which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel


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which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby chefkev121 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:05 am



Hey guys it's time for that new front tire.
I'm going DD and I need suggestions and recommendations on which tire to buy to replace my Dunlop E3 with. So Darksider's
I need your input. Thanks


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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby newday777 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:28 am

On my past 1500s I've run the Bridgestone BT45 rear and the Michelin pilot active rear. I've written on these in other posts.

I've also run through the Michelin Commander II (actual front tire) and liked it very much.

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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby NKYWinger » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:01 am

newday777 wrote: the Bridgestone BT45 rear ...... and liked it very much.


I also have a BT45 on the front of my GL1800 - no problems, no complaints.
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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:35 pm

chefkev121 wrote:Hey guys it's time for that new front tire.
I'm going DD and I need suggestions and recommendations on which tire to buy to replace my Dunlop E3 with. So Darksider's
I need your input. Thanks



I have worn out numerous DD tires up front (BattleAx/Pilot Activ/Kenda K671 Cruiser ST) and would advise you to stick with the Dunlop E3 aired up to 42 PSI!

Although a little more expensive, they last longer and don't cup nearly as early as the DD tires up front!!!

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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby minimac » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:22 am

I've been running a Bridgestone Excedra Max radialon the front . Over 20K miles, no evidence of cupping, and sticks like glue-especially in the wet.[/color]

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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby Hoosier Jack » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:59 am

What's a DD tire? No idea.

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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby dingdong » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:10 am

DD is double darkside. Rear mc tire usually installed reverse direction on the front with car tire on the rear. The tread on a rear tire is deeper than a front so folks say they get more miles from a DD on the front. Reversed is because the tread pattern on the rear is opposite from a front tire.
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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby moneypit » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:18 pm

Michelin Commander II. I have them on my 83 both ends awesome tire...

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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby NKYWinger » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:20 pm

BattleAx BT-45 for me; most of the GL1800 riders that are DD seem to like this tire in the 38-41 psi range. I'm well pleased with this one.
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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby moneypit » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:21 pm

What is DD...........

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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby NKYWinger » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:24 pm

dingdong wrote:DD is double darkside. The tread on a rear tire is deeper than a front so folks say they get more miles from a DD on the front.
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Re: which rear mc tire should I used for a front wheel

Postby vtxcandyred » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:33 am

I have the Dunlop run flat on back and a Battle Axe rear tire mounted the correct position on the front.




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