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Re: New Tire Choices
Reply #60 - 04/29/16 at 13:44:16
 
Sweet. Metzeler has a deal ending today where you get  back 50 bucks back.
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Reply #61 - 06/09/16 at 14:38:33
 
I just got a set of Bridgestone Spitfire 100/90/19 and 140/90/15 with raised white lettering. They were on sale and have high ratings. I like the white raised lettering also. Gives a retro look and feel.  Cool
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Reply #62 - 07/29/16 at 19:09:47
 
I have about 1000 miles on a Kenda Commander(I think that's the name). I am by no means an aggressive rider but regularly take curves posted @45 @ between 55 & 60. The commander tire seems extremely trust worthy on dry pavement. It's been real dry here and I've only been out in sprinkles. In 1000 miles I can't even see any wear to speak of.
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Reply #63 - 07/30/16 at 07:30:52
 
I am looking @ the tire now. Yesterday I was nowhere near the bike as we are getting ready for my sons wedding 30 miles from here.

Kenda Challenger is the tire; in the 130/90-15 size. It is very affordable and seems like a good all around rear tire so far with 1000 miles on it.

I want to do some future customizing, which will involve an 18" rear wheel, but that will have to wait. I just had a spend down on the funny money account.
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Reply #64 - 01/02/17 at 13:45:44
 
I always used the Dunlop d404's but I needed to change both front and rear,so decided to try the 712 Shinko's .I ran 2500+ miles this summer ,mostly two up and found the handling to be as good /maybe better. I cannot as yet talk about mileage but they don't seem to be wearing any faster than the dunlops did,and I bought both for the price of just the rear Dunlop .
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Reply #65 - 05/16/17 at 07:21:16
 
Just ordered a new tire for Thumpy. The old Kenda has got to go!
I went with Avon
140/90-15 (76H) Avon Cobra AV72 Rear Motorcycle Tire - $122

I read several reviews by people saying that these tires are not prone to excessive wandering on grooved pavement. I hope that's true. I'll post a review of it once I get it on the bike.
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Reply #66 - 05/16/17 at 09:00:19
 
Ordered the Shinko 712 at the start of this thread.  Front and rear, shipped, with Mothers day coupon $107
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Reply #67 - 05/17/17 at 08:31:41
 
Kruzader wrote on 04/29/16 at 13:44:16:
Sweet. Metzeler has a deal ending today where you get  back 50 bucks back.


I bought a set of Metzlers about four months ago. Almost spent$200.00..
And didn't get Anything back.
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Reply #68 - 05/17/17 at 15:16:55
 
I really like Metzlers a lot.  I've used the 880's and will be transitioning to the 888's when the time comes.  I read something about the 888's that said the centerline is made of a slightly harder compound for better milage but the shoulders are of the softer compound like the 880's had for better grip on the corners.
I buy mine off eBay, getting 1 year old tires for $150-160/set.
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Reply #69 - 04/21/18 at 08:18:41
 
Lancer i am in need of a new rear tire how was the me888 tire this is a old thread what tire should i get {stock size} Guys??
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Reply #70 - 04/22/18 at 00:16:30
 
The Metzler 880 150/80 is superb even though it is supposed to not fit this rim! I was skeptical at first but after 10K kms I'm converted. Huge tread so worth the extra price.

hotprops wrote on 04/21/18 at 08:18:41:
Lancer i am in need of a new rear tire how was the me888 tire this is a old thread what tire should i get {stock size} Guys??

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Reply #71 - 04/22/18 at 10:54:35
 
I need a referral on a stock size as i do not want to do the install myself and the shop i will use will NOT put on a non stock tire size. all answers will be appreciated .
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Reply #72 - 04/22/18 at 11:31:32
 
I've never seen that. Never been asked if it's exactly the stock size.
My reply is
You're spending your money in the wrong place.

You Can pull the wheel.
Get the tire off
Haul the rim and tire in
Let them mount it.
I'd probably go elsewhere
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Reply #73 - 04/22/18 at 11:57:39
 
I'm with JOG! It's your money ,find a shop that will work with you ,not tell you what their going to do, but ask you what you want done.
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Reply #74 - 04/22/18 at 11:58:03
 
JOG ,on a basic level i agree. I am just too broken at my age to do work like that any more. and he is a friend and runs a very large, tight business selling and repairing used bikes only ,his shop /his rules. and i can somewhat understand his side of the story as i am a A&P and IA and have to deal with the FAA on rules of compliance on aircraft . also we live in a very litigious society.  just looking for the hives advice on the best rear tire.
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