OEM Tire Replacement recommendations

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  1. Bubba58

    Bubba58 Well-Known Member

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    I’m just about to the point where I will need to replace my OEM tires. Anyone have a recommendation for the best tires to run on an 18 Chieftain DH?


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    Round ones, Preferably rubber
     
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    Just don't. You're already tubeless.
     
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    Michelin Commanders wear longer than the E4's in my experience and have always taken less weights to balance.
     
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    I'm happy with the OEM Dunlops (to my surprise), but I ride "chickenstrip" mostly.
     
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    You could always do a quick recce back over to the other side for maybe a hundred expert opinions. Watch where you click though or you might end up buying something you don't want off one of those adds.:D
     
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    I hated the OEM E3's but tried the E4's anyway and find them to be fine. But I had to have an emergency American Elite rear after just 5k miles due to a ¼ inch hole in the E3's and that tire was great. It even made the speedometer read the same as my GPS because the only size they had that was just a tad larger. When these E4's wear out I'm going back to the American Elite. I like it that much. But I've had Commander 2's and they are good too.
     
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    Was quite Happy with the E4's after getting rid of the OEM E3's Big Improvement .. I like Michelin Commanders but was a bit leary of going from a 60 to a 65 in height have known a few that did fine doing and others that rubbed their tires with the rear fender ..
     
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    well Have the E4's on rear. on a 18 RM. Not sure what was on for the original as this is a replacement by dealer. In another thread i asked about loosing air. when other day i put air in it. wow all the balance wt's on it. But i do notice taking off from a stop to make a left/right turn get a little of that slip on road, although i just wack the gas a little bit more an its ok but it's something ya just have to be ready for. on another bike i once had i put the metz's on wow they road awesome. just don't last long.
     
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    I have been running American Elites. The rears go for about 12k, only on my second front. The first front lasted about 19,500. I could have stretched the rears out longer, but I’m not a cheap bastard.
     
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    You must wack the throttle pretty good. My American Elite(emergency replacement of the OEM) had 15k when I replaced it but I only did so because the front needed changed and the rear TPMS needed replaced. So rather than have to bother with a double dismount/mount of the rear I just had it replaced then. But that tire was good for at least another 3k. I would have been very pleased with 18k out of a rear tire.
     
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    If you ride on the rim you'll track incredibly straight. Plus you can run the train tracks. What a great way to see the country.
     
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