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So it's time to get some new tires for my 2016 BOSS. Heard mixed things about the Michelin Commander IIIs. I've had buddy recommend the Metzler 888 while ago and I'm leaning that way now. What are you guys running and how do you like it?

Also, thinking about going wider on the rear. Been hearing 260 can fit on the stock rim while maintaining handling. Anyone out there try this out? How has it been.

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I have the Metz 280 on an aftermarket rim on my 9, rides great. Had the Dunny E3 on my M90 with M109r rear rim, it was a 250 and fit well. Excellent grip and smooth ride as well. Having ridden on both, I'd recommend either one.
 
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I personally like and recommend Avon tires. They are dual compound; harder in the center for longer life and softer on the sides for great grip in the twisties. Also great performance in the rain.
A 260 will work well for you on the stock rim. It may feel a little different at first, but you will quickly get used to it. Do not try to put a 280 on a stock rim. 280s require a 10" rim, and are unsafe on the stock 8.5" rim.
 

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I ran nothing but the Dunlop E3 until I went to a 10" rim, now I have Metzeler ME880's on it.

Tires are kind of like oil, everyone prefers their own brand. :)
 

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I personally like and recommend Avon tires. They are dual compound; harder in the center for longer life and softer on the sides for great grip in the twisties. Also great performance in the rain.
A 260 will work well for you on the stock rim. It may feel a little different at first, but you will quickly get used to it. Do not try to put a 280 on a stock rim. 280s require a 10" rim, and are unsafe on the stock 8.5" rim.
What size Avon do you run on the front? I currently run a 160/60 R18, but Avon doesn't make that size. Stock size is 130/70 R18, but I want something bigger.

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i personally love the Michelin Scorcher. had it installed on my 9 last season. way better/stickier than stock. biggest size it comes in is the stock 240.
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What size Avon do you run on the front? I currently run a 160/60 R18, but Avon doesn't make that size. Stock size is 130/70 R18, but I want something bigger.

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I used the Avon Cobra rear tire run in reverse when I ran a 160. Since then, I have changed to a 150 in front, but it's a Metzeler. When these tires are worn out, I'll be going back to Avons.
 

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I've always used Pirelli Night Dragon, stck size, and they are good for cornering. Perhaps not the best in the rain.
 

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I've always used Pirelli Night Dragon, stck size, and they are good for cornering. Perhaps not the best in the rain.
I think @cbxer55 was one of the first to run pirellis, although I am not sure it was the night dragons. I seem to recall him saying that they did not last as long as some of the other tires rated for an 800ish pound bike. I think, however, he said they were a very good tire.
 

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Usually I do not get more than 8K miles from my rear Night Dragon, roughly 12K miles from the front.
 

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Usually I do not get more than 8K miles from my rear Night Dragon, roughly 12K miles from the front.
That's not bad, I don't think I get much more from the rear. Maybe a bit more from the front. I usually get about 2 rear tire changes per front tire change.
 

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I think @cbxer55 was one of the first to run pirellis, although I am not sure it was the night dragons. I seem to recall him saying that they did not last as long as some of the other tires rated for an 800ish pound bike. I think, however, he said they were a very good tire.
Nah. Never run Pirellis myself.
 

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