Thanks for the compliment!..
I was going to kind do a subdued paint job, but the Rocket is such an outrageous machine anyway, so I figured, why not just go all out..
Trying to go for that 50's hot-rod, 60's muscle car look. After all, the Rocket is the only "big-block" bike out there. I saw a '34 Ford coupe with this paint job, and thought "that's it!".
I used to run Metzler MeZ4s or Avon Azaros on my Thunderbird Sport and had really good service out of both of them. Of course, those are different models of tires than the ME880s and Cobras, so there's really no comparison.
I'm betting these Avons last about as long as the Metzelers, no better or worse, but we'll see..
Planning the 677 mile one-way trip to Eureka Springs coming up, so that will put some good miles on them.