new tire blues

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by wildspirit97, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    oh boy, I need a new tire!!!!
    I'm not really a big fan a Dunlop, I know a lot of people run em' but I really would rather have a meztler or an avon.
    So far as far as I can tell dunlop is the only manufacturer of the stock size tire for the 07 fxst. 200/55r17. does anyone know if I could put maybe a 190/50r17 or a 210/60r17 on that rim with out a problem?
     
  2. CTrian

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    I believe you can go with Metzler 210/50ZR 17 or Dunlop 210x50x17".But it gives a shorter look.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
  3. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    METZLER
    ME880 210/50ZR/17 is what you want on the rear and a ME880 ME90/90/21 on the front.
    Dunlops suck and Avons wear to fast for a daily rider, great on a fast weekend bike though!!
     
  4. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    thanks pc I'll look up that metzler.
    any input on the handling of the different size tire?
     
  5. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    Yea, you'll think someone stole your bike and replaced it with one that actually handles and turns without you having to stop first.
    Really it's night and day difference, Once you see the Metzler light you'll avoid the dark at all cost.
     
  6. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    Right on, that's what I like to hear!!!!! I found a couple deals on them...one on ebay and one on http://www.mawonline.com/default.htm
    170.00 and about 15 buck shipping....I think thats less the dunlops from the dealer.
     
  7. rayhdavidson

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    Yes! I go along with the Metzler. great Touring Tyre. (Australian spelling here) I was able to clock up some 17.000km here in Ozz. Our weather conditions are often quiet hot here in the summer. So" Roads get hot and the Tyre held up very well.
    Cheers from Down Under. :)