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02-24-2008 03:29 AM
fuzz i run kenda's , the best tires i have ever had , they are good in the rain and because of the deep groves they are good in dirt too , i think i paid $120. f/r shipped ---
02-20-2008 04:44 PM
adamhornik +1

I just replaced both tires and went with OEM Exedras again. I had 13.5K on them and the tread looked like it could go another season or two but I got a nail in the rear so I figured it was time for new tires. Got them from Dennis Kirk, less than $180 total.

I'm not an aggressive rider and the OEMs worked fine for me so I didn't feel like experimenting with another brand.
02-19-2008 11:39 PM
Knifemaker Well, if I didn't want to pay alot for a premium tire, I would just get another set of Bridgestone Excedra's. They are a good tire, you know their limits, and know about how many miles you will get out of them.

There is no rule you can;t just stick with the stock tire if you want to....


KM
02-19-2008 10:03 PM
steedridr I went with the Dunlop D404's (stock sizes) as they were highly recommended on the forum and I run them on my VTX1800 with no problems and good service (I replace them about every 9k as i ride it hard). Had my delivered to my door from Competition Accessories for $162.97 for the set and am going to have them mounted/balanced at a local shop. Hope this helps and good luck.
02-19-2008 09:36 PM
Ccspinner I have the MEtzler ME 880's front and rear, I have over 10k on them and they still look great.
I upgraded to a 110 on the front and it helped in the handiling.
I will replace them with Metzlers when I need new tires, I got them installed for $300 for the pair, I also replaced the rear stem with a 90 degree angle and helpes checking and filling tire.
02-19-2008 08:44 PM
Sky Rider I'm running a Dunlop 491 on the rear and a Maxxis on the front. No problems with either tire so far.
The rear is much older but still looks like new and has about 12000 on it. The front has about 3000.
02-16-2008 11:27 PM
jworth +1 on MT66
02-16-2008 05:57 PM
Amsoil Man DT: What kind of mileage are you getting out of those IRC tires?Wear that is..Thanks ..Amsoil man
02-16-2008 02:17 AM
curtis97322
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Originally Posted by dirtrack650 View Post
I'm on a tight budget and use IRC Duo-Tour.

Now before anyone chastises me for using cheap tires, I know there are better products available. IRC's are a good performer for the bucks invested and I've never had a problem with them - on several bikes -. About $110 a matched set F & R.

DT
Damn... wish I could pay that much for a set of tires.

If the tires fit your riding style and you've tested braking/ swerving abilities in the worst conditions ya ride in and are fine with the results - then the tires are fine for ya.

Me... I like to push the limits and at least around this part of Oregon - the one requirement for a drivers license appears to be a lobotomy. So I'm stupid (think I can ride better than I can)... they're stupid (cant drive too well even before the coffee, magazine, texting, and looking at porn on the laptop)... and there's only 2 tires between the road and I - so I choose to buy expensive tires even though I can't afford em.

Near the end of summer expect a review on Avons. I'll wear out the rear (I payed too much for the tires so I gotta wear em out right? - Much safer than replacing sh%tty tires earlier on right?) and then probably give the avons a shot. I've heard good and bad about the metzlers (I like em), but nothing but good about the avons.... too bad they're so %%%%'ing expensive...
02-15-2008 07:38 PM
dirtrack650 I'm on a tight budget and use IRC Duo-Tour.

Now before anyone chastises me for using cheap tires, I know there are better products available. IRC's are a good performer for the bucks invested and I've never had a problem with them - on several bikes -. About $110 a matched set F & R.

DT
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