New tires on the bike...

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Kansasjase, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Kansasjase

    Kansasjase Active Member

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    Man what a difference a new set of tires makes. Kinda forgot what I had been missing until I got out on the road with new rubber. Even more motivation--beside the safety factor (and that's kind of a big deal)--to keep fresh tires on the bike.
     
  2. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Absolutely, Notice how much better the NASCAR drivers proform with a new set of tires on the track. Congratulations
     
  3. HDSickness

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    Gotta love the increased confidence a new set of tires will provide.:D
     
  4. glgarrett

    glgarrett Active Member

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    Love new rubber under me no matter the vehicle. What kind did you buy?
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    New tyres always feel good just remember to take it easy on them for a wee while until they are settled in takes 100 miles or so

    Brian
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I hear you. That why I always cautioned my customers at Harley dealer that it is like power steering on the bike. With 2 new tires. Cornering is effortless and ride quality is like a new bike. Just mounted 2 new tires yesterday and looking forward to riding tomorrow to break them in.
     
  7. Kansasjase

    Kansasjase Active Member

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    Bike already had Dunlops so I stayed with them although I think I may go Metzler next time, my bike guy says they seem to last a little longer.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Riding in the rain you bet new tires make a big difference, just changed my front tyre(English) spelling:s
     
  9. Billbo

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    Jack - you old 'Chap' you! I am about to put new tires on my bike. Can't wait - it will be like riding a brand new Street Glide!!!! :D:D

    Bill - nuff said .... now git r done!
     
  10. Rad Dog

    Rad Dog New Member

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    Yeah, I recently put some new Metzlers on my ride and what a difference!

    Bike rides much better!