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    Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
    on: May 20, 2018, 03.38 am
    May 20, 2018, 03.38 am
    Anybody tried one of these out back?  I am looking for more mileage as I have no problem remaining within traction limits.  Thinking of doing one of them in 200/55/17.  Slightly wider, very slightly taller too of course.  $133.97 at Cycle Gear.
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    Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
    Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 09.33 am
    May 20, 2018, 09.33 am
    Id be interested in answers to this question too. I am thinking about a steel belted touring tyre after the current PR4s expire. Although I will be and always have stuck to original size.
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    Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
    Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 04.26 am
    May 23, 2018, 04.26 am
    Purchased the tire today, probably have it installed in about 8 weeks or so.  I figure the very, very slight height gain will keep the speedo the same or make it a tad more accurate.  Really, just hoping for more than 8500 miles out of a rear tire.  Tires every year is just not what I am used to.  With the CT on the Gold Wing it lasted about 3 years out back (30-33k) and 1.5 up front (no, not a CT in front of course).

    I play, but have never had a dry pavement traction issue so not worried about a more touring oriented tire out back.  I slow down on corners in the rain so never a problem there.  In a car you can slide crazy, succeed, and avoid in the future.  On a bike you might only get one shot so I tend to be a little more conservative.
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    Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
    Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 11.19 pm
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    Awesome, let u know how you go?  :028:
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    Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
    Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 04.05 am
    May 26, 2018, 04.05 am
    Tire arrived today.  Rated for 937 pounds @ 42 psi so good to go there!  It looks bigger!  Sure, it is a touch, but it seems I really can see the difference.  Maybe because it isn't mounted.  I almost wish the old one were already worn out...
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    Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
    Reply #5 on: May 27, 2018, 02.05 am
    May 27, 2018, 02.05 am
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    Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
    Reply #6 on: Jul 13, 2018, 05.55 am
    Jul 13, 2018, 05.55 am
    Almost there...
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    Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
    Reply #7 on: Jul 25, 2018, 04.31 am
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    C'mon, hurry up  :153:
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