M-3 Metzler - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 2007, 2:27 pm Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 346
M-3 Metzler

Anyone running the M-3 dual compond tires on their K 1200 Gt ?
I have 2003 and am curious of the results and satisfaction of the ride and handling .
I tried the Pilot ( France) recall dual compound tire and of course had a bad one on the front that was a recall/
I want to go Metzler but need some Data.
Thanks
Billy_B57 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 2007, 9:03 pm
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billy_B57
Anyone running the M-3 dual compond tires on their K 1200 Gt ?
I have 2003 and am curious of the results and satisfaction of the ride and handling .
I tried the Pilot ( France) recall dual compound tire and of course had a bad one on the front that was a recall/
I want to go Metzler but need some Data.
Thanks
The Metzler M3 is not a dual compound tire.

It isn't quite as twichie as the PPower but turns in VERY quick and good. M3's stick good enough that it's only the second street tire I haven't been able to spin coming out of a turn. I ride 90% twisties on my K1200R and two VFR's and I can spin everything I've tried but M3's and PPowers on either bike.

Ride and handling is great on the M3. It may become my tire of choice. FWIW.
Bent is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 2007, 9:25 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 346
metzler M-3

The Eugene BMER shop showed me the Metzler M-3 and it looks like an Avon .They said it was a dual compound . Hard center and softer edge .It is the M-3 not M3 . I will ask them to confirm this .
Thanks
Billy_B57 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 2007, 1:01 pm
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billy_B57
The Eugene BMER shop showed me the Metzler M-3 and it looks like an Avon .They said it was a dual compound . Hard center and softer edge .It is the M-3 not M3 . I will ask them to confirm this .
Thanks
I have been wrong before...I just can't remember when...

Since you said that though, I'll look for an M-3. Just haven't heard of it before.....
Bent is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 2007, 1:08 pm
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 187
Hi Billy

I've just purchased my second set of M3s for my K1200R. The first set lasted just over 9000km. Before you get some, I would consider what sort of life you want out of your tires, because that's not much if you're touring. They ARE sticky, and they work great at the track (4 track days on the first set), but I think I'd go Z6s if I wanted a little more life.

I don't believe they're a dual compound tire, either. Have a look at this review: LINK

Dave
DaveNZ is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 2007, 4:39 pm
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 180
OK, Billy, you peaked my curiosity, so I did a search on M3's and M-3's. From what I see they're the same tire....non dual compound. The front and rear ARE however different compounds which is usually the case in most any decent tire set.

If you have a link that says dual compound rear, please post the link because I'd like to know.

Thanks,

Bent
Bent is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2007, 1:32 pm
Looking for better limits...
 
Razel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Fremont, CA, USA
Posts: 5,163
I'll just add I had a set for a track school where the rookie felt well planted. Tires were the least of my issues.


Then went to THCR a month later, where the tire gave up the ghost at 5800 miles. That trip was with a set of side cases and tail bag fully loaded. Never felt anything was amiss until the flat...

I wouldn't expect more than 6k miles out of a pair. On a new K1200, much less.



100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3

Ray
2010 K1300GT Royal Blue
2003 K1200GT Orient Blue (for sale)
2007 G650 X-Challenge

IBA #34158

Be a K-Bikes Supporter

I work for Keyser Söze
Razel is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2007, 10:19 pm
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by Razel
I'll just add I had a set for a track school where the rookie felt well planted. Tires were the least of my issues.


Then went to THCR a month later, where the tire gave up the ghost at 5800 miles. That trip was with a set of side cases and tail bag fully loaded. Never felt anything was amiss until the flat...

I wouldn't expect more than 6k miles out of a pair. On a new K1200, much less.
Six thousand! Astounding!

My rear is going to bite the dust at 2000 miles but the front is wearing very well. Guess that's what 90% hard twistie riding will do....
Bent is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 2007, 11:58 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 346
metzler M-3

Tires arrived this week and I hope to get the rear mounted first of next week .
Time will tell if this is the tire for me .
Billy_B57 is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 2007, 9:57 pm
Addict
 
Thickasabrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Rio Rancho, NM, USA
Posts: 460
Metz M-3

I'm running a set on my K1200GT (2004), and on the wif'e K1200RS (1999). We both like them. I used to use the Pilot Powers, but tried these when they first came out. Getting a bit more miles than on the Michelins. They feel very inspiring in corners. Try a set and let us know what you think. I like to try different brands and types of tires. I liked the earlier series (M-1), especially when Cycle Gear had them on sale....

Good luck with your search.

Carpe Beemum

1975 R75/6
2004 K1200GT
Thickasabrick is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Metzler Z6 on the KS? mark5lam Tires 10 Apr 1st, 2008 12:47 pm
Air Pressure and sealant for Metzler Z6 jtull01 K1200RS/GT (Classic) 1 May 21st, 2007 3:44 pm
BMW Boots + Metzler Z6 + K1200GT = WOW! bnblazer K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 14 Sep 5th, 2006 5:54 am
Metzler Z6 Question FlagRS K1200RS/GT (Classic) 13 Jul 27th, 2006 10:05 pm
Metzler Tires k1200sforme K12/1300S 20 Mar 27th, 2006 8:51 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome