Tyre choice

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Tyre choice

Post by larshh » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:26 am

Hi from Denmark
What front tyre to choose?
I am currently running AVON - but they are now with heel/toe wear, very noisy. What about Bridgestone?
I have Bridgestone on rear.
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Re: Tyre choice

Post by wingpilot08 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:03 am

I had a Bridgestone on the rear of my 1500, only got about 10,000 miles out of it and it was noisey as hell...wasn't happy about that!! Now using Dunlop E3...good mileage, but a bit noises.
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Re: Tyre choice

Post by Big Bob » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:20 pm

I'm on my 3rd set of Dunlop E3's, noisey yes, but turn up the music if it bugs you! I've never had problems with them, I average over 20,000 per set, a good value for a good tire. Used to run Metzlers on my Yamaha FJ 1200, handled great but very low mileage on a set and I've heard likewise for Goldwings, and at $500+ a set I don't like replacing tires every 10-15,000 miles!

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Re: Tyre choice

Post by larshh » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:08 pm

Thanks guys - not many replies. Maybe they never change tires....hahaha
Lars :lol:

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Re: Tyre choice

Post by Fatwing Chris » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:50 pm

I've always used E3's since they came out.Used them on my 1200 and my 1500.I tried one set of Michelin Pilot GT's that a lot of people swore by,but went back to the E3's.
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Re: Tyre choice

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:33 pm

I'm on my third set of Avons. On my GL1100 I never had any issues with them. My GL1500 cupped the front one slightly by the time the rear was finished, so I just replaced them both. I like them enough that I continue to use them - I just put a new set on this winter.

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Re: Tyre choice

Post by RoadRogue » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:17 pm

Avon Venom up front and a car tire on the rear 8-)

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