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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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I will have to replace my rear tire soon on my 2010 XR.
I have 12,000 miles on the bike and the rear is just starting to show some wear.
So are most of you X bike owners staying with the OEM E3s or going to something else AND if so what and how are they working for you?
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Personally. I like the E3s. I had 3 sets on my Valkyrie with no problems. Handle good. Wear O.K. I plan on replacing the tires on my XCT (when the time comes) with E3s.

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check out metzlers, great tire

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Personally. I like the E3s. Handle good. Wear O.K. I plan on replacing the tires on my XCT (when the time comes) with E3s.
I agree, but I think they wear much better than ok. I've never had a front tire wear so evenly in my life.




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I stayed with the E3's. I changed the rear at 12K, we were going to the Rockies last fall. Changed the front last month at 19K. Have had them on Goldwings, my Ultra Classic and the XC.

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I had Metzlers on my V star 1100. I really liked them and think the tread pattern looks better as well.
But are they BETTER than the E3s???
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I prefer Bridgestones.

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I have been riding over 40 years..... everything from a Hodaka Dirt Squirt, Bridgestone 185 (took my road test on), Suzuki 250 6X Hustler, Suzuki GS1000, Honda VF700S, GL 1200A, Norton 750, etc. Over the years tire technology has changed and evolves..... Yesterdays best is today's also ran.......Go with what you are happy with, what other's get good performance and mileage from...keep them balanced and properly inflated. You will be fine.......

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I prefer Bridgestones.
Me too, but I haven't been able to find Bridgestones in the rear tire size for the XR. Admittedly, I've only looked a couple places, but still...who's got them?

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Bridgestones for the X-bikes are G704 and G709. They are a populare combination with the Wingers and at least one member (Jagular) besides me has them on an X-Bike. I can't tell you much about them personally because I only had about 50 miles on mine before I had an accident. Once my bike gets out of the shop I may be able to give better info.

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