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Coming up on 13000 miles on my 09 Wing and still on the original tires. Dunlop D250. Is this very high mileage for a set of these tires? I have talked to a couple of shops and they say that the norm is 8000-9000 and they recommend the Elite 3. Does anyone have any suggestions? Also what does NWS! mean on the lower left corner of the GPS screen?
 

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8 to 9,000 is average but I got 12,000 on mine and changed them because I was heading out on a trip and wanted new tires. A lot of people get more than 10,000 on stock tires. Watching the air pressure, is the main thing, check it before every ride. Most people replace the stock tires with either Dunlop E3's or Bridgestones 709 ft. and 704 rear. 38psi ft. 41 rear.
 

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Goldwing72, I think there is a difference in the E3 tires run on an 1800 compared to the ones I have on my 1500. Not sure exactly what it means but the 18 uses a belted tire the 15 a bias ply tire. I currently have 18,000mi on my set and they still look good, my mechanic tells me they are only about half gone, likely due to my riding and keeping the air pressure checked like Joe mentions. Lots of opinion on tires here, just ask. Good luck!
 

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Did a little reading, the E3 for the 1800 is a radial tire, by definition, its the construction. According to the description and terminology on the Dulop site.
 

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Wacker, you are correct, the E3 for the 1800 is a radial tire and the E3 for the 12500 is bias belted. The front tire for both bikes is the same size and some installers have put the wrong tire on. The one for the 1800 is a 130/70R-18, R for radial, the one for the 1500 is 130/70-18, no R, you don't want to mix radials and non radials tires on a bike.
 
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