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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2015, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Tire recommendations 2002 Midnight Star

I am looking for recommendations on tires for my 2002 Midnight Star

I am a basic rider, 40 miles to work and back on basic 50mph roads.

Very little if ever interstate or major twisty rider.

I am looking for a long lasting comfortable tire.

Thank you in advance,

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2015, 02:16 PM
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I've been very happy with the Michelin Commander II's I put on my Roadstar. 5K on em so far and they are wearing well. I thought they were a good improvement on the stock tires which were admittedly old (though not a lot of miles on them) but again..I didn't dig em.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-03-2015, 08:24 PM
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I use Metz 888's but I think my next set will be Shinko's I know a few guys who have them and love the feel and they have lasted well. For the record I have been very pleased with the Metz but if I can save 20 bucks a tire I think its worth a try.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2016, 12:21 AM
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I just purchased a set of Shinko 777 WWW and the rear will be here this Wednesday. I already have the old one off and the rim is cleaned up ready for the new skin. The front one is still not to the site I purchased them from as the Vendor has to get it to them first. I just bought this Road Star after selling my 1600 Vulcan Classic I had for a few years. I am looking to having some good riding this season on the new to me 1700 Midnight Star.
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I have Michelin commanders on mine and they handle and have worn very well.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 02:31 PM
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Have the Shinko 777 on the rear of my !600 Midnight and just put a Commander2 on the front to replace the worn brigstone {what a bad tire}
soon as the Shinko on the rear wears down ill be replacing it another Commander2
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