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Touring Road King, Road King Custom, Road King Classic, Road Glide, Street Glide, Electra Glide, Electra Glide Classic, and Electra Glide Ultra Classic



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I am getting close to needing to replace my oem Dunlop tires on my 2017 SGS. Anyone have any personal preferences? I am thinking about Dunlop American Elites but have heard good things about Michelon Commanders. Would appreciate any feedback.....
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I've had both.......have an 09 Ultra Classic with 78K miles on it. I went through several sets of each including the OEM D407's, Michelin Cmdr II's gave me a smoother ride (believe they're a softer compound), but wore fast and experienced some slippage as they wore down, it's really a toss up, they're both great tires......I currently have the American Elites and put about 2500 miles on them now....think I'm going to stay with the Dunlops from now on, like they way the ride, smooth & stable and I get a little bit better longevity off them....
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Curious to know if you have experienced any difference in front tire tracking grooves between the two Dunlops? My OEM Dunlops D402 tend to get caught into small grooves in the pavement and also are harder to control in loose sand and gravel from previous tires. Have you experienced that at all ? I feel it is the harder compound in the center of the tire that is somewhat raised causing it . Hoping the American Elite is different, is it?
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I've got a 15 EG Ultra Classic with American Elites on it! Great tire and great mileage. I've got over 16k on them and plenty of tread left. I check my tire pressure at least once per week resulting in no cupping. They handle good in all kinds of conditions, sand gravel, rain, etc. I'll stick with them next tire change.


I've had Commander II's in the past and found them good, but wear much more quickly!
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Curious to know if you have experienced any difference in front tire tracking grooves between the two Dunlops?
I got very little if any wobble on either my Commanders or American Elites.......my 407's yes
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A friend of mine replaced his OEM Dunlop tires with American Elites. He had an issue with his front tire and took it back, twice. Come to find out the American Elite was defective but his dealer didn't have another one in stock so he replaced his front tire with the Commander II and he says he loves it.
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