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Broke down and bought the Metzeler,now it is time to break down and change it and do a spline lube again,That is an evening already planned out for today.




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I'm about due for that too. Good luck.


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Denny, I think I've asked you this before, where'd you get your black bars?

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Denny, I think I've asked you this before, where'd you get your black bars?
JC Whitney Daytona Bend Black 19.99 plus tax and shipping,I think they had other styles in Black too DT,and no problem. I have forgotten more than I'll ever have the chanced to learn again myself.




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Another job done and the Metzeler ME880 is impressing me as a good choice already,now lets see if I can get 10,000 miles out of one.I already like the ride and handling.




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92 vn750(sold)
Current ride 05 1500 Classic FI
lovin' the new scoot



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Psalm 40:1...
XI waited patiently for the Lord; and he turned unto me, and heard my cry. X
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Another job done and the Metzeler ME880 is impressing me as a good choice already,now lets see if I can get 10,000 miles out of one.I already like the ride and handling.
I held out until I got a good deal on Metzeler ME880. Glad I did. Big improvement over the OEM Bridgestones, more like a sports bike now. Best part is the ME880 don't track road defects like the Bridgestones did.


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I am doing the same thing soon. My 1500 came with pretty new Continentals that I hate. They catch on every little groove in the road. Can't wait to get back on the Metzlers!

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I am doing the same thing soon. My 1500 came with pretty new Continentals that I hate. They catch on every little groove in the road. Can't wait to get back on the Metzlers!
Opt for the 90 degree rear valve stems when you switch out the tire. It makes checking and adjusting the rear tire pressure a breeze.


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Opt for the 90 degree rear valve stems when you switch out the tire. It makes checking and adjusting the rear tire pressure a breeze.
That would have been smart.had i done it




If you see it on my bike I did it
VROC#30324
92 vn750(sold)
Current ride 05 1500 Classic FI
lovin' the new scoot



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"When all is said and done,usually more is said than done" UNK
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Psalm 40:1...
XI waited patiently for the Lord; and he turned unto me, and heard my cry. X
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