Tire Comparison

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by racehorse, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. racehorse

    racehorse New Member

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    How do you compare the OEM tires on '09 & later HD Touring bikes to Michelin Commander 11 and Metzler 888?
     
  2. DFHarley19

    DFHarley19 Active Member

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    Dunlop Elite 3 tires are very similar to OEM tires (D407 and D408). I would like to know about Michelin Commander II.
     
  3. sddurbin

    sddurbin Member

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    Put 2 new Michelin Commander 11's on my '08 FLHT last summer. Wonderful driving and riding tires. Softer compound than the Dunlops, but supposed to last up to 50% longer. I don't care about that, I won't ever go back to OEM tires. Plus, the Michelins:bigsmiley11: were about $50.00/pr. cheaper. Guess you could say I'm sold on 'um.

    Scott in IL '08 FLHT(The Mistress)
     
  4. nytryder

    nytryder Member

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    +1 on the Michelin Commander II. HD has had tire problems from day one with Dunlops. Head shake, vibrations and cupping seem to be the major down falls.