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Offline 1974 Honda 550k

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Tubes and bands
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:57:13 am »
I plan on purchasing a pair of Avon 712s for my 74 550 four, do I have to replace the tubes and bands? Or what do I need to look for to replace them.

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Offline 1974 Honda 550k

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Re: Tubes and bands
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 09:22:39 am »
I meant Shinko 712s

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Offline BenelliSEI

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Re: Tubes and bands
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 03:05:55 pm »
I always replace tubes as most of the tires I pull off are so old, I assume the tubes are too. Bands are cheap, so them too. Occasionally, the older bands are so nicely made and fitted, I will just leave them alone........

Offline Stev-o

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Re: Tubes and bands
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 03:26:35 pm »
I always replace tubes as most of the tires I pull off are so old...

+1.  And I dont buy the cheapest tubes...
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Re: Tubes and bands
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 08:21:28 pm »
 I've installed a couple of the heavy wall tubes. It seems they would be harder to pinch but wonder if they're worth the extra weight.
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