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cact57s1
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I have a 2006 GL1800 Goldwing trike and need a front tire. What is the best tire I can put on it?


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Post by thrasherg »

This question is very subjective. I run Avon Cobras and love them, but there is no best tyre, any modern tyre is probably fine, but I tend to stick to the better known brands.. My Avons have not shown any signs of cupping so I would highly recommend trying them.

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I've been running E-3s both front and rear on my '06 for years. When Dunlop was on strike I put on a set of Bridgestones and hated them. I get great wear and no problems with wet handleing with the E-3s. I am a fairly aggressive rider when the opportunity arises so I probably get fewer miles out of a set but I am not complaining. I have heard people complain about road noise but to be perfectly honest I don't realy notice it.
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Thanke for the info, I put on an elite 3.
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Post by Viking »

Sorry to be late to the party, but I have read on other forums that Michelin Pilot Activ run in its normal direction or the Bridgestone Battleax run backwards seem to be the tires of choice for trikers. They claim as much as 20 to 25K miles wear on both.
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Post by Red Ron »

themainviking wrote:Sorry to be late to the party, but I have read on other forums that Michelin Pilot Activ run in its normal direction or the Bridgestone Battleax run backwards seem to be the tires of choice for trikers. They claim as much as 20 to 25K miles wear on both.
I get at least 25K out of the Battle Axe but I don't run it backwards. Nullifys the watersheding ability. In the old days, due to manufacturing techniques a back tire might last longer if run backwards as opposed to normal when used on the front. At least that is what I have read. I really believe that most folks who use it now run it in normal rotation.


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