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Michelin Commander II on GL 1200

I removed my wheel from the bike as the tread separated and split, the tire cracked and split quite a distance around the tread. Never was the tire under inflated or ridden in a sporty fashion. I called warranty division today. The reply was that since Gold wings are not on the recommended fit list, I voided the warranty the moment it was installed.I was quite happy with tire prior to this.
Was going to take the pro rata savings and purchase another. However that just will NOT be the case. I know others here have been happy with them as well
my advice is to keep a critical eye on this . I spent a great deal of time last night looking into this and it is NOT a random situation. I took the plunge to buy these thinking I would get 20 k miles out of the them. What a shame.
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interesting since this is the next tire i was planning on using once my E3 wore out,at what pressure were you running the II's at?

but since my E3's have over 24K on them might just be better to replace with same

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Front at 40 psi Rear at 42 psi.
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What a drag. And that kind of cop-out is becoming common these days. You didn't say how many miles on the tire...?

I was looking at Continental Milestones for my next tires. I don't know how they will handle, or hold up, but it can't be any worse than what I've had on the bike the last few years.

HeyJack put those E-3s on his and I rode it around the block. That was about three turns too many with those tires.

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Tires have 12 k on them, the front tire looks excellent and wear pattern looks fine too.
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"I voided the warranty the moment it was installed." nuff said ??
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Nuff said? I owned the bike a total of 30 mins before I purchased the tires.
A local independent shop suggested them. I did not look them up,I just knew I
did not like the other choices at the moment.
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I removed my wheel from the bike as the tread separated and split, the tire cracked and split quite a distance around the tread. Never was the tire under inflated or ridden in a sporty fashion. I called warranty division today. The reply was that since Gold wings are not on the recommended fit list, I voided the warranty the moment it was installed.
Note to self .....


..... NO Michelin Commander II for our GL 1200A.


But wait! ..... Michelin's web site says that is the very same tire that they offer for a 1984-87 GL1200 ..... wonder why the warranty was voided by installing on same????
http://motorcycle.michelinman.com/tires/michelin-commander-ii

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Interesting find. I may be speaking with them again. But a local rep is going to view the tire this week. I called it a Goldwing perhaps that is what confused the lady on the phone or that is their way of getting a customer off the phone.
My brother works for 2 Harley dealers up North they were told to no longer stock or sell these tires. However it did not come with an reason just an order from the top and that was 5 months ago.
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Note to self .....


..... NO Michelin Commander II for our GL 1200A.


But wait! ..... Michelin's web site says that is the very same tire that they offer for a 1984-87 GL1200 ..... wonder why the warranty was voided by installing on same????
http://motorcycle.michelinman.com/tires/michelin-commander-
ii
But wait, indeed. Those are the designated tire, according to the web site, for the '84~'88 GL1200s. That must be a different model than ours, as they were only made from '84 to'87. However...

I do think you have a leg to stand on if their web site looker upper deely bob lists that model of tire for your model of bike. I'd certainly have another go at them.

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