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Tires for a 94'

I am looking for tires for my bike. I want to get the original qualifies with raised white letters but I am having trouble finding them. Is their a decent place online that I can still purchase these? FR - 100/90-19, RR - 150/90-15. Thanks.
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With the stock size front tire the speedo will read about 10% less than actual speed. Going up one size gets it much closer to actual.

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Thanks for the info, I will keep that in mind
Any good place to get the original tires for the bike?
I want the white letter qualifiers if possible, but I have been unable to find a set.
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Have you tried googling them?

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Yes I did, I found the rear, but no front. I would like to just buy the set from one place if possible.
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Please people contribute to this thread.

My VN is currently shod with Continentals nearing the end of their life and the way the front behaves on stuff like overbanding scares the crap out of me. So whatever he replcement is it will not be them.

The choice of replacement seems to be between the Metzlers and Pirellis and with the Pirellies being 2/3 the price of the Metzlers I am currently leaning in that direction but a little consumer advice will help me make my decisions.

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So I just bought a set. I found the correct size in the Dunlap Elite II's, and I think they will look good. They are a raised white letter. I am very excited.
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Please people contribute to this thread.

My VN is currently shod with Continentals nearing the end of their life and the way the front behaves on stuff like overbanding scares the crap out of me. So whatever he replcement is it will not be them.

The choice of replacement seems to be between the Metzlers and Pirellis and with the Pirellies being 2/3 the price of the Metzlers I am currently leaning in that direction but a little consumer advice will help me make my decisions.
Mine came with the Dunlops on and I put about 300 miles on them before I discovered they were very old. Had no complaints in that short time. Replaced them with the Pirelli's and like them (currently 8,000 miles and plenty of tread). But several here have put on the very cheapest tire available (forget brand at the moment) and like them. I would do a search for reviews of the tire(s) you are considering and go from there.

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I think Shinko was the cheapest brand that I have seen others run on here with no complaint.I went with the Dunlop 404 front 110/90/19 and 170/80/15 rear I think and have been well pleased with them for around 6000 miles and looks like I can get probably half this season too.There will be those who say nothing but stock size and thats up to them but more rubber on the road is something I like,the elite II I have had no experience with but I have ran Dunlops in one form or another for years,there are probably better tires out there,but for the money I have been satisfied and I push mine pretty hard on the winding two lanes.here in Eastern KY




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i once put cheng shins om my maxim just to make it to the end of the season kept them on all next year. they actually were fairly nice tires for the money but if you ride hard i wouldnt recommend them. i have the dunlops on right now they are pretty nice too.


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