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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Need new Tires soon.

Hey, i have an 01 Vulcan 750.
I will be needing new tires soon, the rear one first!
Just want some ideas on some good cheap tires.
The local Kawi dealer has some between $150 and $200 just for the rear tire, and doesn't include the mounting, etc.

I put on about 5k miles a year, i dont go on super long trips, not more than 2 or 3 hours away.

If there are any online places that anyone can recommend, i'd appreciate it.

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Check the search for in vn750.com. Lots of info on tires and opinions on what is cheaper
and what ones a better. You can do a lot of reading on tires, and then decide what ones you would like, and where to buy them. Just to let you know what i did, and that was bought mine from JC Whitney. They have good prices on cheap tires, I went with the Kenda Kruz. tires. I am sure many more will chime in and give their advice. In the end you will have to make up your mind.

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Hey weh44att, what Kenda Tires did you get?
I found K671 cruiser tires
http://www.jcwhitney.com/k671-cruise.../p2015164.jcwx
and K673 tires
http://www.jcwhitney.com/k673-kruz-tires/p2015165.jcwx

and some Shinko tires, really cheap
http://www.jcwhitney.com/230-tour-ma...x?skuId=540571

What are the stock tire sizes rear and front?

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Saved 10% on the deal use code 96639 during checkout. Also, if you order both tires, they add an additional $10 discount. That makes a pair of Metzelers, probably the best tire according to this forum, under $200 for the pair, delivered. I haven't seen a better deal!

p.s., Jakewilson.com is the same website, same prices and deals.


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Cheap is a relative word. I just put on front and rear Michelin Commander tires, I stayed stock size front and rear. http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/fr...152924&lang=EN

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


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ON sale 170's
I use Shinko on all my bikes now. What I hear is Shinko is a division of or bought out Yokohama.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

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ON sale 170's
I use Shinko on all my bikes now. What I hear is Shinko is a division of or bought out Yokohama.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

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Hey dirtrack650, i went to your link, i just wanna check to make sure i get the correct size tire.
150/90V-15 for $69.99 is that the right one for the REAR?
100/90V-19 for $51.99 for the front?

I live like 4 blocks from work, but i am about 15 miles from the nearest big town (Alexandria MN). So i ride to town alot, and i go to my parents house about an hour away alot. I dont do long rides, no more than 2-3 hours away really. And I average maybe 4k a year. My bud at work says put on new tires about every 6.5K to 7k miles. But he's a hard rider. This year so far i have 300 miles, he says he's already at 1800 miles, lol.

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Many folks, myself included, have gone up one size (110) in front. This gets the speedometer very close to actual speed. With the 100 on it, you aren't going as fast as the speedo says you are.

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Personally, being that we only have two wheels, I would get the best tires you can. Good tires are not always cheap and cheap tires are not always good. I would go with something in your price range that makes you feel safe on the road with them.

I got the Metzler ME 880's last year and love them. You can get the front 110/90H-19 for $114.99 and rear 150/90HB-15 for $159.99 or 170/80HB-15 for $138.99 on www.motorcyclesuperstore.com right now with free shipping.


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exactly, you only have two wheels and you get what you pay for. I went with the Metzler ME 880's also, glad I did.
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