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I'm having a tough time finding new ME 880's for my 05 LT. Do I go to ME 888's? Help please.
 

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BT020's?

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I believe the 880's have been replaced by the 888's on the rear, but due to swing arm clearance issues, install a spacer.

A lot of guys like me with the '05-'09 LTs, mount a Metzler (120/70 R17 58V) in front and a Bridgestone (160/70 R17 BTO BWTL M 79V) in the rear and run 42/48 psi.... I had a Bridgestone in the front, but it wore out after 4,800 miles and switched back to the Metzler. :sun:
 

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There is another option now for the rear tire, Shinko 777-HD which is made in the right size and load rating for the K1200LT. I ordered one yesterday from here, Shinko 777 HD Rear Tire - Motorcycle Superstore . At $110.99 it's a bargain that I'm willing to try especially since I can no longer find the ME880 rear tires anymore. For an alternative front I'm going to try a IRC Roadwinner RX-02 tire which is the right size and load rating, which I ordered here, http://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/irc-roadwinner-rx-02-motorcycle-tire , for $122.95.
 
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