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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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good tires for cold weather

I am looking to buy some tires for cold weather riding. I would appreciate any advice on cold weather riding. thank you
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 04:51 AM
 
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Thats kind of a tough one. The closer you get to a race tire, and the lower pressure you run, the faster your tire will warm up, which if important for traction. On the other hand, even a great race tire wont preform that great in really cold weather, and its a shame to be wasting expensive tires, that wont last long, on weather where you cant really ride fast because the traction isnt great and you are too cold to really enjoy it. So you might as well get some sport touring tires, that wont preform that great but will easily last several winters.



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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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Could not have been put better & I speak with 61 yrs of riding experience plus living up in Western Canada & believe me we were looking for better traction tyres come around latter part of October & same come early March OTHERWISE the bikes have to be WINTERIZED.
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My Metzeler M3's have held up well in what little cold weather I threw at them. Granted I really dont ride in anything under 50 degrees.

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last fall I said my limit would be 50 degree, but I find myself riding at below 40. I need to buy a tire soon for inspection. I will lower my tire pressure. I was planning on buying the metzeler m1. I will do some research on sport touring tires
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I almost forgot, check out the pirelli's newest tire the diablo rosso they are supposed to be excellent tires.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Articl...ID=5718&Page=1

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i ride in the mid to low thirties alot when i leave for work in the morning and love the metzler M3's great tire.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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I too loved my M3's when I had them last year. Great tires. I'd stay with them if they weren't so damn expensive. Well I do have 3 sets of pirelli's to go through.
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