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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question In need of rear tire advice for 2010 Voyager 1700

My 2010 Voyager 1700 needs new rear tire quickly. I see that they run the exact same size as my 2006 classic 1600. I have used the Bridgestone before, that is what is on it. They seem to get 6000 to 7500 miles only out of them. Does anyone use and recommend any other tires that will grip well and last good? I went dark side on my classic and am considering that maybe here but first wanted to try out a regular motorcycle tire. So i am putting it out there... what brands are people using and how are they for grip and tread life? Has anyone tried the Shinko 777?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 10:49 PM
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Really? Only about 10000 tire threads out there... use the search feature and have at it.......

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just put some Commander II's on my Voyager last week. Seem fine. Only got 5k from my rear stocker.

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Ditto on the commander II. Great grip and handling too.
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Commander 2 for sure...I got between 15,000 to 19,000 miles out of 4 rears and always got 22,000+ miles outa the fronts.

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I did a lot of searching on this site and others about tires. The majority of the folks have been real happy with Michelin Commander II's. I put one on my 2013 Voyager about 1,000 miles ago and like the way it handles.

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I got the shocks installed and much better thanks
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From what I have found it is a switch to 180/65 16 for the back, which one should be used if I want to match the front? I dont think Michelin makes the OEM size.
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