Meese - I'm running the Achilles Economist now, and it's a fine tire, but I've never been able to find the Bridgestone Potenza in the US. Did you source your Bridgestone from Europe, or is there a secret supplier here in the US?I have several hundred thousand miles running car tires on various Beemers. My K13GT (LD Rally bike) is currently running an Achilles 175-55/17 Economist car tire using the stock rim and lug bolts. I can scrape the pegs at will, wet or dry, so there's absolutely no reduction in traction for any type of road or weather conditions.
I also have a 175/55-17 Bridgestone Potenza RE040 Tire on hand, which has a slightly more rounded profile than the Achilles Economist.
Honestly? It's no worse than a motorcycle tire that's worn flat all down the middle.How much more does it take to counter steer?
I managed to get lucky and find a single 175/55-17 Potenza on US eBay for $95 delivered.Did you source your Bridgestone from Europe, or is there a secret supplier here in the US?
And yet, I've had several ME880/888 tires slip in the rain, and more than one where the tread has come loose from the carcass...I just read through this thread as i finished putting yet another Metzler888 on the rear of my LT with 214,000 miles.