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« on: May 26, 2019, 05:48:19 AM »

I know its been talked about before nothing lately where is the best place to buy tires online these days
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 08:03:46 AM »

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Re: new tire time
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 08:09:40 AM »

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/

Good prices on Michelin Commander II and very fast shipping 
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 03:22:54 PM »

if you aren't in a big hurry, you could try revzilla.  if you buy one tire, for every $100 you spend, you get $5 in 'zilla bucks'.  so a back tire would get you $10.  they are credited to your account when it ships.  you could then order a front tire, and have that $10 applied to your order.  (if you're gonna go this route, make sure you aren't missing out on a manufacturers rebate.  i got $60 back from avon).

they ship very quickly, and free over $39 too.  i ordered my tires on a thurs. and had them by the next tues.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 05:37:57 PM »

Guys around here seem to all be buying Dunlop's from Amazon. 2 Day shipping and depending on where you live no tax. The last time I bought tires the local guy here mounted and balanced them for $20 each. I carried the wheels and tires in after removing them myself.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 03:50:40 AM »

I know its been talked about before nothing lately where is the best place to buy tires online these days

 What ever you decide on having don't mess about with balance weights,........use dyna beads they work great.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2019, 04:01:39 AM »

 What comes in the pack

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Re: new tire time
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2019, 04:56:52 AM »

Check out jpcycles.com too.

It pays to really compare. Sometimes Michelins on one site are more expensive than another, yet the Dunlops run cheaper. I've found some helmets on JP less expensive than Revzilla. Same with tires. I'm not sure why that is.

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Re: new tire time
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 10:53:09 AM »

thanks everyone ill check them out I was thinking about the beads to
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 10:39:58 PM »

Michelin Commander II,...  how do theses compared to the Dunlops tires, alway liked them on all my cars, thanks :nixweiss:
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2019, 06:59:49 PM »

I don't know from personal experience about the performance between the 2 but I seem to get a couple thousand miles more wear out of the Dunlop/Harley 407 & 408s with zero performance issues, than my friends (3 of them) that use Michelin Commander II's. We have similar bikes, weight and riding styles. When it's all said and done I'm about $650 after my dealers discount including mounting and balancing and taxes, and shop rates around here are over $120 an hr. I've had really good luck with the OE tires (other than a couple of nails) and easily average 16 to 18k with them.

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Re: new tire time
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2019, 12:20:41 AM »

Man I must really be pushing the hell out of my tires on my 2015 CVOSG as I am on my 2nd set of OEM tires at 15K Miles and the back tire is already feathered badly like the first tire.  I swear it is the large block pattern of the OEM rear that can not withstand the stress that is causing the feathering. I check the air before every ride so I know it is not air pressure. 
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2019, 11:15:34 AM »

Michelin Commander II,...  how do theses compared to the Dunlops tires, alway liked them on all my cars, thanks :nixweiss:
They are scary slippery in the rain....especially a cold rain. AE next for me!
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 09:53:33 AM »

I'm running rear chain how big of tire can be mounted safely on my 2010 s.g.,
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2019, 01:34:18 PM »

Any thought out there on the Metz, 888? Replacing the tires on my FXDSE.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2019, 07:56:45 PM »

They are scary slippery in the rain....especially a cold rain. AE next for me!

I had heard that before and is the main reason that I went AE over the Commander. Momma tried but she never got it across to me to get out of the rain
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2019, 08:01:25 PM »

I had heard that before and is the main reason that I went AE over the Commander. Momma tried but she never got it across to me to get out of the rain


I've ran the Commander II tires on the Road Glide for years.  That bike also has never had the good sense to fully avoid the rain.  The Michelins have always been fine with me.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2019, 08:08:28 AM »

They are scary slippery in the rain....especially a cold rain. AE next for me!

What you Canadians call a cold rain is probably what others might call sleet. ;D    I'm surprised you found the Michelins to have poor grip in the wet.  Other folks have told me just the opposite when comparing them to the stock Dunlops.  Now I'm confused.  :nixweiss:

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Re: new tire time
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2019, 08:14:33 AM »

I’ve run Michs front and rear on both my 07 and 12 CVOs and never had any problem at all. And I rode in rain plenty of times and on curvy roads when wet. Never had any traction problem.  Any tire can have a traction problem given the road surface conditions, speed, etc.


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Re: new tire time
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2019, 06:41:10 PM »

What you Canadians call a cold rain is probably what others might call sleet. ;D    I'm surprised you found the Michelins to have poor grip in the wet.  Other folks have told me just the opposite when comparing them to the stock Dunlops.  Now I'm confused.  :nixweiss:

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I'm with you on the confused part Jerry. Confused enough that I might have to give the Commander's a try. Only got a couple thousand left in the present back AE
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2019, 07:28:36 PM »

I'm with you on the confused part Jerry. Confused enough that I might have to give the Commander's a try. Only got a couple thousand left in the present back AE


I don't think you'll be disappointed.  My old Road Glide has gone though several rears and a few fronts.  It's my go-to choice.  Don't give it even a second thought.  The only down-side to them is not in their use or handling but in their installation; and this only applies if you're installing your own.  The sidewalls are stiffer than others so they're a bit more hassle to get mounted.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2019, 12:08:36 AM »


I don't think you'll be disappointed.  My old Road Glide has gone though several rears and a few fronts.  It's my go-to choice.  Don't give it even a second thought.  The only down-side to them is not in their use or handling but in their installation; and this only applies if you're installing your own.  The sidewalls are stiffer than others so they're a bit more hassle to get mounted.
I am just finishing up the last few thousand on what I think is my 3 rear AE. You and a couple other on here seem to be very please with the Commander so I guess I will order a rear and give it a try. Any problems mixing the Commander on the rear with the AE up front?
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2019, 12:10:29 AM »

I am just finishing up the last few thousand on what I think is my 3 rear AE. You and a couple other on here seem to be very please with the Commander so I guess I will order a rear and give it a try. Any problems mixing the Commander on the rear with the AE up front?


No problem.  You'd never mix on the same axle of course.  But the ass end of the bike can't see what's going on at the front end.  They're the same type of tire; you'll be fine.
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« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2019, 09:57:32 AM »


No problem.  You'd never mix on the same axle of course.  But the ass end of the bike can't see what's going on at the front end.  They're the same type of tire; you'll be fine.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2019, 10:10:57 AM »

I'm with you on the confused part Jerry. Confused enough that I might have to give the Commander's a try. Only got a couple thousand left in the present back AE
Pulling the trailer through Vancouver last fall is where I really noticed it......especially taking off from a dead stop.....very easy to break free.......and while moving, any throttle would break it free.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2019, 11:17:28 AM »

another option to look at it is the new cobra chrome from avon.  i recently put a set on and was very happy with them.  at least for the 1000 miles or so that i got to ride on them before the bike got totaled.  i didn't have the opportunity to test the wet weather performance in that time, and obviously don't know about the longterm longevity, but i will buy them again when i need new tires.
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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2019, 11:45:23 AM »

another option to look at it is the new cobra chrome from avon.  i recently put a set on and was very happy with them.  at least for the 1000 miles or so that i got to ride on them before the bike got totaled.  i didn't have the opportunity to test the wet weather performance in that time, and obviously don't know about the longterm longevity, but i will buy them again when i need new tires.

Run them on the Road King.  A bit softer.  Won't last as long.  Handle well.  On that bike I don't care that they won't last as long.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2019, 02:47:19 PM »

are you talking about the older cobra's or the new chromes?  far as i can tell, they've only been out for about 6 months.  and their marketing says that they're utilizing a newer compound that will increase mileage.

admittedly, i wasn't as concerned with mileage when i decided to try these out.
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« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2019, 03:10:44 PM »

Mine are much older than 6 months.  So not anything that recently released.
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2019, 07:09:22 PM »


  To put in my two pennies worth,....this is the first for me running Michelins and I've got to say at this point I'm liking them.
I find the bike feels and handles so much better. With the Dunlops it was like I was having to work the bike so much so that I would start getting a pain across the back of my shoulders and neck after a while, I thought it was due to the handlebars and was considering going for a change over.
Since I've had the Michelins on I haven't had any shoulder and neck pain problems don't know why but it's just an easier noticeable ride now. Just saying they work for me.

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Re: new tire time
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2019, 07:30:32 AM »

Any thought out there on the Metz, 888? Replacing the tires on my FXDSE.

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« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2019, 10:46:49 PM »

  To put in my two pennies worth,....this is the first for me running Michelins and I've got to say at this point I'm liking them.
I find the bike feels and handles so much better. With the Dunlops it was like I was having to work the bike so much so that I would start getting a pain across the back of my shoulders and neck after a while, I thought it was due to the handlebars and was considering going for a change over.
Since I've had the Michelins on I haven't had any shoulder and neck pain problems don't know why but it's just an easier noticeable ride now. Just saying they work for me.
  I was thinking of the  Michelins myself , they sure make a big diff. on a car, what size ya go with  , I have a 2010 cvo S G , its got 18's on front and back think, like to stick to the same hieght :drummer:
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2019, 06:56:42 PM »

  I was thinking of the  Michelins myself , they sure make a big diff. on a car, what size ya go with  , I have a 2010 cvo S G , its got 18's on front and back think, like to stick to the same hieght :drummer:

Try this link to find your tyre size

https://www.michelin.co.uk/motorbike/manufacturers/harley-davidson
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2019, 02:24:23 PM »

Any thought out there on the Metz, 888? Replacing the tires on my FXDSE.

When they stopped making the ME880's, I tried these and didn't care for them. They didn't seem to have the same grip and feel as the 880s.

However, I switched to the Cruisetec tires and have been pleased with those. They grip and feel much more like the 880s.
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« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2019, 10:45:06 PM »


I don't think you'll be disappointed.  My old Road Glide has gone though several rears and a few fronts.  It's my go-to choice.  Don't give it even a second thought.  The only down-side to them is not in their use or handling but in their installation; and this only applies if you're installing your own.  The sidewalls are stiffer than others so they're a bit more hassle to get mounted.

Well after 3 of the Elites on the rear, I just mounted up my first try with the Commander. We will see how they compare on my bike with my riding. Only way I know how to make a decision on what works best for me.
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« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2019, 11:25:33 PM »

Well after 3 of the Elites on the rear, I just mounted up my first try with the Commander. We will see how they compare on my bike with my riding. Only way I know how to make a decision on what works best for me.


You got the round one.  Wise choice :2vrolijk_21: .
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« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2019, 11:32:05 PM »

LMAO!! Good one
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« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2019, 10:20:44 AM »


You got the round one.  Wise choice :2vrolijk_21: .

The square ones were way out of my price range
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Re: new tire time
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2019, 10:22:02 AM »

The square ones were way out of my price range


And they are such a bitch to balance.
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« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2019, 02:38:03 PM »


And they are such a bitch to balance.

Unless you are using the special Harley Davidson revision 72 square tire wheel.

Almost sounds like we are starting to describe the stock Harley Dunlop after 5000 miles.
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