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Anybody wear out a back tire yet and replace it?? Just wondering how many miles folks are getting out of them?:D
 

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I think RSS just replaced his with 15k on the stock tire.
 

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Yeah I think you're right Sea Dawg, I think RSS said he had about that many miles but that he would need to replace his front tire and not the back one but that he had the back tire already.
 

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I replaced one with less than 1k lol, damn screw
i put a new metz on and went to the dragons tail in tenn.pick up a screw,plugged the tire and rode it home . replaced it with 1650 on it.i prob would ride it alone,but not with the wife onboard.
 

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Made it to 15.7k on both tires, then I replaced them both, since I was doing the back anyways...
 

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Oh ok so you decided to just change both of them huh. So why is it that everyone is changing to the Metz tire instead of the same kind that comes on the bike, any special reason? Not that I'm in need of any tires on my bike since I only have like 800 miles on mine lol, but then again my 07 dodge ram only has 19,000 miles on it, damn deployements.
 

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Oh ok so you decided to just change both of them huh. So why is it that everyone is changing to the Metz tire instead of the same kind that comes on the bike, any special reason? Not that I'm in need of any tires on my bike since I only have like 800 miles on mine lol, but then again my 07 dodge ram only has 19,000 miles on it, damn deployements.
Cause the Metz makes the back end look bigger and fills it in more, they are the same size but Metz gives the appearance of it being bigger, this has been verified with a side by side test between several different bikes when we all rode together. Also, Shane or CBfury got 16k on his Metz as well, so it will wear just the same as the Dunlop. Metz also feels as though it sticks to the ground a little bit better, but that may be because they are new tires to me... I'll let you know after a few thousand miles. So, basically... if they are the same size and basically cost the same, but they give you the look of a bigger tire without having to go to a bigger tire or different rim, then it's a pretty easy choice actually.
 

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Appreciate the write-up on that question I had, I'll definitely have to remember to try that brand of tire when I get around to needing some.
 

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if you ride hard curves in the mountain you will see the diff.the metz want give you the bump slip in a hard curve.i ride with a group that does a lot of mountain rides.the first thing we do is change to the metz.
 

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if you ride hard curves in the mountain you will see the diff.the metz want give you the bump slip in a hard curve.i ride with a group that does a lot of mountain rides.the first thing we do is change to the metz.
Yea, just did a back road ride this last weekend and I felt as though I was corning on a dime, sometimes forgetting the Fury has its limits on the turning radius... I was also riding 2up so, I also figured the extra weight in the back might have made a "feel" difference... will have to take the roads on by myself to really see the difference. Figured it was the tires, but the Dun's also gave me pretty much the same feel to the corners, with a little stiffer result.
 

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Yea, just did a back road ride this last weekend and I felt as though I was corning on a dime, sometimes forgetting the Fury has its limits on the turning radius... I was also riding 2up so, I also figured the extra weight in the back might have made a "feel" difference... will have to take the roads on by myself to really see the difference. Figured it was the tires, but the Dun's also gave me pretty much the same feel to the corners, with a little stiffer result.
i found out i dont have to fight the curve anymore.with the metz you just scoot around it.you will see.
 

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Does anyone know the new tread depth of the stock fury front and back tires? Would appreciate it if someone with a depth guage and a new bike would check this. Unfortunately there is no Honda dealer near me to allow me to run down and check myself.

I found it was fairly easy to determine wether you can make the next long trip by comparing current tread depth and mileage with new tread depth.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can get a measurement.
 

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Does anyone know the new tread depth of the stock fury front and back tires? Would appreciate it if someone with a depth guage and a new bike would check this. Unfortunately there is no Honda dealer near me to allow me to run down and check myself.

I found it was fairly easy to determine wether you can make the next long trip by comparing current tread depth and mileage with new tread depth.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can get a measurement.
I can check tomorrow at work
 

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I'm going with Metzelers

I've got only about 4,000 miles on my bike. I just had the wheels chromed and I'm not going to put the OEM Dunlops back on. I bought Metzelers because of stuff I read on other forums. According to VRod Harley owners, who use the same size tires as us, the Dunlops are harder on the sides and make for harder cornering than the Metzs. Also, the Metzs are supposed to grip better, particularly in wet weather, because of the compound they're made from. Finally, I understand that Dunlops are notorious for "cupping" which the Metzs don't do. My Metzs are going to be installed with my newly chromed wheels this weekend. I'll report my impressions once I have a chance to get in some riding.

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I can't speak for the Fury but I have used Metzlers exclusively on my previous ride (1998 Honda Shadow Spirit VT1100). The Metzlers are in every way superior to anything else I have ever used and they will definitely be the skins going on my Fury when the stock tires are due for replacement.
 
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