trying to find tires that fit a 19" front and 18" rear.the ones on them are 130/60/19 and 180/55/18.I can find a front but the rear is only at dealer.
Motorcycle superstore has 4 different options I believe. Cheapest being a Bridgestone g850 for $139 with free shipping.
Chaparral Motorsports also seems to have a few options.
of the four choices that motorcycle superstore had, none of them had the same load rating that the stock dunlop has. the closest was the shinko, with a load rating of 79 (compared to hd 80) which equates to 963lbs vs 990 lbs. the other 3 were either 75 or less, which is a good 150lbs less than the hd stock.Be aware of tire loads if going after market for the agitator wheels specially the rear tire. Our bike are heavy plus passenger and gear, I know HD tire prices sucks but on 19/18 choices are limited.
might have to look into this. my rear tire is cupped now with 14,000 miles on it, but i have plenty of tread left. makes it just a little bit squirrely on the highway when you're doing 75mph or better going into a curve.I have the same rims and the Harley Dunlops, got 20,000 out of the rear and the front is still good. I found by running the rear at the max pressure 42lbs, the tire didn't cup as I have had with prior set at the recommended 40lbs
What makes you say this about the availability of the American Elite? I'm hoping it's true.The American Elite 180/55-18 may be available at the end of this year or early 2016. I've been seriously thinking about the Avon Cobras, but they are rated for 827lbs and so are the Night Dragons. I'm happy with the performance of the 407 but they do seem to have a harsh ride. I just bought this bike in November so I can't say how the mileage will be. I had Avon Venoms in the past and loved everything about them. Do you think the light load rating would make a drastic difference in the life of the tire? I ride solo 99% of the time.
I get to spend more time on the sides of my treads than most people with all the curves around here.:wink:I got over 14k on my rear right now and will have 15k by the time I get it changed but it's completely bald in the middle. I'm shocked at the people claiming 20k. You must be seeing cords sticking out!
I emailed Dunlop about the American Elite in the 180/55-18 and they replied that size should be available late 2015 early 2016.What makes you say this about the availability of the American Elite? I'm hoping it's true
I got over 14k on my rear right now and will have 15k by the time I get it changed but it's completely bald in the middle. I'm shocked at the people claiming 20k. You must be seeing cords sticking out!