If you stay within the design specifications of a 79V reinf for the rear, your choices are somewhat limited. If you liked the 880's, then the 888's would probably not be a bad choice. Everybody seems to think one mfg is better or worse than another. I tried an Avon roadrider on the front because someone else liked it and in dry it is fine but in wet, I feel it is horrible and very slippery under certain conditions. I won't buy another one of those. I guess I am just saying, what someone else likes may not suit you very well. It never hurts to ask though.I am replacing tires on my K1200LT.
I thought I would solicit ideas from the forum before simply buying another set of Metzeler 880s.
The Metzeler 880 is being replaced by the Metzeler 888. Is this a better tire?
It's funny cuz the Avon website says no fit avail. for K1200LT
Just looked up the 99-03 on Avon's site. 2 listed.It's funny cuz the Avon website says no fit avail. for K1200LT
Yep, if you search the proper year and model, you will find that there are certain years that the Storm 3D X-M is fitted for the LT but not the later years.It is a tire thread. So, thanks for the input. Seems someone else beat me to the answer. The OP has a 2002 model.
Took my LT to the curviest roads near my house today. Nothing like riding an hour to find more than 2 curves in a row... Anyways, my Avon Storm 3d-XM tires performed perfectly. Stick the turns and track well. Accelerate out of the turn with no problem and ready to go faster. I am really liking this tire on the front and I like it on the back. The tires are made with the rain in mind but I still haven't tested them out...maybe I need to do a rain ride just to enjoy it.
I don't shy away from the rain but I don't purposefully go ride in it either.
The Avon website says they guarantee 15,000 miles if ridden normally. If you don't get 15,000 out of them, they will pro-rate money back to you. I don't know how easy this is to get or not. I need to register my tires for the warranty, or whatever it is I have to do.