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View Poll Results: What tires do you recommend for "Rubber mount XL"?
Dunlop D401 137 22.03%
Metzeler ME880 207 33.28%
Metzeler Lasertec 5 0.80%
Avon Super Venom 91 14.63%
Michelin Commander 64 10.29%
Pirelli MT66 Route 16 2.57%
Pirelli Sport Demon 14 2.25%
Bridgestone BT45 18 2.89%
other products 70 11.25%
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Default Tires for "Rubber mount XL" poll.

I've been riding XL1200R for about two years.
Well, it's time to change the tires.
There are many opportunities when I ride winding road than a highway.
What tires do you recommend for "Rubber mount XL"?
(Size : F-100/90-19, R-150/80B16)
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I would suggest the new Dunlop GT 501.
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I ride 85% winding rual roads............I recommend Metzler Marathon 880. I'm
on my second set and I love them.
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Are the rubber mount tires really better than the old rigid mounts
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Red,
I would go with a tire that is good in wet weather. In Okinawa the roads have coral in them and they get slick as hell when it rains. I am assuming the roads in mainland are the same way. I hear Metzlers are the way to go for wet weather tires ,but I do not have experience with them. Maybe someone will chime in.

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I recently installed Dunlop GT501s in stock sizes. I'm very happy with them.
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I really like my ME880s
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ME880s waiting to go on as soon as my warranty rear wheel(bad chrome) comes in.
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I'm going with the Metzler ME880 when it's time for some new sneakers.
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Since you have an 04 1200R, I would replace the stock 150 / 80HB -16 rear tire with a Metzler ME880 160 / 80HB -16.

From everything I have read, it will fit fine.

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