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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 2008, 4:10 pm Thread Starter
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IRC tires

Has anyone used these? Right now, Chaparral has IRC SP-11 ST's for $216 for the pair for my 02 K12RSA. Good price, are they good tires? Also, any experience with Bridgestone BT-021's or Dunlop D220's? I have been using Dunlop D205's for years on 3 different bikes with good results but I can't find them anymore.

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I didn't have good luck with the Bridgestone tires as the front tended to cup severely. I am currently using Metzlers...

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I have had Dunlop D220
the fronts are pretty good, as they don't cup and lasted about 8,500 miles
the rears, however did not stand out so well, and die about 5,000 miles

I replace them with the BS021
the front is aweful, I only put about 1,500 miles on and already, they are flat spotting on the front. I have not put the rears on.

the best tire that I had on my K1200RS is the Metezler Z-6, they don't cut and stay round and last quite a while.

I was thinking of replacing with Metzeler M880, but they are V speed rated. They should last a bit longer but if anyone had experience with V speed tires, rather than Z speed tires, please post your observations and let me know

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I don't believe the ME880's are radials. Something to consider. May not have the right size for your wheel.

Also, they're hard-compound tires, such that you could be far better mileage, but at the expense of cornering traction.
But, on the older K100/K75/K1100, they're pretty popular.

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