Metzeler 888 Marathon Ultra GW 1500


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Metzeler 888 Marathon Ultra GW 1500

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Salve, dopo 7000 km con Metzeler 888 Marathon ultra ho visto delle crepe sul pneumatico posteriore, 7000 km fatti in due con valigie piene. Non ci sono vibrazioni, la moto va bene. Però queste crepe non mi piacciono e mi fanno guidare con poca fiducia. Ho scritto a Metzeler ma ad oggi non ho ricevuto risposta. Cosa ne pensate? (allego 3 foto) Grazie
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Hi, after 7000 km with the Metzeler 888 Marathon ultra I saw some cracks on the rear tire, 7000 km done in two with full suitcases. There are no vibrations, the bike is fine. But I don't like these cracks and they make me drive with little confidence. I wrote to Metzeler but I have not received a reply to date. What do you think? (I attach 3 photos) Thanks
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I would definitely be wary of those tires. I don't like the looks of those cracks at all. Add to this that Metzeler has very poor history with tires on heavy Goldwings, we have had many members here who had their Metzeler tires delaminate at highway speeds, sometimes causing serious accidents.

Sicuramente starei attento a quelle gomme. Non mi piace per niente l'aspetto di quelle crepe. Aggiungete a ciò che Metzeler ha una storia molto povera con pneumatici su Goldwings pesanti, abbiamo avuto molti membri qui che hanno avuto i loro pneumatici Metzeler delaminati a velocità autostradali, a volte causando gravi incidenti.
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I wonder what the date code is on those tires?
Regardless that is pretty bad looking.
I have recently read of issues with Metzler touring tires, but seeing this really steers me away from them.
Sad because many years ago, Metzler was all I ran (this was in the 80's on a smaller sportbike).
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The DOT is 04 20, so he's only 2 years old
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I saw on the forum the detachment of the tread of the Metzeler 880, crazy !!! I have mounted the Metzeler Marathon 880 twice, but consumption was regular (I attach 1 photo)
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6 years ago I also tried the Bridgestone G 702, but this is also good (I attach photos)
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