From their site.
In many cases Metzeler provides you, the consumer, with optional tire choices for your motorcycle. The data below is designed to callout a optional suggested fitment or upgrade for your application. To learn more about these please click on the box to the left marked important upgrade info To see the suggested tire pressure range please click on the box to the left marked recommended tire pressures.
ME 880 Marathon ME 880 Marathon
110/90 - 18 M/C 61H TL ME 880 MARATHON Front - 36 PSI 200/70 B 15 M/C 82H TL ME 880 MARATHON - 40 PSI
Note: Stage 1 upgrade.
They define Stage 1
STAGE 1 UPGRADE:
The Metzeler Stage 1 Upgrade helps you improve the mileage, ride, handling, and looks
without modifying your bike. A true BOLT-ON upgrade for everyone!
Even after reading that it is ok I called Metz before I made the change. The tech people said "it is done all the time and changes nothing with the tire" They said anything bigger than the 200 is not good without a rim change. My local motorcycle shop also said that they do this all the time.
FullTilt, I did notice that on the Metz site, the United States site lists the bigger tire as acceptable but the international site doesn't give any option other than the stock size. Could that be a dragstar vs. v star issue? Not sure, there shouldn't be a difference. The metz tech assured me it was not a big change and wasn't damaging the tireby going to the larger size.
Guess it's time for me to ride
Last edited by itstime; 06-16-2010 at 03:44 PM.