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Old 10-08-2018, 02:43 PM
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What sort of mileage is the collective getting out of their tires. My Heritage 114 with HD Torque cam is not making 5,000 miles either with the original Dunlops and now with my Michelin Commander II. Don't do burnouts or anything like that but don't putz at all. Have hit the speed limiter and engine Red Line many times. Trying to figure out what tire to try next.
This didn't seem to get any response. I'm curious what mileage others are getting on their tires. I'm at close to 12k miles now and have 4/32 left on the front and 3/32 on the rear. They look like they are wearing pretty evenly, with no cupping or asymmetric wear. I keep them at 36 psi front and 40 rear. I always ride solo. Sometimes with maybe 40 lbs of gear. I do a mix of highway and urban riding. I like to accelerate but avoid hard stops. BTW, the manual says 1/32 is worn out.

AOT: are you only getting 5k on both front and rear? Do the tires wear evenly? How many psi are you running in them? What kind of load do you carry? Is your riding mostly highway or stop/go?
 
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This didn't seem to get any response. I'm curious what mileage others are getting on their tires. I'm at close to 12k miles now and have 4/32 left on the front and 3/32 on the rear. They look like they are wearing pretty evenly, with no cupping or asymmetric wear. I keep them at 36 psi front and 40 rear. I always ride solo. Sometimes with maybe 40 lbs of gear. I do a mix of highway and urban riding. I like to accelerate but avoid hard stops. BTW, the manual says 1/32 is worn out.

AOT: are you only getting 5k on both front and rear? Do the tires wear evenly? How many psi are you running in them? What kind of load do you carry? Is your riding mostly highway or stop/go?
I have a little over 10K miles and my rear tire is about done with. I will be replacing it this off season and would not plan anymore long rides until it's replaced. My front tires still looks good but I'll replace it too. My riding style is pretty tame and I seldom go two up. I keep my front at 36psi and rear at 40psi per the manual.
 

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I never turn them off. They’re on when I restart the bike.
hmm mine go off when I shut down the bike. I'll mention it at the next service.

Got 13,500 on my tires and they still look good, probably do the rear at 15k service
 
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I have not seen the measuring video you mentioned. This picture is from the H-D P&A catalog for MY 2019, page 631.

Using this as my measuring guide, I get 32 in width, 6.25 in pullback, and 10 in rise for stock 2018 Heritage handlebars, These measurements are different from yours, but I suspect it might be caused by measuring technique. This catalog page should also help select the best match for new bars to change dimensions as you wish. Hope this helps.


 
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I have not seen the measuring video you mentioned. This picture is from the H-D P&A catalog for MY 2019, page 631.

Using this as my measuring guide, I get 32 in width, 6.25 in pullback, and 10 in rise for stock 2018 Heritage handlebars, These measurements are different from yours, but I suspect it might be caused by measuring technique. This catalog page should also help select the best match for new bars to change dimensions as you wish. Hope this helps.


I used that same chart and I agree, it’s most likely measuring technique.
 
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This didn't seem to get any response. I'm curious what mileage others are getting on their tires. I'm at close to 12k miles now and have 4/32 left on the front and 3/32 on the rear. They look like they are wearing pretty evenly, with no cupping or asymmetric wear. I keep them at 36 psi front and 40 rear. I always ride solo. Sometimes with maybe 40 lbs of gear. I do a mix of highway and urban riding. I like to accelerate but avoid hard stops. BTW, the manual says 1/32 is worn out.

AOT: are you only getting 5k on both front and rear? Do the tires wear evenly? How many psi are you running in them? What kind of load do you carry? Is your riding mostly highway or stop/go?
Just replaced both ft and rear tires with Dunlop Elite 4's. Total mileage on the bike is 8,300 miles. This is the 2nd rear tire and 1st front. I could of gone a little longer, but very close to the minimum. Even wear as I ride my Softail Heritage 114 with HD torque Cam and ECU reflash like I ride my BMW's up here in these Smokey Mountains. The Elite 4 appears to be a better tire than the original Dunlop's. A note of interest, the front tube had a big fold in it originally from the factory tire install, a word of caution.

Really enjoying this good motorcycle that happens to be a HD.

BTW, all three lights are always on, both low and hi beam, when the engine is running.
 

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I've been riding BMW since 1974. My wife also rides and the BMW on the lift (in the picture below) is the bike I bought for her in 1983, The white one on the floor is my 1978. This year we both came over to the dark side:=) I bought a 2018 FLDE and we got her a 2018 FLRT. We're both enjoying meeting new people and our new rides.

 
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Originally Posted by Another Old Timer View Post
Just replaced both ft and rear tires with Dunlop Elite 4's. Total mileage on the bike is 8,300 miles. This is the 2nd rear tire and 1st front. I could of gone a little longer, but very close to the minimum. Even wear as I ride my Softail Heritage 114 with HD torque Cam and ECU reflash like I ride my BMW's up here in these Smokey Mountains. The Elite 4 appears to be a better tire than the original Dunlop's. A note of interest, the front tube had a big fold in it originally from the factory tire install, a word of caution.

Really enjoying this good motorcycle that happens to be a HD.

BTW, all three lights are always on, both low and hi beam, when the engine is running.
Thanks for the info on the Elite 4. I'm getting ready to order new tires. Where/who did you buy them from? I'm also considering the Machete wheels and sprocket. No tube needed.
 
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Yes I have gotten over 50 mpg a few times. But this last tank was about 46 mpg. I still can't figure out why on gas fill ups and the tank empty. Why you cannot put closer to 5 gal in the tank.
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yeah i feel like there is a huge 1 gal air pocket sometimes. or they just lied about 5 gal tank. i even fill up while on stand so all gas is on one side. i dunno. seems effy.
My largest tank was 4.817 gallons.

Here is a list of all my fillups so far: 4.338, 4.667, 4.599, 4.817, 4.099, 4.672, 4.644, 4.501, 4.501, 4.264, 4.575, 4.597, 4.655, 4.486, 4.692 & 4.723

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I never turn them off. They’re on when I restart the bike.
Same here!

 
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I'm also shopping for new bars for my FLHC. It's been 3500 miles total, with 2500 on the stage III kit. I just did the 1000 mile service and was going to have the dealer replace the bars while it was in, but they were very little help.

I looked at lots of styles and am not stuck on anything yet. Not into big apes. I could go beach bars, buckhorns, z-bars even T-bars. I'd love to see some pics of FLHCs with various bar styles.

I'm 6'2" and with a 2" straight risers on the stock bars I am pretty comfortable position-wise, but my hands still get numb once in a while. I'm not sure if my wrist angle needs to be more or less.

FWIW, I like riding upright and not reaching.
 

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