Softail Fat Boy Tyre
I’m not sure if this is the most appropriate place to ask this question but my thought is that those of you that tow trailers may be able to give me some information.
So I am asking about tires. I ride a 2008 Fatboy and I began towing a Roll-A-Home king size trailer. Total weight with gear is about 470 pounds, with a 30 pound tongue weight. My tires on my Fatboy are 200 mm for the rear and 140mm for the front. For years I ran Dunlop’s and now I run Metzler’s. ME888 on the rear . I am lucky if I get 5000 miles maybe 5500 before it’s time to change in the rear. I get double that on the front which is also an ME888. Anyone have experience with a longer lasting tire. I heard Michelin’s are good. I am taking a possible 8 to 10 thousand mile ride and I want to buy a set online and have them shipped to a shop somewhere along the way, and considering most Harley shops only carry Dunlop’s I am going to need to go with Dennis Kirk or something like that while on the road to order them. And no I have no desire to go to the so called “dark side” so no need to mention it. Thanks in advance for commenting on your experiences with tires.