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Default Another tire headache.. sorry

Done as much research as i can and still coming away with a headache... some tire sites give me the *not for you vehicle* , some sites no info, and a couple seem ok.
2003 XLH883 Hugger with stock spoked wheels.
Current tires are the stock Dunlop / Harley branding 130/90/B16 rear
front is a Dunlop / Harley branding 100/90/19 mc57H
I`d like to swap out the tires to the tubed Avon Speedmaster front / Avon safety Mileage rear combo.
The front seems to as an ok match for Avon Speedmaster 3-25-19 front.
The rear is a PITA of mixed info.
Can anyone give the definitive *what to buy* ?
will tubed tyres be ok on rims / with tube and any strips of course ?
if the rear is a no go , Shinko and Mito do some vintage patterns but again would need correct info on which ones.
Sorry to be a pain , need a tire guru.
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So tires strictly for looks? My friend did that with the vintage look Avon’s, he said it was scary to ride at times. But it did look cool!

Does your bike have wire spoked wheels? Or cast Aluminium spoked wheels?
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You can't run tubeless tires on a stock spoked wheel. Unless you use that tire with an inner tube. Here's a little review for Harley and cruiser tires:

https://youtu.be/Z61k1WSrFwE

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I think I may see what you mean, have I misread this ?
Tyre says Tubeless but then says "on tube type rim fit tube"
So is my tire a tubeless with a tube in it ?
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I think I may see what you mean, have I misread this ?
Tyre says Tubeless but then says "on tube type rim fit tube"
So is my tire a tubeless with a tube in it ?
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Yes, fit the tubeless tire on the tube type rim, with tube and strip.

The speed rating of the tire is downgraded one level with a tube.

However, those Avon’s (Avon Speedmaster front / Avon safety Mileage ) are tube type anyway. If you notice, the handling rating from Avon is the worst...the bar graph is zero. I doubt that you’ll be pushing the bikes limits with those tires.
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I doubt that you’ll be pushing the bikes limits with those tires.
No intentions of doing that.... its a donor for a chop build.
Would really like to know if the AVON TIRE SAFTEY MILAGE MKII AM7 REAR 5.00-16 69S
is gonna fit the rear.
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No intentions of doing that.... its a donor for a chop build.
Would really like to know if the AVON TIRE SAFTEY MILAGE MKII AM7 REAR 5.00-16 69S
is gonna fit the rear.
If everything is true to size... It should be .5” wider and .5” taller than a 130/90/16. Does it fit? IDK.

If nobody on this site can tell you for sure, maybe someone does on chopcult.
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