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So I am gonna get some new tires for the bike. I was thinking of ordering these the reviews all seem to point towards these being great tires.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
Anyone ever use these? Also I was hoping to confirm the tire sizes I need to order. The PO of my bike put a 140 on the back and given its still pretty new compared to the one on the front im not that big on having the smaller tire on the back. I have read that people have been able to put a 170 on the back but im just wondering if I would have to change anything to make it fit. Anyways as always thanks in advance for the free wisdom.

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Those are the most recommended here. Check the Vulcan Verses for Tires to get a lot of great information.
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Completely forgot to check the versus before asking. As you said the Metz's do get a lot of praise. I Guess all i could ask for now would be if anyone knows of a better (less expensive) place to pick some up at. With front and back that is a large chunk of my bonus check. Not that its not worth it but if I can get a better deal somewhere else all the better.

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I would stick with the stock size in the rear (150/90) but would go with the 110 in front. You can use a 170 without making any mods , but I really do not see any big advantage to a wider tire in back on the 750.

If you are buying online be sure to check the shipping costs some places charge for their seemingly low priced tires...

Motorcycle superstore usualy has good prices, but I would check around anyway first.

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I had to replace my tires last fall. I went with the Pirelli MT66 tires. If my research informed me correctly Pirelli makes Metzelers. The reviews I read on the MT66's were saying they got about the same mileage as the Metzelers, 8 to 10k and they are about half the price. I've got a almost 2k on mine so far and they are showing very little wear. They handle everything I throw at them, but I don't ride all that aggressive either. I got mine from DennisKirk.com because motorcycle superstore couldn't get them stocked. DK was a few $$ more, but they were in stock and I needed tires.

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^X2 but ronayers.com was cheaper at the time.

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Motorcycle Superstore usually has free shipping on orders over a price I believe. Got my Michelin's from there. I did a lot of reading of reviews on the Metzlers and it looks like their quality has gone downhill since they started making all their bias ply tires in Brazil. My latest ME880's were Brazilian made but I didn't get to put many miles on them before I sold the bike. Some of the guys on the VROC forum say they got terrible wear out of them and won't buy them again. I'm sure if you look hard enough you'll probably find bad reviews about any tire, so sometimes you just have to go try them yourself.

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I have them on my V-Star and love them. I believe the whole poor quality issue was on one batch and not a continual quality control issue thing. Check Bikebandit.com. They usually have the lowest price and free ground shipping.

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THIS tire iS working out great and it doeSn't break the bank.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
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So I am gonna get some new tires for the bike. I was thinking of ordering these the reviews all seem to point towards these being great tires.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
Anyone ever use these? Also I was hoping to confirm the tire sizes I need to order. The PO of my bike put a 140 on the back and given its still pretty new compared to the one on the front im not that big on having the smaller tire on the back. I have read that people have been able to put a 170 on the back but im just wondering if I would have to change anything to make it fit. Anyways as always thanks in advance for the free wisdom.
I bought the Metz from motorcycle-superstore.com cause they were about the cheapest I could find anywhere, especially with the free shipping. I put the 110/90-19 on the front and left the rear tire 150/90-15. I love them. They are a great tire.


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