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I am looking to get a new set of tires. I am deciding between the Metzeler Sporttech M1s and the Bridgestone BT-010s. Both are nice tires, but the bridgestones are only $170, not $250. What do you think? Front- 120/60/17 Rear- 170/60/17.

Also, there seems to be some rattling which the shop has said comes from the cam chain. I would like to install a new tensioner, but don't know if this will fix the problem. Can I insall a new one without removing the engine? Also, how hard would it be to remove the engine then have the shop replace the rails and chain if needed; which will save over $400?

One last thing...since it's been cold, my spyglass has been fogging over after I ride. If I let it sit for a few hours it usually goes away. How serious is this...I know everyone doesn't get it, but I don't know how to fix it.

Thanks for your help. I'm a newbie and don't ride much...yet...that's another consideration about the tires....mileage.

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I am sorry I can't answer your question because I have only been riding a week. I was wondering how far you are from Waco.
 

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scttpr,

Check out the FAQ What Is the Best Road Tire?. Both tires are quite good, but the Bridgestone may last longer. Where can you buy a pair at that price?

Your sight glass may fog up because condensation does not burn off during short trips at cold temperatures. It will clear with a longer ride.
 

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I have run the bt010's on an F3 and am now running the M1's on my 6R. I like both tires very much, right now I kind of like the m1's better but haven't gotten to the end (milage). As far as price goes I'm not sure right now but I found the prce differnce to be neglable. Try this site and see what the differnce looks like.

http://www.discountmotorcycletire.com/

What year is your bike, concerning the rattel, is it still under warenty? Proabbaly not.

Spyglass? Is this code for the oil level site? Probably not a big deal, just condensation from the cold weather.
 

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Just in case you're interested.

I did some research and found the Metzeler Sportech M1s for only $204 brand new including shipping at:

www.discountmotorcycletire.com

Front:120/60/17
Rear :170/60/17

I still haven't messed with the cam chain, but I figure it should be an easy fix...has anyone else replaced this part??????

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