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Jackpot tires problem

Love my '06 jackpot, one thing, the front tire shows visible signs of wear to the point of replacement at only 5000 mi., my buddy has a 8-ball with 1000 more miles and less wear, same roads and driving conditions, would it have anything to do with the 250 rear tire?

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If your Jackpot has a Dunlop Cruisemax on the front that's the problem. The first two Cruisemax's on the front of my Vegas had to be replaced at 6000 miles. The third tire was a Dunlop 90/90 Elite 3, that tire lasted 12,000 miles

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Agreed. The 06 Jackpot OEM tire - Dunlop Cruisemax- is the problem. It will be cupped at 5-6k miles. I recommend going with what Victory replaced it with on later models, matching the rear with a Dunlop Elite 3. You'll get longer life, better performance, and it won't track in the grooved roads like the the Cruisemax does with the center stripe.

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