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Between two F6c's (and two flats) I have now gone through eight sets of tires (counting originals). I rode 48,000 miles in the last 16 months. I keep looking for a radial front tire alternative, writing Michelin to no avail, so have kept with the Dunlop OEM's. The last set, I have gotten 14,000 miles out of the front tire (a new record - usually get 10-12K since I started running more pressure in the front). I ride in the mountains and in a lot of very hot weather (AZ). I have been running 39 psi in the front (checked twice a week) and 40 psi in the rear. I still get the disportionate wear on the left side of the front tire but I have had no performance problems and I run at high speeds for long distances and then a lot of mountain roads. The on-the-road and out-the-door cost for a pair of Dunlops was running about $425 but has gone up to just over $500 for the last two sets. The installer suggested I switch to the Metzler 888 bias tires which would be a lot cheaper. I like the radials in the mountains but do not have any sense of how the bias/Metzler's would compare. (The rear Metzler is slightly larger but that is a minor issue). Any high mileage riders with experience/suggestions?
 

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The highest mileage for me by far was the Dunlop Harley branded tire, I got about 25000k out of them but the ride was meh (Take hands off bar and vibration) and in wet it was meh. Also had Harley on it which I had a lot of fun with but yeah... :D



Right at this moment I am running the Metz 888 ultras front and rear with a 200 on the back. I have no idea of how far the mileage will be but I am all smiles with the handling. The last front I had was a Michelin Commander II but the 888 seems to be far less upset by any road irregularities like cracks and road snakes etc. They are almost like they are not there.


So yeah all smiles but no real idea of longevity sorry mate. Go the 200 as well. Looks great, no problems :)
 
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