Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Stephenville, TX
here is the dealio in my opinion. at least partially gathered from working in a tire store and seeing what we were allowed to mount on what vehicle.
the profile of the rear rim and front rim are the same, the only difference is width and diameter.
if it is a motorcycle tire designed to handle at least the weight of the wing, it should perform just fine on the front. Tiresdesigned for the rear of a bike are engineered to handle an acceleration load and a braking load. The front tire only needs the braking load, so a rear tire would be more than capable for the front.
otherwise, both tires lean the same, the both go the same speed.
A Dunlap E4 is barely rated to handle the weight of an empty wing.
I run the BT/45 on the front, will be posting its update at the anniversary of its install in the Darkside thread later in the year.
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current ride : 2013 GL1800 Audio Comfort
Darkside Yokohama Avid ENVigor 195/55 R16
Double Darkside Bridgestone BT45 Battlax Front
Past rides: '98 GL1500SE
'03 750 Kawasaki Vulcan
'81 850 Suzuki
'80 550 Suzuki