Hoover Posted September 27, 2007 Share Posted September 27, 2007 Lots of previous posts on this I am sure, but I am gonna ask anyways. I just used up a set of Avon Storm STs on the K1200S, and I mean used up. Had about 2500 miles on them when I left on a 3000 mile trip. Now that the trip is over the rear tire is on the wear bars and front tire is cupped funny just left of center and has chunks of the tire coming off on the outside tread. The front tire chunks must have happened on the last day when I rode from Scottsdale, AZ to Denver, CO as I checked the tire that morning and while worn, seemed to be OK to get home. Do not buy these tires for a K1200S, believe me you will not like them. But that is another topic. I like the Pilot Powers, but I just can't stand the 3000 mile tread life. I want something that will take me farther because I put allot of miles on the bike. The dealer (actually both dealers I have called) is recommending the Metzler Z6. I had the Z4's on the RT I had, and did not like them very much. They were OK in the rain, but grooved concrete, Iam talking new concrete with the grooves in it, not the milled up road would make the bike wobble and I did not like it very much since there is allot of concrete around here like that. I was much happier when I switched to the Pilot Road. The new Pilot Road 2 ships next week, and the cost I have been quoted is outrageous, they want $290 for the rear and $190 for the front. Because of the current CT2 recalls, I am leery of spending that kind of dough and not knowing if I will get a quality tire. Anyone else run the Z6? If you do, do you notice that wobble of the bike searching for traction on new concrete? Link to comment
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