1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra


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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:44 am



GlimWas wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:25 am
With the supposed running life of these tires you wouldn't get to the splines until 30000 km's up the road......... That's a long way for dry splines :shock:
Usually it's done with every tyre change , but If the tires last that long i wil have to remove the rear wheel long before they are worn........ I hope i won't forget :lol:
When you pay a lot of money for a small amount of moly 77, you will never forget that, believe me. 8-)



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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by GlimWas » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:55 am

Don't worry , i won't.... I use an other kind of molykote,as the m77 isn't available over here. Works great also btw.
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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:51 am

GlimWas wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:55 am
Don't worry , i won't.... I use an other kind of molykote,as the m77 isn't available over here. Works great also btw.
You could order it via Amazon and receive it in 10days, as I have done.
Actually, last year I have tried another Molykote product in the picture, it was much cheaper comparing the amounts, but I couldn't be sure about the percentage of the moly in the product, so I ordered M77.

What is the product you use?
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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by GlimWas » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:47 am

Molykote br2 , recommended by the Honda dealer/repairshop in my region. Works great too.
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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:23 am

GlimWas wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:47 am
Molykote br2 , recommended by the Honda dealer/repairshop in my region. Works great too.
I am not very sure about that product, because it is given as a bearing lubricant in the following link (good up to +130C).
We need to use a paste lubricant for the splines (good up to +450C).
http://www.dowcorning.com/content/publi ... icants.pdf

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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by GlimWas » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:59 am

He says that he's using it for quite a few years by now and i have no doubt about his knowledge. He and his father have been doing Honda's since 1969.................
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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by ZTatZAU » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:16 am

ct1500 wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Make sure you get that done this winter ...
... I will.
GlimWas wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:25 am
... I hope i won't forget :lol:
... I won't!
Your advice is well taken! ZT

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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by nome » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:09 pm

For what it's worth, I purchased a '96 1500 last fall and headed out on a 5,000 mile trip with my wife last month. The bike had Metzeler's on it with +/- 3/16th" of tread left on them before the wear bars. I have always used Dunlops on my '83 1100 and have never run Metzeler' s and never will again. Day one saw the rear tread delaminating and I lost a good chunk of that tire; just like the posts going back how many years had stated! Had to scramble on a Saturday morning out of state to get back on the road. A shout out to Edwards Motorsports in Council Bluffs, Iowa, who got me in and set up with Dunlop Elite 4's. Immediately could feel a slight Dunlop wobble but they were much quieter. One would think Metzeler would address and fix the issue with their tires!!?!!

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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by shomann » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:53 pm

Any issues going with Dunlop Elite 4 Radials? Aren't hey going to handle better than the bias ply? That's the route I was planning on going when needed.

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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by Uncle Fester » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:29 pm

I have a E3 on the front and E4 on the rear of my bike, after about 10K miles of riding in all kinds of weather, I am NOT impressed with the E4. It does not grip wet asphalt well in my opinion and I do not feel secure riding in the rain like I did when I had a E3 on the rear.

With the E3, I could "goose" the throttle at low speeds and it would spin a little and then just GO, with the E4, it just spins! I did this at about 5 mph, giving the throttle a good twist and the rear just spun and spun, never griping until I clutched to up shift.

I am leaning towards trying a different brand when it comes time to change the rear tire again.
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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by nome » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:38 pm

Good question. Again, I wanted to get back on the road and salvage a vacation so didn't even think to ask if they were bias ply or radial. I went and checked the sidewalls and the front is a radial. The rear is the radial size but I didn't see the 'R' after the size.? I have switched from bias ply to radials on a '49 Merc and noticed a HUGE difference. I put 5,000 miles on the Gold Wing to finish our trip and didn't notice any difference from what I'm used to with Dunlops. I'm curious to see how they wear/handle going forward.

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Re: 1989 GL1500: Dunlop Elite 4 OR Bridgestone Exedra

Post by nome » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:40 pm

The E3's seemed really good in wet weather riding; have yet to see how the E4's are but I'm in no hurry!



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