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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down need a tire guy, I've "had it" with Dunlop

Can any one suggest a tire replacement other than Dunlop for:


These are the OEM size HD specified for the CVO 09 Road Glide.

I received my 09 CVO Road Glide in Sept. of 08, I now have 51,000 on the bike, there has never been a time or set of Dunlops that there was not an "issue" with, thread pattern reversed, cupping, side wall cracking (tire was 19 months old), I have on numerous times discussed these issues directly at Sturgis & Daytona of these problems, at first they were open and acted considered, now you bring up these issues up & suddenly they jusy don't have time to talk with you.

I have to replace tires again & I just do not want to purchase Dunlop, & I have checked with Michelin they do not make this size.

These tires were introduced in 09 and I do not understand with all the issues others have had in other sizes as well how Dunlop can still get us to buy them. Any suggestions would be appericated.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 09:25 AM
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I'd go with metzlers if Michelin don't have a size and u don't want Dunlop

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 09:59 AM
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I would recommend Metzelers, howe ver please be aware you will not get the same mileage out of a set of Metzelers. I prefer the stickiness and shape of the tire of Metzelers much better than dunlops and am willing to pay the Metzeler tax on my bikes.

I have never found stock tires on any motorcycle I have ever owned to handle very well.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 12:30 PM
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You have several choices if you get radial construction. However I just put new rear on mine ,same size as yours, and all I could find was the OEM Dunlop. I had good luck with 16k out of it.

I was told I could have ordered an Elite 3, which is also a Dunlop. Good luck with your search.

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