The HarleyDavidson FLHRI Road King

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The HarleyDavidson FLHRI Road

Monday, 26 February 2007

Tire Blues!

Mood: not

Topic: Which tire is for.

Harley-Davidson riders are And like Harley riders, the factory has been loyal to since 1983, when it equipping all of its bikes with as original equipment. The arrangement has so well for all concerned that today, when it’s for new rubber, most Harley replace their Dunlops another set of Dunlops.

But even loyalty can be tested by changing like the trend toward rear tires. In the quest for rubber, some riders from the original-equipment MT90B16 (MT is the of 130mm) to a competitor’s 140mm

But what they don’t is that in so doing they’re from a load index of 74 pounds) to one of 71 (761 pounds), so in exchange for a slightly wider tire they’ve giving a whopping 66 pounds of load-carrying On a touring bike that can be the between taking along you need to make the trip comfortable, and leaving things you’d rather have along.

Dunlop doesn’t think should have to sacrifice for style, so they’ve come out a new D402 in MU85B16. The “MU” is the equivalent of a 140mm tire, but has a index of 77, or 908 pounds. The H-rated D402 is the only tire by Harley-Davidson for its touring bikes, and is with a three-ply polyester with two fiberglass belts, it a high load-carrying capacity and the to go with it.

A computer-optimized tread with an offset center improves rider confidence rain grooves and steel-grate while reducing cupping for wear throughout the tire’s It’s available with a sidewall or a single white bar along with the wide sidewall version that out last year.

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The D402 is also the perfect for riders of earlier models came stock with an rear tire who want to to a wider, Dunlop/Harley-Davidson-engineered tire giving up any load-carrying capacity. As any wide-tire upgrade, the dealer carefully measure each bike before installation to sure there’s adequate since accessories and manufacturing can cause interference between the and the fender, drive belt or

The new MU D402 is original-equipment on all of Harley’s touring bikes. That’s not a made lightly either, both Dunlop and Harley-Davidson worked together to develop the and make sure it was the best for the application. That cooperation is why and Harley have been since 1983, and why there’s no choice for any model of Harley-Davidson.

But Dunlop has quit producing for Harley-Davidson and the supplies are disappearing The word from Harley is the partnership of over 24 Years is and All new 2008 bike models be riding on Michelins! Thats the Dunlop labor stoppage an opportunity for another tire

Harley-Davidson has added Michelin as an supplier of replacement tires. mid-year, Michelin motorcycle will be available at Harley across North America. So now you just figured out what tire to put on your ride and you’ll have a whole new one to out!


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Harley-Davidson FLHRI Road King Injection
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