Join Date: Aug 2010
On the last three machines I owned,I used Dunlop's EII tires until they discontinued that series and came out with the EIII,which I then started using.The EIII has a better tread design and runs quieter.On all three machines,I was getting 25,000 miles out of both,front and rear tires, and without any incidents or safety issues.It is not unheard of as there were also others who got that same kind of mileage out of their Dunlop E series tires.But like anything else,ya have to monitor your air pressure and inspect the tires for road hazzard defects on a regular basis,which is actually common sense when ya stop and think about it.After all,ya don't wanna make the wife a happy camper,prematurely,do ya??? lol lol
Now on the other hand,if you're one of these guys who does NOT drive their machine,[4-5,000 miles a year "IF" that]then naturally the rubber will dry rot from setting and lack of use.But if you cover the mileage that I do,you'll appreciate tires that last,not to mention the cost of the tire AND installation if ya can't do it yourself.
I was talkin with a friend yesterday afternoon and he informed me that he bought a bead breaker and some tire changing tools so he could do his own tires.And like he said to me,which I agree 100%,those tools will pay for themselves in record time and pay him dividends in the future because most shops get 100 bucks to R+R a tire.Now if you happen to be runnin these quality low mileage sh** tires,like we're using right now on our birds,changing em every 5-6,000 miles,which is totally unacceptable,then you are definitely gonna save yourself a TON of money.And I AM LOOKING foward to trying one of these Michelin Commander II's when[if],they ever hit the market. lol Dave!!!
Last edited by davetac1; 11-21-2011 at 09:13 AM.