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Old 06-13-2010, 02:26 PM
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5000 mile's and tire is junk, what can I buy that will last longer, no I don't do burnout's but I do like to feel the power on accelerating.......thanx all
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:25 PM
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I have about 3k on it now and I am hoping to get another 1000 on it should be close..I have heard that Dunlop has a better tire then the factory one to get some more miles but its a harder compound which is going to allow it to break loose more
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:21 PM
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metzler has a 260 that will fit with no mods and is twice the tire the dunlop is. Avon makes a 250 that many like but you won't get the mileage you will get with the metz.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:22 PM
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I've got a 08 vrscdx, came stock with dunlop's of some kind. problem iz I don't wanna replace a tire every 5000 miles. that will be 2-3 times per year... help...
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:36 PM
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Got 5000 miles on my Dunlop 240 E3. Recon I can get at least another 3-4000 miles. I ride her hard but seems to me not as hard as you guys. LOL
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Hi Im looking at getting a Night rod special and intend doing a london to italy run over three days have you got any advice with regards to comfort how long to spend in the saddle etc.

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Hi Im looking at getting a Night rod special and intend doing a london to italy run over three days have you got any advice with regards to comfort how long to spend in the saddle etc.

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On a DX, I'm usually good all the way around the parking lot.
On my D, with the Sundowner Seat, I can do a 600 mile day. The highway pegs help a lot. My back doesn't do drag bars.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:17 PM
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5000 mile's and tire is junk, what can I buy that will last longer, no I don't do burnout's but I do like to feel the power on accelerating.......thanx all
I've been getting 7500 to 9000 miles on my 180 rear tire. I just switched to Bridgestone for half the price. It seem to ride better than the Dunlop* and if I get 7500 miles I doubled my money.

* A month before I switched tire brands I added Arnott air ride. I can't say how much is the tire and how much is the shocks, but I can now switch between riding solo and dual and still have perfect suspension either way.
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:19 AM
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I have a 260 Metz On my 2002 and Just love it
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i do not care much about mileage but am looking for the best handling 240, seen where the metz was about 4 lb lighter, a lot of unsprung weight, beside poor wear do the mich's handle well in the corners, many comments about metz's rounder profile and good wear for a little xtra $$, gotta figure install costs unless you do it all, i remove them and have an indy mount + bal for $25 each
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