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ok I have used the stock G709 Bridgestone and got a little over 10k, then I installed the tire everyone said was great Dunlop 3 e got a little of 8k before it went all choppy, then I did some research and installed a Bridgestone max I got a little over 10k just wore the tread out no cupping, then I installed the other tire everyone said to use the Bridgestone battle axe the rear tire that goes on the front it does have a lot of tread but that is cupping now I have about 8k on it with lots of tread left just cupping. yes I run my tires at the oe pressure 36 cold I do run up to 40 psi in it sometimes, yes I check it at least once a week, I ride almost 2 up all the time, I live in upstate ny the roads are asphalt and also a oil/stone surface which is like sandpaper. I need to change my tire and was wondering what tire you have had the best luck with. NOT WHAT YOUR RUNNING NOW BECAUSE YOU HEARD IT WAS GREAT JUST WHAT TIRE YOU HAVE HAD GOOD RESULTS WITH. I have to say that Bridgestone max was my best tire never had a cupping problem just ran out of tread. thanks for your input

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The battleax will cup, just the way it is. I have tried just about everything except it. I have been running the avon roadrider (rear tire) on my 4th one I think, I like it but mileage seems to vary. I got 7K out of 1, 9K out of 1, 10.5K out of one and the 1 I am running now has over 12 on it. Best thing about it is it doesn't cup & it's not a bridgestone (which I will never, ever run again). Some of my friends are using an avon cobra (regular front tire) and like it.

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I have good luck with the battleax and I run 41 lbs and balance beads. Without two oz of balance beads it would cup on me. I usually get 22,000 plus miles on them.
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I've got about 13,000 miles on a Michelin Commander II front tire and it still has lots of meat and the best grip wet/dry of any tire I've tried before. Installed with 2oz. of the CounterAct statically charged balancing beads. I'll follow with the same.
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I've got about 13,000 miles on a Michelin Commander II front tire and it still has lots of meat and the best grip wet/dry of any tire I've tried before. Installed with 2oz. of the CounterAct statically charged balancing beads. I'll follow with the same.
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I don't worry about cupping, I run it till it starts to slip or won't hold air. Yes, I only ride one up and roads are much better down here but I get 40k out of the tires. Currently rear tire is a Dunlope E3 but will try the E4 on my next one rear. First front went 40k on Bridgestones and 2nd Bridgestone has 22k on it. Dunlop rep didn't believe the mileage either on the tires-but I'm the only one that rides it and maintains the bike in my family. Numbers don't lie. If I had to replace every 8-10k miles, I couldn't afford to ride.


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I don't worry about cupping, I run it till it starts to slip or won't hold air. Yes, I only ride one up and roads are much better down here but I get 40k out of the tires. Currently rear tire is a Dunlope E3 but will try the E4 on my next one rear. First front went 40k on Bridgestones and 2nd Bridgestone has 22k on it. Dunlop rep didn't believe the mileage either on the tires-but I'm the only one that rides it and maintains the bike in my family. Numbers don't lie. If I had to replace every 8-10k miles, I couldn't afford to ride.
my 1800 has an E3 on the front that came with the bike.

my guesstimate is that it has about 14,000 miles on it.

it is starting to shave off on the sides a bit, but not seeing any cupping right now. the roads around here are mostly straight ahead and on asphalt or concrete.

I will ride it until it becomes a nuisance and then change it.

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which direction do you run it and yes I use bead 2oz (battleaxe TIRE )

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SO YOUR TELLING ME YOU GET 40,000 MILES ON A e3? I got maybe 8k before it started to cup really bad how the h- - - do you guys get 20k-25 k now 40 k on a tire I don't believe any of it

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Yeah, I got 175,000 miles on a set of E3's but the front was cupping at 150,000 miles... so I'm trying a set of GoodYear Wranglers now and they're going strong at 200,000 miles. Good in the snow too.



BTW: I don't believe some of what I've seen here either.

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