Alright, nobody panic! Commander IIs are GREAT tires, but...
For some stupid reason (baffled tons of H-D techs), my Commander II (front tire) only got a mere 5,000 miles on it before it was *at NC state minimums [tread depth] for inspections. Yes, you read that correctly: 5k; not 12k or 15k, but 5k.
I follow H-D tire psi recommendations to a T (36psi for Fat Boys/Softails) for both tires and my front one wore down F-A-S-T!
But when I called Michelin directly, they took care of it for me! They offered to pay half of the cost for a new one so I got a new Commander II and 3-weeks later, I got my check from Michelin.
I know this is a good product and I just happened to get a freak tire. No worries. I'm sure my new one will make up the difference...
I bought this tire 2 months ago and love it. It feels like a brand new bike. I've been through heavy rain, cold and hot weather and it has rode perfect. I can now rub pegs in the rain with no worries. This is one of the few products in my life I have seen deliver on what they say.I would buy nothing else but the Michelin tires from now on.
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