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post #41 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 06:43 PM
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that makes me wonder if I even want to try an E4 on the front of my bike.

the BT-45 seems to have a good following, I may just stick with that....
gotta get a new front tire some time before next summer.

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You are pretty lucky. This is what my Bridgestone looked like after 15,000 miles. Should have been replaced about 3,000 miles sooner. The night before I finally noticed this issue I was going 75-80 riding 2 up on a wet road. The only thing I noticed was a low speed wobble and it wasn't handling as well as I thought it should but figured it was likely the fact I was riding 2 up, with a trailer on the blue ridge parkway.


I do thank god every time I think about this.

Yup, I had that happen when I thought I could push a little past the wear bars on the E3 rear. I noticed a low speed wobble after riding 30 miles a 75mph. Got it changed the same day and I thank my lucky stars. So change at the wear bars is my motto now, it seemed to go fast after a certain point(probably got into softer rubber..)
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The way i look at it is, There are a lot of good tires out there. The road conditions in each state is the key factor. Here in florida its hot and for the most part long straight roads. Other areas in the U.S. have cooler temps and a lot of twisties. I always ask the local shop what tires are suited the best for my local area. It may be another thing if you are planning a long trip cross country.

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If you find a tire that you really like then never change from that brand,you will always know the miles u can get out of the tire,you will know what air pressure to run,you will always be comfortable with that brand,I am comfortable with Donlop e 3, I run more air in them than what is noted,cupping doesn't happen until the tire is almost worn out,I keep them aired up to what I have found works best,
When I raced bikes we always ran more pressure than called for,at that time we used Michelian tires and the rep suggested more pressure than noted and their tires were built and tested at twice the recommended pressure on the wall so more pressure doesn't bother me.

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This is what my Bridgestone looked like after 15,000 miles. Should have been replaced about 3,000 miles sooner.
I had a rear Bridgestone do this on my 1500, only it was only 7000 miles as I recall, and it had good tread and 600 miles later was bald in the middle and had cords showing through in 2 spots. Factory replaced it for free but I wouldn't run it on my bike because I had heard several other people have the same story. Been running Avons for several years now and they suit my somewhat spirited riding style well. The Avons have a slightly higher weight rating too. The E3's were too slippery for me in the rain. Got good mileage on them though but they were also very noisy after about 6000-7000 miles. Be interested to see the reports on the E4's, especially from someone that rides spirited and in the rain.

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IF, the E4 tires get good reviews, from a lot of folks, I might be temped to try one to see if it can do as well as the Michie I have on the bike right now

Actually, I just might get one to replace the one on the front, it has about 15,000 miles on it, and is just now beginning to show "Twisty Burns"

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E3 Rear tire 31,630klm / 19,653mi

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Kyle,

that center tread is why the E3 has such a bad reputation for being slick on wet roads.

no water sipes at all on it.

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