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tires

Postby dennislp » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:06 pm



I have 2 1500s here for rear tires mine and one I am working on both have e3s mine only has 4000 on it and it makes more noise then I want to put up with willing to put up with faster wear to get rid of what is on it . id take it off and burn it but it would prob make a lot of noise then to . any thoughts on quiet tires.



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Re: tires

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:40 pm

The Avon Venom/Cobra tires have always been very quiet for me, both on GL1100 and GL1500.

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Re: tires

Postby bstig60 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:51 pm

I am running Kenda Kruz both front and rear. Some mild noise in turns, but quiet on straight up riding.
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Re: tires

Postby dennislp » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:26 pm

have been looking at the austone taxi tire I have read good things but i worked in mc shops so long it just seems strange a ct on a mc . just cant convince myself its safe beads are a lot different wont lock behind rim bead. just talked (typed) myself out of one going with the avons thanks for opinion

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Re: tires

Postby bstig60 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:28 pm

Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: tires

Postby PastoT » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:40 pm

E-3s will always begin to sing the longer your ride them, and a lot sooner when they are run them at lower pressures. I'm unaware of a 5100s suggested PSI but on my 1800 I run the front/rear at 41/44psi which is pretty solid and with dyna-beads; and I've only started a wear issue, feathering on the rear at about 11k miles. I get 20k miles from my E-3s and with all the tread I have left on mine I suspect the beads and high psi I may get me over 20k this time. Quite a few GL1800 riders will ride a much lower psi for a cushier ride (36 - 40 psi) and simply not get the miles out of their E-3s; thus the cupping and feathering begins to sing much sooner. I've heard other tire brands may have less issue but that's a whole different discussion and religion! Meanwhile I would air up the tires a bit and hit the twisties, it will reduce the wear issues and give you better tier life.
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Re: tires

Postby dennislp » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:10 pm

I run 44 front and rear. around here its hard to find a straight road

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Re: tires

Postby bstig60 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:15 pm

I run 40 cold front and rear. I am running Kenda Kruz tires.
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Re: tires

Postby Happytrails » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:16 pm

PastoT wrote:E-3s will always begin to sing the longer your ride them, and a lot sooner when they are run them at lower pressures. I'm unaware of a 5100s suggested PSI but on my 1800 I run the front/rear at 41/44psi which is pretty solid and with dyna-beads; and I've only started a wear issue, feathering on the rear at about 11k miles. I get 20k miles from my E-3s and with all the tread I have left on mine I suspect the beads and high psi I may get me over 20k this time. Quite a few GL1800 riders will ride a much lower psi for a cushier ride (36 - 40 psi) and simply not get the miles out of their E-3s; thus the cupping and feathering begins to sing much sooner. I've heard other tire brands may have less issue but that's a whole different discussion and religion! Meanwhile I would air up the tires a bit and hit the twisties, it will reduce the wear issues and give you better tier life.


Running Avon Venoms at 42F/44R which might feel just right to me. Feels like I get a bit better handling but the ride hasn't gotten harsher. Anything less than 40 in the front and the bike begins to wallow when driving slowly. We'll see about tread wear, only 3k on tires so far. This is where I'm supposed to start seeing cupping. Tires are very very quiet and have good traction. My old E3's seemed to be harder compound. I'd like to install some billet valve stems I picked up late last fall. I am thinking of taking the tires off and cleaning the bead areas. Then putting it back together and running beads in the tires to see how that does.
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Re: tires

Postby bstig60 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:30 pm

This is the second set of Kenda Kruz tires I have had. I had about 7500+ miles on the tires on the 88 1500 I just sold recently and they hardly showed any wear. I have 5000+ on the set I have on the 99 and they don't show much wear either. I expect them to last for my trip this spring. I have a set of the billet 90 degree valve stems as well. I plan on putting dyna beads in the tires before I leave on the trip. Maybe I will ditch the stock valve stems and install the new ones at the same time.
Don't get me wrong, I think the Avon Venoms are good tires and have a set of them on another bike I bought last year, but I have a real problem paying 3 prices for one tire.......
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Re: tires

Postby 702scottc » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:10 am

I'm on my second Kenda Kruz rear tire. The front Kenda I was running separated when I hit a pothole on the freeway. Had to put an E3 on the front because that's what I could find locally. The Kendas are a little noisy but no more than Dunlops. Good tires for the price really, half of what E3's cost and every bit as good. I have always been a fan of Dunlops until I bought this bike and went into shock on the price of tires... Kendas come well recommended and are a great budget alternative. I have a brand new spare rear Kenda my friend got me from the Kenda rep at an endurocross
Race if someone is tight for cash and needs a rear tire.

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Re: tires

Postby bstig60 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:29 am

I know about going into shock at the price of tires for these bikes. The Kenda Kruz meets Honda's recommended standards and are much better than the stock Bridgestones, IMHO. I ride single most of the time and don't usually carry a passenger or heavy loads, so I don't need the higher capacity weight carrying tires or the prices they cost. I make sure I run the manufacturers recommended pressure in the tires and i get good handling and wear. I rode last summer across Wyoming in 4 hours of rain and thunderstorms and the tires never had a handling problem.
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Re: tires

Postby 702scottc » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:55 am

Don't kid yourself, the Kenda Kruz rear tire is a 6 ply reinforced touring tire. More than a capacity match of a Dunlop at half the price. Glad you are having good luck with them. I did a lot of research before I bought mine. I'd recommend them to anyone.




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