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Best Tires for a Nomad FI 2003

bilkathow
07-16-2011, 09:27 PM
It's almost that time again for new tires on the old girl and I have been considering different tires other than the OEM"S Metzler 880, Dunlap, Or Bridgstone Exedra Max. I am looking for some rider input as to the experience that others have had with these makes. Sure would appreciate any help! I ride a Kawasaki Nomad FI 2003 !

plantman
08-24-2011, 10:07 PM
I have the same bike. My bike came with the Bridgestone. I switched to Metzler which I loved until I tried the Avon Venoms. I have gone thru 2 sets of Avons, but I'm going to try Dunlop Elite 3's this time around. FYI, do you run the 160/80-16 tire on your rear wheel? They fit and you can run load index 80 tires, 992 lb rating! Both the Avon and Dunlop are load index 80.

Good luck.

Klink
08-27-2011, 03:34 PM
Have you thought about going to the "Darkside" ?

plantman
08-28-2011, 02:03 PM
Have you thought about going to the "Darkside" ?

Sure, but I haven't found a ct that would fit.

fishbreath
08-28-2011, 07:55 PM
Avon Cobra

plantman
08-30-2011, 07:30 PM
Avon Cobra

The smallest tire in the Avon Cobra line is the 180/60HB-16. Will that fit a 1500 nomad FI? I think it's going to be too wide.

The Avon Venom 160/80HB-16 will fit and is also a great tire. I have run through 2 sets.

fishbreath
08-30-2011, 08:50 PM
not sure about the 1500, a lot of people on KawaNOW including myself run 180/70/16

a lot went to the darkside too, check KawaNOW | Nomad Vaquero Voyager (http://www.kawanow.org) you can find info on what C/T they are using.