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Tires

Post by Jun » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:11 pm



What’s the best tires for mileage for Goldwing 1800?



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Re: Tires

Post by Viking » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:29 pm

You gonna get every tire made for Goldwings in your answers. The best I got was with Dunlop D250 tires which is what came on my 2009. I have had Avon Cobra - got poor mileage but stuck like glue to the road and very smooth ride. I have had Bridgestones and they were ruff ride and did not last long. I went through several sets of the D250s but cannot get them any more. I have had Dunlop Elite 3 and the front one gave me good mileage, not so much the back. I am now rolling on Dunlop Elite 4 tires but cannot give a firm guess as I only have about 5K miles on the back and only a couple hundred miles on the front.

Most who run car tires on the back are going to say those, with a rear tire used backwards on the front.

Take all this with a grain of salt as everyone gets different results depending on riding style. Stay away from Avon Cobra if you want miles is all I can say. If you want excellent handling and comfortable ride, then the Avon Cobra is the one. Everyone who gets big miles on their tires air them up a bit harder than the manual calls for. I am running 43 pounds rear and 41 pounds front, which seems to keep tires from cupping on my GL1800.
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Re: Tires

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:25 pm

Agree,
you will get answer favoring every tire ever made.

me? my 1500s had E3s and seemed to do well.

my '02 had an E3 on the front with 14,000 miles and no cupping.
I just last fall, put on an E4.....

ran a Michelin ZP RF for 14,000 miles and it did not show any wear.
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Re: Tires

Post by Jun » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:04 am

Who has ran Michelin tires?

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Re: Tires

Post by Jun » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:44 am

Especially Michelin Commander II

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Re: Tires

Post by tmjdmay » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:45 pm

My 2002 Wing, I installed Dunlop Elite 4 series tires.
I've been extremely impressed with the performance of these tires, they were given the best report for Goldwings overall!

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Re: Tires

Post by mterraci » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:06 pm

I'm running Dunlop E 4's on my 2007 Goldwing. Just crossed 15,000 miles on them last week, no performance issues and still a decent amount of tread left on both tires. I'm eager to see how much additional mileage I'll get.
I've been really pleased with them.



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