Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dacula, Georgia
This is a message I posted on another thread, back when I still had my 9.
"Please, do a search. Lots of threads out there on this topic.
I have heard anywhere from 5 to 10 thousand miles is common on the stock Dunlop. You are definitely on the low side of the range, so either you have been working the tire harder than normal, you got a bad tire, or there is something wrong with your bike. I'd ask myself which of those it might be.
If you are really serious about a tire recommendation, the boards seem about evenly split between Metzler and Pirelli, with a few votes thrown in for Avon. From reading the boards, I don't think you can go wrong with any of those 3.
As for the size, some folks go with the stock 180/70, others go with a 170/80, since a slightly taller tire will correct the speedometer error (what I did). Others will go witha 200 or 220 width, because they like the look/performance of the wider tire.
Lots of options.... "
2010 Vulcan Voyager 1700
2009 Vulcan 900 Classic LT (Traded after 18,500 Miles)
SCRC # 009067, VROC # 32735
Road Captain & 1st Officer, SCRC Chapter 09 - North Georgia