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    Tire recommendations

    It’s time for a new rear tire.

    All I’ve ever used is the Harley OEM Dunlop. My dealer brought up Metzler Cruise tech due to what he deemed as “aggressive” as far as my riding style goes.

    Any other recommendations out there? Or should I stick with the Dunlop?


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    Ive been riding the commanders from Michelin for many years on my touring bikes. The last two sets have been the Commander 2s. However, I put the commander 3 on at the end of last season mostly because they were what was available. Being a late change over, I dont have many Km on them yet. They are more rigid than the 2s but you can still get over on them pretty easily and so far I've been pretty glued to the road.

    The 2s largest issue when reviewed was wet road handling, but I never noticed a problem. The milage on the 2s is fantastic and really the ride quality lasted tot he end of the tire life. I'll expect the same from the 3s. I ride alot and I'm also a pretty aggressive rider.

    I highly recommend the Commander series.

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    I just recently bought a Michelin Commander 3. The last tire I bought was a Commander 2 which seemed to last forever. I had put 20,000 miles on it and still had good tread. The downside to that tire was it would be a little slippery on wet roads when taking off or hard braking especially when it was colder weather. Part of this could have been because I was riding a lighter (650#) metric cruiser because I never noticed it two up. During cornering it never slipped because that part was a softer compound than the center. They supposedly fixed this issue with the Commander 3, probably with the cost of mileage. Only time will tell.

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    About to order the commander 3

    Their doesn’t seem to be a lot of center tread in those things. I won’t I’d that’s part of the reason wet conditions are reported as being a little tricky with these.


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