Personally, I like the Michelin Commander II. Long mileage tire but great grip in the corners. There are only 2 tires on a motorcycle so I don't trust my life to a cheap tire.
motorcyclesuperstore.com is the best place I've found for tires. Great pricing and fast free shipping. Manufacturing date is not old either.
I agree with that! no cheap tires for me. lol
thanks for the info on where to buy.
Originally Posted by new rider 9984
the commanders are damn good tires and of course there is always metzler but they are not cheap shinko tires are budget priced and grab the road well but you are not going to get a ton of miles out of one dunlop sucks (my opinion)
and if you want a 25,000 mile tire you can put a car tire on
the stock tire size for the vn750 is 150/90/15 but going with that size will limit your choices
many have used a 170/80/15 which is will broaden your choices and doesnt cause any noticeable change to the bike in my opinion
if you want to go with a car tire i recommend a nexen b802 which is a 165/80/15 and has symmetrical tread that is the one i have on my bike i run the tire pressure at 30 psi cold and it has never slipped out from under me i have over 20k miles on it and still have plenty of life left in it
I've hear the same thing about the Shinko's.
I've gone with the 170/80/15, and have noticed that at hwy speeds, the RPM's are lower.
Still happy with the 170/80/15 Shinko Tourmaster 230 on mine, almost 5k mi. on it. Got it through Pinwall Cycle, Ohio via Ebay. Have about $120 in front/rear tires. Pinwall became a Shinko dealer right after I bought mine.
Figured out last week that 30 psi is too much air in the rear on mine. Dropped it down and if anything, it feels better. Will have to double check but I set it around 25-27 psi. It was wearing the center out with 30 psi.
WOO HOO! let's hear it for Pinwall Cycle
, in OHIO
! you've go to love those Buckeye's
(ok, maybe you don't. lol)
as for your tires wearing out the center
, that just means you need to hit more "twisty's
Best tire? This is akin to an oil thread...lol.
Actually the Metzler Marathon has been the most popular tire through the years, and the Avon Venom.
What tire you have in front?
what?! not another "tire thread"?! lol
I've been running Metzler Marathon
on both the wife's and my bikes. love them! but I'm thinking of trying the Avon Venom
I went thru 2 shinko's & loved every minute of them. (On the rear)
believe me! when kanuck69
, says "I went thru 2 shinko's & loved every minute of them."
....he ain't sh!tting you! that boy rides hard and is hard on tires! kanuck69-aka-Bat out of Hell
Well no one around here even carries the Michelin tire and i'm kind of in a bit of a hurry so I got the Parelli Night Dragon 170/80/15.
Thank you all for your info and i'll definitely grab the michelins when i replace the front.
hey, let us know how those work out for ya.