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#996205 - 09/05/17 04:07 PM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: 92Merc]  
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After a short stint with a worn 01 on the front and a new Roadsmart 3 on the rear, it became apparent that the two were not made for each other, particularly riding two-up in the rain. The RT became very twitchy and followed grooves so it was time to replace the front also. The matching Roadsmart 3 is now mounted up front.

Overall, I like the 01's, I didn't get much flattening in the rear tire. The front definitely developed a flat, ridged center, but was OK while matched to the rear 01.

The Roadsmarts as a pair only have 700 miles yet. I am still experiencing new tire euphoria!

#998757 - 10/09/17 10:26 PM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: paRTy]  
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I am preparing to replace my Z8 tires on my 2015 RT. I had originally intended on buying another set of the Z8 since they have given me 12,500 of service, but since my dealer needs to order anything except PR4 GTs I decided to do some research. Glowing reviews of the Angel GT and Roadtec 01 have me thinking about one of those. Obviously, I am pretty easy on tires so I may just give the 01 a shot.

At this point my front is pretty much shot with bad wear on the right side of center. The rear is about at 85%, so I will replace them both once I decide for sure what to get. The top 3 contenders are the Z8, the 01, and the Angel GTs.

I really don't understand how some people get 4,000 miles from the same tire as someone else getting well over 10,000. It is one of the great motorcycle mysteries to me.

John


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#998770 - 10/10/17 02:48 AM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: LudemJo]  
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Originally Posted by LudemJo
I really don't understand how some people get 4,000 miles from the same tire as someone else getting well over 10,000. It is one of the great motorcycle mysteries to me.

John


It all comes down to how, where, and in what weather you ride. More aggressive riding wears tires faster. More abrasive road surfaces wear tires faster. Higher heat wears tires faster.


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#998784 - 10/10/17 01:56 PM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: LudemJo]  
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Originally Posted by LudemJo
I am preparing to replace my Z8 tires on my 2015 RT. I had originally intended on buying another set of the Z8 since they have given me 12,500 of service, but since my dealer needs to order anything except PR4 GTs I decided to do some research. Glowing reviews of the Angel GT and Roadtec 01 have me thinking about one of those. Obviously, I am pretty easy on tires so I may just give the 01 a shot.

At this point my front is pretty much shot with bad wear on the right side of center. The rear is about at 85%, so I will replace them both once I decide for sure what to get. The top 3 contenders are the Z8, the 01, and the Angel GTs.

I really don't understand how some people get 4,000 miles from the same tire as someone else getting well over 10,000. It is one of the great motorcycle mysteries to me.

John


RE: 4K vs 10Kmi

My ride from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City for the MOA Rally in July wore my tires at a very high rate. The bike was loaded with gear and it was triple digit heat for the entire round trip. Even though I could have gotten more miles out of the tires from a tread depth perspective, the rear tire was squared off pretty severely and the front tired as a bit scalloped, despite 40/42 tire pressures. They only had 4500 miles on them.

RE: Top Contenders

My original tires were Z8 and I like them, except for the fact that they had no visible wear indicators on the center area of the tread. I went with the Roadtec 01 as a replacement. They have just over 1000 miles on them now seem to grip about the same. They are slightly noisier, but I like them.


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#998846 - 10/11/17 01:51 PM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: paRTy]  
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My bike came with Z8's, and I'm about to get my third set of 01's. I think the 01's are better and the Z8's are unnecessarily taking up a spot on your contender list.

#998862 - 10/11/17 05:33 PM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: duegatti]  
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I am with duegatti, the Z8's didnt wear well or evenly. The 01 is a significant improvement. The 01's are gone too. Currently riding Dunlop Roadsmart 3 and it have been a positive experience. They don't have the wet grip of the 01 but is stable and grippy in the dry. And I bought them with road hazard insurance when the Metzerler was cut. 4500 miles so far and expecting about 6000 - 6500 from the rear. The front is scuffed but looks new. I like my Dunlops

Mileage is directly correlated to several things. Mostly actions of the right hand!

#998936 - 10/13/17 12:02 AM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: paRTy]  
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Ordered the 01's. Installation appointment is 10/27. I will let you know what I think of them.

John


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#998940 - 10/13/17 01:06 AM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: paRTy]  
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I had a set of Z8's on my K1600GTL.
They were squared of before it had done 1000klms.
I switched to Pirelli Angel GT's.

#999689 - 10/26/17 01:47 AM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: GDD]  
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I just replaced my factory Z8's which are one of my least favorite tires from any motorcycle I have owned, just based on the wear patterns alone. Initially they were great at ride, tracking, turn in, etc. In roughly 8000 miles the front tire was severely scalloped and worn significantly midway along the sides while I still had plenty of tread on the center. Over time this became a hard squared edge between the various compounds and worsened the ride even further. At the same time the rear was balding on the centerline with plenty of tread along its sides. It had become a bit of work to entice turn in, at least much more than when these tires were relatively young. It would hold a line very well but became very rough and noisy due to the scalloping.

I replaced these with Roadsmart 3's. These now have 2000 miles on them. I now have a new concern with these tires that I am wondering if anyone else has encountered. The front end seems very light and fidgety at high speeds. The front end is so sensitive that I struggle to keep a solid line on windy days or where I pass 18 wheelers where I never even noticed this behavior before on the old tires. I do like the turn in and stability otherwise of these tires on the twisty roads. Traction seems to be very reliable.

#999695 - 10/26/17 05:52 AM Re: Anyone tried Metzler Roadtec 01 tires on their RT? [Re: thataintworkin]  
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I just took a set of Z8s off my 2015 R12R LC. They had 20,000 km (12,000 mi) on them. The rear had squared off a bit and the front showed some scalloping. They probably would have been good for a few more, but I have a 5000 km trip coming up and didn't want to worry about the tires. I replaced them with a Metzler Roadtec Z8 rear and an Metzler Sportec M5 front. They didn't have a Z8 for the front.


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