Metzeler ME 880 vs. Dunlop E3 opinions

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Metzeler ME 880 vs. Dunlop E3 opinions

Post by HillVR » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:22 pm

Just looking for some advice on my tire choice. I have read many love/hate blogs on these two. If you've had both I would like to know which you prefer and why. I know they are both fine tires. I have OLD E3's now but the ME880's look good, too.

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Re: Metzeler ME 880 vs. Dunlop E3 opinions

Post by burdicda » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:42 pm

I run E3's on my 88 GL1500 and love them
but on my smaller two Suzuki's VS1400 and VS800 I run Metzler 880's
I think I will stick with what I'm running so far.

The 880's according to some feedback in many other forums have had "bad runs"
Where I have never ever heard any complaints whatsoever about running E3's on wings....

Just my opinion based on doing alot of reading all over the place before I bought a full set of E3's
for myself for xmas this year....

I just don't think I would be a happy camper if for any reason I had to change that back tire
on a GL1500 unless absolutely necessary....LOL

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Re: Metzeler ME 880 vs. Dunlop E3 opinions

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:20 pm

What is the load rating on the Metzlers?? To me that's an important spec and the Dunlops are hard to beat in that category. Experience with previous bikes is that the Metzlers also always cost more.
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