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Post  Semi on Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:47 pm

Hi all. I have an 1800R with Metz 880 tires with more then 12K miles.

I know sometime next year I will replace set. I already have another Metz 880 front tire, some Dynabeads and an open mind to going Darkside.

I had looked for 205 65 16 symetric tread radial tires.
Found the following: Michelon Hydroedge, Nexen CP641,Falken Ziex ZE512, BF Goodrich Traction TA,and Nexen N5000 "tires".

Looking for anyone who has tried any of these tires.

Note that I used the politically correct terminology "tires" since before they are put onto a vehicle they are just tires. Put a tire on a motorcycle and it is a motorcycle tire.
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Post  Badmoon on Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:13 pm

The Good Year Tripple Tread has a good following here. It has the uni directional tread that you want.

Just sayin.

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Post  jedishon on Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:10 pm

The Falken has ruined a couple rims. I believe only 1 person has managed to get it to seat. The triple tread does have a good rep here like moon said. And also the Hydroedge has a good following. I only remember 1 person trying the 5000, but he liked it. Don't know about the other 2.

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:24 pm

hydro edge and triple tread are both proven winners, falkens are the only tire I've seen get multiple negative reviews...

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Post  dcso011006 on Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:17 am

i have a general altimax HP 205/60R16 on my 1800c and love it i run 40 psi and could not be happier
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Post  rugman on Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:35 pm

I ride a falken and love it 5K miles on it and it rides great no problems

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In the same boat.

Post  josowski on Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:17 pm

Ive always been a BFG guy. Good products, never failed me(on my trucks.) But no one has used the Traction T/A?

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Post  jedishon on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:01 pm

Not to my knowledge. Check the bead width with it standing on the floor. My recomendation would be if its 1" or less wider than your rim to go for it. If its more than 1" you could have trouble getting it to seat. I'm not saying it wouldn't because every tire is different. Thats JMHO.

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Post  X Ring on Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:12 am

Take a look at the Toyos also. Lot of VTX riders are running them and I'm running the TPT in the size you're looking at.

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Post  mark_1bx on Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:58 pm

It's about time......you could have come over here and I would have mounted it for you
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