Hey guys, i have a 08 1800F. bought it in 10 as a 2 year left over, so far i put 2500 miles on it and my Duncraps are shot. They have bad cupping on front, and moderate cupping on rear. I noticed a noise, kinda like a grind feeling/noise at around 1,000 miles. I thought it was a wheel bearing but I thought its way to early for a wheel bearing. I checked the front and rear tires for play in the bearings, and both seem ok. so I rode another 1,400 miles with the same noise. at around 2,400 the handling started to degrade a lot. It felt sloppy in turns and twistes, and unpredictible. When going into a a long turn, the bike leans ok at a point then just drops fast and hard. Its quite scary, and a uneasy feeling. I am now getting some vibrations at highway speeds, and can see the front forks working when on somewhat smooth highway! I just can not believe the tires cupped this fast!! I always check pressure, and always set to spec as per honda. I have read that this is one of the problems with the tire cupping issue on this bike, but i read it 2500 miles too late. So i am shopping for new tires, and dont know what to get. I have seen many talk great about the ME880, Avon Cobras, and the stone battlax. The bridgestones are by far the cheapest which is always great, but I do not want to sacrafice handling and agressive ridding for a couple bucks. Now, I am willing to go to a 200 rear tire ONLY IF it helps with ridding 2 up and heavy loads, agressive ridding, and lots of twistes. If it does not make a difference, then just for looks is cool also. But if any neg for performance, then its a no go. I almost always ride 2 up, probably 85% of the time. If I had to be to the church on time, and was running late and could save time on the straight freeway, then I guess i would make up the time by doubling my speeds in the twiste roads to the church, LOL. So what I am looking for is a first hand recommendation on which tires, matched or non, for the VTX1800F. With 2 up agressive ridding, accelaration and braking in mind. I am a fair weather rider, and most of my longest trips have been 300 miles or less in a day. By the way, I live in the great pothole, uneven, horriable patches and road maintence state of PA! Right outside of Philadelphia. So i strong, tough tire is a must.