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They also don't have those annoying ribs that you can't get clean!!
 
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Originally Posted by Pitbull_Dallas View Post
15k+ on the front?? A standard 401 will easily go 20k, so that doesn't sound right..
On my fronts Ive always had cupping after so I change them out. I dont know if it is because I ride a lot of higher speed canyon roads over freeway miles but that is what i have averaged.
 
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On my fronts Ive always had cupping after so I change them out. I dont know if it is because I ride a lot of higher speed canyon roads over freeway miles but that is what i have averaged.
The cupping is due to balance or lack thereof..

Edit: If you're constantly riding a lot of windy roads, that may also cause some cupping. I did get a little cupping myself after riding several thousand miles of mountain roads.
 

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Originally Posted by byersmtrco View Post
That (IS) a good deal
Our local dealer quoted me $795 for 2 402's OTD .
$65 to Mnt & Bal ONE . . . that's if I bring them the wheel.
(And that's buying the tire for $50 more than ANYONE else
from them)

Rip-Off artists !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that's about the same quote I got from a local Indy here,for my pair of Elites,and I told them I'd be using Ride0n,so they didn't have to balance them. I hung up the phone,wondering what they were smoking that day!
I bought a tire changer for $60,and changed them myself,with a little help from my girlfriend.
 

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I also use the American Elites on my 07 Fatboy. On my last set, I got a little over 10,000 miles on the rear and about 18,000 on the front. Could have gotten more but why push it.


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Originally Posted by Pitbull_Dallas View Post
The cupping is due to balance or lack thereof..

Edit: If you're constantly riding a lot of windy roads, that may also cause some cupping. I did get a little cupping myself after riding several thousand miles of mountain roads.
Yes probably 30-50% of my riding is windy higher speed canyon roads in the So Cal mountains. A lot of floorboard scraping, replaced 1 set of floor pans and getting close to another. The road surfaces are often rough asphalt and I think that takes its toll on the sides of the tires, my bike has always been smooth on freeways so I dont think Ive had a balance issue.
 
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