Well, a 10" rim and a new swingarm........... :bigthumbsup:Yes, you can put a 250 on the factory rim. In fact most people on this board have the Dunlop E3 250 tire in the back. If you want to go crazy then you can go with a 10" rim and put up to a 300 on there.
M203R, you are incorrect in stating that the 260 might make a poor tire when mounted on the stock wheel/rim. :redfaced: In fact, the Metzelers 260 is the most highly recommended rear tire to mount on the stock size rear wheel for the M109R. It rides and handles great!!! It is the 280 size tire that is not recommended for mounting on the stock rear wheel. There are claims and some real life experiences that have been stated on this forum in which people have had problems (safety, handling, and overall riding related) with the 280 mounted on their stock size rear wheels.Yes you can, there are people here who I believe even get a 260 on there, but the 260 doesn't technically "fit" and might make for a poor tire. The 250 should handle fine, at least that's what I hear.
That depends on your riding style. I ride the twisties alot and I ride pretty hard at times. I have used up 2 sets of stockers, a set of avons, 3 EIII's on the rear and 2 metzler 260's. I am about to replace my front metzler 160/60 after 11,000 miles and not long after that I will be starting on my 3rd metz 260. Yes, if you cruise around and occasionally ride in the mountains the EIII is definately the best bang for your buck. But, if you ride agressively you owe it to yourself to try the metzlers.More costly, does not last as long.
Dunlop EIII 250 is cheaper and lasts longer.:bigthumbsup:
I ride the twisties frequently, and find the EIII to be a real nice tire, better than the stocker for sure. Will not be buying any Metzeler tires in the foreseeable future due to excessively high price.Also, I have yet to get more than 6000 miles out of ANY rear tire and I have never done a burnout. I can get just as many miles out of the metz as I can the EIII. The avon didn't even make it to 4000 miles.:dontknow: