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Has anyone had experience with Metzeler Lasertec tires, and what do you think of them?

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Solina Dave wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:51 pm Has anyone had experience with Metzeler Lasertec tires, and what do you think of them?

Thanks..........Dave
Simply based on the catastrophic failures others have experienced using Metzeler tires, and the utter unwillingness of Metzeler to address or fix the problem, I would shy away from any of their products.
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Ditto what WingAdmin said.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "
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WingAdmin wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:42 pmSimply based on the catastrophic failures others have experienced using Metzeler tires, and the utter unwillingness of Metzeler to address or fix the problem, I would shy away from any of their products.
Could you be a little clearer? :lol: I've been looking at Metzeler, Dunlop 404, Pirelli Sport Demon, and Bridgestone. I read that they were the largest tire manufacturer in the world, just beating Metzeler. So that should put a smile on your face.
I've always been happy with the Bridgestone Spitfire II, although I've never been too consistent as to when I change them. In the past 7 years, twice at about 12,000, 4 times at 8 to 10,000, and once just over 6,000 miles. The 2 at 12,000 miles, it was definitely time. The rest, I just felt like new tires. I always replace the front and rear tires together.
Since I can't get the Spitfires I want anymore, I'm pretty sure I'll go with the Bridgestone Battlax BT-45. Generally good reviews. I tried them once before. They performed well, although didn't care for the mileage at 8,000. But it seems that's reasonably acceptable from what I've been reading lately.
You'd think that after 40 years, and hundreds of thousands of miles, I'd have it down! :roll:

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Solina Dave wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:32 pm
WingAdmin wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:42 pmSimply based on the catastrophic failures others have experienced using Metzeler tires, and the utter unwillingness of Metzeler to address or fix the problem, I would shy away from any of their products.
Could you be a little clearer?
You can start reading here viewtopic.php?f=10&t=37981&hilit=metzler
and then do a search for Metzler in the Goldwing Chat Forum
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MikeB wrote: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:29 am
Solina Dave wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Could you be a little clearer?
You can start reading here viewtopic.php?f=10&t=37981&hilit=metzler
and then do a search for Metzler in the Goldwing Chat Forum

I was just joking Mike. ;) Thanks for the links.
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Hello :) I would like to revive this topic - I too am interested in Metzeler Lasertec for GL1100.

Yes I am aware of problems that some people had with ME880 on GL1500, however the tyre in question is a different model as well as the motorcycle.

So any opinions, experience? Thanks :)
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I had Metzelers on a couple of BMW R1200RTPs, with good results, but don't like the reports I've seen of failures on other bikes.

I wouldn't put them on a Goldwing.
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Solo So Long wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:33 pm I had Metzelers on a couple of BMW R1200RTPs, with good results, but don't like the reports I've seen of failures on other bikes.

I wouldn't put them on a Goldwing.
Hi, thanks for sharing the experience! I have had a pair of Metzler Lasertecs on a Triumph Thruxton - they were OK until about 7000kms, when the rear tyre started to slip a little, when it was not warmed up. I am considering Lasertecs for a GL1100 since this seems to be the only tyre I can get the same model combination for the front and rear (early GL1100) and basing on my previous experience with them would like to gather more info :)

Regarding the all-out "Gold Wing Metzeler panic" I think it is a bit too generalized and therefore somewhat unjust. Yes, it seems that some people have had issues with a specific tyre (Me880) on their Gold Wings, however as far as I'm aware there have not been reported problems with other Metzeler tyre types? Since different tyre models employ different construction designs as well as materials I believe that a whole range of different products cannot be disqualified simply basing on a single potentially faulty model :)
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My buddy loved Metzlers on his 1981 Honda CB750K. Lasertec on his front and ME880 on the rear - for years. With that in mind he rode like a little old man on Sunday.

I never used them so I can't attest to their gripness, dry or wet, longevity or suitability on a GW. Now Purrelli Sport Demons were fantastic on my 1980 CB750F! They were great in wet/dry riding while being smooth and quiet. Again, can't attest to their suitability on a GW.

On my '77 GL1000 I use Shinkos. Best tire for that bike. Love them. Much better than Avons.
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Can't speak directly to any of this, but keep in mind tire manufacturers might have plants in different parts of the world and possibly made for different market, i.e. same tire name, different mfg plant. I haven't read any of the Metzler tire thread nor do I know where they are made. Fortnine has a video on this topic.


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