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Tires for a Scout

Discussion in 'Indian Motorcycle General Discussion' started by Bill21, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Bill21

    Bill21 New Member

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    Are Michelin Commander 2 still the best choice for the Scout ?
     
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    Any tire is better then E3 dunflops ...
     
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    A lot depends on your riding style. Do you try to double the suggested speed going into a corner? Do you want a tire that lasts a lot of miles because of your budget? Looking for a good bite off the line street or track? Ride in the wet often?
     
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    JMO mileage commander a descent all around tire. Mileage can’t be beat by anything out there I’ve run the majority name brands. Grip I gotta go Avon myself much shorter life but grip wet and dry 1 of the best if not the best available. Again JMO for what works for me. I actually just switched to Dunlop E4,s I like to find out for myself first hand.
     
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    I don't think Commander 2's are the best choice for ANY bike.
    They absolutely suck on wet pavement.
     
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    @NY mike Dude I greatly value ur opinion as U have done the miles on various terrain & weather conditions. Thanks again for ur input, I too just put on E4’s so will be reporting as well. Together with the many others we should have a great plethora of roads, conditions & styles so will help the next group looking for new rubber. I’ve yet to be “surprised” on any tire during wet conditions but I slow down a lot & avoid the big puddles as much as possible plus give myself extra room in the curves. I like an all around tire myself as I ride the bike for that condition
     
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    I rode a demo Scout when they first came out. And at that time they had Kenda tires. Sure seemed like good tires to me.
     
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    That’s the main reason I quit running them. They broke out on me a few times.They ride a little hard not a bad grip dry mileage Unbeatable. If you don’t run far and don’t ride if there’s a chance of rain you can easily get away with them.
     
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    Fellas, remember the OP wasn't asking about tires for a Cross bike, or any heavy tourer, but for a Scout, right, @Bill21 ?
     
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    International Scout? Put @ least a 32 inch tall on it & go with tread pattern of roads U’ll be on. :cool018:
     
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    So what does that mean?
    My KP weighs 667 lbs and the Commander 2's sucked on wet roads and in the rain,
    You notice I put the word sucked in past tense because i took them off after 1600 miles and two ass puckering events on a trip to Nova Scotia. I tossed them in the garbage and bought Metz 888's because I couldn't get Cobras,
    The 888's are much better handling especially on wet roads.
     
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    Again, it depends on your what you want the motorcycle to do. Have run Metzler on cruiser weight bikes and currently run Shinkos on my Buell. Switched to Metzlers after my boss and I were out riding and got caught in a brief rain shower he was running 880's and leaving an absolutely dry footprint, ordered a set the next day. The Shinko is one of the stickiest tires I've found, really good on The Buell ,(weighs 420 lbs. with fluids and fuel.) no longevity at all if I get 2500 miles out of the rear I'm happy. They're cheap enough I don't mind. Besides I only ride the Buell to go out with the kids in the neighborhood when they want to go tear up the twisties.
    Always like to hear the comment, "But that was an old man on................What's a Buell?
     
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    For sure depends on how ya ride & the conditions of those roads ridden upon, whether you compress the suspension & throttle outta curves & braking habits as well. So many variables, opinions & evolutions of manufacturing technics means same tire 3 yrs different could suck or be amazing to the same person. Weird, I’ve had stuff not liked it Got rid of it & reacquired it back L8R & then really liked it. Go figure
     
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