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tires

Postby Gordwing » Tue May 14, 2013 11:33 am



Hello fellow goldwingers......I have elite 3 tires on my 92 and they have lasted over 30,000 kilms. so far. They handle great,but they whine and it drives my wife crazy.

Any suggestions for a good wearing tire ( or passenger ) that doesn't whine??

Gordo



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Re: tires

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 14, 2013 5:14 pm

Love my Avon Venoms, been using them for years now on both Wings.

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Re: tires

Postby cbx4evr » Tue May 14, 2013 9:28 pm

Ditto on the Avon Venom's. I swapped out my E3's for them and so far am liking the change. Hope they last as long as the E3's.
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Re: tires

Postby RoadRogue » Tue May 14, 2013 11:58 pm

Come to the Darkside, we have cookies................ 8-)
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Re: tires

Postby dingdong » Wed May 15, 2013 6:45 am

I just pulled a set of E3s because of the noise and cupping. Would have lasted another 6 or 7 k miles. Couldn't put up with the whine any longer. Using Venoms now but with only 300 miles I only can report that they are quiet. Leaving this weekend for the BRP so I will have more to report in 2 weeks.
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Gordwing
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Re: tires

Postby Gordwing » Wed May 15, 2013 8:59 am

Ditto on the cupping as well. Venoms seem to be in 1st place so far.

Thanks

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Re: tires

Postby 82wing » Thu May 16, 2013 11:10 pm

Will a 81 gl1100 rear rim and rotor fit an 82 gl1100
by 82wing » Fri May 17, 2013 12:03 am



I have a 82 gl1100 interstate it needed a rotor witch is 300+ I found a rim tire and rotor off a 81 in great shape will it bolt right on to my 82?






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Re: tires

Postby truckindrummer » Mon May 20, 2013 3:10 am

Have put a set of Shimko's on my 93 Aspencade and love 'em!! Cheaper than Dunlops and Avon's pricewise...tread life about the same as Avon, but definitely far better than Dunlops. I was a hard sell on the Jap tires but my go-to guy was right...will def buy them again..Oh and very good wet traction too!!
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Re: tires

Postby Fiberthree » Mon May 20, 2013 10:40 am

gordon hurtubise wrote:...but they whine and it drives my wife crazy.



Seems they can dish it out but they can't take it! :lol: :roll:
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Captain422
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Re: tires

Postby Captain422 » Tue May 21, 2013 1:46 pm

Got rid of the E3's and put on a set of Avon Venoms - AM41 and AM 42. I love those tires. I have about 3000 miles on them and not showing much wear so far. A quiet tire that gives me confidence on the curves and I couldn't be happier. I got mine from Rocky Mountain ATV. Good price and quick shipping.

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Re: tires

Postby ct1500 » Tue May 21, 2013 2:43 pm

For all the Avon users not one person has stated how much mileage they get from them. I currently get well over 20k on the E3 and for that kind of mileage will put up with a slight whine in the corners. :D Between stereo, wind noise, engine noise and the occasional squeak and rattle it is looking to find a criticism of a very long lasting tire.

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Re: tires

Postby Fiberthree » Tue May 21, 2013 8:59 pm

This is the first bike that I have had this happen... My tires both need replacing at the same time. My 1100 front wore slower, and the 1000 I had did the same. This 1500, however, seems to wear evenly. I have been running the E3's and they give me about 17k before the whine and wobbles start.
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Re: tires

Postby stitch0852 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:04 pm

I put Metzler 880 Marathons on my 86 and have had no problems. I live on a dirt road and they stopped the bike from doing the hula after the road grader comes through and drags all the marble rocks to the top (which happens after every rain).

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Re: tires

Postby hugger-4641 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:42 pm

Venoms are next on my list to try.
I have run several sets of E-3's and they get me 12k to 16k miles, but all have cupped on the front at 8 to 10k.
Bridgestones get me 10k at best and will never go on my bike again.
Shinko's aren't worth the cheaper price, bad cupping and lope developed about 4k and I pulled them off at 8k. They might have gone 10k but I couldn't take the wine and wobble anymore.
Kenda's were not much better than the Shinko's and the wet handling was terrible.
Metzler's handle great but the milage I got from the last set wasn't great, about 12k.
I can't remember what the other set of Metzlers I tried were called but they were not the 880 Marathons. I just put a set of 880's on, got about 2k miles on them, so far they ride great, but we'll see about the milage. Venoms will be next for me, not quite ready to go to the Dark side, but it's comming.

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Re: tires

Postby truckindrummer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:54 am

So my nephew needed new skins but didn't have the cash to get em so I made him a deal and sold him mine. I have went back to the original K177's that Honda put on my 93 from the factory, at the request of my bro-in-law on a bet that I'd like em better than the Shinko's. So far he's been right..great ride comfort, excellent cornering handling even on wet roads and very good grip on hard braking situation. Should have listened to him to begin with I reckon, guess he'll get that case of frosty's after all....I figure Honda and Dunlop did the research on what tire worked best for that bike, sometimes it pays to go original.
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Re: tires

Postby wingthing88 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:13 pm

I have the E3s on my '88 and have been very pleased with them so far. I have 24k on them and they started cupping about 2k ago. I read some postings on this that recommended upping the tire pressure. I change my pressures to 36psi front and 40psi rear and now the cupping is going away the whine and buzz is somewhat normal for this tread pattern I've seen it in other tires with similar patterns. For the handling and longevity of these tires I feel the small noise is worth it. I ride a lot this bike is approximately two years new to me I put 36k on it so far I've put a lot of tires on a lot of different bikes and these are the best so far. :)

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Re: tires

Postby bstig60 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:04 pm

I have about 2500 miles on the Avon Venoms on my bike and not any sign of wear. I noticed the front one does whine a bit in a turn, but no noise other than that. I have put about 1500 miles on them on this trip with freeway riding, some rain and a lot of secondary roads without any problem. Even though they are a bit pricey, I will probably buy them again when the time comes.


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