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  • What brand of tires do you prefer?

    I personally like Bridgestones. What are your favorite tires?
    56
    Avon
    7.14%
    4
    Bridgestone
    41.07%
    23
    Dunlop
    25.00%
    14
    Shinko
    0%
    0
    Metzeler
    7.14%
    4
    Michelin
    7.14%
    4
    I'm a Darksider
    12.50%
    7
    Whichever is the cheapest
    0%
    0
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  • #2
    Been running the Dunlop Elete 3's front & rear from day one. 112K miles on my 07 & still happy with them. Average 15-18K per tire. Pretty anal about tire pressure, check before every ride, 40psi front, 42psi rear.

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    • #3
      I have also have had good luck the Dunlap E-3's. I think they ride well and I get good mileage from them.

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      • #4
        E-3 for me.

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        • #5
          I've tried both Dunlop and Bridgestones. The Dunlops got slightly better mileage but the cupping started sooner. I don't think the Dunlops gave enough of a mileage increase though for the additional cost so for cost/value I choose Bridgestone.
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          • #6
            I have had good luck with Avon. I did run dark side with my Valkytie and will go there with the next tire for the wing.

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            • #7
              My 2005 Wing came with Dunlops and I had the cupping at around 5,000 miles. I switched to Bridgestones and never looked back.
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              • #8
                My 2009 had Dunlops on when I bought it but they were cupping and I found them noisey. I swithched to Bridgestones and I like them so far but I only have 2500 miles on them so far.
                Ross
                2009 Silver Airbag
                Bathurst, NB Canada

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                • #9
                  I went to the darkside i run Bridgestone Turanza Run Flat 195/55/R16 on the rear a BT45 on the front love this set up. Had a lot of problems with Dunlaps E3 they just kept cupping on me my BT 45 has about 3000 miles on and still looks new.
                  2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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                  • #10
                    I have E 3's on now. Happy with them, but they cupped early, like 4-5000 miles.
                    Next tires I'm trying Dyna Beads for balancing.

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                    • #11
                      I use thee MPA rear tire mounted in reverse for my front tire and Kelly's on the back of my Trike
                      T.A. Jens
                      The Pizza Man
                      1800 06 White Champion Trike
                      2005 Bunkhouse Camper
                      2006 Breeze Cargo Trailer
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                      • #12
                        I'm happy with the stock Bridgestones. I'm not all that experienced, but they seem to hold well and brake well.

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                        • #13
                          I haven't had any luck with anything but Bridgestones.

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                          • #14
                            It depends on the bike. On all the sport bikes I've owned I love the Michelin Pilot Power series but on the Wing I like the Bridgestones G709/704 combo
                            2012 Gold Wing Ultra Blue Level III
                            2009 Hayabusa - Texas Mile- 206.1 MPH | Loring- 1 mile 205.49 MPH, 1.5 mile 212.27 MPH (Stock Motor-ECU Editor Tuned by Me)

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                            • #15
                              Stone up front and a Yokohama out back.
                              alabamawing – 2007 Dark Metallic Red / Traxxion

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                              • #16
                                On previous bikes I was always a Metzeler man. I believe I want to try a set of the new 888's when the factory 'Stones are worn out. But my future lies with the Darkside..........

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                                • #17
                                  I have run Bridgestones for a long time but the next set I think will be the new Metzler 888's
                                  Larry
                                  Red 2008 GL1800 (The Fastest Color)

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                                  • #18
                                    BTXup front and bridgestone drive guard run flat on rear

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                                    • #19
                                      E3's since the original Dunlops came off. I considered the Metzler's because I ran them for years on my BMW's but the load specs don't match the E3's so I stick with them. (for now)

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                                      • #20
                                        I've had much too good of results with Bridgestones to ever consider leaving them.
                                        2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
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