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Metzeler and Pirelli both are higher then HD which is what your used to. Never max pressure however.

Personally I am happy with the night dragons...just once they get below 4/32nds they wear out quickly. ..
but two up and raining in west Va they held the road...
I would rather have a sticky tire that wears out faster than a hard tire that lasts longer. I don't mind paying more for tires as long as they are sticky and work well. I had the Micheline at 40 rear and 38 front which is what I had the metzlers at but they don't like that like the metzlers do atleast in the front.
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I for one never had an issue with the stock Dunlops on my Harleys. I don't ride aggressively and try not to ride when it is raining whenever possible.

My 2014 has the Michelin Scorchers. Unlike the Dunlops, the rain groves in the freeway doesn't affect them as much. They appear to be okay in the rain, but I slow down and am cautious in the rain so never pushed them. I will say the two times I had to use my ABS they worked very well, but can't say what amount of the fast, smooth stopping could be related to the tires.

Come to think of it, since I am a slow, cautious, non-aggressive rider, I might not be the best person to comment on tires...so, never mind my above...LOL.
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Welcome to the XLForum. Dunlops are made in the USA. Some people still care.
True, but owned by a British based multinational corporation with ties to Shimoto (previous owner) and other foreign corporations. So in reality no more American than Toyota or Honda. Made in the USA with profits going to other countries. Good luck finding anything purely American made anymore (including your Harley).
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True, but owned by a British based multinational corporation with ties to Shimoto (previous owner) and other foreign corporations. So in reality no more American than Toyota or Honda. Made in the USA with profits going to other countries. Good luck finding anything purely American made anymore (including your Harley).
And not all Dunlop tires will say made in the USA. My last set of 404s said made in Indonesia if I recall correctly. Currently running the Shinko 777s and think they're pretty good. Great grip and pretty decent mileage in my experience.
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True, but owned by a British based multinational corporation with ties to Shimoto (previous owner) and other foreign corporations. So in reality no more American than Toyota or Honda. Made in the USA with profits going to other countries. Good luck finding anything purely American made anymore (including your Harley).
And in any case, the company was Irish in origin, and British during most of its history. To Brits it is a British company that now makes products in foreign countries (eg: USA).
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