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post #1 of 14 Old 08-03-2006, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just Ordered 1 Front and 2 Rear Metzeler Tourances

Well after a lot, actually a very lot of listening and asking a few questions of folks, I have decided on Tourances for the DL1000K6. I just ordered a front and two rears. Hope to get them in in about a week.

The bike now has 5100 miles on it, both front and rear tires are looking quite good. Brought the bike home on June 13th - that's 51 days ago. H'mm, the average is kind of easy to figure out! I ride it every day and run about 100 miles - not counting little 'excursions' here and there.

Decided on the Tourances as I intend to be riding some gravel roads up in North Carolina in October. Didn't think the 880's would fare too well in that environment.

I'll let you know how they work.

Must say the 'Strom is the most enjoyable bike I've ever owner. Comfortable, stable and very agile in traffic. About the only gripe is that a rider must be wary of the throttle. You can be going way over the legal limit without even working hard! Kind of nice to have!
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let us know where you bought them from and how quick you got them. I'll assume swmoto.com but let us know I'm about a week from ordering a couple of tires.
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post #4 of 14 Old 08-08-2006, 03:34 AM
 
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+1 for Tourances.

Sadly, I just found out that Metzeler has discontinued the Z6 in the Strom's front size. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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I've got a couple thousand miles on my tourance rear and really like it. Just replaced the front with an anakee -- I'm interested to see how I like it.

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post #6 of 14 Old 08-08-2006, 01:50 PM
 
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I love Tourances, that's what'll replace the Trailwings.
And fl_strom that's some mileage there....I got my 1000 a week before you and I've only done about 1200 miles.
Having said that, I've had a load of work commitments. And with temperatures here around 40C for the last month or two, it wouldn't have been easy to do long trips.
However, the Winter in Spain is better than the Summer in Britain, so now there's no such thing as the end of the riding season! :lol:
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-08-2006, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Actually I ordered them from American Motorcycle Tire.

They will be delivered this Friday.

Prices very similar to SW Moto.
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Actually I ordered them from American Motorcycle Tire.

They will be delivered this Friday.

Prices very similar to SW Moto.
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Oh, I forgot to mention above w/the +1 that I have over 35,000mi (in 31wks) on Tournaces.

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post #10 of 14 Old 08-08-2006, 09:32 PM
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Just ordered a Tourance for the front. Finally replacing the stock Trailwing after 8200mi. I already have a Tourance on the back (replaced stock rear at 5500 miles because I picked up 2 nails), so I'll match again.
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