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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Everyone! My shop has the Metzlers so getting it done today.
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Remember they will be slick so go easy on the straights and especially in the corners till the preservative they put on them wears off. I almost learned the hard way.

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You will like the Metzlers. Hands down the best tire I have ever ridden on.

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How are the IRC GS-23 Grand High Speed Tires that come stock with C50? How do they compare to options suggested above?

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The Metzlers are night and day better than the stock IRC. Longer wearing, better grip and they aren't as likely to cup as badly as the IRC does as it wears.

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-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
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-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017


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Check the pressure often, you won't ever have cupping.
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Don't worry, no matter the tires, the sparks flying from your floorboards will let you know you are too aggressive in the curves. The c50 is not a curvalicious ride for ripping it down the road. That being said, when you sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery with the curves, you will have a great time. Chicken strips can't be avoided on the c50. It is a cruiser and a pretty good one at that.


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Thanks for all the help!
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