Lousy tire recommendation

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by okennon1, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. okennon1

    okennon1 Member

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    About 6 months ago someone on the Thursday news section of Bikernet.net
    posted a high recommendation for Continental Milestones. (EDIT) You'll be lucky to have measurable center tread after 5k. We're talking an Ultra..I'm
    60 ..200lbs and my lady is 115lbs..riding mostly flat with some Virginia foothills. No excuse for that.


    http://www.hdtalking.com/announcements_news_and_motions/9510-a_friendly_reminder.html
     
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  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I pretty much take anything I read anywhere and run it by the good, knowledgeable folks here on this forum. Worked great so far!!
     
  3. threesteps

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    I think the Dr. speaks the truth. Seen lots of good advice and opinions in this forum. Hmmm...maybe we should all be buying stock in Johnson & Son Inc, they make Pledge????????:D
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    What's clutch use have to do with tire wear - burnouts?!?! :D
     
  5. harleybodei

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    that is freaking incredible...I am lucky to get 9,000 outta mine...
     
  6. Bubbaglide

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    I ran the conti's and got about 9k out of them. They rode ok but there was just something about them I didn't like. I switched to Metzlers and have been fairly happy with them. The last 2 sets on the front though have had a cupping issue. I think I'm going to try some Dunlops next time and see if they do any better.

    Bubba
     
  7. harleybodei

    harleybodei Member

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    Thanks for the advice Smitty...

    I better check my tire pressure...
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Cupping may also be caused by improperly balanced tires. Also the diagonal tread pattern of some tires at the center can cup more easily than the ribbed pattern of conventional Dunlop treaded tires...(speaking from experience here).:s
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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  10. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I'll try it. Can I borrow YOUR bike?:D