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Old 11-28-2012, 12:21 PM
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Hi, What are you runnig for tire pressures on your Battlewings for hard top conditions?


Blair, I have Battlewings, I run 38 front and 40 rear. I picked them after much time on the big tire thread, and that is where I got my tire pressure also. I just went out and checked, I have 3 thousands on rear and 4 thousands on front after 7,526 miles. I have been happy with them in all respects. The only thing I would want is longer mileage. I am curious about the PR3s, it seems from reports they do everything well and last a little longer. I am trying to decide if the extra mileage equals the extra cost. Dave
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:34 PM
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Cool good balanced tires

My stock trail wings have had enough after 10k and just did a ton of research on anakee 2&3 along with other 80/20 tires to finally give in, go with my German gut and try heidenau's k76. Suppose to be a great balanced tire as I do like to get on the throttle in the gravel as well as the twisties, as for rain well I don't usually try to ride in it but it happens so I'll repost an update after winter ends and I clock some ride time...
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:43 PM
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Default Metezler tires SUCK / Michelin tires RULE

I had a warranty claim denied by Metezler, for my DL650, after waiting two months for them to tell me.

The tires were obviously defective, and I had the issue confirmed by a motorcycle dealer mechanic before we removed them and replaced them with a different brand (Michelin).

It's front end wobble related, with the Metezler brand being a major offender over many different cycles (of the same model, a DL650 V Strom).

Metezler denied my warranty claim after having the issue known to them for a year now.

Metezler tires SUCK.

I'm not buying any more, and I suggest you dont, either.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:12 PM
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Default Metzler tires

Yeah I wore the original tires out in about 7500 miles, but they held the road well. I've since gone thru 2 sets of Metzlers in the 34,000 miles I've owned my 2012 DL650. I've noticed the wobble as well, but on my C90T Metzlers wobble alot more - the fix is "keep your hands on the bars and the wobble isn't so bad."

My complaint about the metzzlers are they are slick as a baby's butt on ice when cornering on road snakes (crack filler NYS DOT uses in cracks.) And although the wobble is annoying, the fact the front tire slips right across the road snake then grabs the pavement about the time the rear tire goes sliding across the road snake is unnerving at speed.
I live in upstate NY so experience some pretty broken up roads, especially the further away from civilization i ride. however, I also have put 34,000 miles on this bike since buying it last year, so who hear has put alot of miles on an 80/20 set of tires that are sticky on road snakes, but get 10,000 miles a pair?
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:49 PM
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Petermotorcycle what Metzlers are you running. I have been thinking if the Karoo 3's for mine as others say they are good both on and off pavement and do not slip much on tar snakes. The discussion on Metzlers wobbling has my attention. Metzler has no warranty as far as I can tell. I have PC800 Honda that while the Metzlers handle the best on it I have had 3 of them split on me. They say they never heard of it even though it is documented. When I offered to send them one they stopped answering my emails.
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Hi Everyone, I am thinking of trying out a set of Michelin PR 3 Tires on the DL650, Anyone riding them now that can offer some ride and performance insights,

Enjoy the ride, and best regards,
Blair
I bought a pair of PR3's and should be getting them installed tomorrow hopefully. While I would like to think that I would be going offroad at some point, I'm exclusively on road. Rain or shine(not like it rains in Texas) I need some good grip and longevity. Hope your PR3's suit you well!
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:49 AM
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Not that i doubt peoples experiences, but I've had about 20 sets of Tourances and have NEVER had a wobble. Recently fitted a set of next gen tourances, first impressions were that they were noisy and ran roughly, ie vibrations, also I didn't feel real confident with them. I've now got about 4000kms on them and I love them and in the wet they are awesome.Best tyre yet.
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