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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-07-2019, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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So, since I've owned my 09 Wing for three years, I've only run Bridgestone Exedra tires and loved them. When I had all this work done on Big Blue last spring, I tried Dunlop E4's and found them just as good, with better millage on them. So far I have over 20,363 kilometers (12,650 miles) and still have a bit to go before I have to change them, I figured I'll stick with them. As a rule I get my tires from a company in Quebec, and pay about $35 bucks Can. for FedEx shipping to my door for a set. This time the company had a booth at the Motorcycle Super Show, and they said if you order anything from them, they will bring it to the show, and you save on shipping. I decided to buy two sets, considering I'm getting close for a rear tire change, and doing a trip in July that will eat up about have a new set. So I ended up ordering two sets, and picked them up on the weekend from the show.
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sounds like you are ready for some warm weather riding
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Sounds like you are ready for a couple years worth of riding. I put E-4's on mine before my Canada ride last spring. They still look good with in the neighborhood of 13,000 miles.

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Steve looks like you are ready to ride. Now you need mother nature to cooperate.
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Where's the tread ????????
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Sounds like you are ready for a couple years worth of riding. I put E-4's on mine before my Canada ride last spring. They still look good with in the neighborhood of 13,000 miles.
As posted, I have 12.5 thousand miles on the set I put on last spring, but the time July comes around I'll need to replace at least the back tire. The trip out west in July will be at least 6 thousand miles. Yes, I might have been a little excessive getting two sets, but what the hell, I'll eventually
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Where's the tread ????????
Hey Lee, I just haven't got to the point of going to the "DARK SIDE" just yet.

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Hey Lee, I just haven't got to the point of going to the "DARK SIDE" just yet.
No need to if you're willing to buy motorcycle tires in bulk.
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That is great feedback on the Dunlops. Personally I would be reluctant to purchase a spare set that far in advance because the rubber begins to oxidize and harden after about two years. My supplier of motorcycle tires has been told that any tire more than two years old will not go on any of my motorcycles because of this issue. How do you know how old the tire is is simple, on the sidewall of any tire is a date stamp that tells you when the tire was manufactured. On my 2018 Goldwing which was purchased last July the Bridgestone tires were manufactured in 2107. The rear tire was manufactured in December of 2017. It had four small numbers stamped on the side in series that looks like 5117. The first two are the week of the year and the second are the year itself. The nice thing about putting really fresh tires on is the squeaking sound they make when you move the bike around with out the engine running. That tells you that they have a lot of grip and will not chunk off any time soon. You might want to check your tires' dates and put the oldest on first when they need replacing.
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-- On my 2018 Goldwing which was purchased last July the Bridgestone tires were manufactured in 2107. .--
Think I found your tire supplier. (Just couldn't help myself sorry.)
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