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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-25-2015, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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I have the factory Dunlop tires on the bike now. They seem to not have a lot of grip. What do you all suggest on tires?
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There's such a variety available that you really need to let people know what your tire size is. If they are the 18" you're going to be disappointed with the selection.

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Cross bikes use the same size and load rated tires as a 2009 or newer GL1800 (Goldwing). Many websites still don't show much for Cross bikes but most show tires for GL1800s. Try Wingstuff or Rocky Mountain ATV.

I order through Rocky Mountain ATV and have used Dunlops (1 set), Bridgestones (2 sets), and just got my 2nd set of Avon Cobras last Friday. They all last about the same amount of miles and all the non Dunlaps handle better then the Dunlaps.

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it is whatever the size that comes from the factory
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I checked and it 18"
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it is whatever the size that comes from the factory
What bike you have?
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2014 XC so your front is 130/70R-18, rear is 180/60R-16.

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avon cobras are a much better grip tire then the stock dunlops, you will not get the long life, but it will be safer.

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avon cobras are a much better grip tire then the stock dunlops, you will not get the long life, but it will be safer.
Might get longer life with the new high mileage guaranteed for 15k Avon Cobra's. Just have to make sure it's a radial if you run a radial in the front. If not then both tires need to be changed to bias.

We can run a radial in the back and not in the front but not the other way around. It throws the handling way off. At least that's what the so-called experts are saying in the magazines.
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Just have to make sure it's a radial if you run a radial in the front. If not then both tires need to be changed to bias.

We can run a radial in the back and not in the front but not the other way around. It throws the handling way off. At least that's what the so-called experts are saying in the magazines.
Seriously ?? So how people know what they bought is correct, or what is the difference between radial & bias ?? I hope i did not screw up, as i just bought 2 front / 2 rear ..... I will check on the internet for this radial / bias stuff ....

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