Author Topic: Tyres for BMW RS 54 sidecar  (Read 1302 times)

Offline Rainer Mei▀ner

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Tyres for BMW RS 54 sidecar
« on: January 27, 2018, 01:41:10 PM »
Hello friends! We are a german raceteam in the "German historic motorcycle championship" (Deutsche historische Motorradmeisterschaft). Our sidecar is a BMW RS 54. I┤m searching for 12inch racing tyres. But...i can┤t find any! Is it possible that anyone of you can help us?

Please contact us under the email: teamrs54@htp.com
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our Homepage: www.rs54seitenwagenrennsport.jimdo.com
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Re: Tyres for BMW RS 54 sidecar
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 09:14:30 AM »
What a beast !!

Didn't the (original) Mini use 12 inch tyres.
I don't know if they are faintly like what you would need,
but it could be worth looking into.
Presumably the cross-ply version ?

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Re: Tyres for BMW RS 54 sidecar
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 10:07:15 AM »
I think the original original Mini was actually 10" wheels but slightly later ones were 12". I'm sure racing tyres would be available eg

https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/vintage-tyres/dunlop-racing/12.html

Not cheap though!
Ian
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Re: Tyres for BMW RS 54 sidecar
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 09:59:49 AM »
Some modern scooters use 12" tyres.

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Re: Tyres for BMW RS 54 sidecar
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 04:05:22 PM »
Yes, but for an outfit you really want car tyres.
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Offline Rainer Mei▀ner

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Re: Tyres for BMW RS 54 sidecar
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 09:46:37 PM »
The new Dimension for the 4.00-12 named 125/80-12. but the Diameter is over 50cm...and the 4.00 has 47cm...ist to big !