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PostSubject: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeFri Aug 05, 2016 10:00 pm

I bought a 2002 intruder vs800 in june it only had 5800 miles on it and I love it. But the former owner put a set of shinko tires on it. they have to be the worst ones made lean the least bit hard and slide like hell!!!! So I just bought a set of Metzler 888 ultras they will be mounted Monday and I hope they handle well. Wish me luck.Danny
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeFri Aug 05, 2016 10:04 pm

I recently changed the stock tyres to AvonCobra 72's and was amazed how much different the bike feels. Never really thought tyres could be so different.  Good Luck with yours.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeFri Aug 05, 2016 10:22 pm

I don't understand why anyone would fit cheap tyres to a vehicle, especially a bike. They are the only thing that keeps you connected to the road affraid
Good luck with the new rubber New Tires 3498837457
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeFri Aug 05, 2016 10:59 pm

When my eldest lad raced karts, we use to check tyre pressures before and after any session and alter them to the conditions.  we would work to 1/2 lb psi and it made a genuine and measurable difference in lap times, grip etc..  How often do we do the same for our road bikes/ cars?  Not nearly often enough I would guess.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeSat Aug 06, 2016 3:17 am

v-twin wrote:
I don't understand why anyone would fit cheap tyres to a vehicle, especially a bike. They are the only thing that keeps you connected to the road affraid
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A thousand times this ^^^

Cheap shitty rubber is the short cut to face planting the tarmac, what's wrong with these people ?

They should be flogged with a smelly wellie Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeMon Aug 08, 2016 10:10 pm

The tires were mounted this morning, rode about 50 miles to break them in then started to ride hard .The 888's handle very well it is nice to lean hard and not worry about sliding !!!!   I think I will be very happy with the metzlers.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeMon Aug 08, 2016 10:15 pm

Good tyres - I have the whitewall version fitted to mine - love Metz, been running 'em for years
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeTue Aug 09, 2016 8:06 pm

katsd wrote:
Good tyres - I have the whitewall version fitted to mine - love Metz, been running 'em for years

Had the 880's on mine and couldn't fault them, I heard they'd (metzeler) had switched production to Brazil from Germany and the quality had gone down, not sure when that was though?
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeTue Aug 16, 2016 3:55 pm

I have a little over 500 miles on the 888s now and love them. They take turns great and I am very happy with them !!!
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeTue Aug 16, 2016 3:57 pm

Good choice - New Tires 2170595768
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2016 9:23 pm

There is nothing quite so satisfying as appreciating the advantages of some new decent rubber !

........ Did I really just say that ? ....... no doubt it will get misinterpreted New Tires 2343124779 New Tires 3213823784 hyst
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PostSubject: Re: New Tires   New Tires Icon_minitimeSat Sep 24, 2016 8:38 pm

I now have 2500 miles on the tires and I love them !!!! They handle well in both wet and dry and I will only buy metzeler from now on.
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