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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I haven't tried to change the front tire size because I haven't had any problems with the stock tires performance. I have used 3 different brands (Bridgestone, Pirelli, and Metzler) on my Vulcan 750s, in the stocks sizes, and am totally satisfied with all of them. The VN750 handles exceptionally well for a cruiser. I wouldn't mind trying a 110 front tire, but the problem is cost. If I didn't like it as much as the 100, I'd be out the cost of the tire. I already made that mistake on a Honda Rebel. I went with one size larger in the front, and had clearance issues. I wound up replacing it with the stock tire, and throwing away a perfectly good tire, just because it didn't fit. Many others on the Rebel forum claimed they ran that tire without problems. But I have read on other forums about people elongating the mounting holes in the front fender so they could raise it to get clearance for a larger tire. As far as I am concerned, that destroys the fender.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike