In Association with VBA Web : History | Leadership | Memorial | Events | Merchandise
Go Back   Vulcan Bagger Forums > Technical :: Maintenance :: Performance > 1500 & 1600 Nomad
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-09-2017, 08:36 PM   #1
Vulcan-al   Vulcan-al is offline
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 10
tires

I have a 99 nomad 1500, looking to see what people use for their front tires and far as brand and style


Login or Register to Remove Ads
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 09:08 PM   #2
mr500   mr500 is offline
Member
 
mr500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Auburn Al
Posts: 137
There is a wide range on the forum. Michelin II are well liked along with Meltzer. I had Mich II and got good mileage. I switched this past week to Shinko 777 so I could ride some whitewalls lol. So your answers will vary. Guess it could depend also on what type of rider you are. Peg scraper etc...
__________________
2007 1600
VBA #02943
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 09:20 PM   #3
OldSchool   OldSchool is offline
Sr. Member
 
OldSchool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ballwin,MO.
Posts: 1,446
Avon Cobras. Nice tires. I scrape allot.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 10:48 PM   #4
Tortuga   Tortuga is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sahuarita, AZ
Posts: 318
Michelin Commander II's. Love'm. 11,000 miles on the back and front when I hit something in the road and blew out the rear.... front is still going strong. I would guess I would have gotten at least 15-18,000 miles out of the rear had I not had the blowout. Living in southern AZ, rain is not a big issue, unless you're crazy and go out in the monsoon or get caught in a storm. The couple times I got rained on or came on wet roads, I felt very comfortable. One thing about our roads is that they build up a lot of rubber, oil and very slippery dust...not a very healthy situation. I've had no problems. Oh, yeah, my bike is an '06 Nomad 1600 FI.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2017, 11:27 PM   #5
scooter1600   scooter1600 is offline
Member
 
scooter1600's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Sale Australia
Posts: 91
what oil are you using
__________________
2005 Nomad 1600
Cobra tru duals
Dobec EJK
Cadmad / K&N
Tacho
Darkside rear tire
Towbar
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 12:11 AM   #6
ldhthept   ldhthept is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tallahassee FL
Posts: 521
Which seat is the best?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 12:06 PM   #7
VulcanJeff   VulcanJeff is offline
Member
 
VulcanJeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Galesburg, IL
Posts: 166
What oil......which seat.......sounds like you're getting the newbie indoctrination, Vulcan-al!

I have been running a Shinko 777 HD (130/90-16) on my 05 1500 Classic. And the corresponding size on the rear too, for what it is worth. I'm pushing 15k miles on the front tire at the moment (and will be replacing it in the next day or three). For $80-$85 + $6 shipping, it is hard to beat if/when economics are a factor. My only complaint is it seems to cup rather easily, meaning by the time I rack up 4k to 5k miles on it, it is noticeable visually and by touch of hand.

The first one that I ran up front ended up getting replaced around the 10k mile mark. It still had a lot of life on it but I went ahead and replaced it whilst putting on a new back tire that did not have life remaining.

The only other tire(s) I have experienced on my Vulcan are the stock Bridgestones. I'm pretty sure both front and back were the originals that came on the bike. They were 10 years old when I bought the bike. I swore to myself that when this year (Spring 2017) arrived I would be trying Michelin Commander II on front and back. Besides being known for lasting an eternity, word is they are sooo sooo smooooth . When I bought my new back tire at the beginning of this season I found myself in tightass mode *sigh* and opted for Shinko instead of Michelin. Ditto for the front that I am about to mount. Shinko 777 HD = $90ish to my front door. Mich Comm II = $125ish.......so there ya go.

I'm going to take this opp to bash Motorcycle Superstore. Though their prices are great and I've spent a lot of money with them, 3 of the past 4 times I ordered from them resulted in them NOT honoring their proclaimed "same day shipping" mantra. I'm done with them. Dennis Kirk will price match as will all the other big mail order shops. There! I feel better.
__________________
2005 1500 Classic FI
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 01:28 PM   #8
Tortuga   Tortuga is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sahuarita, AZ
Posts: 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by scooter1600 View Post
what oil are you using
Oil? You use oil?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 09:25 PM   #9
pete   pete is offline
Member
 
pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia, Perth.
Posts: 152
Michelin Commander II front and rear.
Last rear I got 22,000 km's. Current has 14,000 km's with plenty of meat left on the bone.
Front has 24,000 km's but has only a few thou left at most going by eyeball. It will be changed over shortly.
Rain - Bike runs a good line but I have not had to hard brake test it in the wet.
Dry - no complaints
It/they are a heavy tyre but it has made no/little impact to fuel economy.
Pete.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 11:23 AM   #10
roadhawg   roadhawg is offline
Advanced Member
 
roadhawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Starke Florida
Posts: 783
mich commander 11, I been getting about 23 k on rear, and 35 k on front
dammit man, I love both tire and oil threads, I must be sick!
__________________
"Ride it like you stole it"!

2008 1600 Nomad 56K miles "BlueBelle"

2004 1500 Nomad 102 K miles "Black Beauty"

ABATE Black Creek Chapter

Amvet Rider Post 86
http://www.facebook.com/AmvetPost86

Weston A. Price Foundation member.

Vegetarian......
An old Indian word meaning "Bad Hunter"

Legalize Freedom!
Question Authority!

"Im in love with the waitress, and I dont even know her name"
"Boys" Gone Wild" ! Mainstreet Station 2012 Daytona Bikeweek
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 09:51 AM   #11
Jllm02199   Jllm02199 is offline
Advanced Member
 
Jllm02199's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Morrow, Ga.
Posts: 681
Commander II front and rear 15,000 miles and still going. Smooooth.
__________________
Jim
02 1500 Nomad
(07 1600 Motor) 146,000
Red & Black
12" mini apes
Galfer lines (6' over)
EJK Dobeck
Reckless Fairing.
Led H4 headlight
Sirius marine radio
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 10:09 AM   #12
MAS Tequila   MAS Tequila is offline
National Leader: USA
 
MAS Tequila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Psychiatric Ward FL
Posts: 2,943
I'm running Shinko's on my Nomad and Avon Storm 3D X-M's on my Meanstreak.

The Shinko's are a great cruiser tire, the mileage is better than many, and they perform great, especially in the rain.

The Storm 3D's are a performance sport bike and sport cruiser tire that grip the road extremely well.

I don't know about the mileage yet, but on a bike that get's thrown into corners, they're worth a hit in mileage.

They balanced out almost perfectly without any weights, and with the Counteract Balancing Beads, they're as smooth as silk.
__________________
MT
2003 1500/1600 Nomad
2003 1500 MeanStreak
Psychiatric Ward FL


If you want to get to heaven
You gotta raise a little Hell

VBA 936
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 10:14 AM   #13
Bulette   Bulette is offline
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1
Replaced the stock tires on the new-to-me '07 1600 last year, they rode like crap (but they were 9-10 years old, too).

Replaced with the Metzler 888 "Ultra-Marathon". Price was reasonably middle-ground, and tire wear has been as expected. Living in Midwest corn country, the tires have suffered a lot of straight-line riding, but have held up well. 10,000 miles later, the wear bars are getting closer, but I'm hoping to finish out the season and save next tire swap for a winter month (another 2-3,000 miles perhaps).


  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

In Association with VBA Web Join VBA Now!

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.