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You are right. Tires are one of those subjects that have a lot of opinions.
For a 1500 I like the Michelin Pilot GT. If not for those I think I would try the Avon Venoms.

I have heard very good things about the Avons on 1800's as well. It would probably be one of my top choices there as well.

E3's are very popular and good tire but I think they would rank about 4th on my choice list if I were running an 1800.

Ken can get most tires for you if you have him order them. I agree with you about just having him take care of it when you need them. It is a BUNCH easier and even if you order tires cheaper online, unless you plan to mount and balance them yourself, you are going to pay the difference in mounting fees anyway at most places.






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Are not motorcycle tires great...

All the price of a car tire and not even a 1/4 of the life....

Got to love them...

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On the 18, it just has to be Bridgestones - they work in the dry and in the wet.

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My #2 and #3 choice would be a tie between Bridgestones and Metzlers.




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Make mine Metzlers. Have used on the last three bikes with no problems and very good mileage

haven't tried venoms or E3's ,but have read some good reports on them

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Are not motorcycle tires great...

All the price of a car tire and not even a 1/4 of the life....

Got to love them...
If you want a motorcycle that's cheaper than a car to run you'd probably have to get a Rebel or such. Bikes really don't save all that much money especially the heavy bikes. Tires, and brakes both get used up more rapidly. Just about every part on a bike costs more than a similar part for a car. No doubt if you want the cheapest transportation it would be hard to beat a Toyota Corrola which gets about the same mileage as a Goldwing. If ya wanna play, ya gotta pay!

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exavid wrote:
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Are not motorcycle tires great...

All the price of a car tire and not even a 1/4 of the life....

Got to love them...
No doubt if you want the cheapest transportation it would be hard to beat a Toyota Corrola which gets about the same mileage as a Goldwing. If ya wanna play, ya gotta pay!
That's what I'm talking about. Like the man said, Get er done

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Avon Venom Xs have not only served me very well but some friend on the HD side have started running them and love them. I've got 16000 miles on the set and although the rear is starting to look replaceable,no cords nor will there be, I'm not stupid, the front doesn't hardly look bad at all. I've got a new set just sitting there looking at me but I'm curious how far the tires can go under normal gentle riding. I run more air than most recommend at 42-43 in front and 44-45 in back depending on load. The bike still handles exceptionally well and no ill effects yet noticed.

One side note: I've been running Ride-on tire sealant for the last 9000 miles and am curious to see what the inner wheels will look like when I do re-tire the bike. I've noticed that one claim the Ride-On stated was that the tires don't leak air like usual. I didn't ride the bike for 3 months this winter and when I got the chance one of the first things I did was check tire pressure. To my great surprise, the tires had only lost about a pound a piece. Not bad. I'll report back when we take these ol' skins off and see what the inside looks like.

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