I did have to add a couple washers to the belt guards. But you can just let the tire rub it till it rubs a spot . Only other suggestion I would say if you have a back rest check to make sure the bolts are not protruding too far . But other than that nothing. I’ve tried three different tires and the Cobra has been my favorite with best grip/handling.
Ive been using the shinko on mine. After some bad experiences many moons ago on a different bike with tires that were to hard of a compound (dunlop cough cough) i much prefer a stickier tire and the shinko is that. It also gave me about the same 5000miles+ i got out of the factory metzler tire. Plus its one of the cheaper options which is nice
I went with the Michelin Commander II. Love the way it handles now and the speedometer is almost spot on now. But definitely make sure the bolts from the sides of the fender aren’t sticking too far into the wheel well. I didn’t and after I test drove the bike around the block I noticed I now I have a sweet little gouge that goes all the way around on the left side.
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