Rear tires on a dresser will usually last about 8 to 10k miles, thats because the rear tire is always pulling the machine off from a dead stop. They are made from a soft compound mainly for safety in stopping the motorcycle. I have tried them all but Metezler tires on my Roadking have a better feel in hard cornering, more stable and therfore safer. Just like ciggs and beer, we all like different brands. I have been ridding big bikes for over 40 years though, all those miles on different tires have shown me what is a better tire.
08 Ultra with about 12K miles. Tires were getting down there and I figured they'd go about 15 to 16 thou. The front was more worn than the rear. Following a truck a box of screws fell off and exploded in front of me and I picked up about 3 in each tire. Rode to dealership, used extended warranty with tire and wheel coverage. New tires installed, no charge.:woohoo:
Dunlup Elite 3 rear, when i changed it out i had over 134k on it and it is on a friends bike now, he needed a quick tire and i wanted new tires front and back... think he had about 1500 miles on it before winter..
If you're not into smoking them, about 12,500 on the rear, 25,000+ on front. If the front starts to get cups in the tread, though, I'd change it out. It affects handling the most. You will hear the tire sing on corners.
I have the stock Dunlops on my EG. No reasons to change a good thing. The back was changed out at 12k, the front is still running with 16.5k on it. Will probobly change the front this summer, might get 18k out of it. I think some of my wear issues are hot summers and my indy corrected me about tire pressure. I was running about 32 psi front and rear, should have been 36psi front and rear, 40psi on the rear with passanger.
07 Fxdc approx 10k to 12k REAR. Stock OEM.Note MFGR states U should change every 3 years from date stamped INTO sidewall of tire.They need MO MONEY-MO MONEY!! HA-HA!!! Front will make the 3 year date EASY!!!
I swapped tires on my '05 FLHR at 11,000 miles. I had a screw in the back tire with a slow. I could have squeezed another thousand miles or two out of the tires if I plugged the leak, but with a long tour coming up I didn't think it was worth the risk. I put Dunlops back on.
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