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Old 08-19-2009, 01:44 AM
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Time for new tires on the motorcycle. Is there a www.tirerack.com of motorcycle tires

I love the reviews of automotive tires at TireRack.com

And have purchased some of the best tires I have owned based on suggetions there.

Its time for new motorcycle tires.

Anyone know of a tirerack.com equivelent for motorcycle tire reviews ?
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:26 AM
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You don't have any bike shops near you.
How about the make and model of said bike?
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:27 AM
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we sell alot of Avons with no complaints
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:56 AM
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tire sources

Any motorcycle magazine will have several tire source advertisements. Some of them are very much like Tire Rack.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:51 AM
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After 35 years of riding motorcycles, I can tell you that if you stick with Metzler or Avon you cannot go wrong. I just tried a set of Michelins on my Sportster and was disappointed. Dunlop and Bridgestone are cheap crap. Metzler seems to be the tire of choice among Harley fans, while Avons are big with the metric crowd, however there is lots of cross-over in that mix.

Of all the bikes I've owned, the 1970 Triumph Bonneville shod with Avon tires was the best handling bike I've ever owned. I developed a deep appreciation for those tires on stiff suspension sport bikes ever since, and they will be going back on my Sportster as soon as the Michelins wear out.
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What make, model and year bike do you own? Chances are there is a forum dedicated to this bike (or it's family) with a wealth of info on tire selection. Maybe even a member on this forum would have suggestions if it's a bike they are familiar with.
Tire selection on a motorcycle is critical and you are wise to seek guidance.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:57 PM
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Thanks everyone.

The bike is a 1986 BMW K75

One of the flying brick, sport touring bikes.


I have not found a bike fourm that I really like yet.

Is anyone here know of a good one ?
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www.bmwlt.com
will take you to a good one. It's primarily about the luxury tourers but, as with Mercedes automobiles, most BMW motorcycle owners have more than one and almost all have experience with various models. Give it a shot.
I haven't ever owned a K75 but I respectfully disagree with JollyRoger in that I run Dunlops on all my lighter twins (and have for over 20 years) and Bridgestones on the LT (love them but haven't had the bike for very long). I can say that many of the lighter K's I've seen are shod with Metzelers and Continentals.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:18 PM
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Thanks everyone.

The bike is a 1986 BMW K75

One of the flying brick, sport touring bikes.


I have not found a bike fourm that I really like yet.

Is anyone here know of a good one ?
try bmwsporttouring.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:04 AM
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I have to disagree with Mr JollyRoger. I tried Avons on my Sportster and didn't like them at all. I went back to the Dunlops which I like a whole lot better.
The Avons are a hard rubber tire. They last longer but I think you give up a lot in traction. The Dunlops are a softer rubber tire. They don't last as long but have much better traction.
As always it's a matter of personal choice but I think most people gauge how much they like a tire by how long they last but should consider more how they handle.
Also different suspensions like different tires.

I may have to try those Metzelers tires.

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Old 08-20-2009, 11:21 AM
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Dunlops wear out so fast I just have no use for them.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:23 PM
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I've got no kick with the Dunlops I've used on my Harleys either. Never felt uncomfortable in the rain or when turning hard.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:21 PM
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Oh, I think they handle ok, they just don't last as long as the Avons. The one set of Bridgestones I ran suffered from premature cracking and feathering, I didn't even get 5,000 miles out of them.

Check out this thread from a Beamer bike forum:

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19306

Very typical of my own experiences. Put a set of Avon Storm Sts on that Beem dude.

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Old 08-20-2009, 01:27 PM
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The bike is a 1986 BMW K75
Check out this link - scroll down to the tire section.

I know this guy, and he's got about as much knowledge of BMW's as anyone you'll find...the link above, covers his significant tire experience on his previously owned K75.
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