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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 03:32 PM
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For what its worth I put Pirelli MT 66 tires on at 10000 miles and now have now have 27750. So 18000 miles almost, I was pleased with the ride and wear. I am getting ready for new rubber probably this month but cant complain how these rode through the So Cal. heat and concrete.
Those Pirellis are on my bucket list too, especially when you encourage me with your mileage (and they appears to be especially good in wet?)
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Those Pirellis are on my bucket list too, especially when you encourage me with your mileage (and they appears to be especially good in wet?)
I'm in a place that doesn't rain much, literally ZERO rain since February. I have been caught in a few showers and all was good.
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I've been on my Michelin Commander II's for a couple thousand miles. They're great. Firmer feel, solid on cornering, absorb bumps, dips and the highway grooves practically disappear. Since I've gotten them it's barely rained where I'm at and haven't tested them, but based on my experience I'm sure they'd be great like everyone else says.
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I had stock Dunlop’s and changed them at 10,000 miles. Now I have the Commander 2’s and it was night and day difference. Now a little passed 14k miles and the are still crazy amazing. I’ve taken the bike full lean, peg scrap and flex and still have about 3/4 of an inch of chicken strip left. I ride my 500 on the street like it’s a sports bike and hit the corners like I’m at the race track. I feel like spider man on these tires!

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I would like to replace the stock tires....and looks like the Michelin Commander IIs are the tires of choice. Did you stay with the OEM size or did you move to a bigger tire.

Any suggestions where to order Michelin Commander IIs? Thank you in advance for your advice.
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I had stock Dunlop’s and changed them at 10,000 miles. Now I have the Commander 2’s and it was night and day difference. Now a little passed 14k miles and the are still crazy amazing. I’ve taken the bike full lean, peg scrap and flex and still have about 3/4 of an inch of chicken strip left. I ride my 500 on the street like it’s a sports bike and hit the corners like I’m at the race track. I feel like spider man on these tires!

I'm still scared of leaning too far.
May I ask about how much you weigh, and how fast were you driving? And what is this "chicken strip" of which you speak? lol
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I'm still scared of leaning too far.
May I ask about how much you weigh, and how fast were you driving? And what is this "chicken strip" of which you speak? lol
you can lean pretty **** far on the rebel but throttle control is super important, I can take a pretty good right turn at 35mph-40mph if everything else is right. Don't ever ride past your comfort limit though, but the rebel is a really easy to ride forgiving bike with those big tires. the chicken strip is the section of tire on the outer edges that still looks brand new.
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I had stock Dunlopís and changed them at 10,000 miles. Now I have the Commander 2ís and it was night and day difference. Now a little passed 14k miles and the are still crazy amazing. Iíve taken the bike full lean, peg scrap and flex and still have about 3/4 of an inch of chicken strip left. I ride my 500 on the street like itís a sports bike and hit the corners like Iím at the race track. I feel like spider man on these tires!
Yup, if you see front srubbed like this, your likely scrapped your pegs, at first little bit scary, but then, oh boy, pure joy (but only to the left, right side have yet to happen)
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I'm still scared of leaning too far.
May I ask about how much you weigh, and how fast were you driving? And what is this "chicken strip" of which you speak? lol
Iím 190 lbs I was probably only going about 45mph around a turn that lasted more than 90 degrees. It was almost a full U kind of turn.

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Yup, if you see front srubbed like this, your likely scrapped your pegs, at first little bit scary, but then, oh boy, pure joy (but only to the left, right side have yet to happen)
Yup! Thatís what mine looks like on both side! Itís like having traction on standby just Incase!

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