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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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How many of you running a 200/70-15 on the rear?

Time for new tires and I was searching the forum here and seen some have put a 200 on the rear of their V-Star's. I am also trying to decide between the Metezler 880 and the Michelin Commander II, any input on one of those would be great as well.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 11:50 AM
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I've got a 205 car tire on my 1300. The bolts for the saddle bag supports were sticking in past the frame rails and i had to trim them a bit.

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How's the handling?
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How's the handling?
Oh man! I'm kinda afraid to answer that. For me.....let me repeat.....FOR ME, here in central and southern Indiana, it does great. Don't want to hijack Mr. Neptune's thread, so do a search on this site and you will find plenty. That's all I got to say 'bout that.

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Im looking into getting a new rear tire also and I plan on going with the Com II. I also was thinking of moving up to a 200 but am undecided.

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Im looking into getting a new rear tire also and I plan on going with the Com II. I also was thinking of moving up to a 200 but am undecided.
I think you should do it and let me know how it works....save me the pain....lol

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I think you should do it and let me know how it works....save me the pain....lol
Now see I was thinking, I'll tell you how the ComII works, and you tell me how the 200 does

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I ran a 195/65/15 car tire on my Suzuki 1500 for 5 years put over 40000 klms on it handeled like a piece of crap but it did save me a ton of money lol

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