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01-08-2014, 02:42 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-08-2014, 02:43 AM by Gibbo.)
#16
RE: Metzler 888
@rsmed1 Ah well, I guess that means I'll have to butter-up Sharyn! Hold on a minute, she's the one getting to ride it, fairs fair I reckon. @ Keith the Dunglaps were on it when I picked it up. I think that the 888's will be on on her about May in time for a ride from Tassie to The Gold Coast.

Gibbo
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01-08-2014, 03:30 AM,
#17
Metzler 888
@Gibbo, it's nice to see you taking such good care of the 1100. Tee hee!
There is great need for a sarcasm font.
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01-08-2014, 03:35 AM,
#18
RE: Metzler 888
@SnaykByte about that font?
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03-06-2014, 09:20 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-06-2014, 09:28 PM by rsmed1.)
#19
RE: Metzler 888
Metzler 888 update:

Okay, so last weekend it was in the 60's here in the Southeast U.S. I was able to drop off the bike and get the new Metzler 888's installed (front and rear). When I went back that day to pick it up, they told me to be careful for the first 50 to 100 miles because those were some of the slickest tires they had seen. Evidently because motorcycle tires have a longer shelf life, they coat them well with some synthetic product to keep them from aging, etc. They told me to just ride conservative for the first 50-100 miles until I have worn off the synthetic product, especially on curves.

After riding it home, then taking it out again the next day, I believe I am finally past the 50 mile mark...but haven't really put them to the test yet. So far these tires feel really good! I rode both my wife and son (not at the same time) on the back and asked if they felt any difference. They both thought it was a smoother ride. I will update once I really put them to the test, especially on the curves. But so far, @Gibbo has not let me down by touting the 888's as very excellent tires.
2007 v star 650 Classic, raven with ghost flames
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03-09-2014, 06:18 AM,
#20
RE: Metzler 888
@rsmed1 my pleasure mate. I look forward to your reports.

Gibbo
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08-08-2014, 03:38 AM,
#21
RE: Metzler 888
I just purchased the new metzler tire for my rear. I'll let you know if it's worth the money.
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08-08-2014, 07:39 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-08-2014, 07:55 AM by commonground.)
#22
RE: Metzler 888
I couldn't find a Metzeler in my rear tire size for the V-Star 950 so, I went with another Bridgestone Exedra which was OEM. They have pretty good reviews. Sorry @Gibbo Undecided
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08-08-2014, 09:02 AM,
#23
Metzler 888
I never found a Metzler for the rear on my '09 950 either so I ran a Metzler on front and the same Bridgestone Exedra on the rear and I was extreamly happy with the ride and wear I got out if them.
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