Last night, I replaced a worn front tire on my Valkyrie for peace of mind and just to play it safe. A healthy layer of rubber on the front tire is vital because the front tire on a motorbike is the lead foot. Moreso during a turn. While the rear tire remains the lessor of two evils. The new tire below is a well known Metzeler brand motorcycle tire manufactured in Germany. I already have a Metzeler on my Honda Shadow 600 and it outperforms the factory Dunlop by a mile, but we'll see how the same tread design works out on a larger 800-lb. bike. Also, after I was all pau (finish) installing the tire on the wheel, I went to the service station to fill it up with air because I don't happen to own an air compressor, and the freakin coin operated air machine was 75¢. For air. And yeah I agree. Inflation.