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Installed a new front tire, a Dunlop American Elite Front, 130/60B19 bias ply instead of the radial that came with the bike. $120.00 free shipping , no tax vs $189.00 +tax from my dealer for the radial. Installed the tire and put 325 miles on it to break it in. We took my Valkyrie and an identical valkyrie with the original radial installed with a Honda Motorcycle test rider form the Old Marysville Honda motorcycle plant and he took the bikes out on the test track. Tire performance was basically identical between the radial and the bias ply tire. Time will tell how this tire wears vs the radial.

SO just FYI, save some money and buy the Bias ply tire.
 

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When I had my "tire problems" I was able to get that bias-ply tire delivered for $105.

https://www.denniskirk.com/dunlop/f...-60b-19-blackwall-tire.p544553.prd/544553.sku

I'm not sure if I will replace my front tire with a bias-ply though. The radial is about $100 more which isn't unreasonable IMO.

I replaced my front tire at around 1,000 miles and now at 7,000 miles it is starting to show a lot of asymmetrical wear. I will ride it until I can feel it not doing its job right. Hopefully another 1-2,000 miles.

The rear is wearing very nicely at 7,000 - just a bit of squaring off.
 

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Seems like everyone has heard of the shortage on tires in a radial for the F6C. So that said what does everyone think is the best patch kit out there for bike tires? And as long as its a patch from the inside do you trust them?
 

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O0:)ur bikes new, have the Dunlop Sportmax rated speed H for 130 MPH tops, we are limited to 127 MPH. If you have modified your ECM for greater speed and RPM keep the rating of your tires in mind not to exceed and perhaps blow a tire. Ride safe and fast if you have too..............
 

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Most riders have gone with a 120/70R-19. I've gone with a Avon, some with a Michelin or other. You could also go with a Bias Ply, 130/60B-19 tire (usually made for Harley's). You could also buy the OEM tire. Your choice.
 

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Just bought my bike and the PO installed a Mich. Commander II up front. He had about 30 psi in it and a worn rear tire both of which affected the bike's handling. I have the front at 40psi now and a new Mich Power 2CT rear at 42 psi. Handles great now. I have nothing negative to report on the Commander II.
 
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