Originally Posted by slipknot
Does anyone have similar mileage on new 407 tires installed after the showroom 407 tires have been replaced? I believe factory installed tires have deeper treads than off the shelf tires of the same model. It makes for impressive numbers and brings the customer back. By then the owner has some slip-on noise makers and can attribute the far less mileage of the second set to the 40hp increase the cans make.
I'll let you know in a year or two.
I was just looking into the Dunlops yesterday. Dunlop makes a "knockoff" HD touring tire that is supposedly the same tire,just different tread...for a bit under $200 at various discount houses.
HD sells their own special Dunlop 407 that has different tread (a more aggressive tread imho) and HD emblems in the rubber...which clearly justifies the extra $100 in list price
Luckily my local dealer has the HD 407 available for the same price as a the knockoff. So I'll buy the same tire I have on now....and report back.