My skins (13K mile) are shot too. I have always ran Dunlop on every bike I have owned with superb results. I will most undoudtedly replace the IRC with Dunlop this time too. Not sure which tread pattern is offered in the size needed though. Guess it's time to start checking this out.
Now I've seen that 80 people have looked at this post . NO BODY has bought new tires yet ? Boy , we got some good tires with our Volusias didn't we . IRC's must last forever !
Well , with the lack of imput , I'll just go with what help I've got from the few posts THIS post recieved .
:roll: Metzler it is .
14,000 miles and the stock IRC's are holding up great. I thought they'd never last this whole season.
I'm going with IRC again. Different tread pattern though. They make one with a Flame pattern that has the same composite as the ones on the bike stock.
Do you think the flame tread pattern will compromise your bad weather handling? I saw those and thought they were really cool, but was worried they were compromising safety for looks.
PS - Bluto, I've looked but not posted b/c my only experience with tires is "buy the cheapest damn tires to fit my truck". For my old sport bike I used Cagiva's or Baracudas. I figured the way the IRC's are, Sportbike tires are a different league than our cruiser tires. Kinda like shoeing your old Plymouth Valiant vs. shoeing your Viper!
I've got a little over 14k on my stock tires, so I'm going to be replacing mine this winter too. I agree with Gary. I'm happy with the stock IRC's. I'm thinking about getting the WF920 Wild Flare that are made for the Marauder. The tread pattern looks better and they are still rated for 130mph. Dennis Kirk price is front (540140) $73 and rear (540145) $99.
Well, I should have done more research before I said anything. I found out the WF920's are tubeless. The WF910 is it's tubed brother, but I can't locate anyone selling them online (yet). Gary, what tires were you talking about with the flame pattern?
One thing you may want to do as well is talk with the dealer about how much they want to charge you to put the tires on. My dealer will charge 18 bucks to mount the tire and balance it if I pull the wheel myself and bring it in. Otherwise they stick a two hour labor charge which in my case is 100.00 to do it. I personally prefer Dunlops and will continue to buy them as im getting great milege off the last one I bought. I will say that the Irc front tire has held up very very well and im approaching 14k with it and have a good bit of tread left. I just noticed a difference in the Dunlop on the back in handling over the IRC one.