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post #1 of 10 Old Aug 10th, 2009, 11:58 am Thread Starter
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What fits my 06 LT

I have heard many conflicting stories about what fits.
I have always used Me880 160/70 B17 79V Marathon. Must I use this?
Or would METZELER 160/70B-17 M/C 73V LASERTEC work as well? (much cheaper)
Or others?
I am less ignorant than i was, but still ignorant. Thanks
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post #2 of 10 Old Aug 10th, 2009, 12:17 pm
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You're not the only one sadly it appears there are few choices when it comes to tires on the LT.

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Re: What fits my 06 LT

I have just placed an order for new tires for my 04/03 LTs:

Products Ordered:
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Part #: PAR_110-10447
Name: METZELER ME 880 Street Motorcycle Tires MARATHON FRONT 120/70-17
Quantity: 1
Price/Each: $103.99

Part #: PAR_110-10448
Name: METZELER ME 880 Street Motorcycle Tires MARATHON REAR 160/70VB-17
Quantity: 1
Price/Each: $175.99



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I have heard many conflicting stories about what fits.
I have always used Me880 160/70 B17 79V Marathon. Must I use this?
Or would METZELER 160/70B-17 M/C 73V LASERTEC work as well? (much cheaper)
Or others?
I am less ignorant than i was, but still ignorant. Thanks

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I have heard many conflicting stories about what fits.
I have always used Me880 160/70 B17 79V Marathon. Must I use this?
Or would METZELER 160/70B-17 M/C 73V LASERTEC work as well? (much cheaper)
Or others?
I am less ignorant than i was, but still ignorant. Thanks
The "73V" will not work as it is not load rated high enough for the LT It must be "79V"

Also Matt where did you find your tires? That is a great price for Metz.

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The "73V" will not work as it is not load rated high enough for the LT It must be "79V"

Also Matt where did you find your tires? That is a great price for Metz.

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Bridgestone BT020 120/70VB17 K1200lt Front

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The "73V" will not work as it is not load rated high enough for the LT It must be "79V"

Also Matt where did you find your tires? That is a great price for Metz.
Thanks for y'alls help. I feared that 73 load wouldnt work. I guess I'll keep paying.
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If you might consider the Bridgestone BT020 120/70VB17 K1200lt Front and Bridgestone BT020 160/70VB17 K1200lt for the Rear, I think you will get a fine handling tire for both the ride and wear that has performed well on my 05' ..
Contact southwest moto (http://www.swmototires.com) for a current price, they have been more than fair and quick for me in the past. Last I checked here were the prices..
Bridgestone BT020 120/70VB17 K1200lt
Code: 301074
Price: $104.95
Bridgestone BT020 160/70VB17 K1200lt
Code: 301075
Price: $130.95
I am sure there are other places to purchase them., but they have been good to work with, so why not share the info.

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If you might consider the Bridgestone BT020 120/70VB17 K1200lt Front and Bridgestone BT020 160/70VB17 K1200lt for the Rear, I think you will get a fine handling tire for both the ride and wear that has performed well on my 05' ..
Contact southwest moto (http://www.swmototires.com) for a current price, they have been more than fair and quick for me in the past. Last I checked here were the prices..
Bridgestone BT020 120/70VB17 K1200lt
Code: 301074
Price: $104.95
Bridgestone BT020 160/70VB17 K1200lt
Code: 301075
Price: $130.95
I am sure there are other places to purchase them., but they have been good to work with, so why not share the info.

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