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fender59

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PostSubject: need new back tyre    Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:13 am

hi guys just wondering if any one has metzlers tyres on their bike ......currently have a dunlop rear nearly bald 180/70 15
my nephew who rides a truimph 1100 reccons i should go metzlers only $40 more then the dunlops ..they last longer ? .should i take his advice or
give him a clipp on the ear ???...will give him a clipp on the ear anyway Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: need new back tyre    Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:49 am

People i have spoken too speak highly of the metzler 880's, they didnt have in stock when i needed a newbie so i got the bridgestone
so far very happy with it, lots more grip than the dunlaps!

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PostSubject: Re: need new back tyre    Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:25 pm

I have bridgestone front and back and very happy with the wear and grip.
Far better then the Dunlop in terms of grip both wet and dry.
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PostSubject: Re: need new back tyre    Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:38 am

I have always run dunlop 404s which have suited me for sometime. particularly good in the wet. my rear tyre will need to be replaced before the next long trip however I am almost ashamed to say as nearly 20ks on it. (thats only because I am really tight ) interestingly however I noted significant improvement in handling and grip after I replaced and upgraded my suspension to progressive springs on the front and IKon shocks rear with the same tyres. I am thinking while a good tyre is clearly a must it is important the suspension is in good shape or your money on an expensive tyre is wasted. just a thought. bear in mind my bike was 10 years old before I replaced the suspension so you probably dont have that worry.

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PostSubject: Re: need new back tyre    Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:51 am

hi guys thankyou for the info .....had a new tyre put on rear ended up with a metzler 880 marathon see how it goes ...for your interest got 16,000 klms out off
the dunlop so you can image got good value but defenitly needed a new rear tyre desperatley ...thanks again
cheers


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PostSubject: Re: need new back tyre    Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:03 pm

Only saw this thread late so sorry for the late reply Embarassed
My Vn1600 came standard with the Bridgestone Exedras, which I replaced when the second set of tyres were due. Needed the second set of new tyres earlier this year and my mechanice (and most VN owners on the Ulysses web site) recommended the Metzler 880's. Put a new Metzler on both front and back. I do not ride with sufficient 'enthisiasm' to really test the capability of the bike and tyre, but a recent trip in the rain certainly found me far more confident when cornering. The new tyres hugged the wet road beautifully. I am sure you cannot go wrong with the new Metzlers. Smile
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