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16 May 2018 08:46 AM
Thanks JFE, will take your advise and put one on.
16 May 2018 01:03 PM
I ran the Avons on my old 94 Fatty and never had any worries handling wise, you don't get big km's out of them, being a softer compound tyre, but that's the trade off.
The only thing I ever noticed was, once or twice when I had to really jump on the brakes for an emergency stop, you had no real indication the back wheel had locked until the rear end started wagging its tail, just a really silent slide. Always cupped the rear tyre, never the front, and tried pressures all over the place - suspect my rear suspension may have been to firm but being a Softail its a pain in the arse so had it where it felt best solo and with the bride on.
I used to be undecided, now I'm not so sure
16 May 2018 02:20 PM
Thanks for the feedback Doc, I know what you mean about the silent slide, similar thing just the other week, with a dunlop on the back. I put an Avon on the front a couple of months ago and am very happy with it, don't expect to get long life, but I'll cop that. I got about 8-9k out of the dunlop, that was on the front and it was shit.
16 May 2018 04:04 PM
+1 for Avons on the fat bob
I'm halfway through my second set. I estimate I got about 17,000km out of the pair and replaced them well before the wear markers.
I previoulsy ran commander II's on my old dyna which got amazing mileage but were a little skatey in the wet.
The OEM fat Bob dunlops were hands down the worst tyre i've ever used in at least half a million kilometres.
16 May 2018 05:42 PM
Real good mileage, I'd be rapt with that from soft compound tires
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