
  4. blademan

    blademan Active Member

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    I was very happy with the Bridgstone Spitefire on my Rigid Shovelhead. Ran 10-13 lbs and it has a stiff enough sidewall for support.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I ran a firestone on the back of a chopper hardtail