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    hey, im new to the site, but not forums. I have a 2000 pearl white? Road Star 1600 with 72k kms I just bought. Its my first time owning a cruiser, ive been riding for 12 years but on sport bikes.

    i havent ridden in about 3 years and getting older, I thought id get something more comfortable. I took it out today, trying to get used to the fatness and the weight, getting better lol

    I need a new rear tire soon and its a 150/80/16 but as my first post, might as well see if I should go bigger or not with it.

    I do plan on doing a few things with it, bigger front wheel, maybe rear, hard bags and LED front lights. I'm sure there will be other things, open to suggestions!

    Seems like a decent forum!

  • #2
    from Moncton NB
    Alot here run Michelin Commander 2s but I have been running for 7 or so years Shinko 777 HD whitewalls. Never left me unsure in an emergency situation. Got 97500kms on my 04 and runs like a new bike. If you have any questions ask away. Check out the tech section too. JC

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    • #3
      From Plano Texas.
      The Michelin Commanders are what I run on both of my Road Stars.

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        • #5
          from the Oregon Coast. Lots of great advice and knowledgeable people here. I run Michelin Commander II’s that I love. Ran both metzlers and Dunlop’s before won’t go back to them.

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            • #7
              From the Four Corners area, northwest NM.

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              • #8
                Representing Scorpion Gulch, Arizona. I run cheap-ass Kenda's.

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                • #9
                  from Solon, IA. In the fall of 2018 I put on new Michelin Commander II's. Haven't had enough time to try and wear them out however.

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                  • #10
                    from Richardson, Texas.

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                    • #11
                      from Conway, SC
                      I will not apologize for being white, being straight or for loving this country.

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                      • #12
                        Welcome.

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                        • #13
                          thanks everyone. I have so many things going through my mind to change and mod on the bike, be easy on me with the questions lol

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                          • #14
                            Welcome. Old sport bike rider here as well. Took a long break from riding then bought my 03’ RS and it is quickly becoming my favorite bike I’ve ever owned (very much digging the low and fat vibe but I tell you I think I’m gonna need to be replacing my floorboards on the regular). Lots of great knowledge on the site and from the members.

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                            • #15
                              So do you guys recommend a different tire size for the rear since its gotta be replaced anyways....

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                              • roadiemort
                                roadiemort commented
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                                I recommend starting a new thread for every new topic so you get maximum exposure for your question from the members.

                            • #16
                              Originally posted by Neverdone View Post
                              So do you guys recommend a different tire size for the rear since its gotta be replaced anyways....
                              Depends on your goal. For better performance in the twisties, some put on a 140 instead of a 150. Going wider usually requires grinding the rear brake stay some.

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                              • #17
                                You can run a 160/80-16" with out doing any modifications. Tire is a little wider and taller.

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                                • #18
                                  Roadiemort, not sure if serious or what...

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                                  • #19
                                    Originally posted by Neverdone View Post
                                    Roadiemort, not sure if serious or what...
                                    What he means is with the title "new from Alberta" you may not get as many answers regarding your tire question. A thread with a descriptive title will get more hits than something generic.

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                                    • Brad_G
                                      Brad_G commented
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                                      You mean you don't read every thread here??

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                                    LOL i am really just paranoid about making too many threads, however, I did mention my question in my first post in this thread.

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