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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just installed new Pirelli Route MT66 tires- 110/90-19, 170/80-15.
No problems at all and looks great on bike! Went for short ride and the bike is so much better at low speed I was amazed. I liked the price on this set and the reviews. You may like another brand but I'm sure you'll like the bigger look.
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I think they are number 3 on the list of reccomended rubber.

1.Metz 880

2.Venom

3.Pirelli


3.Dunlop 404s

4. Bridgestone Excedra. (stock tire)

And the rest a collective spread between Conti , Shinko and other models from various makers.

Oddly, noticed no tire recommendations for the Vulcan from Michlean.....

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@ Knifemaker, where is this list you are referring to? I just mounted a Michlean Commander II 800 miles ago and I'm really satisfied with it. Switched from the MT-66 which is a very good tire also.
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@ Knifemaker, where is this list you are referring to? I just mounted a Michlean Commander II 800 miles ago and I'm really satisfied with it. Switched from the MT-66 which is a very good tire also.
The list sits here on my computer. Back in 2003 I started a list of what tires 750 owners posted that they put on....And what battery they used along with what problems they had with them.

Over the next two years, no one posted about switching to a Michlean tire.... So it never made the list.

Metzler 880sz were and still are the most reccomended tire.


In case your intreseted, 9 folks reported problems with Westco batteries and 8 had problems with Yussa ones. 10 folks got Sears batteries and no iseues were reported.

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Well put me down for the Shinko 230 tour master. At $132 for the pair,it is a cheap and great tire. V rated instead of H. Everyone says the tread life is great with the Shinko's. Never read of a blowout from these tires. The grip on them is outstanding!! As far as battery,I need to get a new one. Might go with the Sear's battery. Anyone try the Walmart MF battery. If so what model number is it. I found the m battery there,but not the mf.


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I prefer the stock Bridgestone Excedras, as I have gotten more miles out of them than any other tire, and the rear one had this nice groove right in the center of it so you could tell how much tread life you had left before the tires wore completely out. I was going to get another set, but apparently one of them (front or rear) had been discontinued. So I went with the ME880s, in STOCK sizes, they do not last quite as long but close, and they were cheaper than the oem tires when they were available. If anyone knows where I can get a set of oem Bridgestones in the stock sizes, let me know. I'll buy them right now, even though I don't need them yet.

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They have them in Spitfire and Exedra Max
http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...Path=33_82_572

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I just found 2 rear oem Bridgestone tires at denniskirk.com and ordered them both. They were $102 apiece, plus DKs $5 extra shipping charge. I called and asked them what that charge was for, and they said their shipper (UPS) requires tires to be shipped in a box now, so the charge is for the box and putting them in it. Thats 40,000 miles worth of rear tires on the Vulcan, and I probably have close to 10,000 left on my rear ME880. If the bike doesn't last that long, it's also the same size as my '85 Goldwing uses.

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