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Old 07-25-2009, 04:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear Tire for 07 Softail Custom

Looking for some info on a rear tire for my 07 Softail Custom. I've got about 22K miles on the bike and have always run the stock Dunlop rear. I just put on my third rear tire. I don't abuse the tire (no burn-out pits, etc) and get about 7K miles out of the rears (15K out of the Dunlop fronts). The "ride" of the tire is fine and the bike seems to handle well with the Dunlop. I run 40 PSI in the rear and 38 PSI in the front.

Wondering what brands of tires others might have tried on the rear (and front too) and what your experiences might have been with them with regard to:

1. Mileage or life of tire
2. Ride / Handling
3. Cost
4. Where you got em' - (local stealer, independent, on-line, etc.)

Any feed back will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!!

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Old 07-25-2009, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I run Avon Venom's on my 2000 Standard. 150/70/16 on the rear and right now 90/90/21 on the front. I think they handle better than the Dunlop's. They don't catch the grooves in the road. I run 45 in the rear and 40 in the front. Probably got 5 or 6k on the rear and it's not near ready to change.
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I also run the Venoms and love them. They handle much better especially in the rain and wear better than the Dunlops. I ride pretty hard and on some pretty crappy roads.
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I just switched to the metzlers on my 07 with 6700 miles on the original dunlops. I upgraded to the 210/50 on the rear. Looks good. Jury is still out on the handling part. Seems to want to "roll" over (side to side) easier with the metzler
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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