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post #1 of 7 Old 07-29-2007, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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I just put a new Metzeler Tourance on my DL1000. It seems to stick much better than the previous tire which was exactly the same brand.
Just wondering why, given equal road conditions, should a new tire stick more.
I know it sounds like a dumb question but the same amount of tire is still in contact with the road.
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-29-2007, 02:40 AM
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May be constructed with two layers of compounding, a soft one on top of a hard one. On the old tire, if it was replaced due to being worn out rather than to unrepairable damage, you'd have used up the soft compound and been running on the hard layer, on the new one you're running on the soft compound again.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-29-2007, 08:50 AM
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Any tire after use will not be as good as new. Take NASCAR for instance. Once they get new tires after a pit the car handles better and it goes away after the laps pile up. They do however heat their tires to grip by swerving side to side and you will see this during cautions.

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-29-2007, 09:38 AM
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new tires still have the original profile for contact patch, worn out tires, who knows

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-01-2007, 11:16 AM
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Could be that its a V-rated one and the previous was an H-rated.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-01-2007, 11:22 AM
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Tourance EXP

It could be that you are now the proud owner of the new Metzler Tourance EXP. Metzler just updated the Tourance.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-07-2007, 10:14 PM
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I just put the Tourances on front and back (DL650) and noticed on the ride home that the bike seems very squirrly at all speeds. Is that because the tires are new, and will go away once they're worn in a little bit? Or is that because of the tread design?

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