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Metzeler ME888
« on: May 14, 2018, 05:29:24 am »
Throwing it out there for group to dicuss.
After reading about new version of ironclad tire ME880, I got curious. What about ME888.
Has anyone given a thought of running such tire on Connie?

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Re: Metzeler ME888
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 11:00:42 am »
I looked at the Metzler website and they do not offer a 190/50/17 in the ME888. I have always been told that the ME880 is a very "hard" tire and not for sporty  bikes. And as you can tell from the replies that not many people run them. Unless you live in Kansas (very few turns)  :??: I would not try them. Just my .02 cents.

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Re: Metzeler ME888
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 07:15:24 pm »
Unless they have changed over the years HARD is why most don't run them.  Feel great till you hit a stripe or water or cold or...
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Re: Metzeler ME888
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 10:02:12 pm »
Touted as designed for custom bikes...

Interesting that there are 200/50 and 200/55 r17 options available.

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Re: Metzeler ME888
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 10:26:32 pm »
One of the absolute worst as far as hard to mount with my tools tires. Very hard and stiff, good for a C*** but not a bike tire. It was easier to put a car tire on a Goldwing that the 3 or 4 ME888's I have mounted.

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Re: Metzeler ME888
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 01:37:04 pm »
Is this a belted or radial tire?
I have a 888 on my C-10, but (16") was only available as belted.
I think on a 17" it is available in a radial, which may be a softer tire?

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Re: Metzeler ME888
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 12:57:10 am »
I ran the wing size Metzler 880's, I got over 20,000 miles out of them, they were a harder tire yes.
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Re: Metzeler ME888
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 05:21:14 pm »
Im running the ME 888 on my Vmax. I have burned through a few of the older ME 880 in years past. As others have said, they are a hard rubber. Couple this with the torque of the Vmax, and it easily spins.
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Re: Metzeler ME888
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018, 05:22:05 am »
Im running the ME 888 on my Vmax. I have burned through a few of the older ME 880 in years past. As others have said, they are a hard rubber. Couple this with the torque of the Vmax, and it easily spins.
Pardon me dear, my curiosity got the better of me. Do you still ride V-max?

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Re: Metzeler ME888
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 01:57:27 pm »
Im running the ME 888 on my Vmax. I have burned through a few of the older ME 880 in years past. As others have said, they are a hard rubber. Couple this with the torque of the Vmax, and it easily spins.
Pardon me dear, my curiosity got the better of me. Do you still ride V-max?
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