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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #500 on: March 13, 2017, 11:11:17 am »
The 130 front and 160 rear tires are "wing" size tires.  They were designed for the earlier gold wings, GL1500, with the same width rims as ours.  Here's a write up about it from the Tech Pages.

http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/clubstatic.cfm?clubID=1328&pubmenuoptID=34855

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #501 on: April 23, 2017, 11:55:09 pm »
My last replacement set of tires were the Pirelli Sport Demons. Overall I've been really happy with them. Most of my miles are spirited commuting miles. Maybe a little wiggly in the rain but really decent dry. At any rate, they have 7500 on them and they still have some go in them. Back is a bit squared off but not terrible. FWIW I keep the pressures at recommended levels. Here are couple of pictures. I would be inclined to buy another set when the times comes.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #502 on: April 25, 2017, 11:48:13 am »
update on the dunlop E4s, 5200 miles and still look great






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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #503 on: April 25, 2017, 12:18:10 pm »
I'd really like to see a picture of that same tire at 20K miles.
Please and thank you.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #504 on: April 25, 2017, 01:44:42 pm »
I'd really like to see a picture of that same tire at 20K miles.
Please and thank you.

 :))  Not sure the rear will make that but maybe?? I am thinking around 12k or 13k maybe, that is what I used to get on my GL1500 with the E3's on the rear.

I was really thinking about putting a car tire on, but since it is so easy to change on the C10 if the E4's get high milage I will keep running them. If I get over 12 then the next time I will go up one size on the rear to a 160 and see how that does for milage before I make up my mind on the car tire. I usually put around 30 to 40K a year on a bike depending on if I take many trips or not so tires are something I get a chance to try out a lot, and part of the reason I bought a tire changer and do it my self.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #505 on: May 22, 2017, 12:42:29 pm »
7500 miles still look the same, I got into my first real rain ride on Saturday coming home from a lunch run to Birmingham, hit a serious squall with thunder and lightning and high winds, the whole nine yards and was quite the show. Anyway the E4's did very well in the wet and standing water as well, they shed the water great at speed on the interstate and hitting the curvys of the on and off ramps it held tight to the road, so in my humble opinion they do just fine in wet conditions.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #506 on: July 03, 2017, 01:07:50 am »
Need to get tires for my 86, but not sure what brand to go with... I know a few people that are not recommending Dunlops. Leery about Shinkos since I have never heard of them before (last time I bought MC tires was 22 years ago) and they sound like cheap tires. Had Avons on my CB650.

What is the best tire for these bikes?? What  brand lasts the longest? I want to put a good quality tire on this.


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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #507 on: July 03, 2017, 12:02:31 pm »
Need to get tires for my 86, but not sure what brand to go with... I know a few people that are not recommending Dunlops. Leery about Shinkos since I have never heard of them before (last time I bought MC tires was 22 years ago) and they sound like cheap tires. Had Avons on my CB650.

What is the best tire for these bikes?? What  brand lasts the longest? I want to put a good quality tire on this.
I used up about eight 777 Shinkos on the rear. Unless you want to hammer hard on wet corners they ride and handle well and last 10-12 thousand miles. I never had a wet road issue but I didn't push that hard on wet roads.

BTW, it pairs nicely with Angels and PR3s.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #508 on: July 05, 2017, 01:17:20 pm »
10,228 miles, looks like maybe another 2K left for the rear??



Front still looks great


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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #509 on: July 05, 2017, 03:56:25 pm »
I'm not overly impressed.
I got 12K+ on each of my last two 777s.
Not bad for a $90 tire.
I'm currently riding on a 230. ( $80 )
Better handling than a 777.
We'll see how well it lasts.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #510 on: July 05, 2017, 04:07:10 pm »
Have to agree, the rear was $150 so not real bad and the handling it great in wet and dry, but only 12K miles is not really doing it for me, changing the tire every 4 months is a no go. I have not really got around to taking any big rides yet so those will make the tie go even faster. I think I am gonna skip going to the Goldwing size, which jumps the price up 50 more bucks and just go darkside. Think I will go with the Austone taxi tire its a 175/R16 and diameter is 26.9" I think I should get a full year and then some out of one.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #511 on: July 05, 2017, 06:13:07 pm »
I was honestly hoping you'd go 20K on that tire.
Since my bike is used primarily for commuting,
mileage is everything.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #512 on: July 05, 2017, 09:06:52 pm »
same here, I ride everyday so need the milage for sure. That is the reason I will go darkside.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #513 on: July 06, 2017, 03:39:43 pm »
Ordered the car tire as soon as I got to work this morning, and of course some jackwagon backs into the bike and knocks it over, started a thread about that, anyway once all that is sorted out I will have a new tire ready and waiting to go on. I am excited to see how it rides with this tire, I put the same one on my GL1500 and loved it.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #514 on: July 06, 2017, 04:35:29 pm »
 10th year darkside on the rear.
 Better traction and mileage.
 Concourier summer 2008 article.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #515 on: July 08, 2017, 03:45:24 am »
I was honestly hoping you'd go 20K on that tire.
Since my bike is used primarily for commuting,
mileage is everything.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #516 on: July 09, 2017, 01:50:56 pm »
Can you post a photo of the bike with car tire installed?

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #517 on: July 09, 2017, 09:57:51 pm »
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #518 on: July 16, 2017, 05:25:15 pm »
I was honestly hoping you'd go 20K on that tire.
Since my bike is used primarily for commuting,
mileage is everything.
+1
I recently spooned another Commander II on, got 30K out of the last one.

I am thinking about the Commander II for the rear. What are you running on the front?
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #519 on: July 20, 2017, 10:30:22 am »
I am thinking about the Commander II for the rear. What are you running on the front?

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #520 on: July 20, 2017, 05:24:35 pm »
Guys, I've read that the 2 newest radials (Avon and Shinko) for the C-10 have caused handling problems.
Both seem to have problems.
Avon 3M seems to be the  best, but some have had major problems. (manufacturing problems?)
Shinko Verge II wobbles.. (weak sidewalls?)

Does anyone know of any radial's (particularly rear) that are still being used on the C-10?

Explanation: I may use the bike for a track day and need to buy tires because of the age of my current tires.
Would prefer radials but unsure of what is available that is working ok? (particularly for the rear)

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #521 on: August 02, 2017, 12:57:07 pm »
So for any interested the Dunlop E4 looked to have another 1k or so miles left on it when I took it off at 11,385, so I am calling this a 12K mile tire on the rear. The front still looks purdy good so hoping to get 20K out of it. No pics ( F you Photobucket!!)

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #522 on: August 02, 2017, 01:04:10 pm »
Guys, I've read that the 2 newest radials (Avon and Shinko) for the C-10 have caused handling problems.
Both seem to have problems.
Avon 3M seems to be the  best, but some have had major problems. (manufacturing problems?)
Shinko Verge II wobbles.. (weak sidewalls?)

Does anyone know of any radial's (particularly rear) that are still being used on the C-10?

Explanation: I may use the bike for a track day and need to buy tires because of the age of my current tires.
Would prefer radials but unsure of what is available that is working ok? (particularly for the rear)

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #523 on: August 03, 2017, 11:39:50 pm »
I planned to go with the Michelin PR3/ Shinko 777 combo, and it appears that the PR3 has been discontinued in the 110/80/18 size.  So I'm reverting to my old school Honda days and just got a Continental Road Attack 2 to go with a 777.  Time to get them mounted and see how they ride! :motonoises:
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #524 on: August 04, 2017, 01:07:41 pm »
Just called the folks at Michelin.  Yes, the PR3 110/80-18 is no longer available. >:(