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Reply #75 - 04/22/18 at 12:57:51
 
Thank God we don't live in Germany. I understand they are not allowed to change anything over there. :'(
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Reply #76 - 04/22/18 at 13:07:50
 
I don't know about bikes but my brother in England has a Porsche and every year when he gets it inspected the inspector gives him a hard time about the tail lights, which are absolutely stock. Apparently the guy doesn't know his job.
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Reply #77 - 04/22/18 at 16:16:33
 
Ironically, the stock tyre size for the S40, is not technically the 'stock' tyre for this rim.
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Reply #78 - 04/22/18 at 18:06:44
 
hotprops wrote on 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 .


The stock rear tire size is 140/80-15 - but unfortunately there is only one tire available in that size......it is the IRC and it is not a very good tire.

The closest size that does offer more choice is the 130/90-15, and it works very well on the Savage....when mounted on the rim it is only 2-3 mm narrower than the 140/80.

Maybe you if you explain to him that your choices are limited to only one tire....he will accept the 130/90-15.  The Shinko 230 is an excellent affordable tire for the Savage - it is much better than the IRC.
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Reply #79 - 04/22/18 at 19:55:05
 
hotprops wrote on 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.



The safest, best tire rubber is not available in the Stock size.

We aren't clipping wings on a Cessna with a reciprocating saw, it's a tire, proven to work fine for many thousands of miles by everyone here.
Exactly ZERO people here in the fifteen years I've been here have ever reported one issue with using a different tire.

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Reply #80 - 04/22/18 at 20:24:43
 
Offer to sign a waiver, have it notarized and witnessed.
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Reply #81 - 04/23/18 at 02:30:47
 
Ha, I just had to do that with ColemanAustralia. I bought a Sevylor Super Caravelle 4P inflatable boat, with the sh!tty press valves which fell apart. Coleman stopped selling them suddenly so they could not replace it. I ended up getting a German model of the same boat from amazon UK, which had Boston valves which won't fall apart. Coleman agreed to pay for the boat and the shipping to Australia but as the better quality German model was not tested in Australia I had to sign a waiver of all responsibility if I die, which I could have with their crappy valves they still use on other products.

justin_o_guy2 wrote on 04/22/18 at 20:24:43:
Offer to sign a waiver, have it notarized and witnessed.

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Reply #82 - 04/23/18 at 04:53:30
 
justin_o_guy2 wrote on 04/22/18 at 20:24:43:
Offer to sign a waiver, have it notarized and witnessed.


Would he accept a "permission slip" from a www.suzukisavage.com moderator? Huh
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Reply #83 - 04/23/18 at 07:38:34
 
ok thanks for the info but i want 140/80-15h tires so the only 3 available are IRC that is not a good tire imho.next is the Dunlap k555  ,than the Metzler  Me880. cost is not a factor .any advice would be of help thanks. btw i do have side bags that are mounted to rear fender. i will hold off till we get a good # of reply's thanks
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Reply #84 - 04/23/18 at 07:39:07
 
Dave , didn't you once post a chart that shows the correct tires for different width rims ?
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Reply #85 - 04/23/18 at 07:56:01
 
batman wrote on 04/23/18 at 07:39:07:
Dave , didn't you once post a chart that shows the correct tires for different width rims ?


Yep.....just scroll back 2 pages in this thread.

The 130/90 and 140/80 are both approved for the 2.75" stock rim.
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Reply #86 - 04/23/18 at 12:47:51
 
anyone out there running the above stated dunlaps or metzler?
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Reply #87 - 04/23/18 at 19:11:41
 
I don't think the Metzler 880 is available as 140/80 -15 which is what I ordered but the bike shop installed an ME880 150/80 which pi55ed me off big time, till I discovered that it's a fantastic tyre will brilliant handling, and when it finally wears out which by the looks of it will be another 10,000kms I'll put another one on.

As for the ME888 that Lancer mentioned, I don't know if it comes in a 140/80

hotprops wrote on 04/23/18 at 12:47:51:
anyone out there running the above stated dunlaps or metzler?

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Reply #88 - 04/24/18 at 01:12:29
 
What he said ^^

I'm running the same Metzeler, for the same reason (I'm also in Aus). I'm also running a Metzeler on the front.

I'm very happy with the ride.

It's literally like riding a different bike!
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Reply #89 - 04/24/18 at 02:56:11
 
You can get the Metzler ME880 in the stock rear size.  Read the reviews online.  And it appears you can get the 100/90-18 size....if it is in stock and listed by the seller (Bike Bandit did not list it and Cyclegear listed it as out of stock when I did this check).

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/metzeler-me-880-marat...

https://www.cyclegear.com/tires/metzeler-me880-marathon-tires-2016?gclid=CjwK...

The Dunlop K555 is a whitewall, and there is no matching front tire available unless you use a Dunlap American Elite

(I will update the first page to include the Metzler as a stock size rear option....somehow I missed that when I created this thread).

Is your bike shop OK with mounting different brands/styles of tire on the same bike?
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