Need inner tube help-TIA

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by toecutter1962, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Long story short. Newbness implied.

    '79 Yamaha SR500

    Just ordered an Avon 325H19 AM20 front (1.85 rim) and an Avon
    110/90H18 AM21 rear (2.15 rim).

    Have absolutely no clue as to inner tube size/brand. Am seeing 300/325
    and 325/350 (or 350/400 and 400/450) tubes plus some metric stuff.

    No decent local sources, will have to do the mail-order deal.

    Any help would be appreciated.


    PS I hope the tires are OK, employed by a tire company, and if I don't
    have Avon's on the bike, I can't ride it to work without taking more
    than a full ration of crap-bad enuff that it's a Yamahahmer. Got them
    through the employee purchase plan and am stuck with 'em.

    PPS is there a market (Ebay?) for a nearly new (nubblies virtually
    intact) 4.00-18 64V ME99A Metzeler-throwing in a moderately
    weather-checked (in between the tread blocks) 3.50-19 M33 Laser to get
    rid of it?
    toecutter1962, Jun 20, 2005
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  2. No crap, except that I had to purchase them from a company that
    apparently manufactures motorcycle luggage and was pretty much useless
    in determining which Avon tyres to use on my bike.

    I would have no idea why they were selected to be the sole source for
    the employee purchase plan.
    That would depend, of course, whether or not you consider a TT
    (tavern-to-tavern) Milwaukee Vibrator to be a "motorcycle".
    toecutter1962, Jun 20, 2005
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  3. toecutter1962

    OH- Guest

    Where did it say there was anything wrong with the tyres? As
    I read it, they are supposed to be in fair shape and should
    be possible to sell without a bad conscience. ME99/33 is
    a nice combo for an older, low powered bike (like for
    example a SR500 if you get to choose freely).
    OH-, Jun 20, 2005
  4. When I was 17 years old, I rode a '69 Suzuki T500 (wore a 2nd hand
    Bell Star II) and told the world it could kiss my ass.

    Now I'm a little older, and earn a living in my chosen profession in a
    corporate environment-with many rules, written and unwritten.

    One of the unwritten-but enforced by popular opinion-rules concerns
    the brand of tires installed on the vehicle I drive/ride. If I want to
    achieve the level in this self-same corporate environment where this
    is indeed a written rule, I need to follow it.
    When I was riding my '69 T500, it was extremely uncommon to pass
    another rider without sharing a big smile and a wave or a thumbs-up.

    Nowadays, I still get them from old doods on Wings, young doods on
    crotch rockets and get ignored by most (not all) generic new millenia
    riders on generic new HD's ( I still wave at everybody). I totally
    agree it's the rider.
    I've put as many miles on in the last 10 days as he has this season.
    If he wasn't the head of my department, I would tell him to bite it.
    Sounds like fun to me.

    toecutter1962, Jun 26, 2005
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