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Big Tom
Posted 7/3/2016 2:23 PM (#89696)
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I just picked up my Rig and find I need a tire for the Sidecar. Currently has a Bridgestone Potenza on it in 165/65/R13. I did a search on here and found nothing about a Sidecar tire. Plenty of Darkside info though..
What's a good replacement for this tire since it has been discontinued? I need to get one soon as it's at the wear bars.. Here's a pic of my Sweety trying the rig on for size..




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Sidewise
Posted 7/3/2016 5:13 PM (#89701 - in reply to #89696)
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http://www.carid.com/tires/165-65-r13/
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jaydmc
Posted 7/4/2016 12:43 PM (#89711 - in reply to #89696)
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From the factory this sidecar more then likely had a 155 13 however a 165 will work. This is an automotive tire, any automotive tire store should have no problem helping you.
Jay G
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WinginCamera
Posted 7/4/2016 3:02 PM (#89716 - in reply to #89696)
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Like Jay said, originally it was probably a 155/13 tire. I've never tried a 165.
I have used Firestone 745 F-560, size 145R13 24 psi and here is where I found them:
https://www.cokertire.com/145r13-firestone-f560.html $70.00
https://www.cokertire.com/145r13-vredestein-sprint.html $85.00
http://www.summitracing.com/search/part-type/tires/tire-size/145r13...

The sidecar tire I have on now is a Coker Verdestein Spint, 145R13, from Summit racing. $85.00 plus shipping, total $102.95 The Coker tire was a little more money but I wanted to see if it lasted a little longer. I average about 15,000 miles per tire. Since you indicate the Bridgestone Potenza 165/65/R13 will fit I might try the Bridgestone next time.
If your interested, on the rear of the bike I am running a 195/55R-16 Firestone Precision Touring at 28 psi
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Big Tom
Posted 7/4/2016 3:20 PM (#89718 - in reply to #89696)
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OK new question... I was going to take the Wheel off to shop around local tire shops. I have nothing that will fit on the lugs to get them off. Where do I get the lug wrench for the job?

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Hack'n
Posted 7/5/2016 1:58 PM (#89737 - in reply to #89696)
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Looks like you will need a thin walled socket for this one.

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Big Tom
Posted 7/6/2016 11:39 AM (#89763 - in reply to #89737)
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Hack'n - 7/5/2016 10:58 AM

Looks like you will need a thin walled socket for this one.

Lonnie
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I will also now need 4 new Lug Nuts....

Here is what happened to the thinnest wall socket I had. 12 Point so it didn't treat the lug nuts well.. Chalk line is where it had to be tapped in with a BFH..


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RoanokeRider
Posted 7/6/2016 11:43 AM (#89764 - in reply to #89696)
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I have a similar wheel. No help getting the lug nuts now, but for future, mine came with much longer chrome lug nuts that stick out far enough to get a wrench on them. Likely can get them at any autoparts store.
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Big Tom
Posted 7/6/2016 12:17 PM (#89765 - in reply to #89764)
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RoanokeRider - 7/6/2016 8:43 AM

I have a similar wheel. No help getting the lug nuts now, but for future, mine came with much longer chrome lug nuts that stick out far enough to get a wrench on them. Likely can get them at any autoparts store.


Thanks for the tip.. I will look for them after I find a tire..
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Big Tom
Posted 7/6/2016 4:51 PM (#89768 - in reply to #89696)
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Got those Chrome Lug Nuts today. Sure makes a difference..
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jaydmc
Posted 7/6/2016 5:33 PM (#89769 - in reply to #89696)
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Get the chrome acorn type lug nuts, thread is 1/2 inch 20 tpi.
Any tire store should have them.
Jay G
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