New Rubber

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Davidw2415, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Got new tires put on the FB yesterday 21100 miles. Stayed with OE Dunlops; 401 & 402. First change for the front, second change for the rear. First rear change was done at 9700.
     
  2. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

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    Are you saying you got 21,100 miles on the front tire? Whoa
     
  3. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Yes, and I and I probably could've got a couple more K out of it but it was close enough to needing replaced that I decided to go ahead and have it done.
     
  4. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    That's excellant mileage... I usually pick up a nail or screw well before then.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Great mileage and No flats:s
     
  6. 70_West

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    I've got 19k on my original Dunlop front tire. It's got several thousand miles left on it still. Going to replace it next time the rear is changed, but only because it's howling like a mashed cat.

    20k+ doesn't surprise me a bit
     
  7. little_earl

    little_earl Active Member

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    I have 17,000 + on my rear tire. Dunlop 407 (maybe) can't remember. 10 model ultra. Mostly just me but 2 up riding sometimes.
     
  8. Webbtron

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    That is what I was thinking that riding 2 up would lighten the touch of the front wheel. Back in the old days, when we were feeling froggy, I used to ride behind my best friend and force myself back against the sissy bars and he'd romp on it. It was the only way we could get that old Sporster to do a wheely. Small town main street stuff to get attention of the few girls that were around.
     
  9. JerryL

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    You all trust your tires way more than I do, especially since I just got two. An average back tire on a tourer needs replaced at 7-8K, and front tire at 14-16K.
     
  10. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    Just traded my 07 Ultra in on '12 Tri-Glide and it still had the OEM front tire on. Replaced back tire twice The odo. had 20k+ on it. I had always been two up with the scoot.