Can someone keep it simple for us old folks? I ride a 2013 GL1800. If I were going Avon or Michelin what size should I get for the front and the rear? If someone is running dark and could post pics of the tread pattern that would be great.
I would just back up to DaveO430's last post as to the one he is running now. The Avon on the front and the Yoko on the rear in RF, not the actual one he mistakenly ordered which is not a RF tire (which he wanted)
I have an E3 on the front, and the Michelin listed in my signature on the rear.
so far, so good. The E3 on the front will most likely stay there until it starts cupping and aggravating me, as they usually do around 6k-10k miles. Depends on your riding style.
The Michelin I have is a winter tire, and not available year around, so getting one "right now" is problematic.... I bought mine and 2 weeks later, Dave needed one and they were "out of stock" again.
If I knew how much I will ride every year, I might take a gamble and buy two Michelins at the same time.... but if I took too long to use up the first one, the date code might catch me before the 2nd one was put in use.
You just have to make a decision and go with it.
Or, just go back to post #1 and roll down and make a punch list of what tires have been mentioned along with the comments of each user of that tire....
I like using a spreadsheet for that, as it gives me a lot of room to store comments.