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Re: Tires

The local dealer doesn't have the Z6 Interact and suggested the ME880
as a high milage option as I mostly ride around new england backroads.
 Any thoughts or opinions about these.  He wants $ 525 for a set of
these mounted and balanced which is what I need.  This seems like
quite a bit of markup given the price of the tires.

Jack Barnes
08 R1200RT

On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Wayne Woodruff <wayne@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Aug 2009 09:22:36 -0400, you wrote:
> >I need to buy tires for my 2008 R1200RT.  I am looking at the Metzler
> >Roadtec Z6 Interacts, anyone have any experience with these.  My local
> >dealer sells them and indicated it would run about $ 400 mounted and
> >balanced.  Does this sound about right?  I read on another forum that
> >there are special ratings and they need to be matched.  Any thoughts
> >or observations?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Jack Barnes
> >Essex Junction, VT
> >2008 R1200RT
> I've been running Z6's for the last 2 sets.  I routinely get ~ 10K out
> of a tire, which I think is pretty good.  I'm very happy with them.  I
> think they perform well and I ride year-round.
> I'm not sure about the 'special' rating.  I know they ask the model of
> the bike it's going on and I recall something about a special BMW part
> number, but the proces are the same.
> I paid $173 for the rear tire and $153 for the front, including M&B. I
> bring my wheels to the dealer, which saves a few $$
> Wayne Woodruff: http://www.2zars.com
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