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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Educate me please!

I am fascinated with the tires on the custom Rebel in this tire thread:

https://www.hondarebel3forum.com/for....html#post7009

I want to buy them for my Rebel, however, I don't know anything about tire size and selection.

In the post, the person says they're "500-16 Firestone Deluxe Champions"

Is "500-16" the size of the tire, because that doesn't even look like the same format as the stock tires.

Is "500-16" the size for BOTH of the tires, front and back? Because I thought the two were different sizes.

These tires look a little larger than stock. Are they going to fit under the stock fenders?

These tires require tubes, right? I assume that will work ok because the picture seems to have the stock wheels?

Any other advice you can provide would be helpful. Thank you in advance.
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Those old square Firestones look cool, but they handle like crap.

Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool.

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I'm pretty sure that they are not but they look like car tires.

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Those old square Firestones look cool, but they handle like crap.
Have you used them before? That throws a wrench in the works.

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Thanks. Will that tire fit on both front and back?

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Oh well. I figured they wouldn't be as cutting-edge as modern tires, but the one review I found on them on YouTube indirectly suggested that they handled so poorly that they were dangerous. They look so good. I can't find any other vintage-style tires that look that good, any suggestions?


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I've owned a couple of old harley's with those tires, they were OK on a 50 mph bike, but the square shoulders don't corner worth a crap, there is a reason they aren't used on anything that's actually going to be ridden. Vintage tires for vintage bikes at slow speeds, you really wouldn't want them on your bike.

Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool.

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