Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 67wizard, May 24, 2012.
Has any body tried the Commander II Tires from Michelin for Harley Davidson Motorcycles?
Recent thread on the subject. mich commander 2 - Harley Davidson Community
Not much info there. I get over 20k from the front and over 18k from the rear stock Dunlops. Don't know if I want to change when these wear out. Second set of tires and pushing 42k now.
Wow, that's amazing on stock tires. I just changed tires at 14,300, and my rear was pretty bad. My front had maybe another 500 left in it, but have a big trip coming up (Sturgis, 4500 miles) and I just changed out both. Stayed with stock because I like the ride...
Think I will stay with the stock tires also. I need some very good reports on milage before I change to another brand. Its hot out here in the desert, I don't want any trouble with tires.
From what I have read about the Comm. 2s they last about twice as long as stock Dunlops with no sacrifice in traction wet or dry. Getting some installed in a few days.
I dont think there is enough info available yet about them that is proven real world. If you are getting that mileage from stock tires I wouldn't change either. The Michelin's will certainly be more expensive. I don't know anybody here in Fla. getting that kind of mileage from Dunlops
Stock Dunlops got 18k out of rear,20 k out of front on my 2010 RGC .12k on rear Dunlop american elite and 10k on Dunlop Elite 3 so far. I live in Central Florida,40 miles north of Tampa.Maybe I'm just lucky,but a friend has a 2010 FLHTP got close to the same milage out of his stock dunlops.I thinking about Michelins next tire change if they make a front tire in 130/70/18
67wizard: I was wondering the same thing. My local wrench has put a few sets on touring bikes this summer, and I'm in need of a new set of skins before long. Can't complain on the stock Dunlops, still running my orig front w/31,000+ miles. Will probably cost close to $500. for the Commander II's installed, but they are supposed to last 50% longer. I'll be ready for a Road Glide Ultra by then! Scott in IL ('08 FLHT-Vivid Black-The Mistress).
staying with the 407/408F. mileage is good, handling is good. didn't think i would like them but they're still strong at 14k.
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