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View Poll Results: How many miles on your rubbermount?
less than 5K 194 17.15%
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10-20K 339 29.97%
20-30K 167 14.77%
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13,000 (ish) when I got it (2005 XL883C), just passed 15,000. Everything's been great so far, but now I have the upgrade this and that fever. Just bought new shocks. Not sure what's next. Summer should help me decide.
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290,000 on my 2006 sporty as of May, 2021
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Rolled 109,000 crossing into Virginia on my way to Kelley’s in W. (by GOD), Virginia
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Safe in Ohio, will see 110,000 before arriving back to Michigan. Then mount new tires and repack for the Ozark run!
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WOW! No words! Much respect!!! I am at measly 60K+ on my '04 883XL. Still original everything.

What tires are you running? I always ran the HD Dunlops that came on the bike when new. I find them to be a good compromise of handling and longevity. I get close to 10K on the rear and 20K on the front. Getting close to the end of current set and wondering if there are better alternatives.



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2004 now at 110,000, 2006 stuck on 137,000 and the 2000 sitting at 92,000. My latest favorite tire is Dunlop’s American Elite. The last couple sets gave me 18,700 and 19,500 with miles still left on them. Definitely giving better wet performance than the Michelin Commanders, while better than stock dry road handling.
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2005 883 sportster, just rolled over 9,000 miles lol.
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WOW! No words! Much respect!!! I am at measly 60K+ on my '04 883XL. Still original everything.

What tires are you running? I always ran the HD Dunlops that came on the bike when new. I find them to be a good compromise of handling and longevity. I get close to 10K on the rear and 20K on the front. Getting close to the end of current set and wondering if there are better alternatives.
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I had been running the American Elites and liked them a lot, however when I tried to get a rear tire for my spare wheel 4 weeks before I left none were available so I went with an Elite 4. It has worn great however I have not ridden in much rain plus I am not an aggressive rider at all so I really cannot speak to their performance.

I have been getting better than 35K on the front. That is when I had the old ME880's, Michelin Commander IIs, and American Elites
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Am in my second set of Dunlop American Elites and will probably stick with them. Dunlop took very good care of me when my American Elite front tire had a problem.....and I appreciate their excellent service and treatment. Oh, the mileage on my bike is only 18K an 09 1200C.
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