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Just put an Elite 4 on the front of my '09. 110x90x19. Will be getting the rear, 150x80x16, shortly. Probly got a couple thousand left in the current tire. I'm replacing Michelin Commander IIs. Got 19,200 miles from the front Mich. Looks like I'll get about 13,000 from the rear. The C IIs just don't make me comfortable in the wet acceleration & braking department. I'm hoping for better wet traction with the E4s. If I get that & comparable mileage from the E4s, I'll be happy. I'm also keeping an eye on you guys running the American Elites. I get my tires at Iron Pony in Columbus, Ohio. Not a plug, but their tire guy told me the American Elites are designed specifically for American medium/heavy, cruiser/touring bikes in mind (Harley, Indian, Victory) & that the Elites 4s were for all others with similar rim sizes. If my CRS disorder allows, I'll report next spring on how they have worked out for me.
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Thanks Brian, maybe a side by side comparison next week?
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Sure. Let me know when you'll be here. I'll have a few more miles on it & will be able to comment on how it tracks the grooves & gratings & handles the curves, too. The wiggles on the grooving doesn't bother me, but I know a lot of folks who aren't comfortable with it. It may be some would choose another tread pattern over the E4's design because of it. I'm going out for at least a 100 miler today. Got some honeydos to take care of, then I'm off.
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Old thread, but thought I'd follow up on these E 4s. I currently have 18,000 miles on the front 110x90x19 & it looks like it'll be good for another 8 or 10k. Picked up 3 nails in the rear 150x80x16 & replaced it at 6k. The replacement lasted less than 8000 miles. Very disappointing. I just put a Dunlop American Elite on last week, before the East Coast meet & greet. It performed flawlessly on the Cherahola Sky way & the Dragon. We'll see if I can manage the same mileage SportsterPaul has gotten from his American Elites.
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The Yeller Scooer I rode to see the remnants of the meet and greet has an American Elite 150/80/16 on its rear (put on to go to the 2016 event ) Been on for just over 10k and still looking good. The bike is a pure stock 883 but I do push it kinda hard in the corners.
My ironhead has the same tire on it but it sadly goes only about 12k before hitting the wear bars. I don't normally replace it till I see the air though..
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Thanks for the info on your tires. If I can get 12 to 15k from a rear tire, I'm happy. I usually put about that many miles on in a season. I just don't like having to spend the $$ for 2 rear tires in one season, so I'm looking for one that will do that for me. I generally get more than 2 seasons out of a front, but I don't mind buying 2 tires every 3rd year. Just not every year. Was good to meet you at the Iron Horse the other day. Hope you can make the next one.
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