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post #1 of 10 Old Feb 14th, 2013, 12:26 am Thread Starter
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Does anyone of discounted Metzler 880 tires? Was looking for winter deals. Just thinking ahead.

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Sorry, IPad making up words for me. Looking for winter deals on LT tires.

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post #3 of 10 Old Feb 14th, 2013, 1:11 am
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Dragonwing just posted that Avon was rebating $25 per tire. That might help if you're interested in radials. That's all I'm aware of for now.
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Check www.denniskirk.com.
Lowest prices from what i've seen on both front and rear, and free shipping.

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Re: LT Tires

There has been a lot of dialogue lately regarding tire load ratings on another string at this site. I currently have a Metzler 880 on the rear of my '07 K1200LT, put on by a reputable motorcycle tire guy who deals with Harleys & BMWs all day long. Unfortunately, the 880 does not have sufficient load rating, as the manual says it should take a 160/70 R17 79 V. The 79 V load rating translates to 963 lbs. at 149 mph. The 880 rating is 73 H (805 lbs. at 130 mph). I am a little confused, as the sidewall of my tire says it is a 73 H, while the Dennis Kirk website says the 880 is rated 79 V. I would assume that they don't make two versions of the same size tire with different load ratings but would recommend staying with a tire with a 79 V load rating...

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Re: LT Tires

These show a 79V load rating from Metzler on a ME880

https://www.denniskirk.com/rear-me-8...re.p540242.prd



Overview of Metzeler Rear ME 880 160/70VB-17 Blackwall Tire

Made for the higher loads and handling characteristics of cruiser and touring bikes
Tube/tubeless
Front tires feature rounded tread profile for smooth, neutral steering
Rear tires feature flatter tread profile and larger contact patch for better traction and mileage
Computer-designed tread pattern with offset groove alignment for uniform wear characteristics, low noise
Tread pattern provides excellent water displacement ability, and stability over rain grooves and under hard braking
Sidewall ID Information: METZELER 160/70B-17 M/C 79V ME880
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I just purchased Bridgestone BT020 bias ply front & rears that are LT rated from dennickirk.com for $260 delivered. That was the best price I found and Dennis Kirk came recommended for good customer service. The website says it fits 2005-2009 but no issues mounting on my 03 LT.

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Appreciate the information.
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These look like the BT-020's you mentioned.

https://www.denniskirk.com/bridgesto...prd/542908.sku

They also show a 79V rating.


Sidewall ID Information: BRIDGESTONE 160/70B-17 M/C 79V BT 020R BATTLAX M


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I just purchased Bridgestone BT020 bias ply front & rears that are LT rated from dennickirk.com for $260 delivered. That was the best price I found and Dennis Kirk came recommended for good customer service. The website says it fits 2005-2009 but no issues mounting on my 03 LT.

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I would assume that they don't make two versions of the same size tire with different load ratings but would recommend staying with a tire with a 79 V load rating...
Metzeler actually does make two versions of the same sized tire.
The 73H rated tire is for Harleys.
http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...oducts_id=4397

You should have this one for the LT
http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...oducts_id=6127

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