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Author Topic: Metzler tyres on C5  (Read 743 times)

Sectorsteve

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Metzler tyres on C5
« on: July 28, 2013, 06:25:29 AM »
I scored some second hand tyres pretty cheap. Emonly thing is, they aren't exactly the right size but I think they will fit. Can anyone tell me different?
Rear metzler is 110/90-18
Front metzler is 100/90-18
Current tyres are:
Rear battle axe 110/80-18
Front  Avon 90/90-18

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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 11:32:10 AM »
These should fit fine.

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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 03:05:35 PM »
110/90/18 is going to be equivalent to 3.75/4.00/18
100/90/18 is going to be equivalent to 3.25/3.50/18

They should fit just fine.

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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 05:07:10 PM »
Better tires than the stock slidemasters too!
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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 05:09:01 PM »
Hmmm,,  used tires?  Second hand tires?  What's the date code on the side wall?  Not sure I would put second hand tires on my bike without checking the date code for when they were produced.  Old tires that look new or not much wear can be a safety issue. 
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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013, 05:24:29 PM »
Hate to admit how many miles I put on Used Tires. When I was young & poorer, I would pick Tires out of used piles behind shops. It seems many more affluent riders would change up at the mere mention of a latest zippy tire, leaving ME some excellent nearly new tire finds. I always took care to spot flaws cupping bulges etc. Even rode some K70's with sidewall cracks at ridiculous speeds. I survived, doing my own mounting & bubble balancing.
  Now that I am 67, I buy New K70's, & have them professionally mounted. I can get both wheels off my bikes at the same time, using my Harbor Freight Big Red Platform Lift to it's best advantage, & save a little $$ there.
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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013, 08:45:51 PM »
 Now that I am 67, I buy New K70's, & have them professionally mounted. I can get both wheels off my bikes at the same time, using my Harbor Freight Big Red Platform Lift to it's best advantage, & save a little $$ there.

Craig:  Sounds too me like u doing okay at 67 jacking up the bike and pulling the wheels yourself...Like to think I'll be able to perform that task when I hit that part of my life..Cheers  GM
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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2013, 10:13:45 PM »
Yeah I hear ya regarding the second hand tyres but I'm pretty broke atm and really need some tyres. The treads good. The front tyre though has a small section whre the beading is broken, but I figure that being pushed against the rim, she'll be right. I now need to figure out a good system for changing those tyres myself. I can get someone to change them, but I really want to know how to do it. Doing big trip at Xmas and I think being able to swap out a tube is essential.

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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 12:03:13 AM »
To learn how to change a tire, the first thing you will need to do is to buy a copy of, "ADVANCED PROFANITY FOR ALL OCCASIONS", by Dewey Swearmore.

There's a whole chapter in the book devoted to removing and installing tube type motorcycle tires and tubes.
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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013, 12:07:01 AM »
And combine it with a course of French. No language is so apt at swearing and keeping up a hint of decency as French  ;D
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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 12:46:35 PM »
I don't know, you guys...  I changed both my B5 OEM tires without any trouble.  I watched the three-part tire change video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw0B2gIwbBg

and went to work.  It wasn't quite as easy as he makes it look, but I never cursed, not even once!  I did get some decent quality levers, though, and protected my rims with plastic folded-in-half yogurt container lids.

Here's a couple of forum threads:

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,4054.msg45806.html#msg45806

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,11182.msg130805.html#msg130805

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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 07:29:03 PM »
I don't know, you guys...  I changed both my B5 OEM tires without any trouble.  I watched the three-part tire change video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw0B2gIwbBg

and went to work.  It wasn't quite as easy as he makes it look, but I never cursed, not even once!  I did get some decent quality levers, though, and protected my rims with plastic folded-in-half yogurt container lids.

Here's a couple of forum threads:

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,4054.msg45806.html#msg45806

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,11182.msg130805.html#msg130805
Awesome videos Mattsz, I feel confident to change mine now..
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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 08:04:42 PM »
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I don't know, you guys...  I changed both my B5 OEM tires without any trouble.
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When I was your age, I patched tires out in the desert! However at my current age of 71, I'll take the wheels off and let someone else take care of it. If I had a changing stand, I'd do it myself. But I don't so someone else who has one can handle it!
As slow as Enfields are, I don't think old tires are a real concern, other than traction wise. Those that are bad to start with, like Skid Masters, can only get worse!
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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2013, 06:49:18 AM »
If they're less than 5 years old and don't have dry rot cracks or damage, bulges from hitting curbs head on at speed or something, they should work OK.  If they're older than 5 just throw them aside.  DOT says replace by they time they are 10 years old.  Anything I own would be bald long before that anyway.
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Re: Metzler tyres on C5
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2013, 08:08:58 AM »
naa bro theyre totally mint. im gonna use em. i must say though,i love the avons and the battle axe.. but right now i need a cheap fix. ill be careful!