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    This is the bike I wasn't going to keep.... a 1967 441 Victor Roadster.
    I still may not, but I can start it (sometimes!)...and it's interesting to ride.
    The real problem is location....we have a 600metre track and are surrounded by Mohican lanes. As in, there is often a strip of grass in the middle, and gravel/potholes to either side.
    The track is compacted stone, a lot of mud and stuff.
    The bike has oldishh road tyres, and if I keep it they will need changing. I don't want pure off road stuff, is there a good in between?
    The wheels are 18 by 3.25 and 18 by 3.50.

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    I was going to say Avon Road Riders, but they don't do them that wide according to the Avon webshite.

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I was going to say Avon Road Riders, but they don't do them that wide according to the Avon webshite.
    Wide? ......skinny i thought!

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    Wide? ......skinny i thought!
    I should add that these are imperial sizes

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    What about Avon Trailrider.

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    The cwylde website lists these tyres in the sizes you're after -

    Front

    Dunlop Classic K82 32518 (Universal)
    72.67

    Mitas Classic H03 32518 (Universal)
    40.18

    Mitas Classic H04 32518 (Front)
    38.08

    Mitas Classic H06 32518 (Universal)
    39.48


    Rear

    Dunlop Classic K82 35018 (Universal)
    81.09

    Mitas Classic H03 35018 (Universal)
    42.23

    Mitas Classic H06 35018 (Universal)
    43.51


    Hope that this is of some help.

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    C Wylde look like a good source.... Is the Avon trail rider a crossover type? Road /Trail?

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    If it's anything like bicycle tyres with imperial and metric tyre sizing...

    You may find more modern tyres listed as 18" and which might seem likely to fit the rim width, but be careful as 18" is not always 18". Imperial measures might, for example, measure the overall diameter as 18" while metric measures the rim only.

    Any chance there's an owner's specific board with someone who already did the change you're thinking of?

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    If it's anything like bicycle tyres with imperial and metric tyre sizing...

    You may find more modern tyres listed as 18" and which might seem likely to fit the rim width, but be careful as 18" is not always 18". Imperial measures might, for example, measure the overall diameter as 18" while metric measures the rim only.

    Any chance there's an owner's specific board with someone who already did the change you're thinking of?

    There is an owners forum, but they aren't always as helpful as TRC!

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    C Wylde look like a good source.... Is the Avon trail rider a crossover type? Road /Trail?
    It’s more road biased and well I wouldn’t use it in winter on proper green lanes, summer no problem.

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    If it's anything like bicycle tyres with imperial and metric tyre sizing...

    You may find more modern tyres listed as 18" and which might seem likely to fit the rim width, but be careful as 18" is not always 18". Imperial measures might, for example, measure the overall diameter as 18" while metric measures the rim only.

    Any chance there's an owner's specific board with someone who already did the change you're thinking of?
    An 18" motorcycle tyre is a 18" motorcycle tyre, they're all the same diameter, just get a crossply in the right width, you won't need knobblies for your "Mohican" lane, you only need knobblies in sand or mud, on any hard surface a road tyre is more use.

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    For loose surfaces and mud, I’d say just cheap trail bike tyres of those sizes. Probably two rear tyres,
    If you need 18” at both ends.

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    For loose surfaces and mud, I’d say just cheap trail bike tyres of those sizes. Probably two rear tyres,
    If you need 18” at both ends.
    If you fit a rear tyre on the front, fit it with the direction arrow round the wrong way, this may sound mental but it's what you should do.

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    Default Re: Tyres for a BSA Victor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    If you fit a rear tyre on the front, fit it with the direction arrow round the wrong way, this may sound mental but it's what you should do.
    One of the first things i noticed was the arrow on the rear pointing the wrong way....subsequently noticed the other side points the right way and is marked "rear" .
    Last edited by davidat19; 10-10-19 at 16:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    One of the first things i noticed was the arrow on the rear pointing the wrong way....subsequently noticed the other zide points the right way and is marked "rear" .
    Have you caught Wurzel?

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