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  1. Rear tire size and replacement

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I have 2008 VTX 1800F Purchased it will metzeler ME888 rear tire...200 50 ZR 18 Time to replace tires...called Honda...they said its not OEM size... Should I go with similar tire or replace it back to OEM? 180/50r17 Or go with dunlop D207... 180/55R18...
  2. Tire Shopping for my 1300c

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    I have just over 6100 miles on my Shinko 230 Tourmaster tires that I put on shortly after purchasing my bike. They have been excellent tires, good grip wet or dry, and have worn quite evenly. They still have a little groove left so I will probably get another 1000 miles out of them. I am...
  3. Replacement for 150/80-17 tire

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Hello, I'm about to buy new tires and I decided to get this time whitewalls for my VTX1800S. The problem I have is that I can't get the 150/80-17 WW for front anywhere... The closest size are 140/80-17 or 160/70-17. Called the local tire workshop and was told to get only the widest size in...
  4. Replacing tires on VTX 1800N - Any tires people are passionate about?

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I have an '04 vtx1800N. Getting ready to replace the Venom's I'm running on (which I've enjoyed), and wondering if anyone has a strong recommendation for new tires?
  5. Age-Adjusted Maintenance Schedule? (10 years, 7k miles)

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    I bought an '07 VTX 1300C from a coworker a couple of years ago and haven't done much in the way of maintenance or mods aside from oil/filter changes, some holes in the exhaust, and smog kit removal. I'm headed to Tail of the Dragon next week with my father-in-law to have some guy time while...
  6. Tire Brand? (ME880 Rears Gone?)

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    I've been doing some research on replacement tires for my '05 1300C. The tires have some sidewall cracking and are the original tires - considering I may be running up to NC next week, I figure it's time to replace. One problem: the consensus seems to be Metzeler ME880's, but I cannot for the...
  7. Update from the new guy! Tires, Springs and Headlamp.

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Hi all, I can’t thank you all enough for the great wisdom and expertise on this board. ’04 VTX1300S. While I’m waiting until I have 4 months to make up for my mistakes by trying this stuff myself (this winter), I did have some work done base on the posts from all of you. The bike felt like...
  8. Word of Advice

    General MC Message Board
    Just a friendly reminder - I know we should all be checking our air pressure regularly in our tires, but I just wanted to remind everyone that as the season gets colder, the pressure drops in our tires. It only takes a minute or two, so make sure you keep an eye on that. Happy riding!
  9. 2007 Still Has Factory Tires. Advice?

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    My 2007 1300 has only 4,500 miles but still has the factory dunlops. There seems to be a very small amouny of dry rot. I have only been riding about a year and have alot to learn. Can anyone give me,some advice? Thanks
  10. 2003 1800 c Tire size

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I'm looking for some options of different tire brands. currently i have a Metzler 200/60/R16 on my bike. looks great but wanted to see what other options for brand and size will fit my bike and what is good vs bad other than tire wear. I know the wear isn't always the greatest.
  11. New tires - your opinions needed please!

    General MC Message Board
    I have a 2005 VTX1800R with 5k miles on it but I learned that you should never take tires past 6 years regardless of miles and I have, so I am looking for your opinion on Good, Better and Best tire options. If it matters I do quite a bit of 60-90MPH driving, not a barhopper. I do not want a...
  12. New tires, bearings, gear oil...now a "cricket" sound and rear humming???

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Well, after much searching on here under "chirping and humming noise" I have not found an exact answer to my problem. So hopefully someone can chime in some good thoughts on the matter:D Ok, here we go: Went to Dealer ( I know first mistake lol) Bought 2 brand new Dunlop E3's while...
  13. Blow out! **rear tire needed**

    General MC Message Board
    The wife and I are on our way to the Black Hills and had a blow out on my X, we are stranded in Blue Earth MN and in need of a rear tire for my VTX 1800-R. I have a shop that will change the tire if I can find one. If anybody has a new or used tire could you call or text me @ 763-732-3794...
  14. Time for new tires, have NO idea where to start...

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    So, I need new tires for the new season here in Chi-town. My front tire is a little dry rotted and has some cracks in the sidewalls...so definately need the front, and I'm pretty sure I should replace the back one too so they're even, right? I have the OEM Dunlops on there now, and I'm not...
  15. Different brand tires on front and rear, any problem?

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    I just bought a new 880 Metzler tire for the rear of my VTX1300C and have had a friend (HD rider) tell me I need to also replace the original Dunlop tire on the front. Said it's bad to mix different tread patterens. I'm a new rider who is taking it pretty easy on the road but safety is always a...
  16. Need help with tire purchase!!

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Okay- it's time to put new shoes on the X. I dont have the first clue on what to put on the bike. I need some advice. I usually ride with my girl on the back and mostly just joy ride on short (50miles) to medium (150 miles) rides. Can you all please help me figure out what to get? Thanks in...
  17. 05 vtx 1800n front tire

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I plan on going darkside 205/60 16 in the tail. The front calls for 130/70 18 can i go 130/60 18 on the front without a problem?:confused:
  18. Tire install

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    So check this out and tell me if this is right. I had tires installed last week and the place hit me for 120 dollars! I have a busy schedule so my dad took it down for me and picked it up. They told him that the VTX F is the hardest bike to do tires on because they had to REMOVE the exhaust. Now...
  19. Bridgestones

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    What is the model of Bridgestones that you all prefer? Im looking to buy today and am leaning towards the G850's on DLP. Are these the ones to get? Its the best price I have found for a set of 18's for the F, but it looks like there are several other options from bridgestone. On here, everyone...
  20. Metzler 200 Upgrade Rear Tire

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Best deal i could find, and i looked around. call them 877-668-6872 x 3474 mention the forum and they'll work with you, Ask for Chris.. motorcycle-superstore dot com
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