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    Default Finally replaced front tire!

    I finally replaced the original front Dunlop D404 after 18,497 miles. I was set on Metzler I have used them in the past with good results. However after reading many post on that matter here I was leery about them. The Venture is my first bike of this size and weight so I decided to go with the Dunlop Elite3. Has anyone switch from the D404 to the Elite3? It there any difference in handling better or worse? How about mileage? I am used to getting a few miles from my tires.
    Safe Riding, Joe

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    Glad to hear you replaced that front tire Joe! I noticed it when we were at the Vets Day Parade in NY and was sorely tempted to say something to you about it.

    Ride Safe!.....And not putting a Metzler on was a smart decision IMHO.

    Regards........Boomer

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    Default Elite 3's

    I've only got about 2000 miles on my Elite 3 tires, and I think they are great.
    I had a problem with my Bridgestones at 6000 miles. So I put a Dunlop 404
    on the rear. At 12,000 miles I decided I wanted to replace the front with a Dunlop.
    I chose to replace both front and rear with the Elite 3's I really like the way they ride!

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    My 1st set of tires on my bike was B---- stones at 9000 miles i took Back tire off put new B--- stone on at 16,500 i took Both B- stones off & put Avons on . Got about 600 miles on Avons, Lots Better. I here the eilt 3 are real good but do they have a Back tire for the Venture?

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    Yes they do I have that too. I am waiting for the first good snow storm so I can jack up the Venture and take the back wheel off.


    Make: Yamaha | Model: XVZ 13 TF (99-08) - Royal Star VentureFront Rim Size: 3.50x16 | Rear Rim Size: 4.00x15

    Recommended Front Tire:Tire : Elite 3 | Size : 150/80-16 | PSI/Loaded : 36
    Click for Info

    Recommended Rear Tire:Tire : Elite 3 | Size : MV85B15 | PSI Rear/Loaded : 40
    Click for Info

    O.E. Replacement Front Tire:Tire : D404 | Size : 150/80-16 | PSI/Loaded : 36
    Click for Info

    O.E. Replacement Rear Tire:Tire : D404 | Size : 150/90-15 | PSI Rear/Loaded : 40
    Click for Info
    Safe Riding, Joe

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