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Tire question

I know that one should run the 79V on the rear. But if you are not running 2 up, you are not carrying luggage and your commute is short distances does the rear tire really need to be that heavily made? Just curious.
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post #2 of 8 Old Mar 16th, 2014, 5:17 pm
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Re: Tire question

Yes, Even unloaded the LT is a heavy bike.

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Yes, Even unloaded the LT is a heavy bike.
+1. The price difference, or patience in locating the correct tire, isn't worth the safety risk.

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Re: Tire question

Have you ever weighed your bike with you and your stuff? I pulled across a CooP scale and was over 1000 lbs and was just out for a day ride!

I'm looking for replacement tires currently for my '00 LT. Here are the specs on what I currently have installed:
Front: ME880 MARATHON 120/70B-17 M/C 58V - 236 kg (520 lb) - 149 Mph
Rear: METZELER 160/70B-17 M/C 79V REINF. ME880 - 437 kg (963 lb) - 149 Mph
Metzeler is not showing a recommended replacement currently.
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post #5 of 8 Old Mar 16th, 2014, 7:16 pm
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I believe Amazon still has the 880s in stock, for those that really like them. I think there are some on flea bay as well, some of which are already mounted on a spare wheel for pretty close to the price of a new tire.
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I've got a rear Metz 79v with a 1000 miles on it. Be cheaper than a new one. let me know.

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See my post. I got a gently used rear for sale.

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Re: Tire question

I got a new rear tire last week in a small, local tire shop. I asked the same question (yet again) about the Metzeler site NOT showing a replacement for the K1200LT. I was told that the supply is "quite plentiful" and that there will be an 888 Marathon to replace the 880 Marathon for the K1200LT.

Kind of moot for me since I was getting a Bridgestone.

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