1990 K75s - tire recommendations ?
I've had my K75s for two years now and have put 18K miles on it in that time. Mostly commuting, but lot's of short hops and burns around the town and on one or two day highway trips. I never ride two-up and usually ride with a few things in my side bags.
The bike has had Battleax BT45 installed for the entire time and I've been through two sets now. I know I'm swimming against the stream here but I don't think I like them.
In both cases the front tire was replaced because it was badly cupped, and that was the case with my first rear as well. The second rear tire just popped on me, leaving me stranded. It was worn down fairly well, but nowhere near corded. It's not clear yet why it popped, I haven't had a chance to take a close look yet. A brief look showed nothing extraordinary.
Anyway - If I'm going to switch tires this is the time to do it. My third front tire is cupped again anyway.
I'm thinking Metzler Lasertechs - but I'm quite open to suggestions.
K75s tire recommendations
Went to AM26 RoadRider Avons after THIRD Metzeler ME 88 had splits down in the lowest part of the treads. Last one was w/ less than 2,500 mi. Metzeler denied replacement. No more Metzelers for me. Pity too, because they used to be good tires. Germans never admit their mistakes. On a new set of Avons touring at the moment. Last tire was an AM26 RoadRider was 9,262 mi. on a rear. Two up and loaded 40% of time. Cupped on the sides, which was a first for me on the rear. Acceptable tire for me at $135 for a rear and $115 for a front. Charlie