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I've been running a 100/90-19 SHINKO SR720F on front and a 130/90-16 SHINKO TOUR MASTER 230 on rear of my 2000 XLH883. Tread depth new- Front-7/32" and Rear- 10/32". AFTER 6,000 miles the front has 5/32-4/32" and rear has 5/32-4/32". I will say that I had leaking valve stem rubbers on the front & rear tire, and they have been losing air. I try to keep them at 45-48 psi, but both have been run with less. And most of the miles are being ridden double. So they will probably get slightly better mileage if ran with correct pressure (ALL THE TIME!), and if riding solo. I'd say that to get 10,000+ miles out of a set of $150 tires is pretty good! Better than ANY Dunlops I've ran.
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cokers and speedmasters look great and ride good, and wear out real quick. If you pick up a nail they go flat as a pc. of paper. Dunlop 401 and metzler 888 can be ridden home with no air at 45-50 mph. I know,I've done it twice
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I believe theCommander II’s are lacking a little bit in wet, at least in my experience, the III’s are reported to be much better. I’m on my third set of Dunlop American Elites and get right around 20,000 miles from a set. That is if I stay out of Canada, their roads must be more abrasive as my tire mileage drops off noticibly. They give me excellent handling with great feedback especially on wet roads. I have friends that ran the Road Riders. And got in the range of 12,000 miles on theirs.
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