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ReddTigger
15th September 2008, 05:16
So the other day I had the opportunity to take some pics of my buddies dyna and my sporty. My bike is sporting a Metzeler 110 90 19 while my friend's Dyna has a stock 100/90/19.

Good comparison as the front ends are basically the same (his being a 2004)

I can recommend going with the 110, as noted in this post..

http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=56062

He pulled his bike right up next to mine to take this photo. Notice the difference.
http://i34.tinypic.com/2rxv4vo.jpg

Both bikes pulled wheel to wheel..
http://i38.tinypic.com/fwuezr.jpg

110 tire, notice how much wider then fender.
http://i35.tinypic.com/dcvwjl.jpg
Same shot with the 100.
http://i35.tinypic.com/vnpmy8.jpg
Side shot 100, notice the gap between fender and tire.
http://i33.tinypic.com/flah02.jpg
Side shot 110, notice the lack of gap..
http://i38.tinypic.com/2gwie54.jpg
His 100 tire.
http://i35.tinypic.com/2w7k64k.jpg
My 110 Tire
http://i36.tinypic.com/2dspxkx.jpg

radeschultz
15th September 2008, 05:25
Damnit Redd, I was almost gonna insist on a 110 going on my bike. The 100 is a hell of an improvement over what I had before, but I do like how that looks on yours. :clap

Whats your thinking tho about fitting it with the dual front disks that I have on mine, would it be a hassle, or any difference at all as far as "shoe horning" it in?

I still have whiskers along my chicken strips tho so it will be awhile before its time for me to have to decide again..

Looks good man.. :cheers

ReddTigger
15th September 2008, 05:28
Damnit Redd, I was almost gonna insist on a 110 going on my bike. The 100 is a hell of an improvement over what I had before, but I do like how that looks on yours. :clap

Whats your thinking tho about fitting it with the dual front disks that I have on mine, would it be a hassle, or any difference at all as far as "shoe horning" it in?

I still have whiskers along my chicken strips tho so it will be awhile before its time for me to have to decide again..

Looks good man.. :cheers

There will be no difference with the duals. There is more room there, but the fender keeps me from going to a 120......

eventually I'll be going to a dual disc setup..

what tyre did you have on there before that a 100 is an improvement ??

radeschultz
15th September 2008, 05:31
"Snip"...

what tyre did you have on there before that a 100 is an improvement ??

I had a 100 still, but it was.... a Cheng Shin :hidechai

biknut
15th September 2008, 05:41
Be careful which tire you choose. Some 110s are bigger than others. Avons run big.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/110_tire_in_fender.jpg

radeschultz
15th September 2008, 05:47
Whats your thinking tho about fitting it with the dual front disks that I have on mine, would it be a hassle, or any difference at all as far as "shoe horning" it in?



I withdraw this question, I dont know what I was thinking, I sat there and watched the guy pull off both brake calipers when he mounted my tire for me...

My apologies guys...

ReddTigger
15th September 2008, 05:58
I still have whiskers along my chicken strips tho so it will be awhile before its time for me to have to decide again..


like these ??
http://i37.tinypic.com/5eza5w.jpg

radeschultz
15th September 2008, 06:06
like these ??
http://i37.tinypic.com/5eza5w.jpg

"Big Smiles" :D Yep, like those :clap

You've done a good job on yours dude...I have been tryin my damnedest to wear them off, and have some good scuffing goin on, but I think the pegs and bags will wear off before the whiskers will! ;)

PS, and yes mine are the ME880's now too... luv em...

ReddTigger
15th September 2008, 06:15
"Big Smiles" :D Yep, like those :clap

You've done a good job on yours dude...I have been tryin my damnedest to wear them off, and have some good scuffing goin on, but I think the pegs and bags will wear off before the whiskers will! ;)

PS, and yes mine are the ME880's now too... luv em...

I've done my hardest to scrape something, but I think with the larger tire. the stiffer longer shocks and the heavy weight fork oil with progressive springs it's almost impossible..

I have a curve on my block that is pitched toward the inside of the curve, practically banked, I can almost scrape my pipes on that one, but I'm skeered to go much faster around it..

ReddTigger
15th September 2008, 06:16
Be careful which tire you choose. Some 110s are bigger than others. Avons run big.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/110_tire_in_fender.jpg

Exactly how wide is that AVON ??

This is the clearance with the Metzelers.
http://i12.tinypic.com/5y0lfet.jpg
picture was taken when tire was new

radeschultz
15th September 2008, 06:22
http://i38.tinypic.com/2gwie54.jpg


This pic really tells the tale... I don't know that it could lean over much more than that huh?

ReddTigger
15th September 2008, 06:24
This pic really tells the tale... I don't know that it could lean over much more than that huh?

The problem with finding out how much more I can lean is the only way to really know is to go too far.. LOL

but you're right, I don't know how much more I Can lean. but If I was running a 100 I'd be at the edge for sure.

donnieray
15th September 2008, 06:34
Thanks for the pix...I wonder if the 110 Dunlop is the same as the 110 metz?

ReddTigger
15th September 2008, 06:37
Thanks for the pix...I wonder if the 110 Dunlop is the same as the 110 metz?

I think that the dunflops run a little larger.. I know that my rear tire is a little smaller then my buddies who has the dunlop. But I let him ride it once over a bridge and he's going to replace them with Metzelers.. -

biknut
15th September 2008, 16:17
Exactly how wide is that AVON ??

It's 114 mm wide. It rubbed the fender stays when I mounted the fender in the stock position. I had to move the fender stays outboard of their mounts which spread out the stays about 1/2" at the bottom. That's not an option with stock forks, so you'd either have to remove the fender of use a aftermarket.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/110_tire_in_fender.jpg

biknut
15th September 2008, 16:31
Metzlers tend to run a little small. I used to run a 140 Metzler rear tire that was only slightly larger than a Dunlop 130.

toe
15th September 2008, 23:04
Metzlers tend to run a little small. I used to run a 140 Metzler rear tire that was only slightly larger than a Dunlop 130.

Depends on the model of Metzler.

The 880s I've had have been slightly small.

ME33 front was wide as well as a ME550 being wide.....

biknut
17th September 2008, 17:02
Depends on the model of Metzler.

The 880s I've had have been slightly small.

ME33 front was wide as well as a ME550 being wide.....

As compared to what?

ReddTigger
17th September 2008, 17:05
As compared to what?

I assumed that he meant compared to the stock tires.

biknut
17th September 2008, 17:46
As compared to what?


The reason I ask is because a stock Dunlop D401 front tire is 100 mm

A ME33 100/19 which is now called a Lasertec is 99 mm.

ReddTigger
17th September 2008, 17:49
did you measure yourself?? or are you going off of the manufacturer's sites ?

biknut
17th September 2008, 17:59
did you measure yourself?? or are you going off of the manufacturer's sites ?

Those are manufacturer claims.

ReddTigger
17th September 2008, 17:59
gotcha !











This message was too short

misterT
17th September 2008, 18:06
That looks awesome, has anyone checked to see what the wider tire does to the contact patch? I have read a thread on here where someone stated that putting a wider tire on would decrease the contact patch. But has anyone actually checked to see what the difference is? Different brands of tires with different dimensions and profiles add too many variables to know without actually checking.

MacAttack
17th September 2008, 18:09
"I had a 100 still, but it was.... a Cheng Shin"

Well, THAT explains it! We used to call them Cheng (something else). They were the only tire I'd ever seen with no traction that also wore out quickly!

toe
17th September 2008, 23:57
As compared to what?

measured widths:

front 90/90 21

ME33 95mm
ME880 88mm


rear 130/90 16

ME550 135mm
ME880 128mm

biknut
18th September 2008, 04:04
measured widths:

front 90/90 21

ME33 95mm
ME880 88mm


rear 130/90 16

ME550 135mm
ME880 128mm

I'm not doubting you measurements, but the manufacturer claims are

ME33 90/90 21 96mm

ME550 130/90 16 129mm
ME880 130/90 16 137mm

rottenralph
18th September 2008, 04:15
I have a 120/70/19 and I had to go two places before I could find someone to mount it properly. It was not easy.

ReddTigger
18th September 2008, 13:12
I have a 120/70/19 and I had to go two places before I could find someone to mount it properly. It was not easy.


Yeah, but with those inverted forks. it's really not a fair comparison..










and yes, I am jealous !

Moved On / My Own Choice
6th October 2008, 14:22
Tony, how has that tired effected handling and braking (if at all)?

Kev

ReddTigger
6th October 2008, 17:27
The bike feels more stable and makes me feel more secure in hard cornering.

Moved On / My Own Choice
6th October 2008, 17:37
The bike feels more stable and makes me feel more secure in hard cornering.

Any negative effects on break-over into the turn? Did it slow the steering at all?

ReddTigger
6th October 2008, 17:42
Any negative effects on break-over into the turn? Did it slow the steering at all?


Not that I can tell. It only feels like a positive feeling. No negatives that I am aware of. Next time you're around, I'll let you take it for a spin and you can see for yourself.

Moved On / My Own Choice
6th October 2008, 18:13
Not that I can tell. It only feels like a positive feeling. No negatives that I am aware of. Next time you're around, I'll let you take it for a spin and you can see for yourself.

Grazie

Kev

wandrur
6th October 2008, 19:03
Looks great and sounds like a good mod to make. I like the look of the larger (but not too much larger) front tire. Very cool.

jason43
6th October 2008, 19:49
I've got 400 x 19 on the front of mine, which is about 110 I think... I can't believe that you got the tire to fit through a fender...

MacXLN
21st October 2008, 05:20
I wanted to get a bit more ground clearance by adding a taller tire to the front and rear of the bike. I going with a 110 in the front and a 160 in the rear which would a width to both tires.

My current stock setup is...
100/90-19 57H - Front
150/80B16 71H - Rear

Can someone explain what the latter part of these number mean? Thanks.

Mac

ReddTigger
21st October 2008, 13:30
I wanted to get a bit more ground clearance by adding a taller tire to the front and rear of the bike. I going with a 110 in the front and a 160 in the rear which would a width to both tires.

My current stock setup is...
100/90-19 57H - Front
150/80B16 71H - Rear

Can someone explain what the latter part of these number mean? Thanks.

Mac

ok some Explaining.

100/90-19 57H

100 is the width of the tire.
90 is the aspect ratio, that is,, 90 percent of the width of the tire. which is the side wall
19 is the diameter of the rim
57 is the load rating.. in this case = 507 lbs (for that wheel )
H is the Speed Rating. H=up to 130 mph.


150/80B16 -71H
150 is width
80 is aspect ratio
B means (usually) Bias belted
16 is the diameter of the rim
71 is load index = 761 lbs
H is speed index.


This information was taken from Metzeler's web site.

MacXLN
21st October 2008, 21:13
ok some Explaining.

This information was taken from Metzeler's web site.

Thanks.

Mac

The Outpatient
6th November 2008, 00:17
Cool Thread.


Okay so let me get this straight. My 05 1200 XLCustom will need a set of tires this winter. I'm thinking of getting a 19" rim. So I could put on

Matzler 880 110/90 19 0n the front ?
and
Metzler 880 160/80 16 on the back. ?

I also want to increase the shocks to 14's for better handling.

ReddTigger
19th November 2008, 10:34
Cool Thread.


Okay so let me get this straight. My 05 1200 XLCustom will need a set of tires this winter. I'm thinking of getting a 19" rim. So I could put on

MEtzEler 880 110/90 19 0n the front ?
and
MetzEler 880 160/80 16 on the back. ?

I also want to increase the shocks to 14's for better handling.


in a word...

YES !!!

ps. fixed your post

ctwith3
19th November 2008, 18:01
Look in my gallery- I just put on a 110/90/19 Metzler ME880.
It looks great, rides better than the 21", and I like the handling better.
I haven't done the rear tire yet- althogh I really should.
I'd like a better fender up front- it now looks too small for the tire- IMHO

ReddTigger
20th November 2008, 00:25
Look in my gallery- I just put on a 110/90/19 Metzler ME880.
It looks great, rides better than the 21", and I like the handling better.
I haven't done the rear tire yet- althogh I really should.
I'd like a better fender up front- it now looks too small for the tire- IMHO

like this....
http://i35.tinypic.com/dcvwjl.jpg

ctwith3
20th November 2008, 02:30
... and in red
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq140/ctwith3/DSC_0023lores.jpg

ReddTigger
20th November 2008, 02:35
... and in red
http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq140/ctwith3/DSC_0023lores.jpg


How long have you had that tire on your bike in this picture ??

ctwith3
20th November 2008, 03:38
LOL. Since Saturday. I'll work on the hairy edges.
Doesn't it just cry out for one of these or something similar- because I do.

http://www.arlenness.com/images/PRODUCT/medium/06-187.jpg

sdjr
27th November 2008, 07:30
Did the 110 up front when I did the 150 in the rear, had to use a longer spacer on the rear, swapped that one up front, because the spacer there ended up too short, so it all work out well. But my '99 didn't take it as a direct swap, minor f-in around was required. 110 in the front-looks awesome.

Goodluck,
JR

sportyandy
22nd March 2010, 12:59
I had the Metzeler 880 110 installed last week. Fits perfect on my 97. Now for the rear....
Andrew

hydrodver
22nd March 2010, 13:19
Ive been thinking about going to a larger front tire (right now im running stock bike is 2001 1200) but was wondering other than the benifit of looking way better do you notice less tracking

sportyandy
22nd March 2010, 14:05
Ive been thinking about going to a larger front tire (right now im running stock bike is 2001 1200) but was wondering other than the benifit of looking way better do you notice less tracking

I added the Intiminators to the forks at the same time and yes, less tracking from road surface and more control.

Andrew

hydrodver
22nd March 2010, 14:13
I added the Intiminators to the forks at the same time and yes, less tracking from road surface and more control.

Andrew

k hope this dosnt sound too dumb but Intiminators what is that

Nitro Circus
24th March 2010, 01:44
k hope this dosnt sound too dumb but Intiminators what is that

Nope, not too dumb.

http://www.intiminators.com/

or google this for 6 months of reading...hmm...pleasure...
site:xlforum.net intiminators

smackie
30th March 2010, 07:17
how mush smaller in the ME880 150 then the stock dunlops 150?

Nitro Circus
30th March 2010, 08:38
how mush smaller in the ME880 150 then the stock dunlops 150?

Not much. 4mm or about 1/8" in total.

Here is a comparison to three different size Metzeler:
Dunlop 150/80-16 157mm
Metzeler 140/90-16 146mm
Metzeler 150/80-16 153mm
Metzeler 160/80-16 162mm

smackie
30th March 2010, 16:16
thanks, i could have sworn they were bigger....
have a metzeler 150 and a 110 on the way didnt think there was a 160.....next time?

Misfittom138
30th March 2010, 16:39
I think the 110 would look way better without a front fender. Or a wider fender that actually fits the tire. Looks silly to me as is.

Nitro Circus
31st March 2010, 13:06
The Metzeler 100 is actually 108mm wide so is nice with the fender, the 110 is something like 115mm so fenderless is better because there is not really enough spare room underneath. As you said, it also looks a bit daff with the tire bigger than the fender.

Tater
4th October 2010, 08:23
That looks awesome, has anyone checked to see what the wider tire does to the contact patch? I have read a thread on here where someone stated that putting a wider tire on would decrease the contact patch. But has anyone actually checked to see what the difference is? Different brands of tires with different dimensions and profiles add too many variables to know without actually checking.
You folks know 10x more than I do about Sportster tires, but I don't see how this could be unless you ran enough air to make the tire harder... And don't running a bigger tire allow you to decrease the air pressure...???
If I could run a 500/90x19 the contact patch would be smaller than a 90/90x19...??? I just somehow can't get the picture... Where am I missing it...???
While in the service in the 50s we delivered what was called a snow train into the artic... I don't know what size the tires were, but standing beside one my head came up to the bottom of the rim, so they would have been something like 1700/90x something and I believe the contact patch would have been a bit bigger than my 100/90x19...
Have a good one...Tater...

richard58
19th October 2010, 23:00
I might be wrong but do one of u guys have the tire mounted on running the wrong direction....sorry just something I saw, I might be wrong...

richard58
19th October 2010, 23:14
look at the tread direction on the red bike against the blue...

Chase1126
19th October 2010, 23:15
look at the tread direction on the red bike against the blue...

Red is backwards? o.O

keelerb
19th October 2010, 23:39
WTF would anyone want to put on a WIDER front tire?

Bone
20th October 2010, 09:10
WTF would anyone want to put on a WIDER front tire?

Mostly looks, though depending upon profile I could see it giving a slight advantage to handling/braking under dry conditions.

Personally I've always preferred the feel of a larger front tire on the road - my Jackal runs a 110 up front and is otherwise about the same size/weight as a Sporty... I like it.

ReddTigger
20th October 2010, 09:30
WTF would anyone want to put on a WIDER front tire?

Looks and balance. If you check out the superbikes they're running nearly identical profiles.. Going to a wider front is just a way to minimize the gap.

keelerb
27th October 2010, 22:29
Understood. Let me rephrase:

Want better handling? 100.

Want better looks? 110.

It's really not hard to look at someone's bike and see where their priorities lay.

Bone
28th October 2010, 09:00
Understood. Let me rephrase:

Want better handling? 100.

Want better looks? 110.

It's really not hard to look at someone's bike and see where their priorities lay.

I ABSOLUTELY AND COMPLETELY disagree.

There's a point where tires become too fat and hurt handling because of profile, sure - but 100 to 110 front IS NOT IT.

Example? Guzzi California models ran 140 rears and 110 fronts (at least around the time of my Jackal) and are FANTASTIC in the handling department.

We went down to a 140 on the rear of Jenn's 1200Lr - and will likely go up to a 110 on the front come spring.

The 140 make it break over for turns better, I can't imagine the 110 will hurt it in any way.

Don Burton
28th October 2010, 09:12
I ABSOLUTELY AND COMPLETELY disagree.

There's a point where tires become too fat and hurt handling because of profile, sure - but 100 to 110 front IS NOT IT.

I dunno first hand as I've only ridden a 1200C slowly around the block a couple of times but I remember when the rubbermounts first came out one of the magazine testers said that the C model tipped into the corners with less effort due to it's having a skinnier front tire than the 1200R. Otherwise he liked riding the 1200R a lot more as its riding position and suspension were more practical for spirited riding. A lot of things factor into good handling but I wouldn't be surprised if the 110 didn't handle as easy as the 100 mm tire on the front. As you know, your Jackal is very good in the handling dept. for many other reasons as well.

Bone
28th October 2010, 09:20
I dunno first hand as I've only ridden a 1200C slowly around the block a couple of times but I remember when the rubbermounts first came out one of the magazine testers said that the C model tipped into the corners with less effort due to it's having a skinnier front tire than the 1200R. Otherwise he liked riding the 1200R a lot more as its riding position and suspension were more practical for spirited riding. A lot of things factor into good handling but I wouldn't be surprised if the 110 didn't handle as easy as the 100 mm tire on the front. As you know, your Jackal is very good in the handling dept. for many other reasons as well.

Well, I think by now you should know my opinion on moto-journalists - mostly blowhards who like to hear themselves talk and have to try and come up with some bullshit to write to pay the bills.

That comment completely ignores differences in rake/trail and ergos which would favor the 1200R.

Speaking of rake/trail/ergos - having significant seat time on Jenn's sporty with various length rear shocks, I'm rather certain it's not going to hurt handling at all, EVEN IF IT DOES VERY VERY VERY slightly increase steering lever effort (which I continue to doubt).

Lastly the difference between an 80/90 and 110/90 is 20mm of width, but the difference between a 100 and 110 is obviously only 10mm of width so it's doubtful the difference would be as dramatic.

ReddTigger
28th October 2010, 11:33
I went back to the 100 front tire as Pirelli Night Dragon's are NOT available in 110 width. there is a small noticeable difference in the handling of my worn out Metzelers. It feels less stable at high speeds... And more reactionary in the corners. Is this due to the width of the tire ?? I mostly think not, Just the difference in profiles and compounds in my opinion.
I'll know more as this tire wears in...

I still prefer the 110 and wish the Night Dragons were available in that width.

83XLX
28th October 2010, 12:46
For what it's worth, my '83 came stock with a 90. I've been running 100's on it for years, but I'm pretty sure a 110 won't fit the earlier 35mm forks, especially if you want to run a fender.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Temporary/P1000887.jpg

Don Burton
28th October 2010, 13:16
Well, I think by now you should know my opinion on moto-journalists - mostly blowhards who like to hear themselves talk and have to try and come up with some bullshit to write to pay the bills.


LOL! :laugh I'd make an exception for the late Gordon Jennings! ;)

Doc45
31st October 2010, 19:08
I was all set to go with the 110 when I got my new 880s in August but Metzeler no longer recommends them as an option for my '06 Roadster. No idea why.

I will say that I am thrilled with the improvement from the stock Dunlops to the 880s staying with the recommended 100 front/150 rear.

stu Elpaso
31st October 2010, 20:24
I was all set to go with the 110 when I got my new 880s in August but Metzeler no longer recommends them as an option for my '06 Roadster. No idea why.

I will say that I am thrilled with the improvement from the stock Dunlops to the 880s staying with the recommended 100 front/150 rear.

the 110's don't meet their side clearance specs.

derailedbus
25th February 2011, 23:54
Thanks for this thread, Redd. I've been searching for possibilities of a larger tire than my ME880 100, and I'm convinced now.

ReddTigger
16th September 2013, 04:20
I love it when someone votes on a 2 year old thread.. Lol

Bone
16th September 2013, 13:07
I love it when someone votes on a 2 year old thread.. Lol

Lol, me too...

But maybe this is a good time to say I've been running the 110 front for a year or two and love the balance with the 140 rear.

Did it slow steering? I've got no f'n clue, maybe, an rch but I've also got the rear raised (13.5" Progressives) and the front is off a 1200R but the forks are pulled up a half inch in the trees...so there's a lot going on vs. stock ;)

Bottom line, never been happier with it.

AB,Frank
6th January 2014, 21:19
Yep....love my 110,wouldn't go back to the skinny!!!

erin313
6th January 2014, 23:29
Avon Venom 110 for me, it's tight, but clearance is clearance- right?

wedge
28th February 2014, 01:44
Can't run my fork brace with a 110.

erin313
28th February 2014, 12:36
Can't run my fork brace with a 110.

Hey Wedge, I run a similar fork brace. I gained a little clearance by sanding down the inside of the fender mounting lugs (about 3/16" on each side) and spreading the fork brace to clearance the 110 sidewall. It allows the brace to sit right up against the inside of the fork legs, and makes all the difference. Cheers, Lee.

wedge
28th February 2014, 17:44
Hey Wedge, I run a similar fork brace. I gained a little clearance by sanding down the inside of the fender mounting lugs (about 3/16" on each side) and spreading the fork brace to clearance the 110 sidewall. It allows the brace to sit right up against the inside of the fork legs, and makes all the difference. Cheers, Lee.

That would do it. But I also need more side clearance than I think that will provide, because I don't like the feeling of the front locking up at speed in clay. It's always a wild ride to an unpredictable end. Well, it's somewhat predictable :D This is why I designed it to stand tall above the tire as well.

stonierides
9th March 2014, 06:04
I just recently bought a Michelin commander 2 90/21 for my 2006 c. looks huge compared to my standard Dunlop tire. putting on a custom front fender and now I'm wondering if I'm ok. tires sizes vary a lot. a 90 from one company is a lot diff from another.

2007nightster
14th March 2014, 15:07
Has anybody put a Pirelli Dragon 110/90-19 on a sportster?
Will it fit with out rubbing>
Thank you,
2007 Nightster

ReddTigger
14th March 2014, 16:13
when I got my pirelli's they didn't offer a 110/90r19

Pender1
20th August 2014, 17:24
In response to the earlier posts about a wide front killing handling. I had a Suzuki M50 before I got my Sporty. It had a 170 rear and a 130 front and handled like a damn sport bike. So yes, you can go too big in the front, but 100>110 ain't too big.

T-reXL1200
20th August 2014, 18:05
I'm running a 150 in the front, and LOVE it! To be clear, I'm running a 150 avon cobra rear tire on BOTH the front and back.

Extremely stable at high speeds, and brakes very fast. I wouldn't say it takes more effort to turn, it's just a different feel. Takes a few days to get used to it, but I can do slow u-turns no problem. Also, it's solid around corners, I'm scraping my pegs everytime I'm on the bike, without pushing it. Holds a corner very well.

So that's my 2 cents on a wide front tire. Love it and see nothing wrong.

AB,Frank
20th August 2014, 18:38
http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz140/Frankcanuck/itsalive_zps11a24c37.jpg

ReddTigger
27th August 2014, 21:37
''' Ya Can't keep a good thread down '

lifesaver
4th September 2014, 00:17
So is this a ME 880 Metzler ? I'm running a 100/90 /19 now would like to step it up
Looks awesome , also what year sporty ?

ReddTigger
4th September 2014, 02:18
Yes. Metzeler me880.
Bike is a 1997..

BKB
4th September 2014, 05:02
Just replaced my 110 ME880 with a 110 Commander II. The 880 was about 1/16" wider, on each side, than the fender. The C-II is, as near as I can see, exactly the same width as the fender. I can't tell any handling differences between the 2 tires. I'm on my 2nd C-II rear. YMMV

DF-SLICK
19th September 2014, 17:11
Yup my 110 just fits, and I love it.