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Old 03-14-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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i know...this has been brought up many times but i just noticed the belts showing on the rod's rear, going to order new ones tomorrow is the general opinion metz 880's?? i think I'm going to stay 180 on the rear
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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Bridgestone are nice too.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:59 PM   #4
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Metz is the way to go- you won't be sorry.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:56 AM   #5
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Metz for sure

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i know...this has been brought up many times but i just noticed the belts showing on the rod's rear, going to order new ones tomorrow is the general opinion metz 880's?? i think I'm going to stay 180 on the rear
I bought 2 on ebay allot cheaper than other places, quality was great, shipping 5 days. Go with the 200 rides better corners better looks great. You will have to trim the beltguard a little but worth it!
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:07 PM   #6
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just switched to Metz feels good, went to the 200 rear stock size up front
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:33 PM   #7
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just switched to Metz feels good, went to the 200 rear stock size up front
Me too...great road feel.
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:36 PM   #8
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Metzlers!!! i too have the 200. Have had it for 4,000 miles. I won't go back to a 180!
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:39 PM   #9
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What tire is best depends on what type riding you do. If you race you want a soft rubber compound like the dunlop, if you look to do a mix of highways and turns you want a metz which is soft but not as soft. From what I understand the Avon is also a very soft rubber so would work good for turns or drags.
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:41 PM   #10
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I just went to the Metz. also but haven't put any miles on yet. My question is what pressures do you run with them. I ran 36 front and 38 rear in my Dunlops. Is it the same for Metz.?
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:02 PM   #11
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just got my metz put on this A.M. rides great!! southern cycle in buford GA. put them on . seems like good people in and out in 1 hr 368.00 put on the bike
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:38 PM   #12
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I posted this earlier, it might help.

http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59781
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:57 PM   #13
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Tire availability

It is too soon for me to pass judgement on tire performance, but I suspect the reality may be more like what is available if you need the tire in a pinch.

I picked up a nail puncture on my 2007 DX, in the rear tire. Bottom line this 240 tire is not available at any of my local Dallas/Ft. Worth area dealers. The dealer I rode to after calling them stated they could have it the next day, however once I got there, their certainty waned a bit! Must be ordered, and I have a ride I want to make tomorrow night. I know that dealers need to operate with "just in time" inventory but I did think they might stock a tire. I did not try other specialty shops but I suspect if you need a tire in a hurry, the dealer is not the best place to go. Charge is going to be $180 plus one hour labor at $68.
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:53 PM   #14
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I ordered stock size Metz's through a discount house in one of the popular magazines and have been thrilled with them.
You won't be sorry and will probably be pleased with the different feel in handling, more stability.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:08 PM   #15
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I run the Avon Venom R on both our V-Rods, and they're great! I just wish they made a 200 rear 'cuz Raebear's Metz looks so cool!
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