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kojak

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Re: Dunlop Tires
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2019, 09:27:55 PM »

I got 16k miles out of my last set of American Elites, great tires. Great traction both on highways and mountain roads.
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Re: Dunlop Tires
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2019, 06:46:50 AM »



Thinking about the Dunlop American Elite next time, the 240 rear has deeper thread & hear better mileage from other owners with more of the narrower tires, but I did not appreciate Dunlop or HD customer service when I complained of their advertised “high mileage” & “two-compound multi-tread” tire not living up to their name.



i'm of the same mindset.  i noticed an issue with a dunlop tire that i felt should have been covered under their warranty.  got in contact with their customer service, and sent pictures, etc.  never heard boo from them.

in contrast, i had a question about the avon cobra chromes, contacted avon customer service and had an answer to my question right away.

i really liked the ride of the avon's but did not own them long enough to attest to their longevity.  but, when these oem dunlop's are due for change, i will go with the avon's again.  i refuse to spend my money where i don't feel like it is appreciated.
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Re: Dunlop Tires
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2019, 05:14:02 AM »

I've had Dunlops on mine since new, this year I put Michelin Commander lls on and as of today I don't think I'll be going back.
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Re: Dunlop Tires
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2019, 08:45:06 AM »

Dunlop vs Michelin vs Avon vs Metzler vs Shinko vs anything,....

In my experience the newest cheap tire will feel better than a worn expensive tire. Right now I am loving my new rear Dunlop American Elite. But two weeks ago, my old American Elite was riding and handling like crap. It howled in corners, and hopped around on the road. When I replaced my worn Commander IIs with Shinko 777s, it was the same experience. The Shinkos were very good tires, they just didn't last very long, about 6k.
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Re: Dunlop Tires
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2019, 08:59:06 AM »


Funny how the tires on our cars can easily last 40k to 60k miles without serious loss of traction, cupping, howling, and all the other stuff motorcycle tires seem to do at 10k miles.  Even better, I can buy a good OEM quality tire for a midsize 4 wheeled vehicle for half the price they want for a OEM quality motorcycle tire.

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Re: Dunlop Tires
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2019, 09:25:55 AM »

Funny how the tires on our cars can easily last 40k to 60k miles without serious loss of traction, cupping, howling, and all the other stuff motorcycle tires seem to do at 10k miles.  Even better, I can buy a good OEM quality tire for a midsize 4 wheeled vehicle for half the price they want for a OEM quality motorcycle tire.

Jerry
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Re: Dunlop Tires
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2019, 11:17:05 AM »

I've ran American Elites for many years, after the original was worn out.  My last rear lasted 10K and had started cupping at 8K.  A friend was running Commander 2's and he had almost 20K on them.  I decided to try a set.  I got 18K before the rear started cupping and howling in the corners.  I replaced it when it had 19K.  If I get the same or better mileage, I won't be going back to American Elites.  The Commander 2's don't seem to be as squirrely on grooved or rutted surfaces.  However, the Commander 2's did take more weights to get them balanced than I've ever used on the Elites.
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Re: Dunlop Tires
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2019, 10:14:44 PM »

In my experience the AE Dunlop is superior to the HD brand, I've ran several of each.  :nixweiss: Right now I've got several thousand miles on a set of Avon Cobra Chrome and I'm really liking them, wet, dry and quiet. The tire pressure is different on these to comparable tires, I'm at 47psi for the rear. The sidewall is not as stiff and that's all I really concerned with is having a flat and coming off the bead seat prolly won't let you repair on side of the road. BWTFDIK

If I toted a fat girl I'd run the rear at 50psi  :drink:



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