Part: Heidenau Vintage Street Motorcycle Tire - Fits Honda CB350 / CL350 / CB360 / CL360 / CJ360 / CB450 / CL450 / CB500T / CB550 (Does Not Ship Outside of the USA)
Why You Need This: The tire sizes and styles of yesteryear are not so common these days; modern bikes have introduced new standards for the industry (and thus new standards of tires) which means the tire choices for vintage Honda CB and CL motorcycles are slim. We have been on the hunt for a vintage style tire to keep your bike looking original, however we did not want to trade the performance (of a modern tire) just for aesthetics. With Heidenau we can have both! They have been making premium motorcycle tires in Germany for 70+ years. Heidenau is one of the few manufacturers dedicated to produce vintage styles with the period correct tread pattern designs and sizes of the past combined with today's modern rubber engineering.
The Heidenau vintage street tires are styled to make your Honda CB350, CB360, CB450 or CB550 look like it did when it cam home from new from the dealer. With two classic street tread patterns:
See the sizing chart below for more information.
The Heidenau vintage street tires are made of modern ultra sticky rubber compounds which outperform the tires of the past (and will definitely out perform those cheap mystery tires from whoknowswhere?). While the vintage street tire is reminiscent of what was originally on the Honda CB's, they are also a great choice for your Honda CL350, CL360 or CL450 scrambler too. Tires are tube type and "S" speed rated, good for 112 mph / 180 km/h at max load and pressure.
We are shocked at the number of old bikes we see that are still running the original tires that came on the bike over 40 years ago! Tires dry out, get hard, will not grip like they should. Just because there is "some tread" on them or they are "holding air" does not mean they are road worthy anymore; yes all the cracks in the sidewalls are an issue too. Time to replace the tires on your bike along with the tubes and rim strips. Also our balance bead kit makes balancing your tires at home a snap too!
Installation Tip: If your tires have balance marks (double red dots on the sidewall), align that part of the tire with the valve stem of the tube when installing. Pay mind to the rotational arrow of each tire and install it accordingly on the wheel. Some of the tires can be mounted in the front or rear position of the bike, however there are a few sizes that are front specific only tires. A dust a little baby powder on the inside of the tire and on the tube; this lets the tube slide in the tire when lining things up. Glass cleaner (Windex), works well as a lubricant between the wheel and the tire when working the bead over the rim. Inflate the tire prior to installing it on the bike to make sure the tube did not get pinched.