no but not only no but HELL no, I've had to many sets that cup bad.
Eric, I speaking from a 01 nomad stand point, I don't know what you ride but once my stock stones needed replaced all my friends and buddies said go with metzler so I did, they soon cupped specially the rear. vibrations thru the handlebars too. I thought maybe my pressures are off,can't blame nobody but me right. so I bought another set maintained pressures like a hawk. still cupped, not until then my bros started to complain about their metzlers too,
I have Metzlers front & back. I noticed hard cupping on the rear and can feel it at highway speeds. This being my first bike in many years, I am a freak about monitoring air pressure & fluids. Based on my research, I will be going with the Michelin Commander II's in a few weeks when I change.no but not only no but HELL no, I've had to many sets that cup bad.
metzler used to be great when they were german made now I think their in brazil
avon is a damn good tire as well if I remember right, they didn't make my nomad's size. ( in the cobras)I am running Avon Cobras. Getting good wear out of them so far. Had a set on my 900 Classic LT and got 14,000 out of the back tire. Just have to make sure to run Avon's recommended pressures. They handle well, too.
when I was in the market for tires on my nomad ( maybe 2010) they weren't available the cobra is a fairly new design don't know the year they were introducedSkullshaker, they make Cobras to fit your '01 Nomad 1500 (150/80-16 front and rear). See link...
They also make them to fit 1600 and 1700 Vulcans.
I have the Commander II's on my 2013 VV. According to my Garmin GPS the bike speedometer shows 3-4 mph faster then the GPS. Just put them on, so no ride report yet. Anyway I cant tell the difference from one brand to the other. I look for milage and try to get the most out of whatever I'm running.does putting the commander tires on does it affect the speedo reading? more accurate? less accurate?