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    What is the best long distance tire?

    what is the best long distance of tires to put on a R1150RT ?

    I need to last 13-14000miles!

    My first set of Dunlop 205 last rear 13400 miles , Front 16000 miles
    Second set of Dunlop 220 rear only 9000miles,front 12000miles

    I have at home to sets of new tires;
    One is Brigestone BT 010 front and BT 020 rear
    and one set of new Metzeler ME 880 front and back.


    What are your suggestions ,
    which one I sould install on my coming trip for 48 States plus Hyder Ak ?

    Chris
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    2001 R1150RT-84Kkm
    2000 K1200LT 48Kkm
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    Chris, you'll probably get the most mileage by far with the ME880's. If you're heading to Hyder, you might want a GS!

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    Originally posted by TX GS Rider
    Chris, you'll probably get the most mileage by far with the ME880's. If you're heading to Hyder, you might want a GS!
    I concur that the Metzeler ME880 is the best long-distance tire out there and, I think, a very good tire overall.

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    Michael and BMWRider,

    Thanks for helping me make decision.

    I sold my 91PD.

    In 2001 Iron Butt Rally two riders on R1100RT made it to Prudhoe Bay, Bob Hall and Eric Jewell.

    I am only going to Hyder,is all paved roads.

    Maybe some day I will get second bike?




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    Last edited by Chris; 04-24-2003 at 12:17 AM.
    Chris
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    IBA#11157, 48States Plus
    2001 R1150RT-84Kkm
    2000 K1200LT 48Kkm
    Deep in my heart Eagle's fly...

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    Originally posted by BMWRider
    I concur that the Metzeler ME880 is the best long-distance tire out there and, I think, a very good tire overall.
    Good for distance, but not very good for sport riding.
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    FWIW I rode the entire 2001 IBR on Metz 880 including a trip to Hyder.

    You should be fine with that decision.

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