So my Vstar 1300 is looking like it needs new tires. The last time I bought tires I got the Metzler 880s for my boulevard. They were good tires but I realized that my bike seem to track in grooves more so than before. Is this possible? Could different tires have different sort of a track feel when you ride over grooves in the pavement. Or was it my imagination? I would buy Metzler 880s for this bike however I will take any other recommendations if anyone else has a similar experience. Thanks.
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IT IS NOT YOUR IMAGINATION!
Without question, there is a big difference on how some tires handle the grooves in the road, including those grated metal roads on some bridges.
I just replaced the tires on my 1300, put new front and rear on it. Grooves in the road, heck with these tires you will barely notice a thing.
I LOVE them. No way to know how long they will last, they came out around the start of 2011 or end of 2010
$240.00 delivered to my door by motorcycle super store. They are supposed to be an improved version of the Exedra, be careful, they still sell the Exedra I think, these are the Exedra MAX.
I got the EXACT replacement size for the 1300.
The tires I bought are the Exedra MAX Bias Ply tires. (not radials, Bias)
VERY responsive, in fact drive carefully the first 100 miles.