Feels like a different bike with the bigger tires :rockon:On my 97, I replaced the stock tires with Metzler Marathon ME880's
Stock front size is 100/90-19 Oversize 110/90-19
Stock rear size is 150/90-15 Oversize 170/80-15
Going with the oversize on the front corrects the speedometer inaccuracy.
You are probably right that he is an aggressive rider. I've not ridden with him though. I was also thinking it may be possible that the tire compound may have been softer than normal to enhance the handling.Antiq, I would say if your friend wore out his Metzlers in 3000 miles he was pretty agressive with them. I also have them on my wing, which is a lot heavier bike and lots of 2 up riding, and put 10000 miles on them so far and they still have plenty of tread. IMO the Metzlers (on my Vulcan 750) handle much better than the Pirelli's but having gone oversized may have something to do with that.