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Offline GeoffreyH

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Tires????
« on: August 30, 2017, 03:07:17 pm »
I've been searching for tires for my trip to Guatemala...what a pain in the @#$.  MS superstore has the right sizes but then there is a warning that this size won't fit the bike.  I have the right sizes 120/70-18 and 150/80-16... (1999 Concours) Do I have to mix and match?  Dunlops on the front michelins on the rear or some combination there of...motorcycles never used to be this confusing...scintered brakes, kevlar brakes, semi metalic brakes.  Is it me or have I just entered the 21st century?

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Re: Tires????
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 04:36:21 pm »
You can get the Dunlop E4's, but would need to run a 130/70-18 in the front. I can attest that it will fit no problems and work excellent, I have 15,391 miles on my front E4 and it has held up extremely well.

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Re: Tires????
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 05:47:06 pm »
Take a deep breath....   The E4's in "Wing Size tires: 130/70-18 front and 160/80-16 rear" would probably be ideal for the number of miles and type of driving you'll be doing.  One note, if you do put a 130/70-18 on the front, you have to take the 4 mounting bolts off the fender during wheel installation or removal.  Not a big deal.

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Re: Tires????
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 01:31:09 am »
Thank you...I will breathe!

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Re: Tires????
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 10:49:42 am »
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