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Offline Cjweaver13

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Michelin Commander and what?
« on: May 03, 2018, 01:24:19 pm »
I am tire hunting and have combed through multiple threads and called 5 shops and feel I am nowhere.

#1 How many of you are running biased ply anywhere on the bike and how are they (might need to do this with low choice of tires under $300)
#2 I like the Michelin commander for the rear, but what pairs up good in the front either in the 120 or 110 width?

Thanks as always.

PS. Any other suggestions are great, just trying to stay below $300 for tires. 

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Re: Michelin Commander and what?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 02:28:31 pm »
I am running a Michelin Pilot Activ in 110/80/18 in the front with my Commander II rear. I am happy with the combination.
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Re: Michelin Commander and what?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 03:43:28 pm »
I ran the Avon AM-26 bias ply tires for years with very good results. And they are always available in stock C-10 sizes.
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Re: Michelin Commander and what?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 04:51:48 pm »
I’m currently running a Bridgestone T-30 front in
110-80 size with a Shinko 230 rear 150-80.
The previous 4 years I ran a Shinko 777 rear and
wanted to try something different. So far I’m pleased
with the combo.
I average about 12K miles per set.
Not bad for a set of tires that cost less than $200 delivered.

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Re: Michelin Commander and what?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 04:55:21 pm »
I’m currently running a Bridgestone T-30 front in
110-80 size with a Shinko 230 rear 150-80.
The previous 4 years I ran a Shinko 777 rear and
wanted to try something different. So far I’m pleased
with the combo.
I average about 12K miles per set.
Not bad for a set of tires that cost less than $200 delivered.

Nice I actually found someplace with these in stock and the Bridges have both 110 and 120. Which do you think would be better for this setup

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Re: Michelin Commander and what?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 06:08:44 pm »
I prefer the handling with the 110.
Makes the bike feel like a motorcycle
and not a truck.
And I prefer the feedback of a radial
front over a bias.

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Re: Michelin Commander and what?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 06:44:34 pm »
My last set before I sold the C-10 was a BT-045 on the front in 110 size with a Michelling Commander II in the back.
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Re: Michelin Commander and what?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2018, 09:04:07 pm »
Thanks all. Ended up getting the newer Bridgestone battleax T30 EVO in the 100 so we'll see how that goes