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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Tire time again

Last 12/30 I put a $175.00 Dunlop D402 MU85B16 on the back of my RK. I now have 7000 easy miles on it. I'm just starting to hit the wear bars, front and rear. I've always been real anal about tires. I don't care what you ride or drive, it ain't no better than the tires they run on. Tire wear being gradual, you tend to adjust to it. Then, if you're not careful, when you really need them they may fail. No bueno! After reading a lot of opinions on here, every one seems to praise the Mich.Com.2. So right now that's what I'm leaning toward. Has any one tried the Dunlop Elite 3's? Any advice or opinions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I can't beleave you only get 7000 miles out of them. Must be the heat down there. I got over 12,000 miles on the original & have 4000 on my second one, it still looks fairly new. ( Dunlop )
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I can't beleave you only get 7000 miles out of them. Must be the heat down there. I got over 12,000 miles on the original & have 4000 on my second one, it still looks fairly new. ( Dunlop )
I believe it, If my Dunlops were new when I bought my bike I will be going through a rear tire in 8000 miles. About 2,000 more and I'll be down to the wear bars. Front tire looks great.

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I average about 14k on the Dunlop E3 rear and 40k on the front E3.
D402's about 10k on the rear and 25k on the front.

I like the E3 both for the mileage and the resistance to tracking on tar strips and milled areas.
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I can't beleave you only get 7000 miles out of them. Must be the heat down there. I got over 12,000 miles on the original & have 4000 on my second one, it still looks fairly new. ( Dunlop )
I didn't replace the frt. when I changed the back tire. I've never got much more out of any motorcycle back tire.
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I ran E3's on my Goldwing. My only complaint on them is that they tend to get the low speed deceleration wobbles pretty quick....about 3 - 4K. I never had that problem on Mich.

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Liking my Michillan Commander II on the back, but still waiting for the 18" for the front of my SG. Not sure what size yours are, but the back is really stable.

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I've pretty much decided on the MC 2's. What is the metric equivalent of a MU85/16 ? What is the largest MC2 that will fit "06" RK? Thanks as always for the help.

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My heritage has a 150/80-16. Pretty sure they are the same tire
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