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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2010, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Metzeler Marathon ME880 Tires for Yamaha Roadliner -- 50% off - $250

Metzeler Marathon ME880 tires (front and rear).

Front tire: 130/70 R 18 M/C 63H
Rear tire: 210/50 ZR 17 M/C (78W)

This is the recommended tire pair for the Yamaha Roadliner from Metzeler. The Marathon ME880 tire is a great tire.


Metzeler's premium line dedicated to cruiser and heavy touring bikes
Featuring high-tech construction with fashionable design
Soft compound for high grip allowing to exploit great torque output with total control
Machine-specific carcass construction for exceptional riding comfort and stability at all speeds, even under heavy load
Tread pattern design with offset central groove's alignment providing very high mileage for never-ending riding fun

Bought these tires new, and have since sold the bike. Retail price is $500. Selling for $250 for the set (plus $20 shipping to anywhere in the US). These tires are brand new. Never installed.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 12:21 AM
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WOW..
I JUST bought and installed tires on my Roadliner.. how will it handle with the big tire in the rear?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ride quality

Good question!

There isn't too much difference in ride quality. I actually liked the bigger tire on the rear for (1) appearance and (2) seemed a bit more "stout" or solid when riding on grooved highways (which we have a ton of here in California).

The larger rear tire, does make turn in slightly slower. So, if you were going to race the bike or enjoy grinding the foot boards on the ground around every corner then the larger tire takes a bit more effort.

I should also state that this is Metzeler's recommended tire for the bike if you want a bit more aggressive look. So, its tire manufacturer recommended and a lot of people run it.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 07:34 PM
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Nice

I had a 200 on the rear and a 120 on the front when I got it, I think that is the Warrior sizes, but I wanted to see what Stock felt like then go from there.
Thanks for the info, that bike must've looked HOT.
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do you still have these tires for sale? if so, if you never installed them, are you positive they will fit?


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Metzeler Marathon ME880 tires (front and rear).

Front tire: 130/70 R 18 M/C 63H
Rear tire: 210/50 ZR 17 M/C (78W)

This is the recommended tire pair for the Yamaha Roadliner from Metzeler. The Marathon ME880 tire is a great tire.


Metzeler's premium line dedicated to cruiser and heavy touring bikes
Featuring high-tech construction with fashionable design
Soft compound for high grip allowing to exploit great torque output with total control
Machine-specific carcass construction for exceptional riding comfort and stability at all speeds, even under heavy load
Tread pattern design with offset central groove's alignment providing very high mileage for never-ending riding fun

Bought these tires new, and have since sold the bike. Retail price is $500. Selling for $250 for the set (plus $20 shipping to anywhere in the US). These tires are brand new. Never installed.

(not sure how to attach an image, but send me a PM and I'll email you pics of the tires).

- Kyle
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