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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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I was cleaning my Vulcan the other day and noticed the front tire is starting to crack. Probably from being old, I haven't had the bike very long but i know the previous owner had it sitting for a long time. Does anyone have a favorite tire they would like to recommend? I am looking for something with good stick but also decent priced (less than $100 if possible). I found a few Avons I liked from shade tree powersports for about $80 but I want to check the forums and see if anyone has a favorite they recommend :-D
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Welcome to the madness bbullis1. Here is a link to the Vulcan Verses take on tires:https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1173

BTW, you can install tires one size larger, from a 100/90-19, to a 110/90-19 on the front which will correct the speedometer to a large extent. The rear stock tire is a 150/90-15. There is enough room for a 170/80-15 in there, according to several members who have made that modification. It will cut down a little on your stop light to stop light acceleration, which I haven`t found to be lacking at all on my stock size tires, and I am 5'11" and weigh #300. On a positive note, it will however drop your engine speed by 400 to 500 RPMs at highway speeds. Search around the tire threads and you will find a differing views on this mod, and different brands of tires

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I was cleaning my Vulcan the other day and noticed the front tire is starting to crack. Probably from being old, I haven't had the bike very long but i know the previous owner had it sitting for a long time. Does anyone have a favorite tire they would like to recommend? I am looking for something with good stick but also decent priced (less than $100 if possible). I found a few Avons I liked from shade tree powersports for about $80 but I want to check the forums and see if anyone has a favorite they recommend :-D
There is a three or four digit code on the tire. The first two are the week of the year they were made, the third and fourth are the year. If there are only three digits, the tire was made in the last century. Mine looked good, no cracking, but were made in 1989 or 1999, and were replaced shortly after I got her running. Don't put your life or limbs in jeopardy on old/bad tires.

Favorite brands of tires are like oil; everyone has their own preferences.

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You can dang nere get a set Kenda Kruz tire for $100. Check here

I'm running 110/90-19 front and 170/80-15 rear on my bike and love them.

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Metzler Marathon 880's, I love mine, made it a totally different ride! Ronayers.com has them cheapest.

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