Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Centreville, VA 2008 Pearly White.
We are all " pissed " with the performance of the tires on this bike. Many of us ride on crappy, albeit usable , tires for many miles after the cupping is evident. I have Metzelers ME880's on front and rear. Rear has about 10,000 + miles on it and front has about 4,000 miles. Needless to say the rear is ridable but cupped pretty badly. Coasting it in neutral down the driveway I can feel the bump! bump ! bump ! Little wonder that some of us are, and many have already done, looking into car tires for these bikes. It's a touring bike and it needs touring tires.
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.” Michelin Alpin PA3 195/55/R16 car tire. Lee