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I run the Dunlop Elite 3 Rear 200/50R18.. on my third.. I get 17,000 miles per tire.. 40 psi


on the front I also ran the Elite 3.. and same 17,000 per...

but the Front has been replaced with Elite 4... the ride is much better.. no idea on mileage.. installed last Fall...


fyi, my "F" has NEVER been on a road trip.... ALL Local riding..
never been more than 250 miles from home. so longest one day ride = 500 miles.

fyi, I just passed 81,000 miles on my "F"....


this is NOT and apple to apple comparison
I am 66.. disabled. sometimes walk with a cane...
4 back operations, both wrists.. one knee.. but I can still Ride


Keep up the Great Work, Riding.
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I run the Dunlop Elite 3 Rear 200/50R18.. on my third.. I get 17,000 miles per tire.. 40 psi


on the front I also ran the Elite 3.. and same 17,000 per...

but the Front has been replaced with Elite 4... the ride is much better.. no idea on mileage.. installed last Fall...
Alright, Chuck.... let's see how your preference works out for me. We're of similar size and stature, but I have a feelin I might ride like a hooligan more often than you (although you're far better at it without a question!)
As soon as these current Metzelers die, the Elites go on! I don't like having the bike out of commission, so I order tires as soon as wear bars show, then I press my luck until I know I shouldn't

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2007 VTX 1800 F Spec 3 - Mustang Seats, Cobra Angled Slashcuts, House of Kolor Blueberry Pearl paint and custom tank badge, lots of chrome, lots of sanding and polishing on the aluminum!
other stuff - HID headlight, airbox decapped plus K&N, ground fix, PAIR/desmog, tail light area minimalized, horn relocation, fwd controls extension, switch spiders removed, reflectors removed, Barnett clutch kit, Cobra FI2000R

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here you go Nate ,,,,, Elite 3,, at 17,000 miles..
left 0/32, center 2/32, right 1/32
200/50R18
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My HK Sideburners have been getting rough around the edges. Cracked heat shield and light corrosion.
I swapped the pipes to Cobra Angled Slashcut with Thunder Monster baffles yesterday. Also cleaned her up real nice.
I'm hoping for lower volume. Can't wait to test her out!

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2007 VTX 1800 F Spec 3 - Mustang Seats, Cobra Angled Slashcuts, House of Kolor Blueberry Pearl paint and custom tank badge, lots of chrome, lots of sanding and polishing on the aluminum!
other stuff - HID headlight, airbox decapped plus K&N, ground fix, PAIR/desmog, tail light area minimalized, horn relocation, fwd controls extension, switch spiders removed, reflectors removed, Barnett clutch kit, Cobra FI2000R
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uh,
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you need to update your signature photo..





LOOKING Good..
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Pictures outdoors with the new Cobra Angled Slashcuts...
While I do like the look and like that the volume is a little quieter, I still think the Sideburners gave my bike a more unique and identifiable look. I'll leave it this way for awhile, but we'll see...
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2007 VTX 1800 F Spec 3 - Mustang Seats, Cobra Angled Slashcuts, House of Kolor Blueberry Pearl paint and custom tank badge, lots of chrome, lots of sanding and polishing on the aluminum!
other stuff - HID headlight, airbox decapped plus K&N, ground fix, PAIR/desmog, tail light area minimalized, horn relocation, fwd controls extension, switch spiders removed, reflectors removed, Barnett clutch kit, Cobra FI2000R
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25,600 miles
Time for new shoes!

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other stuff - HID headlight, airbox decapped plus K&N, ground fix, PAIR/desmog, tail light area minimalized, horn relocation, fwd controls extension, switch spiders removed, reflectors removed, Barnett clutch kit, Cobra FI2000R
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Since the wheels are off...

Changed final drive gear oil with fresh 75-90 synthetic, wiped out the old moly paste on the splines and added new, and I'm cleaning her up yet again.

Too many people neglect their rear ends and then wonder why bearing problems show up.

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other stuff - HID headlight, airbox decapped plus K&N, ground fix, PAIR/desmog, tail light area minimalized, horn relocation, fwd controls extension, switch spiders removed, reflectors removed, Barnett clutch kit, Cobra FI2000R
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Fresh oil and filter, too.

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other stuff - HID headlight, airbox decapped plus K&N, ground fix, PAIR/desmog, tail light area minimalized, horn relocation, fwd controls extension, switch spiders removed, reflectors removed, Barnett clutch kit, Cobra FI2000R
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I still wonder why.. AMSOIL changed there name from years ago...


it used to be spelled AMZOIL... I was a dealer in the 1970's to the 1990's.
and also advertised 12 months and 25,000 mile oil changes... and that is LONG GONE.
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