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Old 05-21-2003, 06:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my metzler 210 in today and was wondering how you guys feel about your 210,s. I haven't got to get it on yet. Is there any noticable differences? Also I think I got a pretty good deal on it....$130 plus $15 shipping.
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Old 05-21-2003, 07:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They seem to look nice, and handle nice..
But wear on the other hand. As I am told They don't wear so well..
Keep us updated !!

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Old 05-21-2003, 07:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Warstar, where did you order the tire from?
Sounds like a good price. The best I found here was $190 for a Metzler 200 installed.
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Old 05-21-2003, 09:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Motorcycle Accessories Warehouse has good prices on them.
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Old 05-21-2003, 10:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ron, I have the Metz 210 and now have about 2700 miles on the tire. Tire wear looks great to this point. I have been running pressures in the 38-42 psi range and ride a mixture of twisties, sweepers and straight line country roads. I don't do hold the front brake burnouts, but I do like to launch my bike hard and have been known to leave a few darkies through intersections.

My bike came with the Bridgestone BT020s and I think the BT020 rear is just a tad stickier than the Metz 210. I will be installing the Metz front tire this weekend as my BT020 front is shot. The BT020 front has terrible cupping and uneven wear that has really affected handling.

Some of the guys on here that complain of quick wear with the Metz 210 are the guys that hold the front brake, rev the bike and then dump the clutch to a billowing cloud of smoke. No tire will hold up to this kind of abuse (er fun!). The key with Z rated radials on powerful torquey bikes is to constantly check your tire pressure and maintain the correct pressure.
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Yes, I would have to agree with Dave. It comes down to how happy your throttle hand is and most definitely a must do, "Check Tire" Pressure every ride. I ride between 38-42 psi.
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Do you guys have problems getting somebody to mount the tires you buy from someone else. The people here will not install anything you buy from another company. example, I'm ordering a set of Avon's this week and talked the local mechanic about installation, he told me that I had to buy the Avon's from him and that would run about $325.
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I've been to two bike shops nearest to me (to mount tires), and they don't even bat an eye if I bring them a tire to mount (dirt bike & street bike tires), if I didn't buy it from them.

Too many motorcycle dealers here in SOCAL to turn away potential customer, even if it's just for mounting a tire. I usally get great customer service at all the dealerships in my area, that keeps me coming back for more. If they're jerks to me, I won't come back.

Last mounting and balancing for a rear Warrior tire, only cost me $13 (rim was off the bike).

I did have a flat one day when commuting to work one day. Was able to limp to the service bay and have them mount a new tire onto the bike. Luckily they had a Warrior tire instock for a great price. They mounted and balanced the tire for their minimum $65 labor charge + tire cost. They even detailed the bike while another guy mounted the tire. I didn't mind the $65, because of the situation and also because the tire was about $100 less than I had seen at other dealers (charging full retail). I was in & out in a jiffy. Only a few minutes late to work.
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Old 05-21-2003, 10:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I got my tire from www.motorcyclemart.com . Great service too. I had a few questions and the e-mailed me right away. The tire cost was $131.00 plus $15.00 to ship.
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Thanks for all the feed back guys. I appreciate it.
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