Hey everyone, i have new Dunlop E3's to go on my 86 goldwing i just bought. The tires that came on this bike look very old and they read Dunlop K491 Elite gt are these a very old model? just curious, Thanks, Bryan
Without any way to get the bike's history from the previous owners, it's really hard. Parts will be much more worn, foot pegs, brake handles, clutch handles, overall tightness of the bike, but even that's hard to judge. Depending on the state it lived, you may be able to do a title search, to see how often it changed hands and was re-registered. Even then, some states don't track the mileage. Best way would be old receipts and previous owner knowledge.
If it was a northern bike, only ridden 6 months a year or so, I would feel good about the 21,000 mark.
My first wing an 85 Aspy came from Murfeesburo, Tennessee and I got it from the third owner. The 60,000 miles were legit.
Well they look to be very old and are getting replaced now before i ride this bike. This might sound crazy but they looked like tires i saw on a few bikes in the 80's i just thought they cant be that old can they. Bryan S