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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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My front tires (E3) are wearing weird , kinda like a ridge down the middle. I am looking to replace them. My rears I replaced last year with another E3. Looking to change.
Also what pressures do people run. ?

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You will get lots of recommendations on tire brand. I like Metzler 888 on my Harley and my wife's VTX. Haven't had to buy tires yet for any of the XCT's. As for pressure, I run 38 psi front/40 psi back regardless of the tire brand.

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dennis kirk has the Elite 4 for $209 free shipping. Think it would be good. Don't think my Avon cobra is going to make 15K
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dennis kirk has the Elite 4 for $209 free shipping. Think it would be good. Don't think my Avon cobra is going to make 15K
40 psi
E4 released ? I may go with that .
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dennis kirk has the Elite 4 for $209 free shipping. Think it would be good. Don't think my Avon cobra is going to make 15K
40 psi
I run my front e3 at 40 psi and people tell me that is why mine worn, I don't buy that

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I run my front e3 at 40 psi and people tell me that is why mine worn, I don't buy that
That wear pattern would indicate to me you do more straight line Freeway riding than carving through the hills.
My wear indicators generally show on the sides before the middle.
Particularly so on the front tyre, my rear Nightdragon wears the same all round but it's illegal after 5k miles.
You fellas stateside can't complain of tyre wear, if you were Downunder you'd get much less. (must be from riding upside-down)
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Next front tire/tyre I want to try and run, will be the larger size like KevinX did. My XRs has some slight custom things done to it, so I think it would be one more thing to make people think "what the hell is different about that Victory." Besides I think maybe with a larger front tire on the bike it might make the tire last longer because it would be spreading the load onto a larger rubber contact patch.

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That wear pattern would indicate to me you do more straight line Freeway riding than carving through the hills.
My wear indicators generally show on the sides before the middle.
Particularly so on the front tyre, my rear Nightdragon wears the same all round but it's illegal after 5k miles.
You fellas stateside can't complain of tyre wear, if you were Downunder you'd get much less. (must be from riding upside-down)
The exact opposite. I do more riding in the mountains than highway

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Jim, my E3's did the same thing, the front wore a ridge down the center, I assumed the harder compound in the center held up while the soft sides disappeared. The back tire cupped so badly on the edges it was unnerving going into corners. I ran them at 40 rear, 38 front. I replaced them at 13,200 miles with Metzler 888's which I run at 42 rear, 41.5 front. So far, so good on the Metz, they stick like glue, are very smooth but only have 4,000 miles on them. Time will tell.

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