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Fred Blind
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Front tire

Postby Fred Blind » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:44 pm



I need to replace my front tire I have been running a Dunlap E3, what might you recommend?

Fred



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Keyboard
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Re: Front tire

Postby Keyboard » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:44 pm

Dunlop D250F .......
My Bike Collection:
2010 Gold Wing + 2004 Rune, 2011 R1200RT, & 2011 Road King Classic

JManton
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Re: Front tire

Postby JManton » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:39 am

I'd check out the Motorcycle Tire Superstore, just google for their site. They've got a line of tires made by Shimako (may not be spelled right but close) which are very inexpensive and have received great reviews from the riders who have had them installed.
They also can recommend shops which will install them for you at a reasonable price, besides you save the tax, and free shipping.
All in all not a bad deal.
Jim

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Re: Front tire

Postby gareva1 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:31 pm

Bridgestone G709 would be my choice.

JManton
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Re: Front tire

Postby JManton » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:12 pm

I looked up the current price for a front tire for you.
The correct name is Shinko Tires and for a 130/70-18 63H the price is $67.99.
These will definitely be the next tires on my Wing if the reviews continue to be excellent.
Jim

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Re: Front tire

Postby gareva1 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:32 pm

How many miles did you get out of the tire thats on your bike that's coming off? How does your rear compare? Just wondering, as when I was running motorcycle tires on the front and rear (I run a CT on the rear now), I tended to get close enough wear that I preferred to swap the tires in sets rather than swapping a front and keep a worn rear on back...I found it would accelerate the wear on the front by running a rear that was either already fairly worn or cupped.

Fred Blind
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Re: Front tire

Postby Fred Blind » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:54 pm

Thank you let you know how it works out!

Fred

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FlyBoy2121
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Gl 1800 2003

Re: Front tire

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:28 pm

I Fred Blind

It is always preferable, to install a tire of same Manufacturing, it may be which is problems of stability and handling.
If you want to change manufacturing, you changes both that will be more careful.

FlyBoy2121 :D




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