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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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So ive had my jackpot for a couple years really havn't put that many miles on but, I can't stand how tough it can be sometimes to control. So I found a pretty decent deal on a highball which I wish I looked at before it got the jackpot. The only thing is im trying to decide if I should throw some metzler's on the jackpot and see if that makes a big difference or not, just wondering if there's guys out there that have done this and say it really makes a huge difference. I love the look of the bike and it would save me a couple grand if I just change the tires.

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just put a Pirelli Night Dragon 90/90/21 on the front of my Vegas and its sweet, less following of road grooves that 21 inch fronts are famous for, quite soft rubber thats great for grip, will see how the mileage is.
Metzeler Marathons are quite a hard compound for good mileage, maybe a bit too hard for a 21" front.
A mate who's ridden most of the Victory models said to me when I was thinking of buying mine buying mine that "youve gotta ride em like a dirt bike", make em go where you want to, theyre quite a big heavy bike though its down low,
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Ok ill check out the nite dragons, that might solve a little slop in the front but im talking about the rear. I was just going to leave the front dunlop since it still has plenty of life left.

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Ok ill check out the nite dragons, that might solve a little slop in the front but im talking about the rear. I was just going to leave the front dunlop since it still has plenty of life left.
Yeah my front Dunlop (presume original) had 21,000 kilometers on it when I took it off, and was still a tiny bit off the Tread Wear Indicators.

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i had read that Vic had dunlop redesign their tires for them. on that note i test rode an 08 hammer, felt like it had a square car tire on it, forum members told me ride a newer model, WELL i could not believe how great the 13 hammer felt, yes it rode hard but cornered well, metzlers said to be better, and a little lighter as well. i got a 240 night dragon for my hammer more traction but less wear, not installed yet. i will be removing my 2,000 mile OE rubber this winter + will sell them cheap. dunlops ride harder but wear well, it depends what your lookin for. i would suggest a test ride on a newer jackpot to feel the difference, when its warmer of course!
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So ive had my jackpot for a couple years really havn't put that many miles on but, I can't stand how tough it can be sometimes to control. So I found a pretty decent deal on a highball which I wish I looked at before it got the jackpot. The only thing is im trying to decide if I should throw some metzler's on the jackpot and see if that makes a big difference or not, just wondering if there's guys out there that have done this and say it really makes a huge difference. I love the look of the bike and it would save me a couple grand if I just change the tires.
You dont say what you currently have. If you have the stock dunlop, then I think you will see the improvement to either Metz or Avons will be massive- the reason being the profile of the dunlop is not concave, so turn in is not even.....that V shit is for track tyres....not sure why dunlop went with that profile. The Metzellers or Avons are basically concave and better suited for a heavy cruiser. You will dramatically improve the performance, and your confidence.

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Yes I have the stock dunlop on it

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Default merzelers are superior to dunlop!

I put the 250 dunlop on the bike and from the beginning it was hard to handle in the corners. The tire wanted to keep the bike upright. I put on the 260 metz and was amazed at the difference. It handles like a normal bike! No problems in the corners anymore!

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I put the 250 dunlop on the bike and from the beginning it was hard to handle in the corners. The tire wanted to keep the bike upright. I put on the 260 metz and was amazed at the difference. It handles like a normal bike! No problems in the corners anymore!
Yup. Those dunlops suck- they make great car tires, not so sure about bike tires.....

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