Dual compound tires other mfg ?

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  1. cowpoke

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    Dual compound tires other mfg ?

    Are there any other mfg of the dual compound tires like the ones on the Glides ?
    Also wonder if there are any for the front tire as well.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of other brands, but Dunlop now has 3 dual compound lines of tires for HD. The 407/408 that come stock and say "HarleyDavidson" on the sidewall, the American Elite which is much cheaper, and the newest Sportmax Roadsmart II, which are only in the 17" & 18" sizes of newer bikes. I have an American Elite on the rear of my E.G. and quite happy with mileage and performance.
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Good to know Pete, I was looking today at the Michelin Commander II, any thoughts?
    I just don't think I get the mileage out of the Dunlop.
     
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  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    You will absolutely not go wrong with the American Elite. Installed a pair a month ago and wished I knew about them last tire change.
     
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  5. rusntx

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    I am currently running an Elite on the front have a couple thousand miles on it it's holding up well and rides nice. No complaints.
     
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  6. gator508

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    +1 on the American Elite, running them on my softy, ~ 9k on both with good tread left.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If I ever waer ot the rear on my trike I will put on any thing but Dunlop, the rear tires are T rated passenger car tires same as stock on a Toyota Camry, I have many options cheaper than HD Dunlop @ 139,00 per tire
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I had the American Elite on the rear of my sporty when I got the bike worked very well in warm and dry and I could push the sporty hard on the windy roads
    But once the weather got cold and the roads wet I found grip to be lacking a wee bit but then I was usually riding hard I switched to avon for better cold wet grip but I will not get the mileage of harder rubber

    Brian
     
  9. Breeze3at

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    Jeff; Sorry for the delay, I wanted to wait until I could give you numbers from my use. '07 E.G.C., 220 lb, mostly one up riding on gently curving GA roads. Mostly accelerate and stop like the old man I am, but usually redline 1-2-3 at least once a month (from a roll).
    Two Dunlop 402's on rear, avg. 7.4k miles, 402 front 14.8k. One Dunlop E3 on rear, 12k, one E3 on front 17k and still @ 50% tread.
    American Elite on rear has 4k on it, with 1/32" (of 6/32 new) gone.
    I have no Michelin experience. I seem to be Dunlop loyal for price and value.
     
  10. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Thanks Pete good to know. I'm down to the Michelin commander ll or the American Elite, time for a coin toss.