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post #1 of 8 Old 07-12-2006, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Stromette,

I have read with great interest your interest in the Metzeler Roadtec Z-6 tires for the V-Strom.

Might you elaborate on why you are choosing this route?

What sort of mileage are you expecting out of the front? Back?

Curious minds would like to know.
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-12-2006, 11:31 PM
 
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Can we get them in our size? If so, where? I have decided to go with a Sport touring tire. What are my choices besides the BT 020 and Pilot Road in that type?
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-13-2006, 12:25 AM
 
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foolish question

Not Stromette but the tire is light years ahead of what comes on the bike stock, as for life unknown, as for cornering ability awesome. It is a road tire, and like all Metzlers they works very well.

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Do any of the discount on line venors have them? The ones I use don't.

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Do any of the discount on line venors have them? The ones I use don't.

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SWMOTO lists them, but only has the rear in stock at this time...

http://www.swmototires.com

I've dealt with them before and have been very happy with them.

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-13-2006, 11:06 AM
 
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www.motorcyclesuperstore.com has both front and rear in our size. I plan on getting a set of Z6's this winter. I used them on my CBR....great performance and milage.
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Stromette,

I have read with great interest your interest in the Metzeler Roadtec Z-6 tires for the V-Strom.

Might you elaborate on why you are choosing this route?

What sort of mileage are you expecting out of the front? Back?

Curious minds would like to know.
Howdy, fl_strom,

Just got your page. Been out riding if you can believe it. :wink:

I'm a HUGE fan of the Z6 and have many, many miles on them on various bikes (all sportbikes). IMHO, they define what sport-touring is about... getting excellent mileage without sacrificing performance, superior weather traction, etc. Since I have not run them on the Strom I don't have any exact mileage to give you but I suspect that they could last in the 11-13k mi range for me; probably on the 13k if they're used mostly on the "touring" side and more on the 11k side if used mostly on the "sport" side. (I'm speaking of a rear tire here and "sport" does not include track or constantly dragging pegs riding).

I rode in the tail end of Katrina last year w/a set of Z6s; I was on an interstate that every single vehicle and truck was stopped it was raining so hard. I found an underpass and when I got off the bike a "river" of water was coming off the road so high that it eclipsed the TOP of my boots (above my calf). The rain didn't stop and with darkness setting and cars pulling off everywhere it was less safe to be on the side of the road. My GPS said the next exit was less than 4mi. I hadn't seen a car pass in a long while so I set my GPS to show 50ft in front of me (so I could be sure the road wasn't turning) and I set out (on a Honda CBR sportbike) w/these Z6's. I felt like I was riding down a river, which I guess I essentially was. I reckon it could have been a Z6 commercial! As I rode the 4 mi in enormous wind I was shocked at how well these tires did in not just rain (it was raining HARD) but standing water. I was so impressed I briefly contemplated bypassing the exit and moving out of the storm. A few days and many miles later I was in bright skies and sunshine ripping up some twisty country road. To me, that's sport-touring and as far as tires go, it's the Z6. They are perfectly balanced for "sport" and "touring" and they wear well.... the tire doesn't just "give up the ghost" and is quickly shot. Also, they warm up quicker than most tires too. Oh, and I've never had a flat on a Z6 either so maybe that makes me even more partial. :wink:

I am most likely going to run the Z6's for my USA Four Corner ride next month. (It'll be a/b 10,500mi & likely through every possible weather situation). If I do maybe I'll be one of the few (first?) people to have run thru a set of Z6's on the Strom. If you're lucky I'll post a report. :wink:

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-13-2006, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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STROMMETTE,

Thank you very much for your input.

I keep tossing ME-880's, Z-6's and of course the Tourances around for replacement on the 'Strom. I too am a high mileage rider and like to not have to change tires 4 or 5 times a year - one of the reasons I was looking at the ME-880's. The bike is mostly ridden as a commuter on expressways - it does an outstanding job in that role. However, there is always a nice feeling knowing that you can get out of "Harm's Way" if and when you need to do so.

Still not sure exactly which tire I'll use, but I'm sure it's going to be a Metzeler!
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