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Old 03-22-2011, 07:41 AM
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That's right! 14,105 miles on the Elite 3 tire. My 2007 Ultra Classic has never gotten anywhere close to 6,000 miles on regular Dunlop, Michelin, Avon or Metzler, but the Elite 3 got-r-done. I weigh 270 lbs and have never expected too much, but this is good. My first Elite 3 got about 11,000 miles. These extra miles on the latest tire include a Stugis trip and road miles like that take very little off a tire....Changing the tire today (with another E-3).
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Glad to here it!!! Love my E-3s....Thanks for post!!!!........o~`o..............
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My rear E-3 is about 50% worn but the outer edges are cupped so bad I'm gonna haft to replace it soon! When I go around a curve feels like I'm running on a wash board! And yes I do check and maintain my air pressure reguarly!
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Gotta love the E3 <grin>
I just put another on my 07 Ultra a few weeks ago ..

Thabull -- I'm not saying it's not possible, but I've not heard of E3's cupping, especially on the rear .. You might have something else going on..What psi are you running?

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Gotta love the E3 <grin>
I just put another on my 07 Ultra a few weeks ago ..

Thabull -- I'm not saying it's not possible, but I've not heard of E3's cupping, especially on the rear .. You might have something else going on..What psi are you running?

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on my 07, i had over 13,000 on my e3 when i traded it in and it still looked good. i ran 38 psi on both front and rear.

on another note, the rear dunlop on the new 2010 has lasted me 14,000 and i should be able to get at least another 3,000 out of it. and i don't wait until the last second to replace my tires.
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40-42 psi!
When I first got my EIII's I called Dunlop and they suggested HD recommended tire pressure. Without looking I think that is 36 rear and 40 front. I keep both front and rear at 38 - 40 myself and no problems. If I get 10K out of my rear I will be a happy camper.
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That's right! 14,105 miles on the Elite 3 tire. My 2007 Ultra Classic has never gotten anywhere close to 6,000 miles on regular Dunlop, Michelin, Avon or Metzler, but the Elite 3 got-r-done. I weigh 270 lbs and have never expected too much, but this is good. My first Elite 3 got about 11,000 miles. These extra miles on the latest tire include a Stugis trip and road miles like that take very little off a tire....Changing the tire today (with another E-3).
That is damn good service HarleyJoe ..... But I'd be careful bragging about it .... If Dunlop gatches wind they might " change the compound ". Seriously though, I have been using Dunlops for more years than I can remember and wouldn't choose any other brand!
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Just replaced my rear E3, which had a little over 14k on it. I wore the tire down to the indicators and had some feathering of the edges and felt like a low tire when taking turns. Been a great tire and replaced with a new one last week.

FYI, I purchase my tires from Jake Wilson.com and cannot get the tire any cheaper from anywhere around me and most shops don't carry it.
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I average about 16k on my rear stock Dunlop 402's. Pretty tough to beat that so I stick with them.
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