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View Poll Results: What tires do you recommend for "Rubber mount XL"?
Dunlop D401 137 22.03%
Metzeler ME880 207 33.28%
Metzeler Lasertec 5 0.80%
Avon Super Venom 91 14.63%
Michelin Commander 64 10.29%
Pirelli MT66 Route 16 2.57%
Pirelli Sport Demon 14 2.25%
Bridgestone BT45 18 2.89%
other products 70 11.25%
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I have a Dunlop 401 waiting for me at the dealer. I'm sticking with them since they've never let me down.

Also, I just don't seem to get as many miles as others do out of (rear)tires. I have gone 3,000-4,000 miles on other tire brands on my non HDs. On my HDs, with the 401s I get around 8,000.
I got 12,000 out of my stock 401's I liked the life of the tire, but depending on how you ride is going to determine the kind/manufacturer of the tire. I rode a metzler 880 and the performance to wear ratio was bad, only about 4500 miles on that tire, and I wasn't that happy with the performance. I am going Avon next.
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I got a new front installed for free when I picked up the Sporty, at 16K +, they weren't going to replace it, then they heard I was going to ride it home 250+ miles. I tried to get them to do the rear as well, but it still had a couple K miles left in it so they said Nah. Anyways, I replaced the rear at 20 K and I went with the 402 just because it was a match to the front. I DID notice that with the new rear, all the "Wiggles" went away... at least for the first 6K Miles or so, now it's back. Seems that when the center of the tire starts to wear a little, it starts to grab the grooves. I'm going to try the ME880's next, see how they do.
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Maxxis 160-80/16 Looks great . Not sure how it does on the road yet.
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My next tyres will be Avon Venom's.
I am going with the 90/90 21 front but am looking for some advice on the rear.

What is the difference between the 150/80B16 77V and the 77H apart from the speed rating. The Avon site states the 77H is 150mm wide and the 77V is 157mm. The price difference is only a couple of pounds. What would be better to ride on?
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My next tyres will be Avon Venom's.
I am going with the 90/90 21 front but am looking for some advice on the rear.

What is the difference between the 150/80B16 77V and the 77H apart from the speed rating. The Avon site states the 77H is 150mm wide and the 77V is 157mm. The price difference is only a couple of pounds. What would be better to ride on?

The H and V represent the speed rating of the tires. H = up to 130mph. V = up to 149mph.
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My next tyres will be Avon Venom's.
I am going with the 90/90 21 front but am looking for some advice on the rear.

What is the difference between the 150/80B16 77V and the 77H apart from the speed rating. The Avon site states the 77H is 150mm wide and the 77V is 157mm. The price difference is only a couple of pounds. What would be better to ride on?
The H and V represent the speed rating of the tires. H = up to 130mph. V = up to 149mph.
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http://www.pirellityre.com/web/motor...n/default.page

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