Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: The wilds of North idaho
Year/Make/Model: 2004 VN 1500E7
Color: green over white
I've had pretty good luck with tires. The stock Bridgestones that came on it lasted me over 13 k miles. Then I put some German Metzler 880s on it and I got just over 13k. Next, I bought another set of Metzlers, and it turned out they were made in Brazil, and I only squeezed about 9k miles out of them when I noticed a ton of cracks in the sidewalls and the center tread was almost gone. I don't know if they were old inventory or what, but is seemed rubber rot had set in. So I went back Bridgestones, and so far I have another 9k and still going. I will probably squeeze another season out of them.
I should note that I don't ride really fast, usually never over 70 or 75 MPH. I don't scrape the floorboards and I don't do drag race starts. Your mileage may vary.