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Replacing a set of Dunlop E 3's. Not happy with them. Uneven wear, hard ride, noisy. Meticulous about pressures. Considering Avons, Metzelers, or Bridgestones. Any comments, horror stories, recommendations?
 

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Welcome to the forum!!! Different reactions by different riders is common! a few here run a car tire on the rear & love it!!

Do a search on this site using the search bar & type in "Dark side". When choosing a tire, take into consideration your road conditions. For me, its lots of rain! If you want to stick to the road in corners & you lean hard, go with a softer compound that gives more grip. They will wear quicker but you are glued in place. If you tour on highways mostly, go to a harder compound that offers more life.

What is your current tire pressure settings & do you run 2 up???
 

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The only tires I haven't tried are the Avons, too expensive, and the Metzelers, too many reports of tire failures. A lot of 1800 owners like stones, I can't stand them but I ride a lot of twistys. I am now a died in the wool double darksider.
Car tire on the rear and a rear bias ply motorcycle tire on the front.
 

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Need new tires here also.:( Current tires are Stones.:) 8K and the rear is about worn out.:shock: Front shows a little bit of cupping but not bad and maybe about 2K left on it.:? I will be replacing both tires.:dude: I am going with the Stones again.(Wingstuff-$294 for both and that includes shipping) They handle really nice compare to the Dunflops.:D They seem to stick real well in the corners.;) Got em loaded up with 2 oz. of Dyna Beads in each tire.:dude: 36 psi in the front 41 psi in the rear.:cool:
 

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Wasn't happy with Dunlop either. I just put new Avons on my 2002 about 2 months ago. Satisfied so far. They seem to corner well and hold on to the wet road. Of course I can't comment on the wear.

Good luck

Rodney
 

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I seem to have a little different luck with the E-3's. I suppose the total mileage could be better but I feel I'm going to be replacing motorcycle tires once per season anyway so it does not annoy me. I'm finding a good ride and even wear. I'll likely try the Stones and Avons at some point but right now I've got new E-3's ready to install with some chrome wheels. I've considered turning to the darkside but that's pretty unlikely for me.
 
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