Hi all , front tyre size, Took my bike to the shop for a new front tyre.

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Thanks so much for the support, vmax people and motorcyclist in general are in a class of their on for sure !
I love my VMax but compared to my old Goldwing it rides like a plank. Its just the nature of the Beast and you have to get used to it.
 

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Thanks so much for the support, vmax people and motorcyclist in general are in a class of their on for sure !
Will try settings on shocks as I know there on stiffest setting now for my wife which was not on the bike at wobble speed.
I love my VMax but compared to my old Goldwing it rides like a plank. Its just the nature of the Beast and you have to get used to it.
Amen to that ! But the torque is my anxiety med and I love it. On an open road of course.
 

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Speaking of front tires, how do you guys think a 100/90/18 would be on the front of a 2001 VMax? Too skinny or OK? I might get one just because it would match the Pirelli MT66 Route that I just put on the back.
Ive run 100/90/18 & 140/90/15 Metzler 880's for over 10 years. I do a lot of canyon carving and have found the easy turn in to be most comfortable. You can check out my pics to see them in action at steep lean angles. I got used to the feeling and never looked back.
 

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I love my VMax but compared to my old Goldwing it rides like a plank. Its just the nature of the Beast and you have to get used to it.
Know just what you mean. My Goldwing rode like a Cadillac. My vmax rides like a Volkswagen on Steroids'.
 

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Hi all I have a radial on the front now and after going back to to bike shop they said they replaced with the same taken off . Z8 a later version at it was a z6. My rear is a ply and I never noticed anything having two different types of tyres, being radial up front and ply on the rear. Ran the bike for 4 years that way. Why is it not recommended? thanks for your time
 

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What is that circled in red?

View attachment 79681
looks like the handlebar pod from the left side

As to the question of 'ply' tire paired with a radial tire, where I understand 'ply' to mean, bias-ply tire: the handling characteristics of even different types of radial tires, when paired together, can make for dangerous handling characteristics. Same goes for mixing a bias-ply tire with a radial tire.

Yes, there are a few bikes which actually do mix them! But, that's something designed by engineers, and to deviate from their design may in and of itself, cause problems. I don't want to experience that. I once rode a bike which was using two different types of radial tires, and the handling was scary! No confidence whatsoever in its characteristics. I had previously ridden the bike with matching radial tires, and the handling was not in any way, bad, unstable, or scary. I recommended to the bike owner that he immediately switch the tires to same brand, same rubber compound, and same tire design. Look at any radial tire manufacturer, and I bet they all also manufacture bias-ply tires. Go to their websites searching for an answer on this and I doubt you will ever find anything but to use the same design, same compound, and same-as OEM size.

I doubt that a bike shop concerned for its financial welfare (defense from liability lawsuits) would allow mixing of bias-ply and radial tires on a bike, to be installed by their mechanics.
 
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Well they did . I wasnt aware as it was like that when I bought the bike and it was from the same bike shop that replaced the tyre. What would you do ? Thanks for your time.
 
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