It’s time for tires which ones???


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WinginRold
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It’s time for tires which ones???

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Hello all 1500 GL riders I’m on a set of Dunlop E2 which tire in the modern days of 2021 should I be putting on my 1999 gold wing all suggestions are welcomed and appreciated can’t wait to hear back from you


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Elite 4 seems to be the current winner.
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blupupher
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Solo So Long wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:22 pm Elite 4 seems to be the current winner.
It is what is on mine and I like them so far, but they are the only tires I have had on it, so nothing to compare it to.
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The Dunlops that were on my 1500 when I got it howled like hell in the corners and the bike handled like a truck.
I switched to a Michelin Commander II on the front and a car tire on the rear.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! Now the bike handles great and no more howling in the corners.
Just my two cents.
George in Jersey.
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I prefer round ones. The square type are very hard to mount.
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Honda Super Cub (bought 1968, sold ?)
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Honda 350 (mid 1970s)
Kawasaki KZ900-PS (1977)
Honda Super Cubs (various years)
Kawasaki KZ1000C (1978)
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BMW R1150RT-P (2001)
BMW R1200RT-P (various years 2007 - 2018, NEVER AGAIN)

Re: It’s time for tires which ones???

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Rambozo wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:19 am I prefer round ones. The square type are very hard to mount.
You're probably using the wrong rivet gun.
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Solo So Long wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:07 pm
Rambozo wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:19 am I prefer round ones. The square type are very hard to mount.
You're probably using the wrong rivet gun.
If I use boots, will it work on a Goldwing?



rick.sheeley
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On my 93 I dark sided the rear and I'll be doing the Shinko up front soon (I personally HATE the Dunlops). I also like the Shinko 777HD and the new Bridgestones, and yes, the Michelins....
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Post by aholloway17 »

Elite 4 is a great choice. I was on E3's and got 19k. I am on the 4's now and seemingly on my way to similar results which include excellent handling and low noise. That, so long as you ensue proper care of your tires.

Cheers,


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