Question Posted By: CtJim on 8-6-2010
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||put on new rear tire that lasted about 8,100 miles, this time I got 4,800 miles on the rear and within 1,000 miles I'll be illegal, both rear tires were Dunlops, I ride moderate to hard, never do burn outs, should I stay with Dunlop or maybe try a metzeler tire or avon. If I replace the rear tire with a brand other than dunlop do I have to replace the front tire too? Seems like a stupid question but these tires are costing me a fortune.
- I've gotten about twice the mileage out of a Dunlop E-3 as I did a Metzler. By: alcorrupt on: 8-9-2010
- I'd say Dunlop for sure will give you the longest lasting tire. Although, I just switched to Avon and love them. Such a much better ride with much much better grip. Just won't last nearly as long is all. By: bobbydetroit on: 8-10-2010
- I've run most all brands on various scoots. Lotta time spent spinning rubber off on the strip. That shit gives a good headsup on what goes down on the street. I'd tell you that you are on two wheels, not 4, so the priority is safety, how it corners, how it sheds water in big rains, unavoidable big puddles breaks or breaks out. Lastly is mileage. The garbage trucks seem to get 5 to 8k on rears with more up front. I don't run nuttin but chops and sport and will say that most motor jockeys don't pay near enough attention to air. Check that shit like everytime you check your oil. Tire pressure is key to performance and mileage. Myself, I run Avon upfront and Dunlop's in the rear. I personally enjoy jack rabbit starts and wheel breaking corners and get 10k off the rear and 15k off the front. The OL's scoot runs a dunlop front and Metzler rear. She doesn't run quite as hard as I do (pretty close thou)and get within 15% of what I do. MAINTAINENCE is key to a big ass grin an more money in your tank. By: BomberBob on: 8-10-2010
- It's like BomberBob stated. Maintenance is key as well as your riding environment. I run Dunlops, always have. I stay the hell off gravel as much as humanly possible and try to avoid the asphalt upheavels on the road. What I'm getting at is you take care of the tires they last longer. I just changed both tires on my ride, got 21K on the front and 10K off the back, and the back averages 10K. They are both Dunlop. You can get softer compounds like stated above but the softer the compound the more tires you go through too. Something else that a lot of folks don't consider also is inflating with Nitrogen. This also has it's benefits. By: badman on: 8-10-2010
- might be a stupid question, but what are the benefits of running nitrogen? I've seen this done in airplane wheels so I've heard of it before but never considered it on my scoot.. By: gypsylonerider on: 8-13-2010
- Nitrogen is a scam...Dude, check your air each week (maint)...E3 Dunlop on one of my mess's right now, and 5k into it, I will reveal the results when it wears out, I expect 15k+...I got it from superg81's shop...(word of mouth advertisement) By: ShovelNoggin on: 8-13-2010
- Using nitrogen isn't anything new. With nitrogen tire inflation, improvements can be noted in a vehicle's handling, fuel efficiency and tire life through better tire pressure retention, improved fuel economy and cooler running tire temperatures. Is it the end all cure all? No, but another nice thing about it is it doesn't contain water like common air does either. If you have access to it try, if not just keep them properly inflated. By: badman on: 8-15-2010
- Funny, way back when I had tried N2 in tires for the drag strip. Hopin for that slight, very slight edge. Couldn't find it, aborted after numerous attempts and loggin's. Now the new cage tire pressure sensors are very temp. critical with a narrow tolerance band. When you go to 30+ degrees F below zero (normal winter here) the low tire lights come on. One way to cure is adding N2 in place of compressed air. By: BomberBob on: 8-16-2010
- Dunlop has some bad tires on market right now. I bitched about piss poor wear on my dresser, felt wierd vibration. The shop replaced my tire, no charge.
Best milage i got was connie's. down side they are hard and are not great in the rain. Nitrogen is a bigger molicule than Oxygen, that is why the tires hold better pressure. Also less molecules banging around means less friction, less heat. Pressure is the key to best tire life regardless of what you use to inflate them with. Everyone I know in aircraft use nitrogen. In General Aviation the tire pressure is critical on landing. But the tires are not checked as often. Nitrogen also does not oxidize the rubber as oxygen does. By: MarkGoff on: 8-26-2010
- Thanks to all that responded - I put on a Dunlop 402 and will make sure my tire pressure is at 38 psi at least twice a week and see what I get for mileage.
Respects to All By: CtJim on: 8-28-2010
- Donlop has a 404 that I have been running on the rear of my Superglide. Got 12k out of the last one. They run pretty good in the rain. When I can afford it, I run Avons but they're too damn high dollar. they are the best wet weather tire I have run. I agree with everyone that pressure is the key. Check them often. By: sprgld1 on: 10-19-2010
- When extreme heat is applied suddenly to tires N2 will minimize tire expansion. That's why jet aviation needs it. It is a zero sum game in drag racing because they underinflate with intent. N2 was one secret of Ferrari dom in F1. Bottom line, for it to do any good you are murdering your tires. By: clipper on: 3-8-2011