Radial Tires On An Airhead Bike

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Radial Tires On An Airhead Bike

Postby AZBMWRIDER » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:27 pm

Need to replace the tires on my '82 R65LS, the local independent shop I go to, recommended going to Metzeler Roadtec 01 and stop using the Lazertec Me33-ME99 tires I've been using for decades .

Anyone have any experience with radial tires on an airhead bike ??
'02 R1150R, Atlanta Blue
Been riding since 1979, BMW's since 1981 .
4 R65's, '87 Guzzi V65 Lario .

AZBMWRIDER
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Re: Radial Tires On An Airhead Bike

Postby AZBMWRIDER » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:02 pm

Had the Metzeler radials installed this week, put about 100 miles on them today, perfect weather 74 F clear and sunny !!!
So far quite pleased with them, get to test them in wet conditions next week, showers forecast for Tuesday through Friday .
'02 R1150R, Atlanta Blue
Been riding since 1979, BMW's since 1981 .
4 R65's, '87 Guzzi V65 Lario .

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Re: Radial Tires On An Airhead Bike

Postby airhead_irl » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:22 am

I always used Bridgestone BT45 on my R100. A great tyre - great grip and very good longevity. On my R60, I changed to Michelin Pilot Activ but I haven't had a chance to try them yet.


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