Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
I have the same bike (1997 VN1500D2), I put the Michelin Commander II tires on it and could not be happier. My previous tires (Metzeler ME 880 Marathon), like most bike tires, would get caught in rain grooves on the roads and highways, leading to that uneasy feeling, the Commander II's totally do not do that, it was a night and day difference. They are supposed to last a lot longer than normal tires as well, so far I've only put a couple thousand on them so far, but see no noticable wear. And yes, most all bike tires are tubeless, but the spoke wheels require the tube, no biggie though.