We wanted to take a minute to thank Coker Tire for sponsoring Born-Free 7. Every motorcycle needs tires and there is a good chance that if you own a vintage motorcycle you’re gonna need tires from Coker! No matter if you have a Shovelhead chopper or a stock Knucklehead or maybe a custom XS650 Coker makes (yes, makes) the tires you need.
Coker has spent years tracking down molds and acquiring rights to well known brand names from back in the day so they can bring these tires back to the market for us to enjoy! Such as one of our recent favorites the Firestone ANS tire. It looks great and rides fantastic in the world of bias-ply tires. They are also the ones to bring the new skinny ribbed Firestone 21 inch by 2.75 inch front tires for period choppers or race bikes. This is what Coker has to say about these babies:
“Firestone is a legendary brand in the motorcycle community and the racing community in general. When it comes to period correct styling, Coker Tire leads the way with its Firestone products, and the new Firestone 2.75-21 and 3.00-21 tires are no exception. The straight-groove tread pattern is inspired by vintage racing tires, which had minimal tread designs, while the sidewall is smooth and clean. The two sizes are very desirable for custom motorcycles using a 21-inch wheel, as a vintage-style tire for the large-diameter wheel has not been readily available until now. Many motorcycle builders and customizers have been using Firestone Deluxe Champion rear tires, so now they can have a matching front tire in a popular size.
Whether you’re building a ‘70s style chopper, a race-inspired motorcycle or anything in between, the tall and skinny looks of a 21-inch front wheel offers a great look, and Coker Tire now offers two size options in its already popular Firestone product line. Now, builders will no longer need to dig through swap meets to try and find a usable tire that fits the build—the new Firestone 2.75-21 and 3.00-21 tires are affordable and they’re ready to ship to your door from Coker Tire’s distribution centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee and City of Industry, California.”
Matt Olsen’s Born-Free 4 Best In Show winner ’47 Harley with Firestone ANS
Born-Free CoFounder Mike Davis’ Pre Unit Triumph with Firestone Ribbed 21