how many miles can I expact to get out of them, and did go to other brands that might be better?
About 10k. Michelin makes some bias ply "Commander II" that will fit and supposedly give twice the mileage.how many miles can I expact to get out of them, and did go to other brands that might be better?
I believe the Metzlers use a harder rubber compound and should be worse in the wet. I've been riding a lot of years and never found a street tire that did well on wet grass or wet dirt. IMHO.The only thing I don't like about the E3 is how it does on wet grass/wet dirt roads. For this reason, I will give Metzler a try when the E3's finally wear out.
Really????Tires are porous rubber so air will ex-cape. the hotter the weather the faster it will ex-cape
I only got 8,800 out of my rears but got 11,500 out of the front before each was down to the wear bars. I know some ride their past the wear bars but being new to biking, I elected to replace each at that time.how many miles can I expact to get out of them, and did go to other brands that might be better?
I deal with an indy shop that services mostly heavy cruisers and Wings and they strongly recommend Avon Cobras. They have been in biz a long time and have had good customer feedback re Cobras. They will be my next tires.My XR has about 11.5k miles on it now, and i'm about ready for tires. Front tires are dry-rotting in the tread groves, and rear tire has very little tread in the middle and looks like this: \__/
I guess three 2k mile trips to the dragon will do that.
I was pretty satisfied with the stock E3s, except for wet performance on turns and tar snakes. Could you all tell me the pros/cons of the different options out there? Thanks.