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Questions.... I started noticing a front end babababa noise when I was slowing down around 30 mph. I found the problem - a bulge in my front tire. I'm waiting for the dealership to call me back to set up an appointment for replacement. So the questions I have are 1) can I drive the bike to the dealership ('bout 2 miles);
2) how much is the typical charge for a tire and installation; and 3) Do I pick a tire brand, or just go with Victory?

And finally, what the heck causes a bulge in the tire?
 

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I had the same problem last year with 1800 miles on the factory original front tire.
1) Yes you should be able to make it tothe dealer. I guess it depends on how bad the bulge is, the one on my tire was about the size of a quarter and raised about 1/4" at it's highest point. It was off to the side of the tread not in the main tread path. I rode 15 miles not over 40mph on the recommendation of my dealer.
2) My tire was covered under warranty, I owned the bike about 3 months at that time. $0.00 charge.
3) I had to get the same OEMtire.
I was told the cause was a seperation of plys allowing air to get between the interior layers of the tire causing the buldge.
Good luck.
 

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Thanks Jackpot 52. I ended up getting a tire from another bike dealer because the Victory dealer didn't have one. However, the Victory dealer jumped right on installation for me and had the tire replaced in no time.

On Sunday, it looks like the Bowling Green Victory riders are head'n to Murfreesboro, TN to hook up with more riders, then going to the Jack Daniels Distillery for a tour and lunch. Anyone want to join us?
 

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It is possible that you hit a" road hazzard" like a pot hole of some sort or road construction "bump" that caused the separation. I had that happen ona low profile car tire a few years ago.
 
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