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Offline Bassman

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Tires on newer touring bikes - Just an FYI
« on: April 21, 2013, 10:00:04 AM »
The newer bikes that run the Dunlop 407 and 408 tires are at this momet a Harley only tire.
You have to buy them at the dealer.
Harley has a lock on them, I don't know about other Harley only dealer tires at this time.

Dunlop does make an American elite series tire that is available online.
Not sure how they compare to the stock touring tires though.


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Re: Tires on newer touring bikes - Just an FYI
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 12:57:36 AM »
When I was working at The Shop I sold a bunch of the American Elete tires. They seem to be much better than OEM (but that's not hard to do in my opinion). Id recomend them over the stock replacement tires any day.
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Re: Tires on newer touring bikes - Just an FYI
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 03:13:43 PM »
Hey Mudflap, how does the cost of those tires compare with OEM ??

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Re: Tires on newer touring bikes - Just an FYI
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 06:55:08 PM »
Dougie,
The Amercian Elite for the 2009 ultra is $194.64 free shipping for the rear with the small white stripe.
180/65B-16 M/C 81H

Front is $147.44
130/80B-17 M/C 65H

http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=33_120_884

Harley lists stock tire (Dunlop D407) for about $300, you can find better deals, I found one at New Castle HD in PA. for $239.99
Includes shipping.
Harley Part Number: 43332-09

Front is Dunlop D408F
Harley Part Number: 43115-09A
$176.96 at Latus HD at Gladstone, OR
Does not include shipping.


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