OK, Harley put a new tie and wheel on nearly all of the 2009 touring bikes this year. The rear wheel went from 3" wide to 5" wide with the new fat tire from Dunlop. Dunlop suggests that this new tire has a different compound in the middle of the tire which should give us increased tire mileage. I realize tire mileage can vary between two identical bikes if they have riders with different riding styles but just the same, some tires wear longer than others. I am wondering if anyone has put enough miles on their new Dunlops to prove them right or wrong. So far I have 8500 miles on mine and they still look real good. At this point, I can see getting 12-14,000 miles out of the rear unless something changes. I log most of my miles on the asphalt highway with the occasional jaunt on the concrete interstate. Anybody else have much experience on these new tires yet?