Vulcan 900 Front Tire Replacement
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  1. #1
    Clunked into first gear
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    Vulcan 900 Front Tire Replacement

    So the back tire on my new Vulcan 900 is brand new and rides fine. The front tire will need to be replaced very soon. Is it a good idea to match the rear and front tires for best handling and treadwear?

    The back is a Shinko 230 Tour Master.

    Also, where do y'all buy your tires from? MotorcycleSuperstore.com or someplace else? Talk to me.

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    On a road trip many years ago, on my way into Atlanta realized that my front tire was becoming worn BADLY on one side.
    The first bike shop I passed was a new Triumph dealer on US 41 north of town.
    They had my size....at a decent price.....and had it on in about an hour.
    I owe them one but probably never will be able to repay them with more business.
    Maybe you can.

    The funny part of that story is that after I left that shop, I passed a LARGE metric shop a couple of miles farther down the road.
    I think you should start cultivating a relationship with a shop near you.
    You never know when you might need them for something that you can't do "mail order".

    And yes I would try to match them up if possible.
    But on a cruiser I think close would be good enough.
    Last edited by Easy Rider; 07-07-2016 at 03:21 PM.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    Thanks, Easy. So does anyone have a recommendation for a place to have the new tire mounted and balanced? I really don't want to go to a dealer and be charged by the hour. Mountain Motorsports Roswell is ridiculous and I really don't want to force my wife to follow me 23 miles up the road to the Triumph dealer in Buford.

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    Call around. Aren't there several other large shops along US 41 North ??

    There aren't a LOT of independent bike shops around Atlanta but there are some.
    I wouldn't trust Bubba in his garage with a couple of big screw drivers to change MY tire.

    And changing a front tire is not a big deal for a shop.
    If you make an appointment, they should be able to knock it out in an hour; maybe a half hour.......during which time you can drool over all the bikes on the lot.
    Don't believe everything that you think.


 

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