Harley Ultra Limited Rear Tyre - Serious Cracking

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  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    1 month
    Like Bruce i didn't mind the Commander 2 tyres on my Street Glide, but have had a few sets of American Elites. The most crucial factor with these heavy tourers is to be all over the cold tyre pressures.  
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 month
    Bridgestone Battlecruise's are another good tyre, mate, we are trying to help ya, don't get all mothership cool aid'y, them fuckers just want your money.
  • STEAMER
    STEAMER
    1 month
    Dunlop Americana Elite are a good all round tyre, on par with Michellin Commander 2.   Both good milage & good wet & dry  grip
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    1 month
    I want to hear some  story's about the worst tyres you've ever had.
    Back in the day I needed a new back tyre for a kwaka zzr1100 .   I've had too many beers tonight so I will tell youse tomorrow.
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 month
    2014, ME 880, didn't hit nothing, wasn't old as in years, coulda killed me, zero trust in South American made tyres from that day forward.

    OP, sorry for the hijack.
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    1 month
    A good mate bought a Triumph Daytona when they resurrected themselves. ( early nineties )
    I dont remember the details but it was the fattest tyre I had ever seen on a road bike.
    To cut a long story short, he had TWENTY FUCKIN something punctures in the three years he had the bike.
    I dont know who made the tyres for that bike but I know for a fact they were fuckin crap cos I was riding around the same streets and never got a puncture. 
  • Daz666
    Daz666
    1 month
    Quoting paulybronco on 18 Jan 2024 09:52 PMedited: 18 Jan 2024 09:56 PM

    Like Bruce i didn't mind the Commander 2 tyres on my Street Glide, but have had a few sets of American Elites. The most crucial factor with these heavy tourers is to be all over the cold tyre pressures.  

    I agree, I run 40 in both on the road king, makes the steering a bit lighter. I actually started putting 40 in the front after watching a vid by jerry palladino, the riding instructor from the states.. also got great mileage from both tyres. 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    1 month
    Quoting paulybronco on 18 Jan 2024 09:52 PMedited: 18 Jan 2024 09:56 PM

    Like Bruce i didn't mind the Commander 2 tyres on my Street Glide, but have had a few sets of American Elites. The most crucial factor with these heavy tourers is to be all over the cold tyre pressures.  

    Quoting Daz666 on 22 Jan 2024 10:28 PM

    I agree, I run 40 in both on the road king, makes the steering a bit lighter. I actually started putting 40 in the front after watching a vid by jerry palladino, the riding instructor from the states.. also got great mileage from both tyres. 

    I run 42 cold rear and 37 cold front.  
  • TJU
    TJU
    29 days ago
    Gidday one and all ... my apologies for thinking it was month and year instead it makes sense if it were week and year.

    Apologies also to Beagle basher ... I hope your neck muscles recover after a couple of coldies , although if you are experiencing the Hot weather like we are up here in Sunny Qld {36 feels like 43, so the weather app says} I dare say you might need more than a couple of coldies , Lol.

    There`s definitely more than one tyre brand that goes well on Harley`s but there are also some pretty shit ones ... sometimes all you can do is do your research get some opinions from places like this and take a gamble. 


  • hmsdude
    hmsdude
    19 days ago
    Finally got a new rear tyre fitted just now. Cracking ran right around the tyre on the old one. HD Frasers confirmed anything older than 5 yrs gets brittle.
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