Rear tire life

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by sgt_1230, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. sgt_1230

    sgt_1230 Active Member

    Just wondering what average rear tire life should be on a Fat Boy. My son's 09 has 8700 miles on it and she is pretty much bald. He is a very conservative rider and thought he should have gotten quite a few more miles out of it. Thanks. :bigsmiley29:
  2. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

    depending on how he rides..and if he does any 2 up riding, and also the brand
    and if he keeps it inflated properly

    average should be 10 to 12,000 my opinion.
    i am sure some guys get more
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    Was that the original rear tire? On my 94 I got 5300 on the first tire. I've been running Avon Venom for the last 9 yrs and I generally get about 10,000 on the rear. Does your son ride solo or two up?
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

    A lot will depend on the weight that he carries. Single or two up. How hard is he on the throttle and rear brake. What tire is it. I myself am 250lbs ride two up maybe 2000 miles on a rear tire and I get 10 to 12000 miles. I am using Dunlop Elite 3
  5. GroundHawg

    GroundHawg Active Member

    I've got 13,500 on the original on my flstc - there is still some miles let on it. I ride mostly 1 up - probably 90% of the time.
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Guest

    On my 2008 I replaced the rear at 8,500 and not on wear bars. There is now 8,000 on rear and probably have 2,000 more to go before wear bars. So 8,700 miles is not bad.
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    I got 12, 500 on my rear dunlop 07 Street bob riding solo all its life:D
  8. Hoople

    Hoople Account Removed

    Has been talked about before and the spread from person to person and bike to bike is enormous. I got around 7.5K but others will double that. I can not explain it.
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Weight, roads, PSI, riding style stop me any time LOL you are dead on again, Jack:s
  10. BikeSAG

    BikeSAG Active Member

    Just replaced my rear Dunlop D401 after a little over 15,000 miles. First rear tire at 11,000 miles, Heritage just passed 26,000 on the spedo. I must admit the rear looked like a drag slick after my last trip and I probably pushed it too long.