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I'm the original owner of my '86 600 Ninja, which was laid up for no really good reason in 1996 with 15K miles on it. It's now being brought back from the dead.

It's equipped with Metzeler ME33 Comp K front/ME1 rear tires at the moment, with practically no wear, but unfortunately they're 15 year old, and rock-hard. :frown:

I have been a Metzeler guy all my life, so my natural inclination is to replace them with the Metzeler Lasertecs, which are nominally the same tires (actually updated versions of the ME33 Laser and ME55 Metronic), but before I did, I wanted to ask if anybody had a compelling reason for choosing something else? I've heard good things about the Bridgestone BT45 and the Pirelli Demon.

So, what say all of you? I am planning on buying my new tires next week.

Thanks in advance for your words of wisdom!
 

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I think the BT 45 are garbage. On my Gpz I've found they wear too fast, the front tire always has a wobble at 80 km/h, and yes it is installed correctly and balanced, "and I've heard the same from other GPz750 owners that have used them". The Macadam's are awesome tire's, some of the best I have used.

But being on a budget, I have to go the cheap route this year for 2 new tires. So for me, looking like a set of Kenda's, which for the $$$$ can not be beat.
 

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It's equipped with Metzeler ME33 Comp K front/ME1 rear tires at the moment, with practically no wear, but unfortunately they're 15 year old, and rock-hard. :frown:
Welcome back Mike! :sgrin: Hey man, how about posting some vintage eye candy of that Pantera and Cobra? And those hard old tires do some great burnouts and soften up considerably when theyre heated up:eek: :worthless:
 

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Well, here's a photo of my time-warp 600 Ninja, covered in dust and dirt, but otherwise absolutely perfect, with my new best friend (a professional motorcycle mechanic who moved into the house right behind mine, and works on bikes out of his garage). It's about to be gone through and made roadworthy again.



Note those wonderful, almost-new, 15-year-old scrap Metzeler tires. :frown:
 
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