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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Metzeler ME880s

Anyone want to help shorten my search for most-bang-for-the buck on
110/90/19 ME880s?

Also...several different models...is 'touring' the most suggested model on this forum??
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The ME880 is a touring tire that happens to have a fantastic sporty character.

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I just went through the process of purchasing Metzeler ME800's last month and found JakeWilson.com to be the best online prices (at that time). The front Metzeler at JakeWilson.com is about $95, but they usually have a 10% discount code available (there was one posted on VN750.com earlier this week) and free shipping. However, the free shipping requires a purchase of $99 or more. I'm might suggest adding their metal tire valve stems as part of the purchase. They are only $2/piece, but it is a start.


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I bought the me880 marathon in the 170/80/15 from Lexington Motorsports here in KY and had to pay tax and got it shipped for 8 bucks cheaper than every place I looked online,motocycle superstore was closest to their price.




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Can anyone comment on the Metzeler Lasertec tire?
Pros or cons on Dyna Beads Starter Kit??

I want to go to 110/90/19 to better align the speedometer with actual speed. Can/should I stay stock on rear?
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Anyone want to help shorten my search for most-bang-for-the buck on
110/90/19 ME880s?

Also...several different models...is 'touring' the most suggested model on this forum??
I just ordered a set from Amazon.com, oversize front and rear. $237.00 shipped


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Well I would have suggested motorcyclesuperstore.com but apparently they are not carrying the ME880 at the moment which is where I bought mine last year for around $275 for both 110 front and stock size rear with free shipping.


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I just ordered 110 front, 150 rear from rockymountainatvmc.com. Used code 96639 to get 10% off. Total Cost: $224.08 shipped. Ordered Sunday night, got it today by UPS.
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I just went through the process of purchasing Metzeler ME800's last month and found JakeWilson.com to be the best online prices (at that time). The front Metzeler at JakeWilson.com is about $95, but they usually have a 10% discount code available (there was one posted on VN750.com earlier this week) and free shipping. However, the free shipping requires a purchase of $99 or more. I'm might suggest adding their metal tire valve stems as part of the purchase. They are only $2/piece, but it is a start.
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I just ordered 110 front, 150 rear from rockymountainatvmc.com. Used code 96639 to get 10% off. Total Cost: $224.08 shipped. Ordered Sunday night, got it today by UPS.

Interesting...
After looking at these two sites, I'd bet they are the same place/site. Web interface and prices are identical.
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