I ordered a set of tires for my '81 R65 back in mid February front tire showed up in six days, the rear finally showed up yesterday, shipping delay from Europe .
I put a composite wheel from my parts bike on the rear of this bike about 8 years ago, I had a tire mounted and then decided the bike would be more or less a parts bike, so I put the composite wheel from an LS on the '81 .
I swapped the worn out composite wheel tire back to the parts bike, took the snowflake wheels to the local independent bike shop for mounting and balancing .
In this process I remembered that the brake shoes are different between the two style wheels, along with the two springs on the shoes .
Also the rear axles are a different length between the two wheels .
Not sure if this is the case or not with the front wheels .
I went to Metzeler Roadtec 01 tires, I put these tires on the '82 silver LS about 16 months ago, had the Me33-Me99, Lazertec tires since '85 on this bike, needed a change .
Have not had any wet road experience with these tires yet .