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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-12-2014, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Only got 9,000 out of my last rear tire a metzler marathon...put a Michelin Commander on couple days ago - feels great thus far - will report back on how well it wears, or hopefully slowly wears...

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While I am a new Victory rider, the HD I traded in for the XCT, I put two sets of Commanders on it and was able to get over 15,000 miles. The bike, a 09 had 96649 miles on it.
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Is that the tire alot of the wingers use?

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Is that the tire alot of the wingers use?

I think Wingers often use the BF Goodrich tires - Tried them also - 10,000 on rear 13,000 on front.

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Not sure what the wingers use, but the Commanders I had on the HD, and got over 15,000 on them was mostly two up loaded riding and a lot of it on mountain roadways. When I need a set for my XCT I will get a set of Commanders again.
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Had Great results with Mich Com II's on HD .. Can't Speak for Victory .. Last set on my Ultra had 12,000 on them when traded and still looked almost new ..

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Stayed with the original tires and I'm at 21,000 on this set.

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my original front done 20,000 kms thats 12,000 miles
tyre shop suggested Pirelli Night Dragons, said there'd been some problems with Metz Marathons getting cracks in the tread when I mentioned them.

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Yeah, I am done with Metzlers. I have heard good things about pirellis - they are reasonable priced as well. I think they make the HD tires also - they have very similar tread patterns.
When my front tire goes (B F Goodrich) I will put on a Commander up front as well - looking forward to alot of riding this year! I am taking off for 3 days up the CA coast leaving tomorrow morning. The weather is bizarre nice - it's going to be 68 - 70 degrees this week in that area

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