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I hated the E 3's

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Me to, pass the popcorn

Back to riding after a 30 yr lay off.. Started with a 86 Magna 750 on to a 02 Shadow 1100,99 Magna 750,91 ST1100, finaly a 93 Wing.. and now an 06 1800 Loven Life...
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Oh yeah ,,,,,,,,,, I'm into a good classic ,,,,, and I like popcorn

But seriously,,,,,,,, New rubber is always enjoyed on a bike. But from my own experience, I can say make and model also makes a diff.

2 sets of E-3's I got over 14,000 miles on each set. Good wear and good grip, even in rain.

2 sets of Michelin Pilot GT's,,,,,, 10,000 miles on each set. Less wear, but the handling is so much better IMO. I just put on another set and have another set stowed away .

There,,,,,,,,, thats my part,,,,,,, now share some popcorn guys

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I though the Michelin pilots were suppose to be the best, I couldnt find any so I bought the Elite III their not bad the bike seems to turn fast with'em they make a little whine.

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Avon's, no cupping, no whine, good grip.. I'm lucky to get 11k on anything so why listen to a howling tire..

Passing fresh popped corn to Winger.........

Back to riding after a 30 yr lay off.. Started with a 86 Magna 750 on to a 02 Shadow 1100,99 Magna 750,91 ST1100, finaly a 93 Wing.. and now an 06 1800 Loven Life...
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I love the E3's

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I am going to have to buy several tires when I get back State-side later this year (hopefully!). How big a can of worms will I be opening if I ask "So, what is the best tire out there?"

Just thought I would prepare myself in advance!
It seems certain tires perform better on certain bikes . I also think it is some to do with rider preference .
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I never liked my e3's...others here "claim" great rain performance but mine slipped in the wet really bad. It was scarry. Also hardly saw 8000 miles out of rear one before it was showing cords.


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I am running Kenda tires, they are black.

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I've used the following tires on my 1500
E II - ok, cupped front, average miles
E III - ok, cupped front , average miles, squirelly wet traction
Metzler - Terrible cupping, long wearing, tread seperation on rear (2 sets)
Avon Venom - (2nd set) longest wearing, good wet traction, quiet

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