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    I have tried numerous front tires and most run out around 10,000 miles. I just wanted to let everyone know I have 14,000 on the new e-4 and still has miles to go. I have never seen a tire like this, unless someone comes out with a tire with the same mileage or better I will continue to run this tire. Hope this helps if you don't have a lot of miles under your belt to make an educated buy on front tires.

  • #2
    What is the brand?
    2016 GL1800 Candy Prominence Red leval1-bought August 24th,2017
    Clinton,Illinois

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    • #3
      I believe he's talking about the Dunlop E-4s, but I could be mistaken.
      DS#1146 IBA#55800 50CC,BBG, BB1500 x2, SS2K, SS1Kx3 CERTIFIED ALL DS, PGR RC
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      • #4
        I have not tried the E4 front yet, but am very pleased with the E4 rear.

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        • #5
          On my 03 Ultra Classis, I was getting 15,000 out of Dunlop rears, some times 18,000, may be I'll change tire brands on my wing.
          2016 GL1800 Candy Prominence Red leval1-bought August 24th,2017
          Clinton,Illinois

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          • #6
            I too have E-4s (2d set now) 18-19k miles for me as long as I run max sidewall PSI and balancing beads. It does seem to take about 300-400 miles for the front to settle and stop skipping about on rain ribbed road, first was un nerving but second one was expected and not really a concern. I ride Hot, cold, sun, rain and sometimes snow n ice and I've been very happy but will admit I've had only E-3/4s on my 1800.
            Tom, in Mountain Home, Idaho
            2002 GL1800 (Illusion Red) Non-ABS, 110k miles
            Retired Air Force "Audentes Fortuna Juvat"

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            • #7
              I guess the thread starter assumed we all know what brand tires are E-4, in 3 years of owning a Goldwing, I'll probably know that.
              2016 GL1800 Candy Prominence Red leval1-bought August 24th,2017
              Clinton,Illinois

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              • Rocky
                Rocky commented
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                Why is it the OP's problem?
                It's your problem if you refuse to educate yourself?

            • #8
              Never liked the Dunflops. Dont want my tires to sing to me
              Bridgestone guy

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              • Rocky
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                I agree. I noticed the rear singing on the first ride. I could give that new tire away. They slip in the wet too.

            • #9
              3 / 4 hundred miles with a slippery front tire turns me off.

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              • #10
                I've had the stones and the dunnies (E-3 and E-4s). If I had to rank them from worst to best, it would be E-3s, stones, then E-4s. Agree with vneal about E-3 singing - they were one pair of noisy tires. But I'm on my second pair of E-4s (with Centrimatix Discs) with no problems running at 40/41 psi front/rear and much quieter than its predecessor. However, being two up for 98% miles and half of that pulling a trailer and also in the twisties, I'm only getting 10K on rear and 11K on the front. I wear down the sides quickly (wear bars disappear before you can say "10 Thousand" ; the middle still has a tremendous amount of tread remaining. Still, it's about 2K more miles than any other tire I used (to include my other bike, Yamaha Roadliner). YMMV...
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                • #11
                  Just a quick note that I just had installed new Dunlop E-4's, front and back. I barely have them scuffed up, but so far, I love the way they handle. I'm reading on other forums that guys are getting 13,000 to 20,000 out of the back tire. Depends on whether they ride two-up.
                  Robert "Trip" Hilliard
                  2006 Goldwing GL1800 Level 2 "Cisco"
                  AMA # 3539665
                  Blue Knights #59055
                  rehilliard.net/hondagoldwing.htm

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                  • Markcuda
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                    Tire mileage is like gas mileage, your miles will very.

                • #12
                  We'll see how it goes.
                  Robert "Trip" Hilliard
                  2006 Goldwing GL1800 Level 2 "Cisco"
                  AMA # 3539665
                  Blue Knights #59055
                  rehilliard.net/hondagoldwing.htm

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                  • Markcuda
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                    Boodad, do you recomend the Centimatics?
                    I may put one on the rear at tire change.

                • #13
                  FYI...I just got back from a 2,500 mile trip from Texas to South Dakota. The E4's performed admirably. No slippage on wet pavement (it rained most of the time I was there). Performed excellent on dry pavement and twisties.

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                  2006 Goldwing GL1800 Level 2 "Cisco"
                  AMA # 3539665
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                  • #14
                    There is no way I'd ride on never mind buy them useless dunflops. Anyone who like them has a orange triangle on there azzes.

                    They are the worst tires made for a motorcycle if you don't wave at the woodland creatures.

                    But if you do-you'll love them!

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                    • #15
                      I've never tried E-4's, but my experience with the E-3's has tainted me. I haven't found anything that gives me the grip the stones do. I've tried Avon Cobras, E3's, and Bridgestones. I get about 10k out of a set of tires. A little more on the front. Although I wasn't waving at this woodland creature, he still wanted to come out and say "Hi!"

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-7saBNR8I0
                      Costa Mesa, CA
                      2012 RED GL1800

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                      • kwthom
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                        Around 13,500 is the farthest I've managed a front 'Stone. That last 750 miles was fairly sedate riding, very locally.

                        Tire was worn out @ 1/32"

                    • #16
                      Squirrels do that to me all the time, glarson3. Know how you feel. The key to playing chicken is knowing when to flinch.
                      Robert "Trip" Hilliard
                      2006 Goldwing GL1800 Level 2 "Cisco"
                      AMA # 3539665
                      Blue Knights #59055
                      rehilliard.net/hondagoldwing.htm

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                      • #17
                        Originally posted by trip View Post
                        Squirrels do that to me all the time, glarson3. Know how you feel. The key to playing chicken is knowing when to flinch.
                        It's harder when the forest rats are a bit bigger.....
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyP_nkjpnjA
                        Costa Mesa, CA
                        2012 RED GL1800

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                        • kwthom
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                          Oh - hell, no!

                          I've never seen that one before....

                          Wow...

                      • #18
                        Originally posted by glarson3 View Post

                        It's harder when the forest rats are a bit bigger.....
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyP_nkjpnjA
                        I wish the ones that come out on me were that far in front for me to see. They're usually right on top of me when they make their presence known.
                        2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                        USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
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                        2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
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                        • #19
                          I've been real happy with the Bridgestone OEM tires.

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                          • #20
                            I was so disappointed with the Dunlop E3s that I won’t even try the E4s. Barely got 6,000 miles out of the front, not even 8,000 out of the back and they were slippery the whole time.

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