tires

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by tommys, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. tommys

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    2011 ultra classic, wandering if anyone is or has run dunlop american elite they are the same size for every thing I see and our quiet a bit cheaper through Dennis Kirk than buying replacement through a dealer. If you have run these do you notice any different in the ride or handlingor in the milage you get on a set of tires
     
  2. Mongo1958

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    I got one on the rear of my 09 Ultra. I'm about to install one on the front too. Great tire!! I got them at jakewilson.com

     
  3. Mongo1958

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    Darn Wi fi dropped out. Any way, the tire is a very good tire that grips the road very well in turns and wears well on the supper slabs due to a dual compound rear tire.

    Dunlop’s American Elite is the only aftermarket tire line for Harley-Davidson motorcycles that is designed, tested and manufactured in the U.S.A.

    MT Multi-Tread™ rear tire incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire tread and a lateral-grip compound on each shoulder to enhance cornering performance and feel.


     
  4. tommys

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    thanks mongo for the input believe thats what I'm going to do is put the elite on
     
  5. Mule Skinner

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    I've got about 3K on my rear AE and have been very pleased with it.
     
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  6. Mongo1958

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    Now that I tried the AE tire. I'll try the Michelin tire. It was $173 with free shipping. :D
     
  7. propflux01

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    I had the Elites on both front and rear of my '03 UC (yes, I know the suspension is different but shouldn't be a factor). they wore good, had great traction and whatnot. they only issues I had with mine were as the tire wore, they seemed to get 'harder' and definitely more slick in wet weather. I have since replaced them with Michelin tires. I have about 800 miles on them and so far they put the Elite to pasture in ride quality, traction and noise.
     
  8. Mongo1958

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    The AE (rear) was quite on my bike until the later stage of its life (I have about 1-2k left on the rear). During turning or sweeping curves, I can hear it. It will be a test for the Michelin as it was for the AE. The AE (front) is wearing fine with out any cupping (inflated at 40 PSI). Any way, for $173, the Mechelin is woth a try.
     
  9. propflux01

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    I had the same experience with them on mine, the front wore normally at 32PSI, the back was anywhere between 35 and 40 PSI depending on weight. I am hoping the Commander 2's do better. but so far I like them better. Good thing is they were cheaper than the Elites.
     
  10. Mongo1958

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    When I got the AE's they were a lot cheaper, Now, they are over the $200 mark. I've always wanted to try the Michelins and now that they make a tire for my Ultra, I'm going to give them a try. $173 (and free shipping) for a rear tire seems like a good deal to me. Go to Jake wilson to check it out.