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Old 06-22-2009, 03:06 PM
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I did search on this, but found little on the Street Bob in particular in regard to stock size replacement tires…..

My ’09 is getting close to the wear bars on the rear with around 6,500 miles (I was a bit hard on it). So, I guess it’s time to start researching new tires. What are you guys getting and what are your opinions?

I see posts about a Dunlop E3, but that doesn’t come in our stock size…..Are the Metzeler 880’s the best option going? Are there any of those dual tread compound tires for our bikes?

Oh, and why would our particular size of 880 be the most expensive of all sizes available at Motorcycle Superstore? I see them on Ebay a bit cheaper…..and I have a coupon for Ebay too.

The front has a TON of tread. I’m not going to replace it just to match for looks. Unless somebody can convince me there is a really good reason to do so – I’m going to let that front wear out before I replace it.
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You can put on a Dunlop D407. Comes stock on the CVO bikes. It's a dual compound tire. A 170 will fit no problem. I and a couple of others on here run them. I like it. I think it performs well. About $180.00 though.
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Will a wider tire affect the speedo at all?
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You can put on a Dunlop D407. Comes stock on the CVO bikes. It's a dual compound tire. A 170 will fit no problem. I and a couple of others on here run them. I like it. I think it performs well. About $180.00 though.
The D407 does not come in a 160 70-17 and the D407s do come in a Multi-Tread compound, just not in a size to fit the stock Dyna rear wheel. The D407 170/60-R17 Is Not a Dual or Multi-Tread Compound. I keep seeing this being posted and I have contacted Dunlop 3x by e-mail and 1x by phone and they have told me repeatedly, it is not a MT tire. I am sure it is a good tire, but I don't think it is responsible to continually describe it as a MT tire.

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I did search on this, but found little on the Street Bob in particular in regard to stock size replacement tires…..

My ’09 is getting close to the wear bars on the rear with around 6,500 miles (I was a bit hard on it). So, I guess it’s time to start researching new tires. What are you guys getting and what are your opinions?

I see posts about a Dunlop E3, but that doesn’t come in our stock size…..Are the Metzeler 880’s the best option going? Are there any of those dual tread compound tires for our bikes?


Oh, and why would our particular size of 880 be the most expensive of all sizes available at Motorcycle Superstore? I see them on Ebay a bit cheaper…..and I have a coupon for Ebay too.

The front has a TON of tread. I’m not going to replace it just to match for looks. Unless somebody can convince me there is a really good reason to do so – I’m going to let that front wear out before I replace it.
If you want to stay with the stock size the Stock K591 160/70H17 is a decent tire and will work for you if you replace the front with a K591 also, for longevity, you can do better for grip.
There is the Michelin Macadam M50 160/70H17?
Metzeler ME 880 160/70HB-17(VB = More $ and not necessary)
Avon Makes the Storm 160/70-R17 (radial)
You could go with the SE Dunlop GT 502 180/60-17 along with the GT501F or the Pirelli Night Dragon 180/60-17 along with its 19" counter part, Both fit on the 4.5" wheel and are great handling tires.
The Metzeler ME 880 is probably your best bet if you want to stick with a 160

I highly recommend you replace both tires, the stock front D401 front tire is crap and does not stick worth crap. I don't care how much tread is left on it, the sooner you get rid of it the better and you will be glad you did! I would match brands, but that is just me.

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For the record I am running the Night Dragon 180/60HB17 and the Night Dragon 100/90HB19.

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The D407 does not come in a 160 70-17 and the D407s do come in a Multi-Tread compound, just not in a size to fit the stock Dyna rear wheel. The D407 170/60-R17 Is Not a Dual or Multi-Tread Compound. I keep seeing this being posted and I have contacted Dunlop 3x by e-mail and 1x by phone and they have told me repeatedly, it is not a MT tire. I am sure it is a good tire, but I don't think it is responsible to continually describe it as a MT tire.


If you want to stay with the stock size the Stock K591 160/70H17 is a decent tire and will work for you if you replace the front with a K591 also, for longevity, you can do better for grip.
There is the Michelin Macadam M50 160/70H17?
Metzeler ME 880 160/70HB-17(VB = More $ and not necessary)
Avon Makes the Storm 160/70-R17 (radial)
You could go with the SE Dunlop GT 502 180/60-17 along with the GT501F or the Pirelli Night Dragon 180/60-17 along with its 19" counter part, Both fit on the 4.5" wheel and are great handling tires.
The Metzeler ME 880 is probably your best bet if you want to stick with a 160

I highly recommend you replace both tires, the stock front D401 front tire is crap and does not stick worth crap. I don't care how much tread is left on it, the sooner you get rid of it the better and you will be glad you did! I would match brands, but that is just me.

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For the record I am running the Night Dragon 180/60HB17 and the Night Dragon 100/90HB19.
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http://www.ironworksmag.com/Content/....aspx?Uid=7915
http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire...ire.asp?id=107
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The D407 170/60-R17 Is Not a Dual or Multi-Tread Compound. I am sure it is a good tire, but I don't think it is responsible to continually describe it as a MT tire.

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This is from Dunlops web site.. Maybe you should tell them how irresponsible they are about their tire description...

The new D407 tire is made for 2009 FL touring models, and the rear tires feature Dunlop’s advanced MT Multi-Tread technology.

MT Multi-Tread rear tire incorporates a tough tread compound in the center that runs cooler to provide stability, excellent traction under braking and long life, and to each side is a section of lateral-grip compound that enhances traction at higher lean angles for great grip while cornering.

Reinforced multi-layer tire carcass gives the tire maximum strength for long life and provides great handling at all speeds and lean angles.

Bold, angled lateral grooves in the tread pattern evacuate water from the contact patch on wet roads.

Developed and tested jointly by Dunlop and Harley-Davidson engineers in the lab and on the road.
Available from OEM dealers only.'



Great tire, Great handling, Great milage
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Here is for your reading pleasure, again.

Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your Dunlop motorcycle
tire questions. The Dunlop D407, in the size 170/60R17, is not a
multi-tread (MT) compound tire. Also, do not mix bias ply and radial tires
on the same motorcycle unless it is with the approval of the motorcycle or
tire manufacturer.



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Sorry to TheDon
I didnt notice you had already posted a link to this...
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I didnt notice you had already posted a link to this...
I have a mother f**king 09' catalog and I can read. That is why I called them and that is why I posted what DUNLOP TOLD ME 4 MOTHER F***ING TIMES! CALL THEM and ask!
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