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Typical WW2 Desert Tyres to fit?

Hi Guys,

I want to fit some worthy Desert type Tyres on my bike but unable to find any info on this.
Did they used chunky enduro type or trials type?

Many thanks,
Paul

email (option): eastwood007@ntlworld.com

Re: Typical WW2 Desert Tyres to fit?

They used what was fitted and what was available. Period photos show predominantly either the Dunlop Universals or the Good-Year 'All Weather'. Quite often bald as well.

Re: Typical WW2 Desert Tyres to fit?

Thanks Rik,

I do have a pair of modern Continental Twinduro TKC 80 I thought these might be suitable for typically good grip in sand over desert terrain as during the war.

Cheers Paul

email (option): eastwood007@ntlworld.com

Re: Typical WW2 Desert Tyres to fit?

This is from the wartime "Data book of RAF vehicles", It covers all "B" Vehicles including motorcycles, the sand section look pretty similar to some of the original motorcycle tyre patterns which survive.

Rob

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email (option): robmiller11(a)yahoo.co.uk

Re: Typical WW2 Desert Tyres to fit?

Hi Rob,

Interesting info, thank you.

Cheers Paul

email (option): eastwood007@ntlworld.com

Re: Typical WW2 Desert Tyres to fit?

The first SWD Norton Big 4 I bought in 1973 was painted green over desert sand and that came with Goodyear Sand Tyres - all bald I might add but for £10 although not complete it was hard to complain.

Re: Typical WW2 Desert Tyres to fit?

Hi guys,

And even more interesting.
I expected tyres to be wider than normal to spread the load yet chunky to group sand tighter to grip.
Ummm......

Mind boggling.

Thank you.
Regards,
Paul

email (option): eastwood007@ntlworld.com

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