Bridgestone Exedra tires for 1800 gold wing


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Bridgestone Exedra tires for 1800 gold wing

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I just had to replace both of the standard tires on my goldwing after 8K? front tire cupping, and rear tire tumors??>? Never heard of this? i am anal about my tire pressure, 36 in the front and 41 in the rear. Is this normal for these type tires? What is the best tire for the 2012 GOldwing? I don't like changing tires every 8K.


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Avon Cobras are my favourite. 2nd would be the Dunlop Elite 3. Now having said that haven't tried the Bridgestone offerings yet.
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Thanks I did not have time to research tires this time the bike had been down a while while they were looking for the wobble. I will keep the tires you suggested in mind. Thanks
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had dunlop e-3's for 17k ( yes, the rear was well worn). currently running avon cobra's with 9k milkes and no appreciable wear. i tend to run slightly higher pressures than some , 40 psi up front and 46 psi in back.
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Cupping is normal if you do not up the pressure. I keep 43 front and 41 rear and get no cupping. I have had good luck with Dunlop D250s and Dunlop Elite 3s. I had poor luck with Avon on the rear, with belt seperation after only 5K miles. The new Dunlop Elite 4 front has a groove down the center of the tire, which could in my opinion add to crack and groove following, so I still prefer the Elite 3. I really did love the Avon Cobra's handling.
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My riding buddy and I tend to compare tires pretty often.
We have similar riding styles and similar 1800s

Thus far I have tried Bridgestone G704/G709 combination - results were mixed with excellent traction and good ride but poor longevity changing out the rear at 9000 miles - but these are kinda inexpensive so new rubber every year is one option.

The Excedra series tires were used by my friend - His experience is nearly the same as mine on the 704/709s -
No bonus on this set up - just no problems either.

Currently I am on a set of Avon Cobras - I really like them - I have 9K on them and they look good for another while.
I run my tires on the hard side at 41F42R I am also a bigger gentleman pushing 300# (typical Goldwinger)

My buddy tried the Metzeler 880s and the test is ongoing right now - he says no better nor worse the the Bridgestones - longevity is still in testing.

The next tires to try for me is probably the E4s - but the Cobras might get my vote to stay on.

If a dealer installs them they come with a 15,000 mile limited warranty...

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Getting ready to change my rear Bridgestone Exedra G704, only got about 9800 miles on it and it is showing a fabric center stripe. Hoped the tire would last longer but I do ride it pretty hard. Handling and traction have been excellent so I'm still happy. I will put another G704 on it... :D
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I have only run Avons on my 1800 (used to run Avons in my younger days when I raced and loved them then) and still love them, they where excellent at the track day, I weigh 160lbs and run 42psi front 45 psi rear and have not noticed any cupping or wear issues, but I am heavy on the throttle and brakes so I only get around 9K miles out of a set of tyres!!

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Since about January 2010 I have ran the Bridgestone BT-45 up front and a Yokohama Avid Assend 195x60x16 on the rear. Usually get about 25-27K. Both tires usually cost me about $270 after getting them mounted. I use the ceramic balancing beads; about 2 oz. in front and 3 in rear. Exceptionally smooth ride.


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