Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Sign Up

New back tire

Discussion in 'Technical' started by RCAdd1ct, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. RCAdd1ct

    RCAdd1ct JAFO
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,706
    Likes Received:
    129
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Richardson, Texas
    My Bike(s):
    '06 HD SG custom and '12 Duc MTS 1200 S Touring
    so I have been away for a while. Trading a vehicle and getting my chopper back. (AIH)

    It has the oem 300 rear tire, Metzler.

    What brand do y’all think is better? I have been reading that Metzler seems to have gone downhill at some point.

    TIA.
     
  2. MossBerg590

    MossBerg590 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    690
    Likes Received:
    635
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Arizona
    My Bike(s):
    06 Big Dog Ridgeback
    First Name:
    Tyler
    I have a shinko front and like it, can't beat the price either.
     
    dentdude36 likes this.
  3. Unsprung

    Unsprung In the Potters hand...
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    2,614
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Ruskin, FL
    My Bike(s):
    08 K9, 06 Hayabusa, (wife's ride)
    First Name:
    Gerald
    Your preference - I’ve only had Avon’s on my dogs and will continue to use them. Shinko’s are more affordable and some guys run them, I wouldn’t hesitate to use them myself but I haven’t had any issues with the Avon’s.
     
  4. RCAdd1ct

    RCAdd1ct JAFO
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,706
    Likes Received:
    129
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Richardson, Texas
    My Bike(s):
    '06 HD SG custom and '12 Duc MTS 1200 S Touring
    How is it wearing? I will mostly be highway. Middle of the Metzler is worn out.
     
    pknowles likes this.
  5. bdm7250

    bdm7250 Guru
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    6,799
    Likes Received:
    16,906
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hamilton Ontario Canada
    My Bike(s):
    2008 BD Mastiff 2008 AIH Slammer
    First Name:
    Doug
    I have no complaints with the Avon's or Metzlers, both wear quite well. I have just over 8K on my Avons, still have a couple K life in them. Sue has Metzlers on her AIH, which have about 5K, plenty of tread left but due to their age I will replace them shortly.
     
    Big D Florida and pknowles like this.
  6. BWG56

    BWG56 Guru

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    20,861
    Likes Received:
    36,625
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    USA
    My Bike(s):
    Big Dog, SpyderF3
    First Name:
    Ker
    :stupid: My Metz cracked after 2 yrs, never had any luck with Avon Cobra either, I'm running Shinko now for 1-1/2 yrs, so far so good.
     
    MossBerg590, pknowles and dentdude36 like this.
  7. Scooter33

    Scooter33 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Lima Ohio
    My Bike(s):
    2007 Mastiff
    I bought a new Metz 300m last may. I live in Ohio only rode about 2k miles max. Last October I had to start putting air in it every 3/4 days. The side walls are cracked. The dealer is fighting with them but it sounds like I am fucked. Gonna try the sink if Metz won't replace it.
     
    dentdude36 and BWG56 like this.
  8. pknowles

    pknowles Getting better by the day...---... GURU
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,702
    Likes Received:
    6,734
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    virginia
    My Bike(s):
    , 2012 CVO Streetglide, 07k9 MAKIN IT MY OWN
    First Name:
    paul
    I have a set that is about 7 years old and look new.
     
  9. Scooter33

    Scooter33 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Lima Ohio
    My Bike(s):
    2007 Mastiff
    My Avon's only lasted 4200 miles.
    I have always used Metz on other bikes,smaller size tho. They have lasted well over 11k miles. Really disappointed in the 300 Metz.
     
    pknowles likes this.
  10. bdm7250

    bdm7250 Guru
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    6,799
    Likes Received:
    16,906
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hamilton Ontario Canada
    My Bike(s):
    2008 BD Mastiff 2008 AIH Slammer
    First Name:
    Doug
    You're Avon Venom's seemed to have longevity..:rolleyes:
     
    BWG56 and dentdude36 like this.
  11. pknowles

    pknowles Getting better by the day...---... GURU
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,702
    Likes Received:
    6,734
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    virginia
    My Bike(s):
    , 2012 CVO Streetglide, 07k9 MAKIN IT MY OWN
    First Name:
    paul
    We run metzlers on the Harleys and get close to 15, 000 miles. Hard to figure out why the 300 sizes wear so quick. Not much difference in the bike weights either
     
    Big D Florida likes this.
  12. bdm7250

    bdm7250 Guru
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    6,799
    Likes Received:
    16,906
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hamilton Ontario Canada
    My Bike(s):
    2008 BD Mastiff 2008 AIH Slammer
    First Name:
    Doug
    I've got 9K+ on my Avon's..
     
    BWG56 likes this.
  13. BWG56

    BWG56 Guru

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    20,861
    Likes Received:
    36,625
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    USA
    My Bike(s):
    Big Dog, SpyderF3
    First Name:
    Ker
    I prefer to say mine lasts years instead of how much mileage is on them. So like I have 2 years on my 300 Shinko and it still looks new:)
     
    bdm7250 likes this.
  14. cdogg556

    cdogg556 Guru

    Joined:
    May 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7,012
    Likes Received:
    15,136
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Folsom, Ca.
    My Bike(s):
    2009 Big Dog Mastiff, Chrome Package, DOC's ESC, 585 cam, VH Big Radius Exhaust, 2.5" fwd cntls.
    First Name:
    John
    What? :oldeek: Do you ever twist the throttle? :oldsmile: Haha!:oldhardlaugh:
     
    Big D Florida, bdm7250 and BWG56 like this.
  15. cdogg556

    cdogg556 Guru

    Joined:
    May 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7,012
    Likes Received:
    15,136
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Folsom, Ca.
    My Bike(s):
    2009 Big Dog Mastiff, Chrome Package, DOC's ESC, 585 cam, VH Big Radius Exhaust, 2.5" fwd cntls.
    First Name:
    John
    Wall art will last a long time bRo! ;) :)
     
    BWG56 likes this.
  16. bdm7250

    bdm7250 Guru
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    6,799
    Likes Received:
    16,906
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hamilton Ontario Canada
    My Bike(s):
    2008 BD Mastiff 2008 AIH Slammer
    First Name:
    Doug
    Yes, but it has a Shinko which will last about 10 miles typically...:eek: :D
    IMG_1364.JPG
     
  17. pknowles

    pknowles Getting better by the day...---... GURU
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,702
    Likes Received:
    6,734
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    virginia
    My Bike(s):
    , 2012 CVO Streetglide, 07k9 MAKIN IT MY OWN
    First Name:
    paul


    Boy, that thing looks fast just setting there:oldthumbsup:
     
    cdogg556 likes this.
  18. BWG56

    BWG56 Guru

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    20,861
    Likes Received:
    36,625
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    USA
    My Bike(s):
    Big Dog, SpyderF3
    First Name:
    Ker
    Thanks for sharing:old2:Nice pic
     
    cdogg556 and dentdude36 like this.
  19. JDogg

    JDogg Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    My Bike(s):
    04 Chopper DT
    First Name:
    Josh
    On the topic of rear tires I have an 04 Chopper with a 240 on there can I put a 250?

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
  20. awg

    awg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,972
    Likes Received:
    1,758
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Ohio
    My Bike(s):
    2008 Big Dog Chopper, 1980 Honda Passport, 1965 Honda Benly, 1967 Sears Sabre
    As far as I know it should of came with a 250. Mine did.
     
    JDogg likes this.

Share This Page