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  1. #11
    Founding Member Crumb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EL RUSTO View Post
    I forgot the discussion was about Street Glides, not softails, sorry.

    Then is the other difference that 407/408's are HD Dealer items & AE's are Independent dealer items ?
    That is correct 407/408 can only be bought through a HD dealership
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    I pulled the trigger on a new set of American Elites. I only have about 5-6 miles on them so it is a little early to post about my thoughts about them. I will respond when I have some miles on them.

    I appreciate everyone who responded to the thread.
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    Just replaced my stock tire,(15) SGS. I have 18,000 miles on it, and would say there was probably another 1500 miles I could've got out of it. But we can't ride in the winter, and I didn't want to chance a flat when we go to Daytona in Feb. My tire guy says, he changes out about 60-70 of these a year, and the Donlop replacements don't last as long. Only about 10,000 miles average on the Am. Elites. I hope he's wrong, cause that's what I put on mine!
    1 note; The stock tire which is the 407 has 6 plies. The Am. Elites only have 5

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    I love the American Elite's. Was a fanboy of Metzler ME880's for years because they seemed to last the longest and wear evenly. Switched to the Elites last year on a buddies recommendation and won't look back. Great tire, little sticker than the Metzler but surprisingly didn't wear out any faster.


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    As an "old geezer" I'm not too hard on tires and have found the Dunlops to be sticky and lasting. And as I understand it, they're American made.
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    What's the average mileage out of OEM tires on our SG's? I am at 75?? miles and it doesn't look anywhere near needing a tire, not even half way! Should it last over 10k or more? I ride hard but don't do any burn outs, corner hard, brake hard sometimes landed in the middle of the traffic lights....sliding...with the bike.....LOL!!!!
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    It all depends on your acceleration habits. I suspect with the added torque in the new M8, longevity will go down as people explore their "lead foot". lol
    On my 2014, I changed them at 16K+ and they still had lots of rubber left. I took advantage of a slow day after Thanksgiving dealer offer for free labor, 10% off plus a $30 gift card or I would not have changed them then! Personally, I have had excellent results with the OEM Dunlops.
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    With the stock tire I average 13,500 so far but put an Elite on the rear the last change and the front still has a way to go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jhart94949 View Post
    I love the American Elite's. Was a fanboy of Metzler ME880's for years because they seemed to last the longest and wear evenly. Switched to the Elites last year on a buddies recommendation and won't look back. Great tire, little sticker than the Metzler but surprisingly didn't wear out any faster.


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    Likewise, I went from the ME880's to the ME888's. Metzeler didnt have 19" front tires for my bike. So I got the American Elites. After a few thousand miles, found out these tires are great. I will stick with these front and back.
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    I just changed my rear tire , 14 SG right at 15K , I put an American Elite on. I know a guy who has 18K on his AE 2012 SG .

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