Cheap GPZ Tires at Dennis Kirk

Randy noneofyourbusiness tuner_delorean at
Wed Apr 7 15:59:47 PDT 2010

I had a set of them 1 time, I will never run them again. ever!
dont remember the mileage I got out of them but was great.
my reason for dislike was the cold weather performance. I slid across double yellow line not laying my Harley just riding more or less straight up but in a curve on main backroad hi-way. my speed was 35mph, & the temperature was in the teens. I broke them loose several times & almost wrecked 2 times & recovered luckily, & glad no one was coming. or I might not be here today, so any tire that I cant run in the winter will never be run by me. I wont give them another chance with my life on the line!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
my tire pressure was correct. but tire size was a 130/90/16 rear & a 100/90/19 front

--- On Wed, 4/7/10, John Soliday <johnsoliday at> wrote:

From: John Soliday <johnsoliday at>
Subject: RE: Cheap GPZ Tires at Dennis Kirk
To: "'GPZ List'" <gpzlist at>
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 4:10 PM

Tell me about it on the ME880's I just bought a set for my Vrod, and the
list price for rear alone was $299!!!  What kind of mileage did you get out
of the ME880?  I popped the big bucks because I wanted higher mileage tires
and have used Metzeler's in the past that were very good at what they were
intended for.  Should have my ContiMotion's on in a few weeks but I'm going
to mount a front first and finish up the Dunlop on the back (unless some
weird wobble results).  I ordered a 2nd front because my riding tends to eat
fronts at a 2:1 ratio to rears.



-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Philip Hamm
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 2:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Cheap GPZ Tires at Dennis Kirk

I read about the Conti Motion Tires a little.

I have run three sets of Continental "ContiForce" sport touring tires on my
GPz over the years.  I was very impressed with them, they worked great on
the bike!  They were absolutely like glue in the rain - I've never had a
more confidence inspiring wet weather tire.

Right now I'm on my second set of Metzeler Marathon ME880s.  It also may be
my last.  I went to the Metzeler tires because they are Ultra Touring tires.
I don't carve canyons and even if I did the GPZ is old and the suspension is
shot - I just need good tires that last a long time.  I figure if these are
good enough for Goldwings and Electra Glides they're good enough for me.
Problem is they are DAMN expensive!!!!!!

So I'll be eagerly awaiting the ContiMotion tire reviews for this bike.  My
previous experience tends to make me think they'll be damn good.

Phil Hamm

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