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Current thoughts on tires for Hammer S

Discussion in 'Tech Q&A' started by Duux, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. VvJoel

    VvJoel Active Member

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    This one I'm buying has 18k on it. A lot of miles for a 16. It has all of those accessories already. I figured 8 thousand was a good price.
     
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    thousands or kilometers thats NOT a lot on a VIC + 8 thou was a fair price. i was going to ask $7500 if i decide to sell my 13. a few more miles smoothes the tranny if not abused, good luck + hope you enjoy!
     
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    I keep threatening to finish my 06 Hammer.......spent the last 2 days all the time I had on it. I chose the Metzeler Cruisetecs. MUCH lighter than the Dunlops, and I think will wear better than the Night Dragons. I'll try to get it finished by the weekend and scuff them in. If your interested, let me know and I'll make sure to reach out.
     
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    While not perfect, Dunlops aren't as bad, as the rep they get around here. And they're reasonably priced.
     
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    If your getting 240 s keep me posted.
     
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    I went 260 on the rear. Bought from 2-wheel. They were cheaper than Dunlops, Pirelli Night Dragons and Avon Chrome Cobras. $386.14 for both front and rear delivered to my door. And, they were NOTABLY lighter than the Elite 3s I removed.
     
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    metzs polly a good middle of the road and they run a bit smaller. its the profile along with the rubber compound that affects handling. almost anything beats the oe dunrocks, but newer might be better!
     
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    Dunlop E3 250/40R18 - 21.6 lbs
    Mezeler Cruisetec 260/40R18 - 18.8 lbs
     
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    all unsprung weight, very important!
     
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    I have just about 60k miles on my '13 Hammer.
    In that time I have tried All available tires.
    Dunlop , Avon , Michelin , Metzler and the Pirellis .
    My bike makes 252hp.
    For me .....the pirellis perform the best.
    Peter
     
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    it all depends what your looking for, i too use pirelli night dragons for their better handling, + am willing to give up some longevity while others not so much!!
     
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    Just drove my new hammer home. Yes way to loud. I would like to buy the co ra system off you. 5082878575. Sucks after I got home fork oil on right side on frame. Ugh
     
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    Finally got the Hammer done. Metzelers are impressive. Right over to the edge today.....more grip than ground clearance, FWIW.
     
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    you got it, if thats your phone it seems to be too many numbers. pay pal is good + i can go to my local postie for a shipping estimate, retired so i can get on it, my house phone with answering machine is 570-644-0537, gotta say who you are because of robo calls i rarely answer until someone speaks. e-mail is [email protected], cell is usually off
     
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    Do you have to cut the frame to make the bracket fit if you put the cobra exhaust on?
     

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