Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Different brand front and rear tires ok?
Hey guys and gals,
I currently have about 11,500 miles on my '09 Vstar 950T. My rear tire is pretty squared off due to the type of riding that I do, showing some pretty good wear. My front tire visually to me is good showing little wear. My rear tire is not slick, still shows some tread but I'm thinking I'll get a replacement here soon. I have the factory bridgestones on the bike.
My question is, is it a general rule to keep the front and back matching (as far as brand and all that) or can you put a different brand on the rear? I read that many like the Metzler brand and I'd like to try that but can't honestly justify replacing the front tire without it "being time to".
Or is it a good idea to replace both at the same time? This is my first tire change, so I am looking for advice.
"More sweat = Less blood"
2009 Yamaha 950T Black with Buck's Lowers
Sissy Bar removed/rack added