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Old February 17th, 2010   #1
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Default ST1300 Tire choices and sizes

Let's add our comments and reviews of the various tire brands and models. I'm currently trying out the Michelin Pilot Road 2's but, I think I'll be switched back to the ME 880's for my rear tire. Not sure about the front yet.

Important Note: The Metzler ME 880 Radial should be used for the ST1300 at 42 psi, not 50 psi. The 50 psi refers to a bias ply used on the older ST1100 models.
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Old February 17th, 2010   #2
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1606900 is the ME880 120/70ZR 18 TL (59W)

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Old February 18th, 2010   #3
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Z6 Front and ME 880 rear for best performance and mileage

I've tried 'em all, and I've not been able to beat this setup. I will never have another Z6 on the rear. Sure, it held like glue. It was also toast in 5,000 miles, and that's not doing burnouts either.
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Z6 Front and ME 880 rear for best performance and mileage

I've tried 'em all, and I've not been able to beat this setup. I will never have another Z6 on the rear. Sure, it held like glue. It was also toast in 5,000 miles, and that's not doing burnouts either.
I also run a Z6 on the front and ME 880 on the back. I get 10k on the set, so have fresh rubber front and back come replacement time. I am currently on my second set since discarding the OEM Dunlops.
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Z6 Front and ME 880 rear for best performance and mileage

I've tried 'em all, and I've not been able to beat this setup. I will never have another Z6 on the rear. Sure, it held like glue. It was also toast in 5,000 miles, and that's not doing burnouts either.
Which Z6, "Interact" or the other? There is 2 models in Joe's list.
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Which Z6, "Interact" or the other? There is 2 models in Joe's list.
I don't recall. It has been a long time since I ran the Z6 rear. Either way, I won't be running another one in either form.
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Joe, why the 50 lbs for the rear ME880?
Did you not have any new year resolutions?
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Z6 Front and ME 880 rear for best performance and mileage

I've tried 'em all, and I've not been able to beat this setup. I will never have another Z6 on the rear. Sure, it held like glue. It was also toast in 5,000 miles, and that's not doing burnouts either.
Any chance that little dance you did in SD a few weeks ago might have changed your mind?
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Any chance that little dance you did in SD a few weeks ago might have changed your mind?
Not really, as I can't fault the tire too much. It did twice the speeds in curves twice as technical the day before. There was just something slick in that spot. Even Indy said he felt his PR's cut out. The difference, I suppose, is that he hit the edge of whatever it was, and I hit it dead center, just my luck. That was the 3rd 880 on the rear, and I'd never had any issues with it. If you are going to do an 8,000+ mile trip without a tire change, it is the only game in town. And as I said before, I will still never have another Z6 on the rear. That was by far the scariest tire in the rain that I have ridden on in my 20+ years of riding on the street.

In other news, the Bridges on the 2010 C14 are phenomenal. We will see how they hold up to my 8,000+ mile test. For the record, I have never been able to get 9,000+ miles out of rear tire.

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I concur with Paul. There is a Metzler ME880 front available in the 120/70ZR18. Replacement tire for the Yamaha Warrior.
I have the Z6 on right now but I wear them out too quickly. Since I plan a long trip this May, I have a replacement set of ME880's on hand.
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