TIRES & BRAKES


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repsolracer22
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TIRES & BRAKES

Postby repsolracer22 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:42 pm



got a 2009 goldwing and it needs tires and brake pads. for the pads im assuming EBC HH are the best?

i cant find a listing for a pirelli or michellin tire online ..... which tires get the MOST mileage? Just need a highway tire that will get at least 13k miles hopefully more. Is that too optimistic?



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FlyBoy2121
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Re: TIRES & BRAKES

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:38 pm

I repsolracer22

For brakes is OK !!!!! The Honda is good to.

Tires Dunlop Elite 3, I have this brand of tires on my GoldWing.

Tires Bridgestone, is verry good

Tires Metzeler ME880 verry good

The three brand tires are very popular on GoldWing 1800

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Re: TIRES & BRAKES

Postby Red Ron » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:29 am

Avon is also a brand a lot use. In my opinion Bridgestone is the best overall. (I am Darkside for rear tire but I won't get into that). Also, wondering how many miles you have on the bike? I have an '08 with about 32,500 miles and will need front brakes, espically on the left in a few K miles but the back has a long way to go.

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Re: TIRES & BRAKES

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:16 pm

I Red Ron excuse my English language is French

Pour les Elite 3, I have 18.000 km and they are still good, the only thing I blame their, they're a little grunt and curved surface on hundreds, but good handling.

Avon tires are very good.

My GoldWing its 2003 and I have 35,900 km on.

The four front brake pads are worn a one-half, or 2.54 mm.

The two rear pads are worn 3.81 mm. slightly less than half.

I just give you the exact thickness, I am a mechanic, machinist presion, I have very accurate measuring instruments.
New brakes and replacement of 5 mm. thickness, front and rear.

FlyBoy2121








Red Ron wrote:Avon is also a brand a lot use. In my opinion Bridgestone is the best overall. (I am Darkside for rear tire but I won't get into that). Also, wondering how many miles you have on the bike? I have an '08 with about 32,500 miles and will need front brakes, espically on the left in a few K miles but the back has a long way to go.

Red Ron
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Re: TIRES & BRAKES

Postby Red Ron » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:22 am

Hello Flyboy2121, It is very nice to have people in different counteries on the same website so that we can get different perspectives on techniques and products available. The Elite 3 is a very good tire. Looks like your tires and brakes are wearing normal. Looks like your brakes have about 22,000 miles (if my math is right). Back brakes last longer the Honda back brakes are made thicker. Anybody in your area use an automobile tire for the rear? I use the Falken 195X55X16.


FlyBoy2121 wrote:I Red Ron excuse my English language is French

Pour les Elite 3, I have 18.000 km and they are still good, the only thing I blame their, they're a little grunt and curved surface on hundreds, but good handling.

Avon tires are very good.

My GoldWing its 2003 and I have 35,900 km on.

The four front brake pads are worn a one-half, or 2.54 mm.

The two rear pads are worn 3.81 mm. slightly less than half.

I just give you the exact thickness, I am a mechanic, machinist presion, I have very accurate measuring instruments.
New brakes and replacement of 5 mm. thickness, front and rear.

FlyBoy2121









Red Ron wrote:Avon is also a brand a lot use. In my opinion Bridgestone is the best overall. (I am Darkside for rear tire but I won't get into that). Also, wondering how many miles you have on the bike? I have an '08 with about 32,500 miles and will need front brakes, espically on the left in a few K miles but the back has a long way to go.

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Re: TIRES & BRAKES

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:05 am

I Red Ron

Do not use my brakes too fast, but I did not race pad, sometimes I'll opens the throttle to max, fFor just show the power of this machine has a kid with his Civic on the road.

My brakes were original 22,000 mile mile.
The original brakes are within 5 mm.
Rear of 6mm.

I'm on my GoldWing mechanics myself,

Early in the season I check the brakes and I change my air filter, and adjust my cruse control cable.
I check the front wheel bearing front wheel are all OK!!
I'm having a good season if the weather is beautiful.

Nextime

FlyBoy2121




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