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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well my new venoms arrived tonight so I think I may have a go at putting them on myself this weekend if my new valves and balance weights arrive, can't be that hard I used to do my own car tyres without to much trouble, will do splines at the same time and then I will be able to take it out for a decent test run,(Hope it don't break down on me)
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I have run on the Venom for about a year and have been pleased with them. Have you considered Ride on tire sealant? It also balances the tires, eliminating the need for wheel weights, which I consider unsightly. I tried it las year on my Valkyrie and have been happy so far. I have not experinced any punctures that I know of so far, and cannot speak to the puncture sealing capabilities yet.

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I have run on the Venom for about a year and have been pleased with them. Have you considered Ride on tire sealant? It also balances the tires, eliminating the need for wheel weights, which I consider unsightly. I tried it las year on my Valkyrie and have been happy so far. I have not experinced any punctures that I know of so far, and cannot speak to the puncture sealing capabilities yet.

Hope you enjoy the new tires.
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Yeah I run a Yam FZS1000 and it has tire seal in I think it gives you peace of mind have run it in the Yam for 5000 mls, will also put some in the Vn don't want to risk getting a puncture, my daughter got one last year in her Kawa ZX10 had to wait ages to get the bike picked up don't want any of that.
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When i bought my 2001 vn750 last march, it had an Avon Venom on the rear, 150/90. It was manufactored in 2005, plenty of tread, only about 2,000 on the tire. I removed it because i simply didnt like the look of the tread pattern! haha It seems like a good tire, just more for a sport bike maybe? I hope they work well for you!

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windshield
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2001 Vn750
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spline lube
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Shinko 170/80
rear end oil change
aftermarket mirrors
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When i bought my 2001 vn750 last march, it had an Avon Venom on the rear, 150/90. It was manufactored in 2005, plenty of tread, only about 2,000 on the tire. I removed it because i simply didnt like the look of the tread pattern! haha It seems like a good tire, just more for a sport bike maybe? I hope they work well for you!
Well if they make it handle any better than it does now they will be a bonus, will be nice not to track down every road repair and over banding strip on the road, the handling is a little wayward bike goes where it feels like on the old tyres
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I thought it handled great, very smooth.

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all fluids changed
Spline Lube
windshield
Engine Guard
B-stone S11 RWL-stock sizes
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New grips

2001 Vn750
13,100 miles, and counting
spline lube
Bridgestone S11 100/90
Shinko 170/80
rear end oil change
aftermarket mirrors
windshield
otherwise all stock
*anticipated mods*
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I thought it handled great, very smooth.
I find they bounce about all over the road but then again I am not used to riding cruisers, have ridden sports or sports tourers for years this may need new shocks also that may steady it down a bit, will reply back once I have the wheels back on and tried the new tyres they should help a lot the old tyres where 20 years old good tread knackerd walls
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Right thats it new tyres fitted and bike all back together will give it a run out tomorrow and see what she goes like
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I think you will like them. I have not had any tendencies toward tracking on tar snakes with Avons. I had bridgestones before and they tracked alot. Are they made in UK? If so you guys make a great tire.
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Plexistar windshield
.040 pilot jets.
Splines lubed 1955 mi.
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Metzeler ME=880s
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Check the air pressure levels in your rear shocks. I think my manual said max psi is ~43? Mine were at 0!!! I just set mine to 15psi and my bike handles so much better.

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Bone Stock
New cam chain tentioners
all fluids changed
Spline Lube
windshield
Engine Guard
B-stone S11 RWL-stock sizes
*wanted*
New grips

2001 Vn750
13,100 miles, and counting
spline lube
Bridgestone S11 100/90
Shinko 170/80
rear end oil change
aftermarket mirrors
windshield
otherwise all stock
*anticipated mods*
Engine Guard
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