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    Newb tire question Metzeler ME880 vs. ME888 front and rear.

    This is my first time to EVER buy tires for any motorcycle, let alone my 1300C. I have been looking at the Metzeler ME880 for both front and rear. They have the stock sizes that match up 170/80-15 for rear and 110/90-19 for front. The ME880 is Bias-Ply and the ME888 is Radial. I would like to go with the newer ME888 but they only have a 100/90-19 size for the front instead of the 110/90-19. What is the difference (performance, handling, wear) if any between the 110 and the 100? Any advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highplains1300 View Post
    This is my first time to EVER buy tires for any motorcycle, let alone my 1300C. I have been looking at the Metzeler ME880 for both front and rear. They have the stock sizes that match up 170/80-15 for rear and 110/90-19 for front. The ME880 is Bias-Ply and the ME888 is Radial. I would like to go with the newer ME888 but they only have a 100/90-19 size for the front instead of the 110/90-19. What is the difference (performance, handling, wear) if any between the 110 and the 100? Any advice?
    If you want the rear 888 get it. I'm running the 888 rear and 880 front. The 888 is too new to get accurate mileage reports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Riddle View Post
    If you want the rear 888 get it. I'm running the 888 rear and 880 front. The 888 is too new to get accurate mileage reports

    sent from a stone tablet and a chisel
    I'm about to buy the 888 rear also. It was a toss-up between it and the Mich Commander 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassdude404 View Post
    Stone tablet and chisel....lol....
    did you see the one from a week ago. it said sent from my wifes pink Nook using my finger

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-2 View Post
    I'm about to buy the 888 rear also. It was a toss-up between it and the Mich Commander 2.
    the 888 was only 20 more than the 880 and was supposed to get 30% more traction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Riddle View Post
    the 888 was only 20 more than the 880 and was supposed to get 30% more traction
    I think I saw the 888 rear the other day on mc superstore cheaper than the 880 rear.

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    Tire Size Results
    Specification Sidewall. Radius. Diameter. Circumference. Revolutions. Speedometer. Odometer. Difference
    Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revolutions Speedometer Odometer Difference
    100/90-19 3.5" 13.0" 26.1" 82.0" 773/mi 60MPH 10000mi N/A
    110/90-19 3.9" 13.4" 26.8" 84.2" 753/mi 58MPH 9736mi 2.7%

    Based on the above info the difference is very, very, small; therefore there would be no significant difference in handling and so on. I went with the Michelin Commander II and went with another size front tire as well since they do not make the recommended size tire either and I have noticed no difference whatsoever.

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    Thanks Abn1SG. This was what I was looking for. I think I am going to give the 888's a shot. Currently "out of the country" and missing my bike. I will be doing a trip from NM to FWB when I get back (1.5 year TDY). Need new rubber for the trip. I will be reporting my results and findings when I get some. Thanks again for the info.

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