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Phil R
15th May 2007, 14:12
I'm very happy with the new Metzelers on my '05. Big improvement over the Dunlops in ride comfort and handling. I went with the 160 rear...glad I did. I'll report in after I put some miles on.

Y2K
15th May 2007, 16:01
If you had 'em put on at a dealer they are likely low on air.
Check the Metz website for your bike.;)

Pop Clutch
20th May 2007, 15:35
I just put new Metzler 880s on my bike.
Any body notice the tread pattern is reversed front to rear?
What is the reason for this? I thought I had the front tire on
backwards. You can see it the picture on Metzlers web site.
http://www.us.metzelermoto.com/en_85/tires/template_categorie.jhtml;jsessionid=WPOQWOHW3R4DDF YKJOPCFEY?catid=85SPCC&productid=16143&product_list=catid%3D85SPCC%26productid%3D16143
Pop

xena
31st May 2007, 21:44
Next week a set of the ME880's are
going on my sporty too.
I also bought the 160 rear. Anyone have pics
from the rear with the 160 on?

12k on the stock dunlops with plenty of
tread remaining, but tiny cracks in
the sidewalls and inside the tread pattern.

thunderpaw
1st June 2007, 00:26
Let us know how you like the 160...I am afraid it will slow down the bank in on the curves.

Kim

Kelley
1st June 2007, 04:05
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2825/89154947gm3.jpg
Hard to really see but the two middle bikes have metzlers and the one to the right is 160, black bike, the other is 150.
The bikes w/o the sissy bars.

Jimbo999
1st June 2007, 04:22
I love my Metz's.
Second set and going strong.
Looks good, rides good.
Ain't much more to say.


:tour

CapMorganXL
1st June 2007, 04:32
I've had the 160 for two tire changes now, and lovin' it. No negative effect on handling (it's not THAT much wider). The only problem I had was, before getting my shocks situation figured out, bottoming out was rubbing the slightly taller 160 on the wiring harness that is attached to the inside top of the fender. It wore it through to bare wires. I easily replaced the harness, but this time attached the harness to the side of the fender (inside), instead of along the top. Clearance is fine, and no more problem.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/harness2.jpg
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/harness1.jpg

Jimbo999
2nd June 2007, 22:15
I think white lettering looks good too.
If you buy the paint and do it.
I'm too jittery to make it look good.

Here's an example from another XLF Member.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/White_Tire_Lettering.jpg

AZbiker
3rd June 2007, 11:25
If you had 'em put on at a dealer they are likely low on air.
Check the Metz website for your bike.;)

Oh no, not the Metzeler suggested pressure vs. factory suggested pressure debate! :doh

Maybe we should debate something less controversial, like whether or not to use non-standard oil filters. ;)

I run my 880's at max cold as stated on the sidewall. I get 20k out of a front, and 10k out of a rear.