GT750A Tire recommendations?

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GT750A Tire recommendations?

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Hi folks.

Somewhere on the forum there must be a list of original OEM tires for the GT750 -- and perhaps recommendations for modern-day equivalents.

Where might I find that info?

Thanks!

Paul
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Personally I use round black rubber ones :tw
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My personal choice for modern tyres on my 76 kettle is Bridgestone Battlax BT45's, although they have recently been updated/improved/replaced with BT46's. Been using these on mine for over 20 years and have been more than happy with the performance and price, highly recommended :D
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Thanks,

I've heard good things about the Battlax but (to my eye) they look a bit too modern on a mid-70s GT.
Has anyone found a more OEM-looking (old school) tire they're happy with?
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Modern tyres for modern roads, so Avon Roadriders on the Hippo and Dunlop Streetsmarts on the 550s.
PaulD738 wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:18 pm Personally I use round black rubber ones :tw
But not very often.....
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Write2Paul90277 wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:30 pm Thanks,

I've heard good things about the Battlax but (to my eye) they look a bit too modern on a mid-70s GT.
Has anyone found a more OEM-looking (old school) tire they're happy with?
https://www.continental-tires.com/motor ... c/rb2-k112
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Having watched a good few episodes of "johnny's vintage motorcycles" on you tube, where they, in the U.S. restore classic kawasaki' s and fit Kenda tyres.. I've fitted some KENDA tyres to my kettle. they are very good indeed and I've no hesitation in recommending them.
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Using Mitas on my 3 classic bikes IMO the right look and can't fault the handling and price :D Having used Conti's in the past only got 3.5K miles on the rear of the Kettle already way past that mileage on the Bonnie with loads of tread still left.
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Write2Paul90277 wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:30 pm Thanks,

I've heard good things about the Battlax but (to my eye) they look a bit too modern on a mid-70s GT.
Has anyone found a more OEM-looking (old school) tire they're happy with?
Dunlop TT100 are available and look the same as in the old days
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slosher wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:11 pm Using Mitas on my 3 classic bikes IMO the right look and can't fault the handling and price :D Having used Conti's in the past only got 3.5K miles on the rear of the Kettle already way past that mileage on the Bonnie with loads of tread still left.
Yes, Conti rear mileage is not great.
I only got 2.5k on the zed.
They stick well and look "classic" though.
I had two stroke's and survived.
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