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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-03-2011, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Need new tires,frustrated

Looking for a new set of tires for my 1100 v star.Would love to put radials on but can't find the right size.Ok thisis where i'm banging my head.The bike has dunlop 505 there ok, I'M looking for the best tire i can mount,the options i came up with are 1 Pirelli mt66 2 Metzeler me 880.Ok now i need tube type tire and Pirelli front tire has to be tweek to size 100 90 18 bike takes 110 90 18,Has anybody has any suggustion.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-03-2011, 07:10 PM
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Nothing wrong with the Marathon ME880's IMHO

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 09:24 AM
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In Ontario, eh? And not shopping for snow tires?

I put new tires on late last year. A lady in BC told me how much nicer her bike handled with a new set of MT66, so that's where I started looking. The other tire that people love is the Metzeler ME880. After reading the tire threads here and on the Vulcan forum, I decided to take the advice I found here, and replace the stock Dunlop 404s. They have superior handling in the rain, and it always seems to be raining on the way back from BC.

I have run the following tires in the Seattle area.
Dunlop: D404 - great in the rain
Metzeler: ME880 - felt like riding on marbles in the rain.
Bridgestone: Better than the Metzeler but far worse than the Dunlop
Perelli: Route 66 - not as good as the Bridgestone in rain.
The above is over the course of 68k miles mostly communing to and from work year round in Seattle. I have not been to concerned with mileage as I was about how they handled in wet weather.

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