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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Kenda Kruz update

I've got about 500mi on them now and I an happy to say, they work great.
The ride and the handling of my bike, improved so much, that is hard to put into words. I don't know if they are as good as the higher priced brands, but they are more than a person needs to feel safe.
I did a little test Yesterday, with cold tires and wet roads. I ran along about 25-30mph on wet Black top and I kept feeding the front brake until I got the tire to lose traction, I also did this with the rear, which is easy to lock up, with not much feel at all. Then later in the day, I repeated the test on the same stretch of road only dry and sunny. To my surprise, I couldn't feel much difference in amount of pressure I applied to get the tires to slip. I know this isn't precise scientific way of testing. I didn't want to tap into my brake line and install a gauge to measure to actual pressure. But when you have to feed enough brake to damn near fully compress the forks to get the tire to slide, I think the Kenda Kruz tires are good enough for me.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 01:37 PM
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Thanks for the update, if they are good enough for you then I will place my order today. Needing new rubber in a bad way.

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I am waiting for mine to arrive. I found nothing but good reviews for these tires.

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ok, call me an idiot...can someone give me a link where i can find these tires, PLEASE!
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ok, call me an idiot...can someone give me a link where i can find these tires, PLEASE!
This is where I got mine, the best price I found. Kenda Kruz
I went with 110/90-19 Front and 170/80-15 Rear.

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1985 VN700
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R/R moved
Home built coasters
Kaw touring front fender
1990 Fuel tank
Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 & 170/80-15 tires
NGK Iridium plugs
NGK plug caps and 7mm copper core wires.
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Thanks for the update, if they are good enough for you then I will place my order today. Needing new rubber in a bad way.

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Wkrizan, how are the Kenda's working, for you?

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1985 VN700
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Small Sport Windshield
R/R moved
Home built coasters
Kaw touring front fender
1990 Fuel tank
Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 & 170/80-15 tires
NGK Iridium plugs
NGK plug caps and 7mm copper core wires.
Deer Whistles

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Interesting....I'd have liked to have caught this thread before I ordered my Pirelli's. Thanks for the report Glenn. How much was the set?
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Interesting....I'd have liked to have caught this thread before I ordered my Pirelli's. Thanks for the report Glenn. How much was the set?
$104.68 shipped to my door.

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1985 VN700
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R/R moved
Home built coasters
Kaw touring front fender
1990 Fuel tank
Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 & 170/80-15 tires
NGK Iridium plugs
NGK plug caps and 7mm copper core wires.
Deer Whistles

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Dam. That's pretty good right there, nice job.

I spent the last two days scouring the web for tires, cause I need new ones in a bad way. I looked at alot, but I think I missed the Kenda's.

I was hoping to try some Metzelers' but the need for "new right now", got bigger than the wallet would allow for the "want".

I found one set only available in "wide white sidewall" and started wondering if anybody runs a WW on these bikes. I'm not at all a fan of WW on anything, but just wondered how it would look on a Vulcan.

Anyway, thanks again for the info.
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I see the price has gone up a little since I bought mine From Trax Motorsports, but still a excellent price, for a very good set of tires, IMO.

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1985 VN700
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R/R moved
Home built coasters
Kaw touring front fender
1990 Fuel tank
Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 & 170/80-15 tires
NGK Iridium plugs
NGK plug caps and 7mm copper core wires.
Deer Whistles

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