Tire time soon


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Tire time soon

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:03 pm



I am coming up on time to replace my tires again and was wondering if anyone is using the new E-4s from Dunlop on their GL1500 and what they thought of them so far. . . . . THANKS ALL


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Re: Tire time soon

Postby Happytrails » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:57 pm

I'm going to need a new front tire soon too. I've read a little feedback about E4's and there hasn't been anything bad that I can recall. Some mention it may have stiffer sidewalls. No mention of whether it likes to chase tar snakes.

Just out of curiousity are you changing your own tires?
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Re: Tire time soon

Postby MikeB » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:31 pm

The sidewalls do not appear to be any stiffer. I put a set of E4's on a friends wheels recently and they felt the same as the E3's.
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Re: Tire time soon

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:25 pm

Happytrails wrote: Just out of curiousity are you changing your own tires?


No, I do not have the equipment to change my own, or the knees/back to either, so I have a shop do them for me. Looking at $475.00 for both, mounted and balanced , not great, but not terrible either, and I trust them.

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My mechanic also told me Dunlop has stopped production on the E3s, and the only ones you will find are what ever is left in who evers warehouse, if this is true, make sure to check those production dates !
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Re: Tire time soon

Postby nitefuzz » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:24 pm

I just purchased both the front and the rear E4's, put the rear on last week and have rode about 100 miles on it. Rides smooth and is much quieter then my E3 I had on the rear. Will put the front tire on this week and am looking forward to the new riding. I am using Dynabeads for the first time and from what others are saying, the Dynabeads are the best way to go. I am doing the tire change myself and the How-To section covers it very well. I had wheel weights on my E3's and they are cupped badly. I spent 378 $$$$ on these new tires and another 16 $$ for dynabeads is going to be well worth it. Will let you know after a the next couple months how the E4's have worked out after I get some mileage on.

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Re: Tire time soon

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:14 am

Thanks Nitefuzz, I am sure alot of us here will be looking forward to your evaluation of the E4s
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Re: Tire time soon

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:10 am

Hate to throw a wrench in your plans, but have you considered putting a car tire on the back?
I've been reading up on it on several forums and those that have done it say they will never go back to a regular mc tire again.
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Re: Tire time soon

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:27 pm

Not a wrench in the plan, I have considered darksiding it, but have decided against it for personal reasons. I am not pro or anti Darkside, per se, it is just not for me at this time., maybe sometime in the future. . . . .we shall see.


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