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    Me888 too hard, no grip? Not so fast...
    on: Nov 21, 2020, 02.23 am
    Nov 21, 2020, 02.23 am
    Hey all...just got back from another 2 day ride in the smokies, which of course always has to include a cruise through Deal's Gap.

    ME888 on the back, Metzeler TourTec on the front. This is the hardest, highest mileage combo you can put on a Trophy out of the Metzeler catalog, and I'm pretty sure, in general, the highest mileage combo you'll find  for this bike (there might be an even harder front tire...not sure).

    Here's me discovering that I have a ground clearance issue w my driving lights. Never occurred to me that this was even a possible issue until last Friday...and nowhere close to the limits of the tires I might add. The light isn't actually touching in that pic, but I dragged it once, and it folded up a bit, and didn't touch again...just scuffed the cover. The left one dragged twice and the second time it broke the plastic cover. I didn't realize any of that as it happens because they moved on the mounts so didn't add appreciable feedback that I noticed over the pegs dragging, which happens just before the lights.

    Love these tires, and REALLY love this bike. I love it more every time I ride it.


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    Re: Me888 too hard, no grip? Not so fast...
    Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2020, 05.24 pm
    Nov 21, 2020, 05.24 pm
    I don’t see a TourTec tire listed on Metzeler’s website?

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    Re: Me888 too hard, no grip? Not so fast...
    Reply #2 on: Nov 21, 2020, 05.27 pm
    Nov 21, 2020, 05.27 pm
    Sorry, it's RoadTec 01.

    If you're going to try one, make sure to get the 'HWM' version (Heavy Weight Mf'er)
    Last Edit: Nov 21, 2020, 05.29 pm by dietDrThunder

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    Re: Me888 too hard, no grip? Not so fast...
    Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 2020, 03.27 pm
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    Awesome photo!
    Ride safe, ride often!

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    Re: Me888 too hard, no grip? Not so fast...
    Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2021, 10.36 am
    Jan 21, 2021, 10.36 am
    Im curious, whats the blue container behind you?

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    Re: Me888 too hard, no grip? Not so fast...
    Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2021, 01.07 pm
    Jan 21, 2021, 01.07 pm
    The bike is set up for long distance rallying. The blue thing is a 1 gallon thermos jug for water. There's a hose from that to a clip on my tanknbag on a retractable line so I can drink on the move.

    You can't really see it, but there's an aux fuel cell mounted over the passenger seat as well. I'll post a better pic later.

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    Reply #6 on: Jan 21, 2021, 02.07 pm
    Jan 21, 2021, 02.07 pm
    Epic picture!
    Love, light, and kindness,

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    Reply #7 on: Jan 21, 2021, 02.13 pm
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    This is a pic I used for Russel to size up my seat. The peg mount-affixed jug isn't on it, but you can see the rear shelf and tank. That one is just an Ebay 2.5gal that I had on hand, but the Covid-delayed plan is a custom one that will snug my total capacity up against the 11.5gal LD Rally limit.




     



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