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Old 03-19-2012, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Road King rear tire choices

I just picked up a new to me 2009 RK. I checked the tire size in the owners manual and on the sidewall of the rear tire and learned that the tire size is 180/65B 16. When I looked up that size of tire to see what a replacement would cost when that time comes, I learned that there were two or three choices of tire. I was hoping for more choices. Is there another size that would work that would provide me more choice when picking a rear tire?
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hard to beat the stock Dunlop D407. I got 19k out of the first one and still had a wee bit of tread left.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dunlop American Elites.

http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire...merican-elite/

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Old 03-20-2012, 09:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you go to a site like dennis kirk or J&P, you can do a search by ride and see quite a few choices and then you can go price hunting.

http://www.denniskirk.com/tires-moto...-king-flhr.mmy

This will give you a good idea of prices for a tire shipped to you.

Now, if you are going to have a shop install it, that's another story. Some do and some don't.

I also second the american made dunlop elite.

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've used the Metzler ME880's on my Softail and they were good. Lots of reviews for all the tires out there. Surf around but look for reputable reviewers for good info..
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just picked up a new to me 2009 RK. I checked the tire size in the owners manual and on the sidewall of the rear tire and learned that the tire size is 180/65B 16. When I looked up that size of tire to see what a replacement would cost when that time comes, I learned that there were two or three choices of tire. I was hoping for more choices. Is there another size that would work that would provide me more choice when picking a rear tire?
Unless your being paid to race it on a track stick with one of the Dunlops.
The stock 407 is a great tire.
The dunlop American Elite has a different tread pattern that is suppose to be quieter and give a few more miles.
I switched to the American elite when I replace the stock dunlop at 20K it still had some miles left.
2K on the new tire some of the miles in the rain so far so good.
For me the price difference betweenthe two was 10 dollars.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The Dunlop 407 are a good tire, I replaced the 407 at 11,900 on my 2011 Road Glide 103 and installed the Dunlop elite, just changed that at 19,300 with a set of Michelin Commander II's. Due to snow and rain have not got to test yet, Sat is supposed to sunny and 42* we will try.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Kinda on the same subject. "Tire choices

After getting back riding again 9 years ago, I finally moved up to my 1st Harley, '05 Road King, a year & a half & 23,000 miles ago. So far, I love more every ride. Since Friday lunch, I logged another 799 miles (it's Sunday evening).

My Harley had a new HD (Dunlop) on the rear & fairly good front when I bought it. As on my past 3 bikes, I insisted on Metzler 880's when I needed tires last fall because I really liked them . . ride, wear & especially handling.

But, I have NOT been satisfies at all. The handling on dry pavement is better than the stock Dunlops, but not really that much different. Handling on wet roads is scary. Now, I realize my front has been damaged & I need to replace.

I live in the mountains of east Tennessee. Yes, like everybody else, I end up on the interstate, but fortunately not that often. This weekend's trip was the 1st 90% interstate trip in a long time. I'd say at least 60-70% of my riding is on 2 land highways and twisty mountain back roads & I usually ride solo.

Recommendations ???

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just replaced my Dunlop E3 tires (f/r) with Continental Milestone Plus tires.
I have them on my Sportster so I figured I'd try the Continentals.

I was really surprised as they have given me the best ride of anything I've tried before.
No tracking, smooth ride and reasonable in price.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Can I change out just the rear with a new type or brand of tire or do I have to change out both the front and rear tire with a new brand?
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I put a Metzler tire on the rear of my Road King because the bike had a Metzler on the front. I bought my bike on Ebay. It is everything the guy advertised and more. The Metzler tires track true, are quiet, and perform well. They may be made of a bit softer rubber compound than Dunlop and may not last as long but so far I am happy with Metzlers. I ride mostly two up with wife in tow. I have always had Dunlop on my sports bikes and sports cars and really like them. Either of these two brands are excellent.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Oops...just realized that I have never had Dunlop tires on any of my cars. Old guy mess up there. My cars have BF Goodrich tires.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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dunlops wear well but ride hard + lack traction + handling of metzler, mich,avon or pirelli's. its one or the other, better handling + traction = safety, my pick always!!
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