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I am looking at Dunlop 404's or Metz 880's for my 98. Which tire has given the best performance/reliability? I would like to have better handeling and cornering but also good ride.
I want to use my standard rims and want to make sure I pick the right tire for the bike. I ride mostly sweeps and curves, not much highway. Thanks everyone for the advice.
 

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Well, for size, the stock front is 100/90-19, stock rear is 150/90-15.

But many go for the 110/90-19 front and 170/80-15 rear. They are a close fit, but do fit and many say make the bike handle better.

I like the Dunlop 491 Elite II's (more of a touring tire), but from what I've been told, those are being phased out for the Elite III's, which I don't believe come in RWL (raised white letter) :doh:

I've liked how the last two sets of Elite II's I've had have wore and handled.
And I'm not much of one for casual speed riding.
I'm a bit more of a high spirited rider when I ride. Not pushing the upper limits of the bike, but still pushing it a bit.
My motto is:
Ride Hard, But Don't Have A Hard Ride!
(as you can see in my sig)
 

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That's 170/80-15 for the rear. I just put on a set of Avon Venom X's and I really like them. Handles corners very nicely, rides smooth and next to no road noise.
 
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