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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-26-2016, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tire recomendation for 07 vStar 1100 Custom

I am looking for recommendations for a front tire for my 07 vStar 1100 Custom. Use it for commuting to work and usually 2 up on weekend. It has a Bridgestone on the front now and I have roughly 2000 miles on it and the left side is worn down to the point I am thinking I have to replace it. Help please.
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On my 1300 i went with commander 2s front and rear seem to do good wet or dry

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another question

Could it be possible that 1 fork tube being a little lower in the triple tree would cause this tire wear? If I look at the top ends of my fork tubes the left side is lower than the right?
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Yes i would have them adjusted or do it yourself

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I put a "rear" Perelli 130/90 MT66 on my "Classic" a couple years ago and it still looks like new. Granted we only put on about 3000-4000 miles/year. And I really like the way it handles. You sure it's not an optical conclusion with the triple tree? I'm not a bike mechanic but, seems to me that only way that could be is if the bike was wrecked at some time? Good luck in figuring it out.

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Not an optical allusion, and bike was never wrecked. Measured the height of the fork tubes on the triple tree and definitely a height difference Had a motorcycle shop put my tires on and I think it happened there. Not sure because I had 4000 miles on the old set of tires and did not have this problem. Made the adjustment and used a micrometer and now they are right on from side to side and now we will see what happens.
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I am looking for recommendations for a front tire for my 07 vStar 1100 Custom. Use it for commuting to work and usually 2 up on weekend. It has a Bridgestone on the front now and I have roughly 2000 miles on it and the left side is worn down to the point I am thinking I have to replace it. Help please.
something is definitely out of alignment for that to happen, either that or really defective tire, the fork tubes should be even to the top of the tree with cap sticking slightly above the tree. you can loosen the upper and lower tree clamps and use plastic dead blow hammer on bottom or the top of the fork to set it in position just don't loosen all the clamps at once without a jack under the bike but you can do one side at a time without a jack. anyway i'v used metzler 888s and they got over 20,000 miles, i only replaced them because the side walls started getting micro cracks but they still had a little bit of thread before the wear bars would indicate replacement, i can't always afford metzler so im running the kenda kruzer 673s now. the back has the deepest thread i'v ever seen in a motorcycle tire but the front one has very shallow treads it look like the rear will out last the front 2 to 1, they cost like 70 dollars each i do my own mounting and balancing so 140 for two tires and 60 dollars for tubes was a pretty good deal for me, doing metzlers would have been well over 300.00 just for tires & tubes

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Commander 2's seems to be best bang for buck that I've found. As for your suspension problem.... could be a slow leak in the fork. Easy repair yourself if you've got 2 hours and an extra set of hands. Lots of instructions on the interwebs about removing, draining, resealing etc. We just did my buddies 08 raider. After youtube and some forums.... only took us maybe an hour and cost him about $80 for seals and new bushings versus the $400 the local shop wanted
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Commander 2's seems to be best bang for buck that I've found. As for your suspension problem.... could be a slow leak in the fork. Easy repair yourself if you've got 2 hours and an extra set of hands. Lots of instructions on the interwebs about removing, draining, resealing etc. We just did my buddies 08 raider. After youtube and some forums.... only took us maybe an hour and cost him about $80 for seals and new bushings versus the $400 the local shop wanted
I agree 100 percent over got over 2,000 miles on my new set and im not showing any sign of wear

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Agreed. Almost 10k miles on this rear and by now my old Dunlop 404s would have had to be replaced
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