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Reply #90 - 04/24/18 at 04:19:13
 
@Dave, I had to go out and check and lo and behold, the front tyre is an ME888 100/90 and I didn't even know till about 3 minutes ago! Interesting to know that the ME880 is available in a 140/80 might go with that next time to see the difference.

Dave wrote on 04/24/18 at 02:56:11:
You can get the Metzler ME880 in the stock rear size.  Read the reviews online.  Unfortunately you can't get a stock size front tire in the same model tire.

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Reply #91 - 04/24/18 at 04:28:05
 
eau de sauvage wrote on 04/24/18 at 04:19:13:
@Dave, I had to go out and check and lo and behold, the front tyre is an ME888 100/90 and I didn't even know till about 3 minutes ago! Interesting to know that the ME880 is available in a 140/80 might go with that next time to see the difference.

Dave wrote on 04/24/18 at 02:56:11:
You can get the Metzler ME880 in the stock rear size.  Read the reviews online.  Unfortunately you can't get a stock size front tire in the same model tire.



Jeeze this gets confusing.  It appears the ME880 is available in a 100/90-19.....Bike Bandit didn't list it, and another website that did list it said it was out of stock.  So.....I need to update the thread 1 more time!

Sometimes a manufacturer will list sizes being in production - but you can't get them from a retailer in your country.  I was looking for a 100/80-18 tire and the manufacturer says they make it - but all the retailers who had it in stock were in the UK and it was not sold in the US.

Thankfully.....just about all the tire choices are good and there isn't anything that is horrible - just different levels of cost and tread wear.
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Reply #92 - 04/24/18 at 06:36:57
 
I never saw a sorrier tire than the Stock POS. It never felt planted, even on dry asphalt. Thankfully it wore out in five thousand miles.
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Reply #93 - 04/24/18 at 07:03:28
 
Dave wrote on 04/24/18 at 04:28:05:
eau de sauvage wrote on 04/24/18 at 04:19:13:
@Dave, I had to go out and check and lo and behold, the front tyre is an ME888 100/90 and I didn't even know till about 3 minutes ago! Interesting to know that the ME880 is available in a 140/80 might go with that next time to see the difference.

Dave wrote on 04/24/18 at 02:56:11:
You can get the Metzler ME880 in the stock rear size.  Read the reviews online.  Unfortunately you can't get a stock size front tire in the same model tire.



Jeeze this gets confusing.  It appears the ME880 is available in a 100/90-18.....Bike Bandit didn't list it, and another website that did list it said it was out of stock.  So.....I need to update the thread 1 more time!

Sometimes a manufacturer will list sizes being in production - but you can't get them from a retailer in your country.  I was looking for a 100/80-18 tire and the manufacturer says they make it - but all the retailers who had it in stock were in the UK and it was not sold in the US.

Thankfully.....just about all the tire choices are good and there isn't anything that is horrible - just different levels of cost and tread wear.


Stock front tire is 100/90-19
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Reply #94 - 04/24/18 at 07:23:18
 
Yes....sorry.  It is available in the 100/90-19.....I am easily confused today.
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Reply #95 - 04/24/18 at 09:02:00
 
just got off the phone with JP cycle parts they have 63 of the Dunlap k555 140/80- 15 tires in stock. it IS a black sidewall tire .if it were white it would be a K555W. they also have the metzeler me880 in 140/80-15 and have 33 in stock. it is $25 more than the dunlap .it is not available in the me888 series. fxiw i was told that JP sell's many more of the k555 tires in the140/18-15 size .also the only other tire they sell in the above size is the pos IRC oem tire and they dont sell many  even to dealers. i am still undecided .
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Reply #96 - 04/24/18 at 09:41:10
 
You should consider what the matching front tire looks like - the Dunlop has a primitive looking front tire that will likely wear unevenly and tend to follow grooves in the pavement (often called "tramming").

The matching Metzler front tire is a far more modern design, and it will not follow joints and grooves in the pavement as strongly as the other tire.

The Metzler is an expensive tire.....and unless you ride 3 or 4 thousand mile a year - you won't wear it out before the rubber gets hard and you should mount a new tire.
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Reply #97 - 04/24/18 at 10:03:29
 
thanks dave that is a consideration .i myself dont have a bias to not mix and match cycle tires. best for the rear ,best for the front. i will take your advice and go metzeler front when it is time because of the  the stated drive ability issue . the front oem is like new the rear however is getting close and it only has 2600 miles on the bike since new! the IRC stuff is junk.in my 50+ years of biking i tend to burn up the rears fast.  i hope this thread keeps going strong. i have learned alot since joining just before buying the savage.  great place! too bad i am not into religion and politics in my older age cause i could really have a good time on here Cheesy
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Reply #98 - 04/24/18 at 10:07:45
 
I don't like mixing/matching tire brands or styles - and I feel the same way about my shoes or socks (I prefer that they match).

I will occasionally run a mix if I wear out a front or rear tire and want to change brands - and the other tire is still relatively new and has tread left.  For me that only lasts about 1 summer and then I can get them matching again.

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Reply #99 - 04/24/18 at 13:13:41
 
Dave i was OCD when i was much younger .not so much now .one of the only good things that has happened Wink my kiks still match though
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Reply #100 - 04/24/18 at 21:14:25
 
I stopped being OCD over 22 years ago. Well 22 years 9 months eight days and 3 hours 30 seconds ago from....NOW!
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Reply #101 - 04/24/18 at 21:56:05
 
That's brilliant.

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Reply #102 - 06/01/18 at 03:04:04
 
I know everyone is going bigger but has anyone tried the Michelin scorcher 140/75-15
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Reply #103 - 06/01/18 at 04:01:23
 
Diamond T wrote on 06/01/18 at 03:04:04:
I know everyone is going bigger but has anyone tried the Michelin scorcher 140/75-15


I have only listed tires in this thread that can be bought with matching front/rear tires - that way you know the tires work together as a set.

It appears your could buy a Scorcher 11 radial tire for the rear, and a Scorcher 31 bias ply for the front....not sure if it is good to mix a radial rear tire with a bias ply front tire.

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/michelin-scorcher-11-...

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/michelin-scorcher-31-...
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Reply #104 - 06/01/18 at 08:24:23
 
Will the 120 /70 -19 fit on our stock rim it comes in the scorcher 11 series ?
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