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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Just ordered...

I just ordered front and rear Michelin Commander tires, I stayed stock size front and rear. http://www.motoxoutlet.net/productde...bidaa904zz~r=~

Reviewed here: http://www.motorcycle.com/products/m...nder-3528.html and http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

Can't wait to get em on...


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 06:50 PM
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Interested in how well your Michelin's handle and how long they last. I only use Michelin's on my cars. Recently installed Pirelli's on my 750 and I love em.

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I actually think any high quality tire will work fine on a cruiser. I have Metzlers, but will probably try the Pirellis when they wear out. I think staying with the stock size is the most important thing as far as handling goes. I have never used anything but the stock size on any bike, even dirt bikes.

I have the V&H Cruzers that I recently ordered, beautiful pipes, can't wait till I get them on, but not looking forward to rejetting. Nows when I wish the Vulcan had a single side mounted carb, like the 800. Jerry.

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Jerry, don't you have access to the jet cover on both carbs without removing them? Seems like I read about this on here somewhere...or did I dream that?

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The tires came and I have em in the garage just waiting to get em mounted and balanced.

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Jerry, don't you have access to the jet cover on both carbs without removing them? Seems like I read about this on here somewhere...or did I dream that?
No, you have access to the idle air/fuel mixture screws, but the jets are inside the carbs, and they have to be removed to change them. I have the jets Lance recommended, and that is what I am going to use. I have the pipes on now, they look and sound great. It's like a completely different bike. But I haven't ridden it that much, I'm waiting for next weekend to do the jets. Jerry.

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I know about the air mix screws, but I was thinking that someone said you could get to the jets cover on the bottom of the carbs without taking them off the bike. Like I said, I might have been dreaming... Sounds a lot like a dream now that I think about it, and yes, I do dream of my bike now and then.

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The tires came and I have em in the garage just waiting to get em mounted and balanced.
Looking forward to your review of these tires. My bike needs new shoes also.


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I have purchased that 'Michelin Commander tires' just before few days.Those are simply awesome.Each front Commander tire size is tailored to the unique handling characteristics of each bike by a combination of profile and casing designs.Rayon carcass ply instead of polyester for a compliant ride and stable handling..Please share your experience after using it..
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