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Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2018, 04:17:26 AM »
Well Bertha is now up for some love. She's headed in for major service (yes valves) and fluids change. I'm getting them to do fork oil (apparently not included) and also replacing the TPMS.

Given my passionate hatred of the handling with the current PR4s I asked for the Marathons to be installed with the TPMS changeover. They pushed back pretty hard saying that because the profile is different, if I hated PR4s I would definitely hate the marathons.

Hmmmmmm

For better or for worse we are going for A spec Angel GTs. Bear in mind I've never ridden a Trophy with these fitted and I came off Sports Tourers etc.

See how we go.
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Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2018, 08:23:46 AM »
Fork Oil is Scheduled to be replaced every 40,000 miles  :028:

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Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2018, 09:57:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
Fork Oil is Scheduled to be replaced every 40,000 miles  :028:

Cheers  :821:



I just converted that to klms  :745:

I know I loved the way my Sprint felt after they did the forks at 40,000klms, so what the hell, I’m in for a couple of $ anyway  :012:
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Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2018, 10:06:51 AM »
 :431:   64,000 Kilometres !   :038:   :028:

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Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2018, 09:12:10 AM »
 :745: No need to be sorry mate. Appreciate your advice. In the end there was so much other stuff to be done and they said the suspension was in perfect condition, that it didn't get done.
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Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2018, 04:39:16 AM »
There is a 200/50-17 in the ME888. Has anyone tried that? I can't find specs but it might be closer to the 190/55-17 in height. I know it's going to be a bit flatter, but it might be on ok compromise to get the extra miles.

Thoughts?

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Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2018, 07:21:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by dietDrThunder [+]
There is a 200/50-17 in the ME888. Has anyone tried that? I can't find specs but it might be closer to the 190/55-17 in height. I know it's going to be a bit flatter, but it might be on ok compromise to get the extra miles.

Thoughts?

If you look at page 1 of this thread you will see that I got one, but in 55 series, and have been on it for a bit now.  Works perfectly and I hope to get more than the 8500 miles I got on the Angel ST.  Bike feels perfectly normal.  It runs just a tad closer to my exhaust (Delkavik) is all due to being 10mm wider overall.  Currently have 2000 miles on it.  The slight added height is minimal (55% of 190 versus 55% of 200) and not noticed.  Bike has no clue the tire is different (no issues with ABS detecting rotational difference between front and rear so within range of acceptable to the computer).

And the price was very good so, more smiles per dollar!  I mean miles.  Or both.  :)
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Re: Metzler Marathon ME880 and ME888
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2018, 02:35:22 AM »
Yes I saw that, which is why I asked if anyone had tried a 200/50-17. The difference is significant - roughly 10mm. But, as the 200-50 would be smaller than the OEM 190-55, I decided to order a  55 as you did; I certainly don't want the rear to be any lower.

I have to admit I'm skeptical that there is no discernible difference with the 200. My bike handles considerably differently when I run the front tire  with 38psi v. 41psi. I feel certain that a 5mm difference in tire height in the rear will be a bigger difference.

But, we'll see!

Thanks very much for reporting back that the tire fits, works etc. so that we can benefit from that experience.

 



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