2019 Roadmaster Needs Tires

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  1. Auggie

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    I am sure this topic has been beat to death but I need tires on my 2019 RM. Best tire for my bike? My original tires cut and cupped and howl badly. Checked my air pressure weekly at 42 to 44 lbs and still cupped. any suggestions on new tires?
    Thanks!
     
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    The new Metzler Cruisetecs are receiving RAVE reviews and that's where I'm headed next.
     
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    I too have heard a lot of good things about the Cruisetecs. I went with Pirelli Night Dragons in a tradeoff of performance instead of mileage, and they are cupping and humming a bit with only about 5500 miles on them. I am going to look at replacing them with the Cruisetecs and see for myself whether they are any good or not. Fingers crossed.
     
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    As a third option Matfre, keep in mind Continental Tours,.....I have been using them for over 20 years and their wear characteristics and grip on the road in all conditions continues to impress me,.....
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    The cupping might not be a tire problem. Check the play in the upper shock mount pivot pin. Remove the seat and raise the rear tire off the ground, With a wrench on the rear axle nut you will be able to move the tire up and down 1" or so and you will see movement in the pin that the upper shock mount pivots on
     
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    Hey @Auggie ,....Is this happening to both tyres?,......It's happened on my fronts but not my rears,......I also solved my cupping by riding 'further up' the road ( closer to the centre line ) thus eliminating more of the camber in the road when you ride closer to the outside white line,.....know what I mean?,.....
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    It would be hard for me to imagine a better tire on the RM than the Michelin Commander II's....love them!
     
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    I just put a set of Metzler 888 on. So far I really like them.
     
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    Had some cupping/scalloping on the front tire with Dunlop Elite 3. Run with 36/38 psi and only had 20000kms.
    Just swapped it out for a Dunlop Elite 4. Just had it done today and now waiting for the rain to stop again...Seems like average mileage and am happy with it.
     
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    The E4 is a great tire.
     
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    Found through Experience that the Night Dragons are great on lighter weight like the Scout and my present Dyna .. On a Heavier Bike they don't hold up so well .. Maybe some will say they are fine for a heavier Ride but has not been the case for me .. My only experience on the Chieftain Dark Horse was Elite 3's and 4's and found the 4's to be far superior .. Have the Elite 4's on my Victory Cross Country and they are doing well for an 850 lb Ride ..
     
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    Except maybe the Commander III's. The 3's come in "cruiser" or "tourer" models. The cruisers give maximum wet traction and good longevity. The touers give maximum longevity and fewer rain groove channels.
     
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    Upgraded from C11s to C111s (cruisers) on my Scout. Even more confidence in the wet.
     
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