sporty tires

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Painter61, May 22, 2010.

  1. Painter61

    Painter61 Member

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    I have an 06 sporty custom on average I get 12000 miles on front dunlops and about 20000 on rear, about a two front to one back ratio tire. there are only two companies of tires dunlop and michaline tires that have my size that I know of and they both get about the same milage per tire. especialy the front one it's a 21 inch tire. Is there any other brands that carries the size for an 06 custom sporster that might get better milage on use?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Your mileage on the tires isn't going to be any better with any brand . That's good mileage on a set of tires.
     
  3. jloomis19

    jloomis19 Active Member

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    extremely good on the back. my front was about the same, right around 12k, but my back wore down around 12-13k...so, for what ur getting, its pretty good.
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Painter61, getting 12,000 miles is decent mileage for your Dunlop stockers, different brands will vary mileage only a couple 1,000 miles as you have pretty much averaged your expected mileage from this first set. If you change brands, you should change both tires as a matched set for product liability and known performance points. JMHO
     
  5. nhk750

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    Years ago when Radial bike tires came out I changed my Honda Nighthawk over to them and it handled like never before.

    I haven't looked into changing the Sportster to Radials, but that may be a thought. I don't know if they will last any longer though...
    You might get more wear out of Radials and a smoother ride as you will never be able to push the bike into corners or ever come close to breaking radials loose in the corners like bias plys on a sportster. The chrome will drag on both sides of the bike before you will outcorner radials...They will offer better traction on acceleration too.

    I need to research this further...
     
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  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Standard Harley wheels and rims use too high profile tires for radial designs. Only the V-Rod tires and wheels can be had with radial. Kind of bummed as I had radials on my Katana and it ran circles around bias ply tires...literally!
     
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  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Hobbit; Your tire mileage don't count!:D I agree that his mileage is more than acceptable. I've never had a rear last longer than a front. My Dyna with Elite 3's is almost reversed of his front/back.
     
  8. nakkers

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    I thought Hobbit would get excellent mileage. He only uses them for take off and landings....:D