Commander 2 tires - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-14-2016, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Cherryville NC
Year: 1981 1100I [being triked now] 1995 1100 ACE & triked out 1100A
Make: Hondas
Model: 1981 1100i
Posts: 80
Commander 2 tires

I bought a new tire from Bike Bandit, I took it to a friend who runs a HD repair shop.I picked it up and went to install and noticed the tread appeared to be backwards. I checked and rechecked and the arrow was in the right direction. Has anyone noticed this on their commander 2s? Thanks, Charlie
Charlie in nc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-14-2016, 10:08 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Missouri
Year: 2008
Make: Honda
Model: gl1800p
Posts: 76
Yes. But they are the best tires I have ever had on a bike. Currently on my Nomad and I love them.
Wayfarer is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-15-2016, 12:10 AM
Just Winging It
 
JeffMayfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pulaski, Tennessee, USA
Year: 1986
Make: GL1200I
Model: GL1200I 1986
Posts: 3,324
Garage
Commander II are serving me well.

These things shed water so well, so far every time I've hit water running over the road during a flash flood they hold.... No hydroplaning...

Smooth ride

Mileage.......not sure yet....

The LORD is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JeffMayfield is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-15-2016, 12:12 AM
Senior Member
 
rayjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Coos Bay, OR
Model: Slightly less than before.
Posts: 1,193
commander tires

Try to envision the tread at the bottom where it touches the road. Are the channels positioned to divert water away to the rear of the bike?

Just a thought.

Rayjoe

I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking about making a few more.
rayjoe is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-15-2016, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Cherryville NC
Year: 1981 1100I [being triked now] 1995 1100 ACE & triked out 1100A
Make: Hondas
Model: 1981 1100i
Posts: 80
Rayjoe, This is what I did not understand, The tread actually diverts the water to the center of the tire. I went back to my friends shop that changed it for me, Lo and behold there was three HDs that had the same tire and the tread was to me backwards. I owner said he had 7000 miles on it and it done great! {maybe 50% tread left] I used to THINK old school was cool, I went back and read their reviews and only one said that the tread Appeared to be backwards.All of the others was 5 stars. I am going to put this badboy on today and will keep us posted, Thanks for all of replies. Thanks Charlie
Charlie in nc is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-15-2016, 10:37 AM
Senior Member
 
rayjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Coos Bay, OR
Model: Slightly less than before.
Posts: 1,193
Commander tires

Charlie,

I looked up a picture of the Commander tire online. As the tire rolls forward water is diverted to the outside of the tire, not the center. Have a friend ride the bike slowly thru a puddle and watch the flow of the water.

Looks like a good tire to me. I might try them myself next time.

Rayjoe

I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking about making a few more.
rayjoe is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-15-2016, 05:37 PM
Moderator
 
Bike...and Dennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Model: 1987 GL1200 Interstate 290,000 miles
Posts: 21,649
If you look at this page, most of the tires shown have the front tire with grooves pointing up and on the rear, grooves pointing down.

http://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tube...s/t11?m=151649

There are a couple that seem to show no direction and the Shinko 230 which does it backwards. The Pirelli also has the front down facing but the rear sort of goes both ways.

Bottom line is; it probably is no more than a fad. Today's "look". Like black wheels and "Transformer" styled bikes.

Why ain't we ridin'?
Bike...and Dennis is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 10:38 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: All Roads Lead To Yosemite, CA.
Year: 94
Model: 1500 SE
Posts: 4,568
as long as it carries water to the sides where it can be evacuated- thats what tire design is about.
Sometimes ideas from the 1950s are still the best, just improved with CAD technolgy
Aloha Tom is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Cherryville NC
Year: 1981 1100I [being triked now] 1995 1100 ACE & triked out 1100A
Make: Hondas
Model: 1981 1100i
Posts: 80
Commander2 tires

Folks, This is not the case on this tire, The tread pattern IS a-- backwards, I am open to others who has this tire, I am not a tire tech, But sure am hoping others who has this tire will chime in. Again Thanks for the replys, Charlie
Charlie in nc is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 10:31 PM
Moderator
 
Bike...and Dennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Model: 1987 GL1200 Interstate 290,000 miles
Posts: 21,649
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlie in nc View Post
Folks, This is not the case on this tire, The tread pattern IS a-- backwards, I am open to others who has this tire, I am not a tire tech, But sure am hoping others who has this tire will chime in. Again Thanks for the replys, Charlie

Now, I just want to be clear, here. Your contention is that Michelin developed and released a tire with a defective tread pattern? Or, is yours a one-off defective tire?

Why ain't we ridin'?
Bike...and Dennis is offline  
Closed Thread

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > General Motorcycle Discussion Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Michelin Commander II on GL 1200 last child Goldwing Technical Forum 40 12-28-2014 07:05 PM
Michelin Commander II's price Medina General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 10 10-13-2013 02:47 PM
And the Supreme Household Commander Sayeth- monkeytrucker Miscellaneous Forum 9 04-17-2012 08:11 PM
nitro x fuel commander THEE General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 0 03-10-2010 08:12 PM
Michelin Commander? ScooterTramp Goldwing Technical Forum 2 07-16-2008 06:03 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome