ashram, Where did you find the Commander III Touring - 130/60 B19 ? I had alerts set on multiple vendors and none ever responded, so I now have a new Shinko in the garage waiting for its' turn, but looking to identify the vendor that had it when so many others did not.I put on Commander III - front and rear last week - will keep this thread posted on how it holds up, there's a stark difference in the road grip while leaning and carving turns as compared to the stock Dunlop's and theoretically is wet-rated.I dig the road bite and how it hugs the asphalt.
Front - Commander III Touring - 130/60 B19
Rear - Commander III - 200/55 R17 ( surprisingly - Made in Spain )
Also, got a cool Michelin "summer relief" promotion which will get me a $60 gift card, not much but its better than nothing
Thanks for the offer, Ashram - looks like the local shop would be in Calif so won't do me much good unless they have free shipping, but I was thinking it might be of benefit to others in the group, especially if it was an online location we haven't heard of. Plenty of other vendor links shared on this site when people ask, 'where do I find...." so I don't see any harm in giving them a plug, but I'm not an Admin.@Buster- I have a local motorcycle shop whom I get tires from and get it installed - they are reasonable and have always quoted better prices than dealerships / Cycle gear etc.. .they are more of a " dirt bike" shop but they do cruisers as well , and I believe they have a good connection with a Michelin distributor.Happy to pass on the details if you are interested on DM , if you'd like.
I would say - call them - and maybe they can get it from the distributor - (I also had to wait a week for them to get it) and ship it to you?Thanks Ashram and Farther, that's what I was hoping for, but the link brought up Motorhelmets and showed the 130Bias size out of stock and only the 120Radial (I'm finishing off my 2nd Mich Commander III in 120R and strongly prefer the 130B for ride-ability and more than twice the lifespan. Maybe you got the last 130B?
After only 125 miles I'm still scrubbing it in.Brtiman & Trail Buzzard,
Any updates on the Shinko777, handling? Notice any noise? My Ravens were real noisy, I think it was the aggressive deep tread pattern. Looks like a viable option especially sticking with the original sizing.