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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have asked this question before but now the time as come for new tires for my 1500A I am 72 and want good handling tires, what do we recommend? With snow just two weeks ago I just got the bike out today and there seems to be a bump in the front tire probably from siting on a heated slab during the winter.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 01:24 PM
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The bump should smooth out. I like OEM tires

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I have ran Avon tires (4 sets) for the last 96k miles. Good performance, handling and wear.

The Avon's are a little stronger constructed tire and I run a little higher psi in them.

Avon's correct the speedometer error, mine is "dead on" with a GPS......!

I have friends running the new Dunlop E4 tires and very satisfied with them.

The tread design on the front E4 is almost identical to the tread design on the front Avon.
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I just put on a new E4, and so far, like how it feels.
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+1 for Avon front and rear. Smooth, grips road well, and no whine.


Can't miss with Dunlops either though, , ,my old ones had a slight whine though, and they HATED "tar-snakes" on some of these backroads. Avons glide over them so you don't even notice em.
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The bump should smooth out. I like OEM tires
The OEM K177s (?) were great tires. Good stick and 20K plus miles.

Very neutral handling until the rear started to square off.

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When tires "square off' you are riding tooo many straight roads (if a 2-wheeler).................!!
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I'm liking my E4s so far.
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Do they still sell Avon Cobras? Last time I checked the places I used to buy from were out.

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Tire suggestion gl1500 etal

When replacing your Tire with Dunlop Elite III, you should find these tires to provide a superior feel of grip or stick to the pavement. I'm 71 yrs old and have ridden for 50 yrs. Also any tire replace should consider Parts and supplies.

Stainless Steel valve stem and Liquid balance and seal for tire, check with your Honda dealer for the valve stem and the liquid, he may have an equivalent.

130/70-18 (63H) Dunlop Elite 3 Bias-Ply Touring Front Motorcycle Tire - Front - 1992 HONDA GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade about $140.00 online then add wheel removal and mounting cost.
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