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Last year I started running the Dunlop E3 and have been very impressed with the performance over all. I ride the twisties a lot and long distance as well. I find they handle much better than the factory tire and last longer as well. I get average 9k to a rear and 15k to a front. Michelin, Avon, and Metzler got about 8k on rear the factory Dunlop, Perelli, and Shinko I only got 6k. In the rain I like the Dunlop E3 and Michelin Commander best. but don't like the Michelin as much riding hard in the twisties. Just my seat O the pants opinion, everyone is different in how they ride and feel they want.
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I've got a Duro in the back and a Shinko 244 in the front. Both dual purpose, I don't know yet how they will last, but both are sticky new. And well priced.
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I have the Mich. Commander 2... they are softer than the OEM tires
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Update: I sort corrected the problem by purchasing a completely new bike. These new tires have more tread to get water out from under me. Though at high speed it feels like I got knobbies underfoot.

HOWEVER, some sports bikers recommended I get the Michelin Pilot Road 3 or 4. These are like the Scorchers except they have "hidden" treads down the center that only evacuate water when the bike's weight is on them. Otherwise it maintains a constant contact patch. I've been told these tires also last longer and are good for touring.
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I'm still on stock tires, and slide ALL OVER in the rain! I think I'm just used to it. I'd be interested to hear advice on good rain tires. Also, hard to wheelie on stocks. They just spin.
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Update: I sort corrected the problem by purchasing a completely new bike. These new tires have more tread to get water out from under me. Though at high speed it feels like I got knobbies underfoot.

HOWEVER, some sports bikers recommended I get the Michelin Pilot Road 3 or 4. These are like the Scorchers except they have "hidden" treads down the center that only evacuate water when the bike's weight is on them. Otherwise it maintains a constant contact patch. I've been told these tires also last longer and are good for touring.
I have the Pilot 2's on my S3T and love them. Great tire on the wet and dry roads...
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+4 on the Shinko 777's as well.

I was suprised to learn that the Dunlop K591 is real popular with the drag racers. Really! The original K591 was their race tire that has been tweaked for DOT certification and is as rated as a high performance tire by HD. Lots of folks just hated them because they we lucky to get 5-6,000 miles out of a rear. Well... that is exactly why the drag racers like them and believe me, they know sticky!
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Been an Avon fan for many years, love them. Venom and Cobra as well as Distanzia dual sport)

Trying the Shinko 777 now, seem pretty good especially for the price.

I've also head good things about the Dunlop k591, but stay away from 40x series that used to come on HD's
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