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I have decided to try an Avon AV56 Storm 2 Ultra out in the rear but would like some recommendations regarding the front. What is the best front radial tire you have used on your bike? I am leaning toward the new Road Pilot 3 but am not totally sold on the idea yet. I have heard that the Storm 2's wear funny so there has got to be a better option with high grip and mileage.
I am a fairly aggressive rider and ride 2 up about 50% of the time. If I rated myself on the scale of 1-10 with 1 being only super slab straight up and 10 being wear holes in the lower panels and worn out center and side stands I would put myself currently at a 7.5 running the stock Metzler 880's. I really don't like the tar snakes or doing unintentional burn outs in the rain so am hot on finding a good setup that works for me.
 

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Hee Hee Hee....... :corn:
 

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14wntr said:
I have decided to try an Avon AV56 Storm 2 Ultra out in the rear but would like some recommendations regarding the front. What is the best front radial tire you have used on your bike? I am leaning toward the new Road Pilot 3 but am not totally sold on the idea yet. I have heard that the Storm 2's wear funny so there has got to be a better option with high grip and mileage.
I am a fairly aggressive rider and ride 2 up about 50% of the time. If I rated myself on the scale of 1-10 with 1 being only super slab straight up and 10 being wear holes in the lower panels and worn out center and side stands I would put myself currently at a 7.5 running the stock Metzler 880's. I really don't like the tar snakes or doing unintentional burn outs in the rain so am hot on finding a good setup that works for me.
Been running a Shinko Raven (yes, a Shinko Raven) on the front of my LT for the last 3K miles. I had previously used Ravens almost exclusively (front and rear) on my RT. I was warned by some of the "BMWLT.com Elite" that my LT may burst into flames if I used one (kidding, sort of), but I put it on anyway, and so far so good. Great dry and wet grip (relative to the ME880 that was removed), and wear seems good (again only 3K miles on the tire). I will provide a real review once the tire reaches its life limit. I dare you to try one...
 

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Been running a Shinko Raven (yes, a Shinko Raven) on the front of my LT for the last 3K miles. I had previously used Ravens almost exclusively (front and rear) on my RT. I was warned by some of the "BMWLT.com Elite" that my LT may burst into flames if I used one (kidding, sort of), but I put it on anyway, and so far so good. Great dry and wet grip (relative to the ME880 that was removed), and wear seems good (again only 3K miles on the tire). I will provide a real review once the tire reaches its life limit. I dare you to try one...
Are those weight rated for the LT?
 

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Are those weight rated for the LT?
Yes, in fact most 120/70-17 front tires on the market do carry the 58V (or higher) load/speed rating required for the LT... Too bad about that wacked out rear tire size/spec; certainly limits those options...
 

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Cochinosucio said:
Are those weight rated for the LT?
Only the dino 20/50 type, though! :histerica
 

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Beemerick said:
Yes, in fact most 120/70-17 front tires on the market do carry the 58V (or higher) load/speed rating required for the LT... Too bad about that wacked out rear tire size/spec; certainly limits those options...
That is why I brought it up. There are soooo many choices for the front!! Probably the only thing I like about the 880 is that it doesnt follow grooves in the road but there has got to be others that dont.
 
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