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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
River wrote:
Tug wrote:
jake wilson has good prices and im likin my metz 880's

Right on, when my OEM's go, I'll probably stick with metz.

Lot of Goldwing owners I know claim Dunlops are a safer tire, haven't the foggiest why. Never had them explain why.

softer rubber = better grip but less mileage ... im not a distance,high mileage rider..im lucky to go 100 miles in one ride..i am more concerned about the grip,the ride and the looks.. hence the dunlop e-2 tires.. when they go its gonna be avons in their place..
 
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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
Had Avon Venoms on a Custom Sporty. When you would get through riding they were hot and sticky to the touch. Really good grip,but I sold it before I could get any mileage info. I think I'm sticking to Metz 880's on the Roadie. Real good mileage and good handling.
 
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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
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Had Avon Venoms on a Custom Sporty. When you would get through riding they were hot and sticky to the touch. Really good grip,but I sold it before I could get any mileage info. I think I'm sticking to Metz 880's on the Roadie. Real good mileage and good handling. I run Avons on all my bikes and have for the past several years..Had a set of Venoms on my Venture when I sold it with 14k on the them and still looked good. I have Avon Radials on my 99 and Venoms on the 02 I gave my son..Used the Metz before, got good mileage from them and decent handling. But switched in 1990 to the Avons and have ran them every since.
 
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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
with my roadie 10-12k miles (on rear - front prob 15-16k) if i remember right with 880s, im @ 10k on SG w/ 880 on the rear and prob got 2-3k left in them before the belts show.
 
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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
Just ordered another set of Dunlop WWW Cruisemax from motorcycle superstore--they matched Jakewilson.com and I saved another $15. For $120.99 shipped to my door and 9-10k miles of riding-I find it's a great tire.
 
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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
Big Dawg wrote:
[quote]Might as well start another thread as much fun as discussions of oil.

I've got about 5k on a set of Dunlop D-404s and the rear tire's about gone.

First - no, I'm not ready to go darkside! Not saying it'll never happen, but, not at this time. So, please, (PLEASE) don't tell me about the great mileage you're getting on those cheap car tires.

I had some whitewalls on it (forget the brand) that I got over 12k.

Then I put about 10k on a set of OEM Blackwall Bridgestones I got from Southwest. (Thanks, again!)

So the Dunlops are a little disappointing to say the least.

The dealer has recommended the Metzler ME880 for about a buck-fifty, plus tax and installation.

HEY BILL, MY VAN TIRE AIN`T CHEAP!!! COST $154 THAT CUT INTO MY CIGAR MONEY BIG TIME???
HOW YOU DOING? YOU LIKE THIS HEAT...

MIKE.....
 
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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hey olebritgit, if I was runnning a side car I would run cartires all the way around, or a Three wheeler! But not on my bike!!!
 
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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
BLKSTAR wrote:
Just ordered another set of Dunlop WWW Cruisemax from motorcycle superstore--they matched Jakewilson.com and I saved another $15. For $120.99 shipped to my door and 9-10k miles of riding-I find it's a great tire.
i replaced a front 404 with a cruisemaster on the b/w 05 roadie..has a cruisemaster for a rear wheel already.. so i wait to see how well they last ..
 
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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hey AG,
You got it right...I do have car tires on all three wheels!!
Comtrac van tire on rear, coker on front, and a 13inch car tire on sidecar...I had van tire on rear when bike was solo...liked the hell out of it??!!!
 
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Re:OK get the popcorn . . . 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hey, Mike. Yeah, just lovin' the heat! It was 96 today, gonna be 98 tomorrow. Sheesh!!! Seems like a lot for a non-MC tire there buddy! Just got in a cigar order, so I'm lookin' good for a while.

I guess I'm going to go with Metz this time around. Thanks for the advice and comments everyone. Love this forum!!!






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