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billbob
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elite psi

Post by billbob » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:31 am



For the ones with Dunlop Elite 4 tires what psi are you running in them?



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Re: elite psi

Post by wilmo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:01 am

43 psi rear 40 psi front

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Re: elite psi

Post by am3098 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:52 pm

I just installed a set on my 1500. I contacted Dunlop and they said that the minimum I should run for my tire sizes is 40 Rear an 36 Front. They also suggested based on the feedback they've been getting from big bike guys running the E4's; run 45 Rear and 38-40 Front. The rear on a 1500 says that max load is achieved at 42, but you can go higher; you just wont gain anymore load capacity.

Not to get off subject, but I dumped Dunlop when the E3 came out and went with Avon. They handled great, but I only got 10K-12K out of a set. The redesign and multi-tread high mileage claim of the E4 caught my attention. I hope I have good luck with them and get the mileage they claim.
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Re: elite psi

Post by Corkster52 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:59 am

I put an E4 on the front about a month ago. I run it at 43 psi.

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Re: elite psi

Post by Fiberthree » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:15 am

am3098 wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:52 pm

Not to get off subject, but I dumped Dunlop when the E3 came out and went with Avon. They handled great, but I only got 10K-12K out of a set. The redesign and multi-tread high mileage claim of the E4 caught my attention. I hope I have good luck with them and get the mileage they claim.
I averaged 18k on the Dunlop K491s that came on the bike from the factory. I switched to the E3 for the increase in rubber and the average mileage went to just over 20K. The present set with the multi-tread E3s that are on the bike now have almost 22K. The odd thing about this bike is that the tires have been wearing out at the same time. My Gl1000 and Gl1100 would get about 12-14K on the rear but the front would last 21K. I wonder if it is the road surface has anything to do with it. Although around SoCal they really aren't the best.
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Re: elite psi

Post by travellingtenor » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:38 pm

I wish that I could get 20K out of my tires. I have 13K on my E-3s and they will be done soon. I installed some Centramatic balancers on my wing this week and I am hoping that they may increase the mileage on the next set of tires that I buy.



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