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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...

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Dunlop, yes, but not that 207. Elite 3 or Elite 4 if in your size. Our friend Chuck has an F, and he runs the Elite 3.
 
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Dunlop, yes, but not that 207. Elite 3 or Elite 4 if in your size. Our friend Chuck has an F, and he runs the Elite 3.
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stock rear tire on an "F" is 180/55R18
I have over 90,000 miles on my "F" and since 10,000 miles I have run
Dunlop Elite 3 or 4 on the front
Rear is a 200/50R18...for 80,000 miles.. Elite 3.

I average 17,000 miles per tire set.
fyi,, I purchased my "F" New at 3/2005....
 
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An 1800F should want a 180/55-18 rear tire. You will never get a180/50-17 tire on that rim. When I had my 1800C I always ran a 200 rear tire. I, personally, liked the look. The 200/50 tend to be a bit softer and don't generally last as long. If you have a 200 on it now and like it, you can continue, but it's really only for looks.
 
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Thank you.
I am going to stick with 200 metzeler as dunlop elite 3... is out of stock in Ontario Canada
Given 8 riding weeks left will go with what I can find and next time ..tey dunlop
 

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If you are looking for tires check out FortNine.ca . Absolutely the best price on tires in Canada that I have found. Free shipping on +$50. I just picked up a set of Elite 4's (front & rear) for my '02 1800c for $525 all in delivered.
Like Chuck, I have always run Elites since getting my bike in '03 and get similar mileage out of them. I inflate them to 37/42.
 

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I have been running Avon Cobra venom 2 on my 2005 VTX F, I love the feel these give me and the handling. They wear nice and last a good 15 k miles
 

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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...

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05 VTX1800 F2 purchaded new from dealer June 06. After several mc tires(dunlop and metzler) went to the darkside(performance car tire) > Toyo T1R 215/45/18 then a Cooper ZPT zeon 215/45/18. Much better mileage with less wear. Better handling grip in accel as well as breaking. wet road traction improved. Even with the flat cross tire propile could have drug the footpegs with the crotch rockets in the twisties had I been so inclined. People (riders as well as non-riders told me I was crazy. . Lost bike Aug 2016 to major flood with 41inches of flood water in garage with no warning of water coming. ...................Eskimo
 

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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...

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Hey, I replaced my both tire on bike around November 2017 with Elite 4. I have already put about 15,000 miles on it. They are excellent tires. Before I had Sinko 555 & sucks.
 
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