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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Default Time for New Tires....

I have an 06 Premium... time for new tires... has Dunlops on it now factory sizes... was wondering what other options I have for tires? any way to fit a lil wider tire on the rear on the factory wheel without clearance issues? Also wondering if anyone out there has used the ceramic beads for balancing? Was wanting to get rid of the weights on thw wheels... Plus I am the STL area... looking to get my wheels chromed... but nowhere near here will do wheels.... tired of polishing them

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Don't know where STL is
There are chrome shops in California and I'm guessing around 600 bucks per will and you would half to put in new bearings.
As for a tire you only going to be able to go about a 1/4 inch more in width so who would know it was bigger
To really go big you would half to buy a wheel for a round a thousand dollars plus tire

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Assuming you're in the St. Louis area....I suggest you do your research on chrome...there are a couple different processes that different chrome shops use and some shops do more steps in the chroming process than others. See if you can get any recommendations from people in your area and possibly see their work for yourself to try and save on shipping costs.
VJ is right at around $600/wheel to chrome! That's what's held me back so far.

I haven't used the beads first hand yet, but I will be when I install the new Metzeler's I bought (ME880 model 260 rear and 90 front). So far they seem to be the best handling/feeling replacement for our rides, and a little wider in back at 260 vs. 250 stock. Looking forward to getting them installed and finding out for myself.

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There is no one in the Saint Louis, Missouri area that does chrome plating on wheels... I was looking at the Metzelers but was not sure they would fit... and can anyone recommend a cheap place to buy them from ... I will be doing the labor of mounting them myself.
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Just had new tires installed at Surdykes Motorsports, always ask for Teddy, he works on Victorys, never had a problem with their service. They use dyna beads for balance. Have you tried St. Louis Plating, ask for Buddy, they chrome a lot of motorcycle parts, I ve had many things chrome there, do good work.
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If you have a 06 JP, you can go with a Metzer 260, the tire is better for leaning into corners, for the money you cant get any better than a Dunlop, they are $125 CHEAPER than a Metzler. I buy mine online from Motorcycle superstore for $180. Metzlers are over $300, to me they are not worth the added cost.
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I can't find the online store I bought my Metzelers from right now but the front 90 was around $100, and the rear 260 was about $260.
I installed a new metzeler front on my last bike before I sold it (replacing a stock Dunlop) and it was a noticeable improvement.
One thing on chroming wheels, I was talking with a well known bike builder near me and he recommends against chroming polished wheels because too many times once you install the hub etc. back on the wheel it doesn't line up the way it used to. Despite this I'd still love to chrome my ness jagged's if I had the spare cash.

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Did that 90/90 front fit ok? cause looking at my 80/90 front ... it is pretty tight on the fender...
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Does anyone have a 9/90 on the front? Does it fit ok? I am ready to purchase tires...
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I have a Ness JP with the Ness wheels and a 90/90 21 is stock size for it. Not sure what the non-ness wheel size is.

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