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Just thought I'd throw my :2cents: out there and say that I really like the rain performance of the Metz's. Today was the 4th time since I put them on that I had to ride at least 30 minutes in a heavy, blinding, put on your flashers, kind of downpour at highway speeds and I never once had a doubt with my traction. I'm talking rain so hard it was raining INSIDE my helmet. I even noticed today that I was crossing small rivulets with no noticable change in traction at all.

I am very happy!


Now it if would only stop raining. I'm sure you Texas folks feel the same way.
 

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Metz's are great and I will stay with them for just that reason.(wet traction)
This week is the first time it has rained here is over two months and I actually enjoyed getting wet yesterday.
 

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I started using Metzlers because they came standard on my BMW's. I've put them on every Harley I've had to change tires on. I'm running the 260 Metz on my DX. Outstanding tire. My BMW R1150RT has them on as well of course.
 

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riv·u·let /ˈrɪvyəlɪt/ Pronunciation[riv-yuh-lit]
–noun
a small stream; streamlet; brook.

[Origin: 1580–90; earlier rivolet < It rivoletto, dim. of rivolo < L rīvulus small stream]
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Dragon Rally? EVERYONE IS INVITED!!! :dance:
 

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NightMare said:
I really like the rain performance of the Metz's.
I live in the PNW and like the Metzlers for the same reason. Wet or dry they're sticky. In places where the Dunlops feel like you're on the edge, the Metz is holding tight and inspires confidence. It holds it's grip clear through to the edge too.

I've run Metz since my first set in 88. The only time I have anything different is when I'm on a road trip and have to have a tire changed at a dealer that doesn't stock the good stuff.
 

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Robbie said:
They don't last long.:broke:
They last longer than that dunlop that came on the bike. :2cents:
 

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rjrivero said:
They last longer than that dunlop that came on the bike. :2cents:
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I ran Metz on the turbo-nitrous ZX 12 and never had any issue to 200 mph even though they we're not Z Rated. Good tires that held up well to the torque that monster put out, however I wasn't a burnout freak.
 

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zcat said:
I ran Metz on the turbonitrous ZX 12 and never had any issue to 200 mph even though they we're not Z Rated. Good tires that held up well to the torque that monster put out, however I wasn't a burnout freak.
I think they've changed that recently. When I ordered this set I have, they were listed as V rated, but when they showed up, there actually were Z rated.
 

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I love my Metz. Probably the best mod to the bike, gettin' rid of them crappy dunlops.
 

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Rain? Is that the thing ya’ll talk about where water actually falls out of the sky?

That’s some weird-ass stuff there.
 

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Rain? Is that the thing ya’ll talk about where water actually falls out of the sky?

That’s some weird-ass stuff there.
Weird like "dry" heat? 95 degrees is hot whether your in the Carolinas, Fla., Me., Calyfornya, or Washington State, hot is hot.
 

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Yea Kerri, that would be great if they are Z rated now. Don't know if it's true, but I've heard that tire manufacturers, when testing a tire will take it up to the point it fails and starts comming apart and then devide that in half to get the rating. If thats correct then a V rated would be good to go unless you had Jay Leno's Rocket Bike -LOL!
 

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Weird like "dry" heat? 95 degrees is hot whether your in the Carolinas, Fla., Me., Calyfornya, or Washington State, hot is hot.
When it hits 95 degrees in Oregon or Washington people start to die, literally.

On the other end of the spectrum, if the forecast calls for 1/2" of snow people will start spinning out and crashing into ditches just from the threat and school districts will cancel school. When the 1/2" of snow actually comes, it will shut down entire cities.

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Will have t give then a try as I was sliddinng on all changes up to 4th last weekend. (was a hoot though!).
 

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I have never had a Dunlop tyre that i liked.... every bike that has had them they have worn out quickly and i always replaced them with Michelins. I had the Mets on a BMW and they were a good tyre.
 

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When it hits 95 degrees in Oregon or Washington people start to die, literally.

On the other end of the spectrum, if the forecast calls for 1/2" of snow people will start spinning out and crashing into ditches just from the threat and school districts will cancel school. When the 1/2" of snow actually comes, it will shut down entire cities.

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:them: That's funny and so true, I have said that all along!! Not to mention the "Storm" Coverage on the news everytime it threatens to snow! Metzlers are great tires and I think that I will replace the Dunlops. I hear that on an A you can go up to 200 without conversion. Is this accurate?
 
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