miles on tires

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by harleybiker, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. harleybiker

    harleybiker Member

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    About (approx) how many miles do you put on you tires. I have over 8,000 miles and the tread still looks pretty good. Thanks

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  2. SkootchNC

    SkootchNC Active Member

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    there are few "hard and fast" fact about tire life on a bike. Throttle position, engine braking,road conditions,and ambient temps all play a part, as does tire construction.

    I ride often in the NC heat... over rough as a cobb roadways. I tend to "gear and steer" through curves, and often engine brake.... with me Dunlop Elite-3's I average 12-13k, on the OEM D-402's, amd the Metzler M880, I averaged 8500.

    The "new" dual compound D-407, and American Elites, (for 2009 and later bikes) are supposed to last far longer. However there was a bit of a problem with the first batch of D-407... which seems to have been corrected
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Remember, it's not JUST the miles on the tire that determine when it should be replaced. Keep an eye out for tiny cracks, sometimes in the tread groove and hard to see, as the tire ages. You might want to consider a replacement if you see too many of these, regardless of mileage.
     
  4. bonsi57

    bonsi57 Active Member

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    Front 25,000
    Rear 15,000
    2010 EG Limited
     
  5. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    i get about 30-35K on my front and about 15-18K on my rear.
     
  6. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    On my 07Electra-Classic up here in Wisconsin I am at 35k for the front and 12k or so for the back.
     
  7. HDSickness

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    99 road king with dunlop 402s I have 10,000 on rear and still could go maybe 2,000 more, very happy with these tires.,
     
  8. rking

    rking Active Member

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    I have 14,700 on my 2010 FLHX
     
  9. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    I have just under 17000 on my OE rear tire and it's due to be changed. Front was replaced under warranty around 7k for cupping. Too bad the replacement is also cupping.

    If I could find a road where I could only drive in circles, I could do another 6k on the rear:D.
     
  10. whacko

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    On my original Michelin Scorchers I got 11k. They were not quite down to the wear bars (bars are set at 2/32) but I play it safe because I commute on mine and have to be prepared for riding in heavy rain. If I used my bike more for pleasure riding on weekends only and can chose the sunny days I would have pushed them for another couple thousand. From what I have read on this site you can expect to get between 8k and 15k.......you just have to keep your eye on them when you do your pre trips to know what you have left for tread.