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Tire time soon. Ideas?

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  1. John G

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    Hi ya! I’m going to be in the market for new tires soon. I’ve reviewed previous posts but wanted opinions on replacement tires. I’m happy with the Dunnie elites, but wondered if there’s anything better?
     
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    ABSOLUTELY, ANYTHING!

    1st make sure you get a 90 90 21 and a 180 55 R18. With Avon Cobras tracking, traction wet or dry will be greatly improved. Perelli night dragons are another well liked tire but I have not tried them.

    The Metzler 888 worked pretty well to. I once had the wake from the front tire push my feet off of the footpegs on I70 in a downpour @speed.
     
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    I'm always concerned with someone needs advice on oil and tires and types of gas to use. Figuring that myself was easy. Maybe more people are lost on those topics than I thought?
     
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    There are NO stupid question. Many smartarse answers, some informative answers. I have an abundant supply of both.

    Tires being a major component in the safe operation of ones bike...
     
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    I always put on Metzlers. Good mileage,traction and ride. They work for me.
     
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    I ran a few sets of the E4s and they were fine (felt confident in the wet). They didn't seem to last too long (~8K and I was looking for a new rear). I've got 888's on now. 6K and there's a very noticeable flat spot on the rear. Front tire doesn't float in the groves like the E4 front did, but the 888 front is weirdly noisy and makes me think there are bearing or brake issues when on a road with differing surfaces.
    I'll try something else after I have to swap the front. I do two rear changes to every one front change (the front lasts twice as long as the rear).
     
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    If I had a Vegas, I'd probably go with Kendas. They are cheaper and good tires.
     
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    Round, black and sticky! Happy with my Metzeler ME888s on the Gunner, but stick with E4s on the Vision to keep the correct load rating. Know many who like Shinko and Kenda, but have no experiences with either.
     
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    On my Vegas I ran Shinko 777 HD bias ply, ...they always performed dry or wet, and didn't break the bank.
    Shinko Journey radials on the XC
    Though got an E4 on rear of that at moment.
    Motorcycle tyres are getting in short supply in OZ (Australia) right now.
    They're blaming covid!
     
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    If you like good handling and traction Avon Cobra Chromes, then there's all the rest. E3's are about the worst. "Best" as in what, miles, traction, dry, wet, handling????
     
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    I have had good luck with Michelin Commander 2s on my 2013 Judge and before on my 2006 Honda VTX. They are now making a Commander 3, but I have not tried them. Get about 20K on them and good on wet or dry surfaces. One of the top rated tires.
     
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    Avon Cobra Chrome! The best you can get for dry OR wet traction. Don't care how long they last. My life is worth the money and my wife's life is worth even more!!!
     
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    I'm goin Avons next tire change. I'm really thinkin about going with that 140 rear on the front. I wouldn't have to worry about the wheel width, he 3.5 should be just fine. Anyway, Avons for me next.
     
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    Good idea. I’m interested in the 140 also.
     

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