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I am needing to replace my front tire on the Raider. I know OEM is a belted tire. Has anyone changed to a radial. Looking for suggestions.

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this is a decent read:
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/why-things-are-bias-ply-and-radial-tires?PublisherName=VigLink&utm_campaign=3176218&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=CJ

my understanding is that bias-ply is really only beneficial for heavier, touring bikes. so maybe if you do a lot of straight line traveling with a passenger and loaded luggage, i could see bias-ply being preferred over radials.
Thanks for your advice, I think I'll give a radial a try on the front.

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I have Raider wheels on my Stratoliner and I have always run radials front and back. Currently have a Dunlop Elite 3 but have used Avon Cobras as well. Hope this helps.


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I have Raider wheels on my Stratoliner and I have always run radials front and back. Currently have a Dunlop Elite 3 but have used Avon Cobras as well. Hope this helps.


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I appreciate your reply, thanks.

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