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I am looking to buy new tires for the 88 1500. Whatbrand of tires do you run on your1500's and why?
 

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My favorite was the Michelin Pilot GT, but they are getting very hard to find now. Production is shutting down on them.
 

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I researched the Kedra Kruz's and they seem to have a good following considering the price of them... I will have first hand experience of then here in the next day or so...

But I think the majority use the Dunlop E3's....

I have used the E3's, but am switching to the Kedra's because of a lack of funds situation....
 

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JUST MY THOUGHTS AS WHEN I HAD A 1500 USED ONLY THE MICHELIN PILOTS AND THEY STICK TO THE ROAD LIKE GLUE...MANY GOOD TIRES OUT THERE. GOOD LUCK, AND DON'T LET THE MONEY SWAY YOU AS YOUR ON TWO WHEELS ONLY....WIZARD0520
 

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I know that money tight these days for many people. The way that I look at it is this, if I can afford it then I am going to put the best tires I can get between me and the road. Front wheel blowouts scare the crap out of me.
 

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I used Dunlops for years and was very satisfied with the mileage, ride and noise level UNTIL I bought the Dunlop E3s. When new, they were much louder than the Dunlop E2s they replaced. As they wore, they got even louder - sounded like I was driving a truck with mud tires. The noise was worse when the road surface was hot than when it was cooler. Most of my riding is in the warmer months and we have plenty of 90 and 100 degree days.

I replaced the front at 20,000 miles (with about 1/3 of the tread left and still no cupping) with an Avon Venom X. After 5,000 miles, I am still very impressed with the Venom X ride and the slow speed, top-heavy "fall over" feeling that I had with the E2s and E3 is now gone. I'll soon be replacing the rear E3 with an Avon Venom X. If tire life is your main consideration and you are hearing impaired, Dunlops can't be beat for their mileage.
 

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I ran several sets of Elite II's with good performance and wear. Had 30k miles on one set. Then I ran one set of Elite III's, good mileage but they were noisy. Now on my second set of Avon Venom X tires with good performance and wear. Had 24k on the first set. However, they like to be pumped up, 45 front and 50 rear.
 

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I just order a Avon Venom front.. Had a Dunlap, cupped badly and was noisy.. Went to an Avon quite, no cupping, good traction.. Than a Stone hated it.. Follows cracks, noisy, butholds good, but just don't like the feel..Now I'm going back to a Avon..

Back tires, Dunlap the pits, Stone the pits, MichGT cupped in 3k miles screams like a cat, can't wait to change it.. When I do it's a Avon for me..

You'll have to try some tires and see what works for you.. Everyone ride different and in different conditions.. How some get the high mileage I don't know.. I can't get more then about 10k ..

Also most of the time I have a mixed set on..
 

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I ride mostly straight with some low speed turns. No mountain riding yet. I am looking to replace the E2's this winter. Thanks for the suggestions.
 
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