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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchsLoft View Post
    Well going to grab a 160 soon and see how I like it! May even go 250 up to 260 on rear...

    Guess I am looking at Metzeler then correct?

    Is this a good price? https://www.ebay.com/itm/332915025928

    I ran the same Z8 the last 2 seasons. Worked great. Also take a look at the Avon Cobra Chrome

    The price looks ok but check out even local dealer or JPcycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry L View Post
    I just put the Metz 160 & 260 on yesterday. Love em👍
    What do you feel the biggest change from a 250to the 260 is?

    Do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchsLoft View Post
    What do you feel the biggest change from a 250to the 260 is?

    Do you like it?

    Metzeler just came out with a new 260 it's an 888 where the old ones were 880. I got the 888 this year, more aggressive tread. As for width on stock rim it measures 252mm as it bulges a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Metzeler just came out with a new 260 it's an 888 where the old ones were 880. I got the 888 this year, more aggressive tread. As for width on stock rim it measures 252mm as it bulges a bit.
    Most of us (especially myself) are probably wondering if/when METZELER is going to release the 280 and 300 size ME888 tires. I sure hope they have plans to do so, and not just stop with the 260.
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    This thread has me interested in the 160 front. I read about the improvement in ride quality and smoothness you get with the wider tire up front, but how is it when ridden hard. What are the thoughts on a 160 when peg scraping or being aggressive with the throttle on twisty roads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by W8INLINE View Post
    This thread has me interested in the 160 front. I read about the improvement in ride quality and smoothness you get with the wider tire up front, but how is it when ridden hard. What are the thoughts on a 160 when peg scraping or being aggressive with the throttle on twisty roads?
    Well first off, you CAN NOT ride or push an M109R nearly as hard as you can a Sport Bike. Itís simply too heavy, and most of all itís not designed for that level of aggressive riding. Of course, you can get somewhat aggressive when riding the 9, but just not to the Sport Bike extent. With that said, you can ride your 9 with the 160/60 tire on front just as hard, aggressively, and effectively as you can with the stock size 130/70 front tire. In fact, my experiences have been that the bike seems to hold and perform even better in the curves and twisties with the 160/60. Personally, I switched over to the 160/60 for the first time on my first 9 back in early 2009, and I have never gone away from it since. Iíve had three M109Rs and currently still have two of them. All of them were/is fitted with the 160/60 as a front tire, and Iíve never had any performance, quality, or tread wearing issues of any kind...and Iíve ridden them all quite hard at times. I can almost guarantee youíll love the ride with a 160/60 installed as your front tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUDAH-9 View Post
    Well first off, you CAN NOT ride or push an M109R nearly as hard as you can a Sport Bike. Itís simply too heavy, and most of all itís not designed for that level of aggressive riding. Of course, you can get somewhat aggressive when riding the 9, but just not to the Sport Bike extent. With that said, you can ride your 9 with the 160/60 tire on front just as hard, aggressively, and effectively as you can with the stock size 130/70 front tire. In fact, my experiences have been that the bike seems to hold and perform even better in the curves and twisties with the 160/60. Personally, I switched over to the 160/60 for the first time on my first 9 back in early 2009, and I have never gone away from it since. Iíve had three M109Rs and currently still have two of them. All of them were/is fitted with the 160/60 as a front tire, and Iíve never had any performance, quality, or tread wearing issues of any kind...and Iíve ridden them all quite hard at times. I can almost guarantee youíll love the ride with a 160/60 installed as your front tire.
    My tyres are from 2014. They still have a lot of tread on them. Do you think 5 year old tyres should be changed due to age?

    Also, will the 160 work with the stock rim and fender?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldi View Post
    My tyres are from 2014. They still have a lot of tread on them. Do you think 5 year old tyres should be changed due to age?

    Also, will the 160 work with the stock rim and fender?
    Baldi, some members here would say that 5 year old tires should be changed. However, my suggestion would be to carefully inspect your tires for serviceability and safety. If theyíre not cracked, dry rotted, worn excessively, or wearing unevenly I see no need to change them out. As for your question about the 160 tire working with the stock front wheel and fender...yes it will work just fine, without any modifications needed. Iíve been running a 160 on a stock size aftermarket front wheel and stock front fender since 2009, and itís been GREAT...with absolutely no issues whatsoever.

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    I have the Dunlop 250 I the rear and the Avon 160-60 at front . The ride , unquestionably has improved a lot .
    The bike , contrary to what I have read , takes the curves better and easier .
    I love it . I will never go back to smaller tires .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUDAH-9 View Post
    With that said, you can ride your 9 with the 160/60 tire on front just as hard, aggressively, and effectively as you can with the stock size 130/70 front tire.

    I agree the 9 is no sport bike... the above quote was what I was asking about. Thanks Judah
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontherocks2u View Post
    The tire in the link you provided is the Metzeler 160/60r18. Avon has a 160/60r18 tire thatís equally as good as the Metzeler, and it costs a lot less. I have one of each of the 160/60 tires on my two 9s, and they both perform equally GREAT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUDAH-9 View Post
    The tire in the link you provided is the Metzeler 160/60r18. Avon has a 160/60r18 tire thatís equally as good as the Metzeler, and it costs a lot less. I have one of each of the 160/60 tires on my two 9s, and they both perform equally GREAT!!!
    thanks looking into them.... Kind of a Tire OCD.. Did R&D work for Kenda at one time
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontherocks2u View Post
    thanks looking into them.... Kind of a Tire OCD.. Did R&D work for Kenda at one time
    ...do yourself a huge favor, and invest in the 160/60 front tire setup. I’m certain you won’t regret it.

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    Finally did my 160 ME 880 front swap on the stock wheel. I tried it with and with out the fender adapter. I was surprised at the clearance without the adapter but ended up installing my fender extenders anyways. Im running a low & mean fender so I'm not sure that makes a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1000R View Post
    Finally did my 160 ME 880 front swap on the stock wheel. I tried it with and with out the fender adapter. I was surprised at the clearance without the adapter but ended up installing my fender extenders anyways. Im running a low & mean fender so I'm not sure that makes a difference.

    heres a few pics

    That looks great

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