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10-14-2008 08:29 PM
JWenhart I am just shy of 12,000 miles and I replaced my tires yesterday. Both tires still probably had some life left in them; however, I would not have been comfortable riding on a wet or damp road. Comparative to car tires, I would still have an appreciable life span left. The difference is car tires slip and you just spin a tire or slide a bit. On only 2 tires, when one of them slips it makes for a nasty fall.
10-14-2008 02:36 PM
Ccspinner Putting on a bigger front tire gives you better turning stability.
Also makes your speedo more accurate.
10-14-2008 01:04 PM
Ron_G
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10-13-2008 11:00 PM
lancer19 There is another (or multiple) threads about the tire sizes. The bigger front tire helps correct the MPH offset to about 3% under speedometer reading where the stock is about 8-10% under.
The bigger rear tire feels nice and handles well. Kind of gives the Vulcan a bigger bike feel. It also seems to lower the RPM's by about 500. But the fit is tight and can be a bit of a hassle to take off. I've had to deflate the tire to take it off to check the splines.
I have the bigger tire sizes in my sig.
10-13-2008 10:38 PM
LarrHa
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I think the Metzler 880's and the Avon Venom X seem the most popular.
Definately go for the bigger front tire 110/90. The back tire size is a preference. I have the larger back tire and it seems to work fine, but am thinking of going back to the original size when I have to change it.
Why would you go back to the smaller tire? Is there much difference in the handling ?
10-13-2008 09:38 PM
slimvulcanrider What does putting a bigger tire on the front do for the bike? and how big can we go in the rear (safely)?
10-13-2008 08:25 PM
lancer19 I think the Metzler 880's and the Avon Venom X seem the most popular.
Definately go for the bigger front tire 110/90. The back tire size is a preference. I have the larger back tire and it seems to work fine, but am thinking of going back to the original size when I have to change it.
10-13-2008 08:12 PM
LarrHa Great information !!! Now, all that being said, does anyone recommend any particular type of tire or brand for an '05 750 ?
09-02-2008 09:21 PM
ksmnet Another drive-by spammer!
09-02-2008 07:59 PM
hijk543
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