Has anyone ever heard this??? - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
Everything to do with wheels, tires,
suspension, forks and brakes

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
Bartman's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 56
iTrader: (0)
Has anyone ever heard this???

My Dad has the 35th aniversary harley (can I say that word on here?) and at 6000 miles his rear tire is worn slap out.......his mechanic was tellin him that downshifting will cause the tire to wear out quicker.......I down shift and I have had no luck at all with tires......I am on my 4th set at 27,000 miles, I have gottin more miles out of the origional Bridgestones, I am running the Elite 3's now hopefully I will have better luck with them.


Road Captain
SCRC Valdosta,Ga #274
VROC #19066
Wet Butt Riders #253355-2
Bartman is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 05:05 AM
and the Adventure Cycle
hyperbuzzin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (1)
Well, if ya downshift fast and hard and use ALOT of engine braking, I can see it causing some additional wear to the tire. Just like starting out hard on the throttle alot will wear out a tire quicker.

AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC

"When life throws you curves,
Aim for the apex."

Author Unknown
hyperbuzzin is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 07:29 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 299
iTrader: (0)
Boy that (harley)must have had some really cheap tires.....
Krawdad7 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 09:24 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 553
iTrader: (3)
Originally Posted by Krawdad7
Boy that (harley)must have had some really cheap tires.....
Probably made in Japan
Woody is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-14-2006, 01:07 AM
Uber Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,280
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via AIM to Hizzo3 Send a message via Yahoo to Hizzo3
lol.... i thought i told harley that chinese tires really suck.... but seriously though... was he running the right pressure. if it was too low, since harley are heavy as, well you know what, it would have caused extra heat in the tire, causing it to wear faster. Other than that, tell him to try a different brand. To my understanding metzs will almost run for ever lol

'04 Vn750
Currently Installed
nat'l cycle deflector shield
westco 12v30 MF, 30A/h w/ 350 CCA's w/ custom box
TOC stator cover w/ Frankenstator mod!
R/R relo

Soon to have (own or on order)
Mez's 110-FRT 170/80-Rear
Custom rear fender and tail light
Givi hard bags w/ custom rear turn signals

Band Engineer/Webmaster for Josey Contreras Tejano Band
Hizzo3 is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome