Quietest tires?


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piekielrl
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Quietest tires?

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Can anyone comment on what are the quietest front tires to use on my GL1500A? It came with Dunlops, they wore out and I have been using a Shinko for the last 4000 miles. It has always been very noisy - lots of hum, no matter what the pressure. Thanks!


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Bridgestone G701, but a lot of the noise is potentially coming from the rear tire, not the front.

Several 130/70R18 tires are available, just check the tire capacity (weight) to be certain it would work in your application.
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My wing came to me with Dunlops on it. They positively HOWLED in turns.
Switched to Michelin Commander on the front and a Austone Taxi tire on the rear.
Beautifully quiet.
George in Jersey.
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Got Avon's on mine. They are nice and quiet.
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My guess would be racing slicks are the quietest.
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Rambozo wrote: Sun Jan 08, 2023 5:12 pm My guess would be racing slicks are the quietest.
Very funny, but unfortunately (or fortunately) illegal for street use in most places.


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