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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Which rear tire did you get the most life out of.
I run motorcycle rear tires on the front wheel of my sidecar. Been running a brigstone battleax BT45R was thinking of trying an E4 if it is available in that size.

Sidecars don't lean and they crab more sideways than front on at higher speed. (freeway cruising) making for limited tire life because of the scuffing involved. Time for another tire soon. Looking for long life suggestions.
Life is short enough with a good tire that cost is secondary. Besides it isn't that big of a tire.

This is in the lounge because the sidecar is on a honda not a Vic. Just obeying forum regs.

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22K on an original Dunlop Elite back when they first came out and that was mostly two up and a much younger Ricz road burner. But I do second your E4 decision Joe. I am no fan of darksiding, but on a sidecar, its excusable IMO.

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I'm hard in tires only getting 10-12K no matter the brand. I have some E4s on one biker now so we'll see if I do better.

I'm with @RICZ. I don't run darkside in my bikes but if I had a sidecar I think I would give it a serious look.

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IMG_2339.jpg Here is a pic. We use it same as any bike. It's nice because we can share the driving. It's more fun to ride in the car than it is to drive and it is a kick to drive.
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Isn't the Michelin Commander II supposed to last a long time?

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Isn't the Michelin Commander II supposed to last a long time?
I'm on my 3rd commander II. I've gotten over 22K on the first two

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I'm on my 2nd. The first one only had a couple thousand miles on it (damned nails).



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I'm on my 3rd commander II. I've gotten over 22K on the first two
That's good tire life right there....
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look for a touring tire they last longer. Continental or Pirelli. Maybe even a rear tire might give you longer life on the sidecar. Maybe look at a GW forum and see what they run for sidecar tires

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