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05-08-2008 06:19 PM
aradams my dealer said regarding mixing tires, they were speaking of radials vs. bias. same as autos, don't mix.
05-08-2008 02:01 PM
Mastertech Replace the front for now, It sounds like the tire pressure was too low on the front, i run the tire pressure at tire reccomended pressure now instead of frame reccomended chart, i think irun 40psi. I havent had the same problem with my OEM replacement running those pressures, they will actually last a bit longer, but be carefull now, too much pressure can compromise safety.
05-08-2008 01:32 PM
hyperbuzzin
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Originally Posted by EasyRector View Post
I still want to hear more about mixing and matching. My front tire needs to be changed, but my stock Brookstone rear tire still has a lot of life left in it after 2 years and 10,000 miles. Question: is there a reason not to place a fresh ME880 on the front and wait until next year to replace the rear?
Well, the shop manual does say not to mix manufacturers. Only thing I figure is maybe they don't want you mixing two different compounds as you wont get consistant traction. That's just my hypothesis anyways.
But I've done it when I first got the bike and never had any issues.

IMO, there's no reason to change both if only one needs changed.

As with any tire, when new, just take your time breaking it in, take note of any different feeling of handling and traction, then enjoy the ride.
05-08-2008 01:17 PM
KENNETH FORTUNE
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Hey Kenneth, on a personal note: my first-born is being commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army in a couple of weeks. After some officer training in Oklahoma, he'll be stationed for more training in the Newport News area!
He must be going to Fort Eustis. That's about 5 min from me.
05-08-2008 12:09 PM
wkrizan I am running Dunlop on rear and Metz on front...No issues what so ever
05-08-2008 12:01 PM
EasyRector
mix & match?

I still want to hear more about mixing and matching. My front tire needs to be changed, but my stock Brookstone rear tire still has a lot of life left in it after 2 years and 10,000 miles. Question: is there a reason not to place a fresh ME880 on the front and wait until next year to replace the rear?
05-08-2008 11:35 AM
EasyRector Hey Kenneth, on a personal note: my first-born is being commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army in a couple of weeks. After some officer training in Oklahoma, he'll be stationed for more training in the Newport News area!
05-06-2008 02:14 PM
KENNETH FORTUNE
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Negative brother, just lift up on the forks a little slide it out, I would throw a milk crate (or whatever you have that might work) under the forks for further support while the wheel is off and boom shakalakka.

Enjoy
Your rirght my bad I was thinking of the rear wheel.
05-06-2008 02:09 PM
wkrizan Negative brother, just lift up on the forks a little slide it out, I would throw a milk crate (or whatever you have that might work) under the forks for further support while the wheel is off and boom shakalakka.

Enjoy
05-06-2008 02:09 PM
KENNETH FORTUNE
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I thought I needed a special stand to get the front wheel off.
I found out that if you put a 2x6 board under the center stand it will raise the bike enough that when you undue the shocks the wheel not already resting on the ground.
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