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Anyone needing tires should check out American Motorcycle Tire.

Metzeler ME880 120/70B-17 58V front $135.57
Metzeler ME880 160/70B-17 79V rear $187.09

Prices include free shipping
 

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Thanks for the heads up, but I got the exact same tires (with free shipping and no sales tax) from SWMoto Tire, for even a few pennies cheaper:

Metzeler ME880 120/70B-17 58V front $133.73
Metzeler ME880 160/70B-17 79V rear $186.85

www.swmototires.com
 

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Sounds like we both found good deals Brian. I'm curious about how many miles you got out of your old rear Metzeler? Here in San Diego we have grooves cut into our freeways and these grooves seem to really chew the tread off of tires.I'm averaging about 7500 miles before I'm into the wear bars.
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hallzee said:
Thanks for the heads up, but I got the exact same tires (with free shipping and no sales tax) from SWMoto Tire, for even a few pennies cheaper:

Metzeler ME880 120/70B-17 58V front $133.73
Metzeler ME880 160/70B-17 79V rear $186.85

www.swmototires.com
 

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SoCalHoss said:
Sounds like we both found good deals Brian. I'm curious about how many miles you got out of your old rear Metzeler? Here in San Diego we have grooves cut into our freeways and these grooves seem to really chew the tread off of tires.I'm averaging about 7500 miles before I'm into the wear bars.
Jim
I usually run Avons. I went Metz this time because I am going to CCR, and running a BBG ride on the way home. Avons wilt mightily on a hot slab at high speed.

With Metz, I was getting about 8K miles, so you're about right on the wear. Avons, getting only 6-7,000 miles (they're a softer compound).

I ride mostly two lane twisties here in the Sierra Foothills. She's a big girl, and eats the tires. :eek:

Avons: rule the twisties, wet roads, and tar snakes.
Metz: Not as well for above categories, but goes higher mileage, handles the hot slab much better.

Now this has degenerated to a tire thread... LOL :cool:
 

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hallzee said:
Now this has degenerated to a tire thread... LOL :cool:
How often do you rotate your tires, and what kind of oil do you put in them?
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How often do you rotate your tires, and what kind of oil to you put in them?
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Deputy, can you post pictures or instructions on tire rotation, PLEASE!!!


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pauleknight said:
Deputy, can you post pictures or instructions on tire rotation, PLEASE!!!


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Here you go, Ernie... A photo of me rotating tires on one of my prior LTs.
 

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Here you go, Ernie... A photo of me rotating tires on one of my prior LTs.

that is some BAD form.

You need BOTH hands on the tire rotation tool..
 

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pauleknight said:
that is some BAD form.

You need BOTH hands on the tire rotation tool..
At least I am in ATG... :cool:
 

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I run the Metzelers and avg 10,000-12,000 on bot ends, in SoCal
 
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