1992 VN 750
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
I didn't get the pix...probably my browser or some other coomputer issue that I will never totally understand.
I just put a ME880 110/90 19 on the front of my bike and it is like day and night to the way the bike rode before. In the past my bike felt really light in the front end and tracked cracks like a drywaller with a bucket of joint compund in his hands. It was unnerving at times. The moment I put on the new 110 though the bike settled down is now a comfortable, predictable, solid feeling ride. Slow speed confidence, no more drift over poor pavement, no crack tracking and an overall solid front end feel are the best descriptions of the difference. I will put a 170/80 15 ME880 on the rear this winter and eagerly await next Spring's riding season!
Any other tricks to putting the rear tire on other than letting the air pressure out a little? I assume you lower the rear wheel (after putting the bike on a 2 x 4 under the center stand)by taking the lower shock mounts off, disconnect the rear brake linkage, pull the axle and then the wheel comes out on the right side with a little effort. Will I need to loosen the right side pipes? The installation is the reverse...but as stiff as these tires are, seems like air pressure alone would not be all that is required. Is it possible to pull the whole wheel off straight off the back by removing the drive shaft where it couples to the wheel assembly, lubricate the spline and then slide it back straight in from the rear? I figure I will be doing this during the winter so taking more stuff apart is just a bigger part of the fun!
1992 VN 750 / 18,100 miles
V and H Cruzers
Earshaved and sheared
110/90 and 170/80 Metzeler 880s
Clear Alternatives LED brakelight
Saddleman Explorer Seat
VN750.com Grill cover
Last edited by bordolover; 07-23-2009 at 09:21 AM.