Advice on Tires

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by jrosmos, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. jrosmos

    jrosmos Member

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    Hello All,
    I am looking for advice on the best tires for a 2007 Sportster, can someone give me their advice.
    Thanks
     
  2. Springer Al

    Springer Al Member

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    Metzlers and Avons, I Love to lean and I like a stickey tire...Dunlops are my least favorite.
     
  3. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    Best tires is an open ended question. Best to me or best to you?? What are you looking for in a tire? Tread life, handling, grip and comfort? Yes, I know in a perfect world, we'd have all of these in a tire, but the harder the tire (tread life) the less grip you will have..etc. Just wondering before I can recommend a tire to you.
     
  4. jrosmos

    jrosmos Member

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    Yes in a perfect world we would want all of them, but how about Tread Life and Handling?
     
  5. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Stock HD's work the best for all around longevity and performance.:newsmile093:

    Some one wiser may say different BUT... Wonder who that is?:laugh

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Trouble maker! :laugh
     
  7. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I'd Say; "It takes one to know one" :D

    But You know I'm not that kind of guy:laugh
     
  8. whacko

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    I got just shy of 12k out of the michelin scorchers that were the original equipment on my dyna. They handled good IMO but I don't ride it like I stole it. I just put Dunlop K591's to replace them because the michelins are pricey.....over $200 for the rear and $160 for the front. The K591s are definately "stickier" than the scorchers from what I can tell so far. I doubt I'll get 12k out of them but we'll see.
     
  9. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    This is what HD is using for factory tires.

    "All 2012 Sportster models will have Michelin® Scorcher™ tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster motorcycle to provide ideal grip, even wear and longer life."

    I have the Dunlop D402F on my bike. I know different bikes but just saying because I have been very happy with the Dunlops. Let us know what you decide and how they feel.