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    Desperately Seeking Conti Road Attacks 110/70R-17 front!

    I'd really like to put some Continental Road Attacks on my Hawk, but have been unable to find any supplier that has the 110/70R-17 fronts in stock. Many say "we'll have some new ones in next week" but that's proven to be optimistic.

    I contacted Mr. Hord and he wasn't able to locate any of these, so now I turn to you Hawk folks. Does anybody have any idea of where I might be able to track down this tire? I don't care if I have to get it from Germany!

    FWIW, my old tires are Metzeler Z4s. I've been quite happy with them, and I guess if I can't find the Contis, I'll probably look at the Roadtecs...

    #2
    They don't do a 110/70 x 17 Road Attack (in the UK anyway).

    http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/contibi...oad-attack.php

    Use a 120/70 x 17 (that's what I'm going to do, with a 160/60 x 17 rear)?

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      #3
      Originally Posted by Ribbit2
      Use a 120/70 x 17 (that's what I'm going to do, with a 160/60 x 17 rear)?


      DO NOT USE A 120 on a stock Hawk front wheel!!! 110 is the only width that will safely fit. Have you checked to see if they do a 110/80?

      Sure, a few have done a 120 on a stock Hawk front without any mishaps, but the overwhelming majority will agree that it's a bad idea. If you happen to have a Bros with a MarkII front, or a Hawk with a wider front wheel, go for it. Otherwise, stick to a 110 on the front

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        #4
        Ahhhh darn, thanks SkinnE.

        Nah no 110/80 except in an 18" wheel.

        Back to the drawing board. /sigh

        ETA: Hmmm they do a 110/70 x 17 in the Sport Attacks though . . that work ok you think?

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          #5
          If this post is still in question...a place near me says that they can order the 110/70-17's (conti road attacks). Im about to order some in the next few weeks.
          1989 Hawk Gt

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            #6
            I couldnīt find the Road Attacks in 110/70-17 either.
            But they were having the Sport Attacks introduced lately-
            which have the above mentioned size available
            The rubber pattern looks much the same to the Road ones!

            http://www.conti-online.com/generato.../index_en.html

            Btw Iīm using the Conti Force front and rear to much satisfaction
            my girl the Road Attacks on the 3.5x17 front rim
            and I canīt tell of any striking difference between them.
            For the exception that the Conti Force builds much wider.
            E.g. the Conti Force rear tire is an 160/60 on my bike yet measures 165!
            The Road Attack same size only 155!

            Will post pics tonight.

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              #7
              you can always get diablo strada tires. I hear they are excellent mileage tires with really good grip. Plus they have 110's
              You know your a hawkaddict when you check ebay and craigslist every hour for parts to upgrade

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                #8
                Originally Posted by drinmotoracer
                you can always get diablo strada tires. I hear they are excellent mileage tires with really good grip. Plus they have 110's
                I put a Diablo Strada 160/60 on the rear and LOVE it... but I think when looking for a front, they had the Diablos but not the Strada made in that size. Unless they've recently started making them. I'm putting a Diablo on the front this spring - can't wait after changing my rear Metz over!
                “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

                - Hunter S. Thompson

                1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
                1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

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                  #9
                  I ran a set of dunlop qualifiers 110/70/17 front and 160/60/17 rear ( bias ply). These are good tires and stuck to the road nicely but I only got about 9000 miles out of the rear before I started seeing the seam in the center of the tire. I just put a set of Michelin Pilot power sport ( Z rated, Radials). I have'nt scrubbed off the mold release agent to the edges yet ( Its been cold and rainy where I'm at), but these feel sticky. There is a delay when steering is applied, but I expected that as radials are slightly heavier than bias ply ( It just means I'll have to use more of my girly muscles ). Skinne is right about the 120 go with the 110.

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                    #10
                    9000 miles out of the rear? Hell, I can't get 3000 out of a rear tire. And only about 2000 if it's on one of the big bikes.
                    Steve

                    Originally Posted by GTfever
                    but I only got about 9000 miles out of the rear before I started seeing the seam in the center of the tire .

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                      #11
                      Do they make the Diablo Strada tires in the right stock sizes? I hadnt seen these and was pretty set on the conti-road's but now that I look at these and am hearing good news about them (plus theyre high mileage and I plan on doing some heavy touring) Im starting to think about getting these...Plus the pattern will probably look better on my bike.
                      1989 Hawk Gt

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                        #12
                        From Caynon Chasers reports he estimates that the rear Conti Road Attacks will probably last 6000-7000 miles on his speed triple.

                        Based off that and a steady throttle hand I am guessing that Hawks could pull off at least 7500 miles on the rear.

                        This is my 4th set of tires on this Hawk and by far the best all around tire so far.
                        88' NT650 Hawk - 2nd owner
                        <94 F2 front end // Fox TC // Telefix clip on // Hord Uni + 3.0 kit>

                        92' VFR 750 - 3rd owner


                        86' Rebel 450 - Free off craigslist!

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                          #13
                          So youre recommending the road attacks?
                          1989 Hawk Gt

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by TSWebster
                            9000 miles out of the rear? Hell, I can't get 3000 out of a rear tire. And only about 2000 if it's on one of the big bikes.
                            Steve

                            Originally Posted by GTfever
                            but I only got about 9000 miles out of the rear before I started seeing the seam in the center of the tire .

                            HA HA That's funny......He's got jokes........

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by jregezeino
                              So youre recommending the road attacks?
                              I would buy them again if they are available when I need to replace old rubber.

                              There was a pretty long thread on various tires people are running about 5 months ago.

                              Think I got both tires shipped next day to me for $260.00 from southwest moto tires. SWMT has a very klunky (not super functional) website but it gets the job done and the service / price is bar none.
                              88' NT650 Hawk - 2nd owner
                              <94 F2 front end // Fox TC // Telefix clip on // Hord Uni + 3.0 kit>

                              92' VFR 750 - 3rd owner


                              86' Rebel 450 - Free off craigslist!

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