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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 03:28 PM
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I came across this video last year and it had a lot of good information comparing the two tires . . .



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Decided to go with the Michelin Commander II. Went ahead and ordered the front from Revzilla. Good prices there.

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Decided to go with the Michelin Commander II. Went ahead and ordered the front from Revzilla. Good prices there.
Not sure if this will help . . . I saw this ad from Michelin in the newsletter I get from one of my local dealerships.
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I'm a Dunlop fan. Thru the years I've literally ridin hundreds of different Harleys with different combinations of tires and prefer the OEM Dunlops.
The main thing is keeping the tire pressures monitored and rebalance the front tires when having the rears changed. One of the reasons for front tire cupping is out of balance tires. YAY Dunlop !
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Not sure if this will help . . . I saw this ad from Michelin in the newsletter I get from one of my local dealerships.
Those are for Scorchers, not Commander II.

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I've had commander 11 on a 99 wide glide now on 2016 ultra best tire I've ridden. Changed the feel of the old ride. Great grip dry/wet or in between got over 20 thousand on the lighter glide 15 on ultra rear. Time to change. Front will always get 20 thousand. Only tire I will buy.
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I ran Dunlops on my 2017 Street Glide for 10,000 miles and changed them to Commanders which lasted 12,000 and did not like the Commanders so went back to the Dunlops even though I will get less miles, the ride is better. It feels like the rubber is stickier on the Dunlops.

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Got the Michelin Commander II in the mail today. Will have to wait a bit before I order the rear.

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I liked the CMDR II first tight freeway off ramp. Run same on rear 200 better all around. Ride, handling yada yada.

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I have a 2012 FatBoyLo, tried Michelon, Metzler, and went back to the Dunlop, all tires handled about the same, but I got the best wear from the Dunlop.

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