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Just turned 11K on 2014 Road King. Dunlop tires still have some life on them, just passed PA state inspection. My '07 Road King Custom I was replacing rear tire about every 10K & front around 20K. Always rode Dunlop tires on '07. I put 90K on the '07 & tire replacement was very consistent. Anyone out there seeing tire wear being better on newer models?
 

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Your 07 had a different size tire. It was narrower. 08/09 they went to the 180 series tires so you had more rubber on the road and theoretically I would think less wear even though you have more power with the bigger engine.
 

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Mark, Dunlop has introduced a new “T” version of the 407 rear tire, which is original equipment on all 2014 Touring models with black sidewall tires. Click here: High-Performance Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
 

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The new Dunlop D407's are a dual compound tire, harder in the center for longer life, softer off center for cornering. The D402's on your '07 were one soft compound. Your '07 tire mileage was close to the same as my '07 mileage on D402's.
Dunlop American Elite is the same compound as the D407 with no Harley Davidson emblazoned side walls or HD price.
 

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Breeze if spot on, the american elites and the 407/408 combo are great tires, duel compound amd can get some high mileage, ive averaged 13k on 2 sets. Also depends on how much highway vs in town riding you do.
 

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Breeze if spot on, the american elites and the 407/408 combo are great tires, duel compound amd can get some high mileage, ive averaged 13k on 2 sets. Also depends on how much highway vs in town riding you do.
How well do they perform in the rain on the slab? I like the way my Dunlops grip in the rain.
 

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How well do they perform in the rain on the slab? I like the way my Dunlops grip in the rain.

Well, I haven't fallen down with them yet. NOT a good answer, I know. I get super cautious on wet roads. :eek I've ridden on several wet mountain roads with no instability problems. I've also gotten on the brakes pretty hard with no problem.
NOTE: The American Elite dual compound is only on my rear. I still have an Elite 3 on the front.
 

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Just turned 11K on 2014 Road King. Dunlop tires still have some life on them, just passed PA state inspection. My '07 Road King Custom I was replacing rear tire about every 10K & front around 20K. Always rode Dunlop tires on '07. I put 90K on the '07 & tire replacement was very consistent. Anyone out there seeing tire wear being better on newer models?

Hahahahaha, I have to laugh. I'm going to turn 25k on my stock tires tomorrow.
 

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Well, I haven't fallen down with them yet. NOT a good answer, I know. I get super cautious on wet roads. :eek I've ridden on several wet mountain roads with no instability problems. I've also gotten on the brakes pretty hard with no problem.
NOTE: The American Elite dual compound is only on my rear. I still have an Elite 3 on the front.
LOL not good but honest. I like the feel of being stuck to the road, running 55-65 mph in rain, only reason I haven't changed to a different rear tire is that reason, but I sure wear em out fast. I'd only change the rear, I've got 18K on my front, still looks great.
 

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