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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 09:23 PM
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I'll throw in another thumbs-up for the Michelin Commander II's. Smooth ride, good control on dry and wet rods, can't even feel grooved pavement, and they are said to have about the longest tread life on the market. My '08 C50 came with a just-mounted, brand-new pair, and after almost 4,000 miles they still look new.
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I had a set of Avon Storm 3Ds on my M90. They were a nice tire and worked well in the rain.

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I run the stock IRE's. Got 16k out of the rear and I'm at 23k on the current front. I'm on the gulf coast of Mississippi, so I hit all kinds of road conditions from bridge grates to sand and I haven't had a bit of trouble out of them. Was originally gonna switch them out until I rode up to, and on, The Dragon and Skyway. I swear by them now. And they are decently priced. Just my 2 cents.

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I also have a 2009 C50 Special Edition with tubeless tires. A friend with another C50 had Bridgestone Exedra Max tires and recommended them to me. I replaced the original IRC tires with the Bridgestones and they have been an excellent choice. The front tire doesn't track pavement rain grooves and the set gives a great ride on the highway.
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Just had new Exedra Max put on. Good god what a difference, bike corners like its on rails and actually wants to corner now, whereas before you had to wrestle it. No more tram lining on the motorway either, overall a much smoother ride tho Ive heard the tread wears out faster than some other brands.
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I only got 4400 miles out of the Excedra on my CTX... It's incredibly soft compound grips well, but wear like a pencil eraser.

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Thanks all.

I've compiled a list of the above recommendations. I'm going to go with the Michelin Commander 2's, but I'll keep the other suggestions handy in case the Michelin's don't work out for me.

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Just remember to go easy for the first100-125 miles to wear off the stuff they put on them for storage till sold. It is very slippery. Just ride easy and you'll be fine.

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My recommendation is to stick with the wide white walls, black tires don't look good on these bikes. imho
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