Were you running the E3 Radial or Bias ply on your trike? I'm working with the Bias ply on my 1500. Some are trying the Bridgestone Batllax BT-45, I am still waiting on their thoughts on it.I wore the E3 on my Trike out fairly quickly. I found from another site where they suggested the Michelin Pilot Active Rear tire. The service manager at the honda shop I use knew about this but suggested mounting it frontward as opposed to reverse. Which I did.
So I used the MPA on my trike but way too early to see about milage. I cant tell any difference in handling. The MPA was about $40 cheaper.
Thank you for your input on the E3, I'm trying to collect data from trike owners who've changed their front tire to a rear tire and what brand with their results.Trikelady, I had the E3 radial. I replaced both front and rear at 27,000, Triked it at 33,000 leaving the E3 on. The E3 looked in good condition then but wore the middle of the tread out quickly as I used it. I replaced the E3 with the MPA at 39K.
Scott, I have a CSC cobra a '10 and got 5,000 miles out of the stock Dunlop before the center wore down to the replace lines. I've just replaced it with a Bridgestone Excedra that several trike owners have indicated they've been getting 25 to 30.000 miles out of. I've inflated it to the same 41lbs as the Dunlop but it rides a lot harder than the Dunlop so it probably will go the 25K. Don't have many miles on it now but will advise when I do. Hope this helps. Search all the forums as I did before buying the Bridgestone and you'll get some ideas. Central OregonJust triked my 1800(california sidecar) and I'm going to have to replace my front tire shortly(stock front end) any suggestions on brand etc.? Thanks Scott
I put on a Vattlax BT45 May of 2013. Forward. The dealere would not put it on in reverse. 23,000 miles, 6 years and 11 months. The sidewalls are cracking and probably have been for some time. Still got decent tread left.Fixingbus,
Most people are using the Michelin Pilot Activ and running it backwards and getting good results. It's a 'sportbike' rear tire. I'm currently testing a Dunlop E3 Bias-ply.