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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 09:01 PM
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Michelin Schorchers - Not impressed At ALL!!!!

Just turned 4300 miles over on my 2012 wide glide and my scorchers were completely wore out. I was even sketchy riding to the dealership to have new tires put on the bike. I sure thought with them being a Michelin tire, they would have been alot better quality tire than what they proved to be. Sadly disappointed. Needless to say didnt go back with the Michelin Scorchers.

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post #32 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 08:51 PM
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Thats just a Sportster bro. You pretty much described the negatives to owning one. Upgrade the shocks, buy new tires or whatever you want but it isn't going to help a lot if any. Good luck and be safe.
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Thats just a Sportster bro. You pretty much described the negatives to owning one. Upgrade the shocks, buy new tires or whatever you want but it isn't going to help a lot if any. Good luck and be safe.
Yeap, I am well aware of that Though the upgrades and the tyre change helped a lot actually; it is definitely a safer and a better bike now. But yeah, I have no delusions about its limits.
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Schorchers?

Love my Metzelers. They're the ONLY tires I'll put on my bike. Great feel, excellent handling and great grip on wet roads. Ride on the tar snakes and cracka A LOT smoother than Dunlops - for sure. Same goes for that nasty metal grating on the Canada/US bridges
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Love my Metzelers. They're the ONLY tires I'll put on my bike. Great feel, excellent handling and great grip on wet roads. Ride on the tar snakes and cracka A LOT smoother than Dunlops - for sure. Same goes for that nasty metal grating on the Canada/US bridges
I hear a great deal of good word about them. They are definitely on my wish-list, after the Michelin Commander IIs are worn out.

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Before you run out and buy new tires, contact Michelin and tell them. Make a lot of noise and they just may help with a pro-rated refund or maybe a new (different kind of) tire. With only 1/2 of the life used on the tire and given the fact that you have had the issues for almost the entire time you have owned the tire, I would at least make the call.

As for new tires, I just put Avon Cobra's on my sportie. I haven't ridden it yet as it's still apart in my garage but I have heard nothing but good things about them. I am anxious to try them!

Good luck!
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By the way, God bless you for having the guts to make that trek through the city every day! I don't envy you for having that daily commute!
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By the way, God bless you for having the guts to make that trek through the city every day! I don't envy you for having that daily commute!
hahaha thank you for the compliment. I actually enjoy it quite a lot
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A tire that works great on a 900 pound Ultra, loaded down with 50-100 pounds of valuable, stuff in the bags and trunk, may suck on a 600 pound Sporty.
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A tire that works great on a 900 pound Ultra, loaded down with 50-100 pounds of valuable, stuff in the bags and trunk, may suck on a 600 pound Sporty.
The MC II's are made for the big bikes and so far work perfectly
on my sporty,,,so far,,,,

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