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Metzler tire scraping on belt K-9

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Mike Toz, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Th3InfamousI

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    guess I am confused why you bought another metzler if your having trouble getting the old one to fit.....Avons are good tires, seems like more trouble than worth on Metzler. Not to mention Avon are cheaper.

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    After reading these posts, I'm glad now that I have the Avon 72; I almost considered buying a Metzler as a replacement when these wear out......but.........not........now. Good experiencial information!
     
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    I am on my second Metzler since the original Avon wore out. Lines up perfectly and doesn't hit the belt. I like how it is wider than the other options.
     
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    Thats why Metz suck balls as paul said. I have one on the front of my mastiff and i frickin hate it! its coming off and avon going on.
     
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    I had a Metzeler too, didn’t like how it wore, and it did start showing cracks on the sidewall.... and no, it wasn’t old, it had pretty new date. Since then I have used Avon, curious about Shinko though
     
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    That’s what I’m running now, a Shinko. I had no luck with Avon or Metz
     
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    I don't get a choice, Metz or Metz.
    I sand my tyre every time to clear the belt, no biggy, far better than cranking the tyre that is just crazy.
    I will be ready for 2 new new hoops by the end of winter (our riding time) will wait and see- Avons may becoming back.
     
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    Anybody that does that shouldn't be riding:oldbang: :owned:
     
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    I have the 300mm Avon rear tire on my 2006 BDK9Custom; on a previous bike, it had a 200mm tire and it had a better cornering lean.
    It "feels" like the 300mm on this K9 is not as rounded as the other tire. I have to really push to lean the bike in turns, as if the shoulder on the Avon tire is prohibiting that lean in a normal turning.
    Is this a form factor on all 300mm tires? or, can anyone tell me if the Metzler tire is better suited for cornering?
    Are there any other tire manufacturers that make a more "rounded" type of tire suited for the BD?
    thank you for your help.......
     
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    More bacon cheese burgers and it will lean better with weight. May I suggest "The Baconator"
     
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    I used a hand held disc grinder to carefully cut about 1/8 or so on the belt side to make the metzlers avoid the belt on my 07 k-9. hate to be grinding a tire that my life depends on but had some really poor results form the older avons. at the first sign of a crack, any tire comes off. sounds like avon may be doing better? maybe try one next time.
     
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    I just used a vibrating type sander to sand the edge off my tire last night. I went with the Shinko front and rear. Took about ten minutes with the bike in the air which allowed me to spin the tire while I sanded. I didn't have to take much off.
     
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    I used a rasp:old2: Only took a few minutes

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    And I really like the Shinko tread pattern! I will post pics in the next day or so.
     
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    See how good that looks!!!!
     
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    I kept the old Avon. Although the center is worn, might be able to compare with them next to each other.
     
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    Lets just say i am really digging the Shinko look! I have been trying to post but this thing is telling me my content is inappropriate but there isnt anything bad in my post????
     
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    I think it was around 3/8"
     
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