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Tire advice

Postby made2care » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:17 pm



Researching tires for my new bike- 1997 honda goldwing se 1500. Dunlop Elite 3 has some cupping issues. What did you go with? Were the Dunlops the factory tires? What is the issue with the cupping?
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Re: Tire advice

Postby Happytrails » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:33 pm

When I first got my wing it had E3's on it and they were cupped. Gave the bike a fairly wicked wobble. I can't remember what the OEM tires were. Since motorcycle tires can't be rotated like on a car/truck its just normal to see cupping. But from what I understand different things can effect how soon and how bad your tires cup.

Ended up going with Avon Venom's. 3,000 miles so far and haven't started cupping yet. Believe they are a softer compound than E3's. The Avons are a nice tire. Very very quiet, good road grip, good in wet, dont follow roadsnakes too bad, neutral steering and when you lean the bike over they dont howl like some brands.
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Re: Tire advice

Postby made2care » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:46 pm

I ordered a set of Dunlops , bias ply. Done deal.

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Re: Tire advice

Postby spiralout » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:58 pm

made2care wrote:I ordered a set of Dunlops , bias ply. Done deal.

Hmm... Ordered tires 30 minutes after starting this thread...

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Re: Tire advice

Postby made2care » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:17 pm

spiralout wrote:
made2care wrote:I ordered a set of Dunlops , bias ply. Done deal.

Hmm... Ordered tires 30 minutes after starting this thread...


Appears impatience galore. Was set on Dunlops to begin with, but was curious on the cupping. Findings show Dunlops were sort of made for this bike so can't go wrong. Might try beads to deter cupping.

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Re: Tire advice

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:54 pm

From what I gather after reading, beads will help a lot with cupping, make the tires last a lot longer and smooth the ride as well.
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Re: Tire advice

Postby dtrider » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:33 pm

After doing some research I installed E3s on my old Yamaha Royal Star and I loved them. When the original Bridgestones wore out on my Wing I replaced them with E3s, and again I love them. I only have about 6k on them so far, but the are holding up well and I feel that they handle the corners as well as wet roads. I see no reason to switch to anything else.

To be honest though, I think tires are a personal preference that depends on the style of riding that you do along with a host of other variables. For me the E3s seem to fit my needs and have good durability, so I'll stick with them.
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Re: Tire advice

Postby ka4yqi » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:41 pm

Running Dunlops E3's and 2 oz of dyna beads, with 42 psi from and rear. over 7000 mile with no cupping and no balance problems. Went time come will do it again.




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