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  • Radial tires for Gunner

    Posted by Scott on August 5, 2022 at 6:53 am

    i have a few questions on this topic.

    1. Does it make sense to try and find radial tires for the gunner or is it overkill with the lean angle of the bike?

    2. If so, I’m having trouble finding radials in my size. Front 130/90/16 – Rear – 140/90/16. Is there a recommended performance brand i should be looking at? I cannot find the avon cobras in my size.

    3. What other sizes would fit on the bike with stock rims without making the bike less nimble?


    Joel replied 1 year, 1 month ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • David

    August 5, 2022 at 8:47 am

    I have Avon Chromes on my Gunner:

    Front: 130/90/16

    Rear: 170/70/16

    They have been on the bike 2 seasons now and I like them.

    It is said that 170 is as wide as you want to go on the stock ( 3.5″ ) wheels. Some would say that 170 is too wide. I have had no issues with the tires. You can go up to 200 on the rear but you need to go with a wider rim. For example, the 5″W 18″D Vegas wheels.


  • Scott

    August 5, 2022 at 10:13 am

    I assume those are bias ply tires?

  • Nick

    August 10, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve got 180/65/16 on the rear with the stock size 130/90/16 up front on my 2015 Gunner. Same rim for the rear. First season with the larger tire and I like it.

  • Joel

    March 1, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    On my rebel 1100 and my hammer I run metzler cruisetec. I will never go back. Dual compound with a sport bike curve for handling. It will be night and day.