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1970 RT-1 Tire match

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Could someone recommend a tire that is the closet match to the original tires on a 1970 RT-1
11 Mar 2023 02:22 #1

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Replied by Dennis D on topic 1970 RT-1 Tire match

I used Shinko's on mine. 
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Replied by MarkT on topic 1970 RT-1 Tire match

Heidenau K67 (as has been posted here many times)

There's a whole tire thread with pictures if you want more info.
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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11 Mar 2023 07:38 #3

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Replied by SKYDANCER46 on topic 1970 RT-1 Tire match

Shinko's are nice tires but they don't make the right size tire for the front on the RT1. I use Heidenau K67's on all Yamaha's from 68-72 with the 3.25x19 fronts.

1970 DT250C
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11 Mar 2023 10:33 #4

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Replied by Dennis D on topic 1970 RT-1 Tire match

True on the 3.25's.
11 Mar 2023 10:49 #5

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Replied by SKYDANCER46 on topic 1970 RT-1 Tire match

Shinko's are great tires for 73-81 Yamaha enduro's with the 21" front wheel. They are a bargin compared to the Heidenau K67's. Don't know why they don't make a 3.25x19. 

Dennis,
Great looking DT3! Looks like you got the NOS front brake cable on it? 

1970 DT250C
11 Mar 2023 11:26 #6

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Replied by Dennis D on topic 1970 RT-1 Tire match

Yes I did and thanks again. I need to work on the paint on the
tank a bit more and see if I can get some of the scratches out
of the clear coat. Had to paint the oil tank and headlamp parts
but trying to save the original paint on the tank.
I too have wondered about the size from Shinko. Lord knows
there are enough of the bikes that used it still around that it 
would make sense to make a run of them. Wonder if there is
a problem with the mold or something?
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11 Mar 2023 12:36 #7

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Replied by Tom P on topic 1970 RT-1 Tire match

Here's a Shinko 241 3.00 X 18 on my 1971 CT-1, with the original Yokohama Trail Sport 3.25 X 18 on the left. Looks nice and rides well. The Shinko is about 1/2 - 3/4" shorter, if that matters to you. I have a Shinko 3.50 X 18 on back. Revzilla has good prices on them, and good stock.

 
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Replied by Dennis D on topic 1970 RT-1 Tire match

I put the same on my CT3. Hope to take it on a dual sport ride next weekend.
 
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Replied by JIMMYT70 on topic 1970 RT-1 Tire match

Thanks everyone for the good tire info.
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