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Junior Grue
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I'm kinda confused here as when I put the rear E-3 on my bike, I was kinda impressed with how deep the tread was in the center of the tire which was about twice as deep as the 2 previous tires I had on there. During my examination of the tire before I put it on I used my fingernail to check how hard the rubber was and in the center of the tire my fingernail did not leave any impression, felt pretty stiff, and while working my way to the outside of the tire the compound felt softer and was leaving a bit of an impression that I could see...

Yes I know using my fingernail is not a very scientific way of testing how hard the compound is but it seemed to me that there was 2 compounds being used???

BTW, I installed the tire about 3 years ago....
I believe the E-3's that fit the 1200 are multi-compound, MT90B16 in front and MV85B15 in rear. The ones that fit the 1500 and 1800 have no M in the name.
 
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