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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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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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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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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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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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What size rear did you have before you bought the Kenda? Does the 170 you have now follow the grooves/ridges in the road at all?

My bike came with a 170 on the rear from my PO, but I ordered the stock size to replace it. My tires now instill zero confidence, and I'm not sure if it's the tire, age of tire, or size, so I figured getting decent rubber in the stock size would be the best place to start...
 

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Hey Doug, I ordered and mounted the kenda 170 on the rear of mine and I have to say that I really like the handling that it gives over the stock rear. It hugs the road very well and has giving me more confidence in the tighter turns over the last stock set that I had mounted. I havent had ant issues with it drifting the road due to the grooves and ridges. The only issues that I have come across is that it does make the RPM's jump by about 5 or 6 hundred and the center stand I had to add a spacer (Duct tape for now) to keep it from rubbing the tire. Hope that helps.

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Doug I replaced the stock Dunlop Qualifiers 100x90-19 & 150x90-15 that came on the bike. I don't know if they were just too old (23 yrs) or just plain junk, but with 6200mi on them they were down-right scary. Anything but a smooth flat road and you had a death grip on the handlebars.
I have no Clarence problems anywhere with the 170x80-15 rear tire, swing arm or center stand. The front tire 110x90-19, is a close fit to my Kaw Touring fender, but it dose'nt rub.
The bike is now a pleasure to ride, it handles all the road conditions with ease, some of which use to make me cringe when I came across them, with the old tires.
 

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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.
Hi Doug

I have a rear white wall tyre on my VN750, 1991, the bike shop put it on when I had the bike rebuilt after it stood inused and unloved for about 3 years. I didn't expect the white wall tyre but it was cheaper than the others, cannot remember the manufacturer at the moment.

I'm out of Kuala Lumpur at the moment, in Pachuca, Mexico for another week and I don't have all my photos on the notebook PC. I do have a picture of the VN on the web album, have a look at :-

Daves Web Album

The album has few new photo's as well from my recent travels to China, Mexico and Thailand.
 

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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.
I photochopped this pic awhile ago, when a Yahoo member was thinking about going to WW's....
 
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