Sticky touring tires, need good traction for big HP

QuikHD

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Anybody know of a good touring tire that will also provide good traction for a high HP motor? I know I will suffer milage for performance.....Thats no problem. I just want a tire that is sticky enough to handle some real power and still maintain proper load ratings for a two up bagger.
 

Bill

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I have run Pirelli Night Dragons for the last 12,000 miles "Just mounted the 3rd rear, and 2nd front" and they are WAY better than the stock type tires.
 

Bill

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I had 12K on the front, probably could have gone another 2K-3K but I changed it anyway.

The rear I am getting about 5K
 

5150 Bagger

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i run dunlop elite 3's great tires got 13 k outa both.. i ride hard in the twisties and they keep the shiny side up ...
 

QuikHD

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I am running a 880 on my wide glide and it wont hook on the street. I end up getting a little sideways through intersections. Not sure how the bagger is going to do, the extra weight may help.
 

Native Custom Baggers.com

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Anybody know of a good touring tire that will also provide good traction for a high HP motor? I know I will suffer milage for performance.....Thats no problem. I just want a tire that is sticky enough to handle some real power and still maintain proper load ratings for a two up bagger.
QuikHD, How much milage are you willing to give up? Do you street race?
It sounds like you may ride like me. When you want to get serious about traction, run a Avon VP2 Super sport. No more spinning through intersections. Period. But be careful and watch out for the big wheelies. What size rear wheel do you have and what kind of HP are we talking?

Paul
 

WanaRyd Wheels

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We recommend Avon and Metzeler tires to our customers, both brands are durable but there are differences between the two.

Metzelers have a harder compound which equals less grip but more mileage in the long term.
Conversely, Avons are made with a softer compound for more grip but tend to get less miles than a Metzeler.

In terms of pricing we carry both at the same price.

Hope this helps, Ryd Safe!
 

QuikHD

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QuikHD, How much milage are you willing to give up? Do you street race?
It sounds like you may ride like me. When you want to get serious about traction, run a Avon VP2 Super sport. No more spinning through intersections. Period. But be careful and watch out for the big wheelies. What size rear wheel do you have and what kind of HP are we talking?

Paul
I like to twist the throttle.....As much and as often as possible. Street racing.....Yep! I have a feeling a touring tire just wont cut it.
 

01fxdx

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you need to go to a 17" rear wheel. period! this opens the door to all the sportbike tires on the market. i used to run the avon viper, 160/50r17. now i've cut the rear up enough to go 180, there are a ton of sticky tires in that size.
 

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