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    Tire suggestions?

    So I'm at 5K miles on my C650GT (now with new and improved luggage rack!) and it looks like I might need tires sooner than later. What kind of mileage are folks getting on their bikes, and what tires would you suggest (if indeed there are options out there). TIA

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    I just jumped a set of Metzeler Feel Free's as they were the OEM rubber and I'm happy with them and Bike Bandit had a "sale". Whether I got a price or not is moot as I'm going to need tires eventually and this is not an easy tire (at 15") to source.
    I did not hunt for anything else as I am liking the ride. I know I've beat the heck outta this but let me say it again. This "scooter" is 745 lbs., plus you and your gear. I also own an '07 RT and F8ST. Guess which one of the three is ridden most aggressive and frequently? (The GT!!) It's the CG I'm telling you, has made me fearless. If only I had this bike for the Sedalia National. (Shut up, Roy!)

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    I stayed with the Mezelers as well?

    I got about 7000 before the front started cupping and replaced at 7400 when the tire I ordered came into my dealer. Handling was degraded. My back tire appeared to be okay at that time but within 1000 miles was cupping and handling poorly. I will change both out at the same time next time. I love my scooter as well.. Feels much better now. My dealer had great prices on the tires I paid $350 for both installed
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    I'm at 7,200 miles on my set of Metzler's and have a little cupping. There's 2/10" tread on front and 3/10" on the rear. I have a set of Michelin Power Pure (dual compound) on order and hope to get them mounted in the next couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh70 View Post
    I have a set of Michelin Power Pure (dual compound) on order and hope to get them mounted in the next couple of weeks.
    These are the tires i was going to get when I replace my tires some day. Please keep us updated
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    Quote Originally Posted by 43362 View Post
    These are the tires i was going to get when I replace my tires some day. Please keep us updated

    OK, well I spoke too soon. The front Michelin Power Pure is on backorder until mid September and I'm pretty sure 2/10" won't last another 1000 miles. The dealer had the OEM Metzler's on hand so I went ahead and had them installed today. Looks like I'll be waiting another 7k miles for the Michelins but I'll get them ordered well before I need them this time. I know of at least one other C650 owner changing to the Michelins next month so I'm looking forward to his report!

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