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200 series rear tire life

Is there a brand of rear tire in my size (200/55x17) that will actually give any measurable mileage? The stock Dunlops do not go much more than 3000 miles or so. I would like any true advice on any tire that may last any longer. Thanks in advance for your replies.
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They say the Michelin Commander II is getting decent mileage. I went Darkside for the last 50K on my 08 FXSTBI. I'm going to give the Michelin a try and see.

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I have the Michelin Scorcher's on my bike, they were stock and seem to be still going strong at 5,000 miles.

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I have the Michelin Scorcher's on my bike, they were stock and seem to be still going strong at 5,000 miles.
Mine have 3900 miles on them, and they are starting to wear, but it looks like I still have a little over half of their life left. They grip like glue too. Even in the wet it handles like it's dry. My only gripe is they are "Made in Thailand"
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I just put a set of Metzler ME 880 on my FXSTC but I dont know how much better the life will be yet, but the ride sure is better.
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I have 6300 on my 2012 Fatboy 200 Dunlope and it is ready for replacement. Installed the job is 400! Ouch!
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The Michelin Commander II promises improved tire wear. I have around 5k on mine and it still looks pretty much new. You can probably expect in excess of 10k if you keep the pressure at specs and don't do burnouts.

I had good luck with Metzler ME880's too. Metzler is phasing out the 880 or the 888 - a tire that they claim will get much improved tire wear. I usually got around 12k out of a rear 880. The problem at the moment is that while Metzler has not fully opened the 888 production line. They are not making either my front or rear tires at the moment. That is why I have a Commander II on the rear.

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Is there a brand of rear tire in my size (200/55x17) that will actually give any measurable mileage? The stock Dunlops do not go much more than 3000 miles or so. I would like any true advice on any tire that may last any longer. Thanks in advance for your replies.
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Went to Harley today the recommend staying with the Dunlope unless I plan on changing both tires. My front is still 1/2 way good. he said on the next cycle change both so the pattens match. Any thoughts.
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I have been leaning toward trying a MC II but am still checking out options. I have to make a choice fairly soon though. Thanks for the responses.
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I've been running Metzler's since 2000 without regret! My 2000 FXD slid all over the road until I got rid of the factory tires and put the 880's on. The rear tire on my Fat Boy went slick at 3200 miles...but to be perfectly honest, I did help it on a bit, if you get my meaning.
Anyway, replaced both front and rear and the difference is night and day!
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