Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dacula, Georgia
Steve, I intentionally ordered a "rear" Commander II for the front when I installed it last summer. The rear costs a few dollars more, but it typically has at least 50% deeper tread that a front tire. The only difference I am aware of is the slightly different tread pattern that does not interlock like of front tire so it's supposed to not shed water as well.
I don't know about anybody else, but I slow down quite a bit when I get caught in the rain. And to me 50% more tread was worth slowing down a little more the few times I get it wet. By the way, on my way back from Texas last summer, I did one entire day, more than 400 miles, on the Natchez Trace Parkway in the rain the whole day. No handling problems, but I started growing some webs between my toes....
I now have 12,000 miles on that "rear" front tire, and I believe I have at least 50% tread life remaining. I have 14,000 on the rear C-II, and it looks like I probably have another 6-7000 miles available on it.
By the way, my dealer recommended and installed the rear on the front, so I have no idea which way the arrow is pointed. :>)
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
Last edited by AtlAggie; 06-06-2013 at 03:03 PM.