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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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hey guys, im about to replace my tires on my 08 vegas8ball,any suggestions on brands or websites,thanks for any advice.
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I like the Dunlop E3's and usually buy them from motorcycle-superstore.com.
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cool bob, thanks man.
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I like the Dunlop E3's and usually buy them from motorcycle-superstore.com.
The E3 is not made in a 180/18 size for the rear of a Vegas / KP platform. Please responders, check your facts before sending someone off on a wild goose chase. What works on the rear of your Jackpot does not work on a Vegas 8 ball.
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The E3 is not made in a 180/18 size for the rear of a Vegas / KP platform. Please responders, check your facts before sending someone off on a wild goose chase. What works on the rear of your Jackpot does not work on a Vegas 8 ball.
Wow! Who pee'd in your corn flakes this morning.

Lighten up Francis!

The website is still good and he can find a tire he likes that does fit. Maybe a Metzeler or Avon.

Tell you what; you post the way you want to and I'll do the same. Deal. I've been doing this far too long to start changing my ways now.
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Wow! Who pee'd in your corn flakes this morning.

Lighten up Francis!

The website is still good and he can find a tire he likes that does fit. Maybe a Metzeler or Avon.

Tell you what; you post the way you want to and I'll do the same. Deal. I've been doing this far too long to start changing my ways now.
So, you prefer to post erroneous, useless information? Good to know.

As for the E3, for a long time, I really wished it was available for the NON fat tire bikes. It's a much better tire than the D417 that came on them. Fortunately, a lot of us recently discovered the next best (maybe even better) thing to the non-existent 180/18 E3..... the HD exclusive Dunlop D407b !!! Best rear tire I've had on my KP !!!

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thank you both for responding , i found a set of metzelers , should arrive soon,thanks guys. remember we're all victory lovers, so lets all try to get along.
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thank you both for responding , i found a set of metzelers , should arrive soon,thanks guys. remember we're all victory lovers, so lets all try to get along.
Folks have reported mixed results with the Metzelers on the Vegas narrow tire platform. My own personal experience with them on my KP is not favorable. Just an FYI...

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thank you both for responding , i found a set of metzelers , should arrive soon,thanks guys. remember we're all victory lovers, so lets all try to get along.
Im wondering if you got the new tires on yet? I also have a vegas and am considering the me 880. Thanks Richardjames
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hey guys, im about to replace my tires on my 08 vegas8ball,any suggestions on brands or websites,thanks for any advice.

just a little info, i put a set of perilli nigh dragons on my vegas and after 3k miles i'd say they are the best handling tire i have found. i put 90's on the front for a little better handling. got them thru motorcycle superstore at a great price.

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