Tires

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by rowdy1, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. rowdy1

    rowdy1 Member

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    I have Road King (2005), I bought used with low mileage a couple years back. Bike now has close to 10,000 miles. Would be a good idea to replace tires in the spring seeing how the tires are seven years old?
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    At seven years old, they need to be replaced.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If they show any signs of deterioration such as cracking, I would replace them but 7 years old, they are probably due any way from a safety standpoint.
     
  4. rowdy1

    rowdy1 Member

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    Thanks for the reply, now the important question.... Metzlers me 880 marathons or the stock Dunlop 402's?
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    IMO, it's a personal choice with tires too and I have no problems with either brand.
     
  6. BlaineG

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    Dunlops have broke traction on me three different times, on three different scoots......Metz 880s, or Avon will take you to the limit.
     
  7. rowdy1

    rowdy1 Member

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    I have to agree with Blaine. I noticed the Dunlops aren't very forgiving when it comes to tar snakes. Where's a good place to buy tires?
     
  8. TripleJ

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  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Avon venom x work well on my softail in all road conditions that i have used them on this year but a lot of wet miles, dunlop i found to be ok in the dry and warm but not so good in the cold and wet

    Brian
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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