From:Jeff Roth
Subject:RE: Tires Date:Sun Apr 2 08:57:48 2017
Response to:6531

In 1997 I outfitted my K.J. with Cheng Shin 4.00 18.

By 2014 when I attached a sidecar perhaps they were no longer available when I changed out the rear and added the sidecar wheel/tire.

I now have Dunlop Gold Seal K70 4.00 S 18. Same tread pattern as the Cheng Shin and they seem to be wearing well.


Most of the modern tires I have seen online are low profile and wouldn't work well with the KJ footboards. Some have given negative feedback on the Cooker tires. Mine will be ridden and not shown so I want to put a decent enough tire on it. What does everyone use? The only others I have found online are Shinko. I have no idea if they are better or not. They are considerably cheaper. I have a friend who writes for some car magazines that claims Cooker has the only molds so if they are period looking tires Cooker makes them. I don't know how true that is. Thanks for any input.