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MY 99 super glide is ready for it's secound set of tires. i run them about 10,000 miles or a little more, i installed oem dunlaps last time. let me ask you are they the best to stay with, or is there a better tire for the same money. as i said before i ride double all the time. and i must say cost is some what of a factor.so let me know your thoughts.
 

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slamin sammy said:
MY 99 super glide is ready for it's secound set of tires.
S-Sammy, I am sure that tire preference is as varied as bike syyle preference. When I picked up my bike I wanted a 150 rear and the only Dunlop available was a K591. It only came in a sport compound in that size. I only got 7K miles out of it but didn't run it down to nothing. I had read about the Metzler 880s so I went with them for the rear and the front at 14K when the Dunlop was looking ragged. I already have 10K on the rear with a lot of tread left. These 880s seem to have plenty of traction (wet or dry) and are for heavier bikes. Actually a touring tire. I'm not one to run tires until they are slick so a little longer wearing tire is what I was looking for. The Avon super venoms looked interesting though.
 

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I only use OEM Dunlop tires on my bike. I'm very happy with the way they stick on wet roads. I too don't let them get slick before I change them out. Never had another brand, so guess you could say I'm sticking with what I know.
 

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MY 99 super glide is ready for it's secound set of tires. i run them about 10,000 miles or a little more, i installed oem dunlaps last time. let me ask you are they the best to stay with, or is there a better tire for the same money. as i said before i ride double all the time. and i must say cost is some what of a factor.so let me know your thoughts.
I only use OEM Dunlop tires on my bike. I'm very happy with the way they stick on wet roads. I too don't let them get slick before I change them out. Never had another brand, so guess you could say I'm sticking with what I know.
I prefer the Michelin scorchers , if you ride hard they last a long time. Cost a bit more but we’ll worth it
Mr. Buddy
 

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I sold more dunlops at the shop than all other brands combined... i had went the full range of other tires on my bike,,, i always found something i did not like with every brand,, even the dunlops i came back to... but were the best compromise.

Standard is 401 on the light bikes like sportsters, FXR's, and dyna's. 402 on softails, and 402's on all the baggers. As oem.. my preference was a 402 on the rear and 401 on the front...
 

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With regard to tires my 0.02 is I ride a 2006 Dyna 35th Anniversary Super Glide. It had Michelin Commander ll's on it and the past two years I rode out to Paradise, CA from Lincoln, NE via I-80 to Cheyenne, WY then up I-25 to I-90 in Montana. From there through Coer d'Alene ID on through Washington into OR down I-5 til I had to exit. Return trip I got rained on in Nevada, Utah & Wyoming but in hot weather as well as rainy weather they stuck like glue even with occasional rider error. 2019 my odometer was at 5,600.5 miles and in 2020 it was at 4,600. Difference was GPS!;) Imho I would recommend them highly. I just put a new pair on in 2020 before going back out to finish the shed project I was volunteering on. I also have ceramic brakes which have saved my bacon. What I would like to know is what some people have done when replacing inner primary bearing, race & seal on 2006 Dynas? I was going to use factory bearing and S & S tapered race so it couldn't walk on main shaft. But it says everywhere I look tapered race not for my bike. Second choice would be Baker High Torque bearing and seal. Thanks in advance for any input!
 

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I guess you pushed your bike backwards a lot that year. LOL
Are you having a problem with the bearing? If not I would not replace it. Just because some have had a problem doesn't mean you will. I work on 3 2006 Bikes since they were new and never had any problem with that bearing , fact I never had the clutch out of any of them. Cam chain tensioners, lifters, wheel bearings, brake pads and tires is all we have done to them.
 
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