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  1. PC2008Vision

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    Can you run a different tire on the front? I have Dunlop 3's on it currently and my front is going to need to be change for next year. Do i have to stick with the Dunlop 3 being thats what is in the back?
    Also how wide of a tire can i put on the front without rubbing?
    Thanks.
     
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    E3s are the last tyre Id want on a bike, E4s are good though, and Im sure you'll get lots more recomendations.
    Only Vision rider I know went to a 160 wide front.
     
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    No you don't. I run a Dunlop E4 rear and a Avon Cobra front.
     
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    Greetings,

    You can run any tire you wish, which fits the rim of course. The OEM Dunlop E3's are not dual compound tires.
    Here is a short list of front tires, which are dual compound and of the appropriate size. Note, none of these are RADIALS. OEM tires on the Vision were RADIAL (Well, on my '16 they were radial...)

    Dunlop American Elite 130/70/18 ($163) Bias/63/H (Bias construction / (load) weight rating / speed rating)
    Metzler ME888 Marathon Ultra 130/70/18 ($183) Bias/63/H
    Michelin Comm III 130/70/18 ($180) Bias/63/H
    Metzler Cruistec 130/70/18 ($188) Bias/63/H

    If you are a value proposition type of individual, the Shinko 777 130/70/18 ($89) Bias/69/H (<-- Do not believe this is a dual compound tire.)

    Currently, my Vision is running a Mich Commander III on the front and a Metzler Cruistec on the rear.

    As to how wide or narrow. The rule-of-thumb taught to me was: "You can safely go one size wider/narrower. Two is stretching it." (Clearance needs to be checked.) This is without a RIM CHANGE or course. Too wide a tire on a narrow rim PINCHES the bead. Too narrow a tire, stretches the side wall - potential bead seal issues.
    Again, clearance from fenders, etc. also need to be considered.
    So the answer to your How Wide question, with those guidelines could be.
    140/70/18 (Although this is a taller and wider tire, a 140/65/18 would be a very similar height as stock.).

    Ride safe,
    Smokier
     
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  5. VicVisionBulldog

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    You can put whatever is the correct size.

    I have E4s on both bikes right now but have also had many Metzler 888s. Both ride similarly and better than the E3s ever did.
     
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    No E3. Bad bad on wet. Good on dry. I run Avon but would not have an issue with the new E4.
     
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    Oh and before you ask ..... Spectro 20/40 semi synthetic or just settle for Vic 20/40 oil change kit. Can’t loose on either.
     
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    I have the Cobra Chromes on my XC, Dad has the E4's on his (came on it), and honestly they are both great tires.
     
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    I have a 160/60-18 front tire on my Jack-Hammer

    But you need to install Darkside as it is a rear tire... Looks awesome though

    I think SHINKO makes a 150/60-18 front tire

    Be aware it is a helovu job getting a 160 tire to seat proper, it was a 3 man job, hahahahha
     
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    I’ve only run E4 on my Vision, so can’t comment on any others. But I like them. Good grip, dual compound and great tread life.
     
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    I used a 130/80-18 Shinko rear tire on the front and a Dunlop Winter Sport 3D run flat snow tire on the rear. Worked well. :)

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    These are 160 60 zr18 Perreli Screenshot_20200511-110409~2.png Screenshot_20200511-110409~3.png

    I've done this on 2 XCs. Ordering one for my Vision this week.
     
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    Radial or Bias, Looking at Dunlop Elite4

    Any Thoughts

    Thanks
     
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    Radial whenever available.

    Not a fan of the tread pattern on the E4 front tire. Honestly not a Dunlop fan but a couple brothers have an E4 on the rear of the XCs with the 160 60 18R Pirelli. They are very happy with that combination.

    I just put the 160 Pirelli on my Vision yesterday, going to give it a proper test ride this weekend. Going down to NC Sat, heading over to Gatlinburg Sunday morning then headed home Monday. Should be about 30-36 hrs in the saddle with at least 20 of them on the twisty roads . It's going to be a fun weekend.

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