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What is everyones opinion of the best replacement tire for my 09 Night Rod? Should i stick with the 240 or go to the avon 250? Thanks
 

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I have the metz and cant complain either
 

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Best tyre would probably be the Metz or Avon 240.

If you don't mind the theoretical disadvantages of a heavier, wider tyre, Metz 260 or Avon 250 (about the same width). You should probably switch to a matching front at the same time - at least I would.

Main thing is to avoid the Dunlops.
 

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I really like my Pirelli Night Dragons, but most people seem to buy the Metz and Avons. Anything is better than stockers. I don't see a big difference side by side with a 250 and 260 versus the pirelli 240. I have parked them side by side mounted and it is hard to see a noticeable difference. Pirelli, Metzler, and Avon are all good reputable tire companies.
 

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My 2009 Nightrod Special has enough clearance (just) to fit the Metzeler 260 without modification. See photo:




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Was there a handling difference with the wider tire ?
 

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Avon 250 on mine, swapped the front as well. Have to say I like it much better.
 

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Pirelli, Metz, Avon, Bridgestone, Continental, and now Michelin..... Best part is that no matter what other brand tire you switch to even the 300mm tires weigh less than the 240 Dunlop
 

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It seems to be everyone has a thought on what is the best. I have rode one with a 260 metz, and now mine with the 250 avons either way they both seem better than the stockers. Just choose what you like. Price may matter, it did for me I wasn't sure metz or avon. Although with all the discounts and the rebate avon had going I couldn't pass it up.
 

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Not the greatest picture, but you get the idea.
250 Avon Cobra
 

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