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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 12:11 PM
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whats your defenition of 'handling'
I'm not sure how to answer this... I guess its the feel(feedback) and plantedness of the bike when leaning and transitioning at speed as well as how behaved the bike is at low-speed maneuvering. Which I give the SE890 Journeys a solid A at

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I just put a set of 777s on my Kingpin. I am happy with them so far, just can't vouch for mileage. If what some of the others say hold true about getting only 8000 mi I will be looking elsewhere even though they are low priced. You may try looking at the Bridgestone Excedra's. The only issue you may find is the load rating. Had 2 sets on my last bike and loved them but found that the load rating was a little under specs for the bike. I'm thinking I just might go back to them as I ride 1up.

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I'm not sure how to answer this... I guess its the feel(feedback) and plantedness of the bike when leaning and transitioning at speed as well as how behaved the bike is at low-speed maneuvering. Which I give the SE890 Journeys a solid A at
I will add to this. I used to have the Dunlop E3 on the front and Michelin Commander II on the rear and had no real idea how bad it was handling until I put the Avon chrome tires on. The bikes entire character has changed for the better. It falls into corners now effortlessly, whereas before I had to pull the bike down or put a lot of effort in to make a turn. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I change the tires. Hi speed corners on the Thruway were very wallowy and bounced a lot. The difference in confidence is night and day.
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I will add to this. I used to have the Dunlop E3 on the front and Michelin Commander II on the rear and had no real idea how bad it was handling until I put the Avon chrome tires on. The bikes entire character has changed for the better. It falls into corners now effortlessly, whereas before I had to pull the bike down or put a lot of effort in to make a turn. I didnít realize how bad it was until I change the tires. Hi speed corners on the Thruway were very wallowy and bounced a lot. The difference in confidence is night and day.
That wallowing and heaviness is exactly what I had been bitching a fit about...From running the radial Avon Cobras previously I knew what my bike was capable of, how it should feel and handle. All I can say is if you don't have the "right tires" on your XC you're missing much performance....I'm sure glad to have it back.
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I will add to this. I used to have the Dunlop E3 on the front and Michelin Commander II on the rear and had no real idea how bad it was handling until I put the Avon chrome tires on. The bikes entire character has changed for the better. It falls into corners now effortlessly, whereas before I had to pull the bike down or put a lot of effort in to make a turn. I didnít realize how bad it was until I change the tires. Hi speed corners on the Thruway were very wallowy and bounced a lot. The difference in confidence is night and day.
I'll be going to the Cobra Chromes when I am at my next tire change on both bikes, which at this rate will be another couple of years ..

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That wallowing and heaviness is exactly what I had been bitching a fit about...From running the radial Avon Cobras previously I knew what my bike was capable of, how it should feel and handle. All I can say is if you don't have the "right tires" on your XC you're missing much performance....I'm sure glad to have it back.
I'll go along with Pain and Broggy on this one...i had dunlops on mine and I didn't like the way they felt in the rain.....I put avon Cobra's on and I can't believe the difference in how the bike handles...almost time for a rear and I will go with the Chromes this time already priced them and ready to order...

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thanks for all of the feedback everyone. This is my first vtwin even though it isn't my first big bike. I am hoping to be able to put the amount of miles on mine that depot picker has on his so I am sure that I will go through many sets of tires. However being fairly new to this bike it is great to have such a wide array of knowledge from people that actually ride and wrench on their machines and have tried so many different options available to the platform.

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