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I've got some quite old (20 year old) tyres on my HR and they are looking hard and have a few cracks in the tread - also 4 different tyres - so thinking of getting a new set...originals were 6.5 x 13 - which equates to 165/80 in metric...can get a good deal (Bridgetsone at $61 each fitted) on 175/70s - which are a common size now...is anyone using this size on their stock HR and do they seem ok re profile? They would be 3.2% less in diameter...185/70 is closer in overall profile but less common and not as good price..

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im looking at tyres for an EH same thing, 175/70 seems to be the go.
im onto some khumos for 40 bucks each but not including fitting etc
In brissy so may not suit you

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I ended up going with the 175/70 and they are fine...only a subtle difference in reality...compared to the original spec tyre the speed will actually be 93 when speedo reading 96 and 54 when speedo reading 56....so that's all good...for ALHT - one less white waller on the road ...have a limited budget so went for a practical compromise...one of the tyres that came off was a 86 vintage..so worth having a look at how old your tyres are and if they are showing visible signs of age - mine were - although the tread was good...

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Andrew

yea you can still have good tread, Mine were in good shape when left mine in storage for about a year when i did my tour of duty in east timor.
When i returned they were hard as, and showing signs of cracks on the side of them, so i wasn't taking any changes and got a new set mine 215/65r/14 Bridges tone

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They look good..a 185/80 is not an ideal comparison to the original though in size being 5.4% extra in diameter..ideally if you can get within 1 or 2% is optimal...or less than 15mm difference in diameter...a 185/80 is actually 32mm difference in diameter so actual speed will be about 5kmh above what your speedo is reading at 100...but as long as you know you can easily compensate..the 185/80 would fill up the guards well...I've just noticed that Sailun have a 185/70 whitewall at a reasonable price..was going to move away from the whitewall but they do look good..

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Andrew

yes /no?

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I've currently got them but was going to go plain Jane with the replacements - I do like them but the reality was that a Standard would not have had them and I don't want to pay twice as much for them or have someone come and grind away at the sidewall and make them up...to be honest I haven't given a lot of thought to the age of tyres before..I know in general rubber is good for 10 years..but I just wanted to get the front wheels balanced as I was getting a bit of vibration at 50mph..and when I took it to the tyre place they said they were just too old...and they fail from the inside out...good practice is 6 years for a tyre and no more than 10 years..then they told me all the horror stories of caravan and trailer blow outs because of old tyres and people with muscle cars and almost no tread wear and stacks of panel damage from tyres stripping to pieces and it made me think...

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Andrew

achilles are a good tyre made by bridgestone
good riding tyre not much road noise
175/13 was common on early holdens in the 70's and 80's
ajax tyres do them for about $59 each

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