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?
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???
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.
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. 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.
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.