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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #525 on: August 04, 2017, 01:25:57 pm »
Just called the folks at Michelin.  Yes, the PR3 110/80-18 is no longer available. >:(

...although, for those who care to use it...there are still lots of the 120/70ZR18 Road 3s available...don't see them in catalogs anymore...so, they are most likely headed the way of the 110/80ZR18s...WPS part number is 87-9775... ;)

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #526 on: August 05, 2017, 01:45:41 am »
...although, for those who care to use it...there are still lots of the 120/70ZR18 Road 3s available...don't see them in catalogs anymore...so, they are most likely headed the way of the 110/80ZR18s...WPS part number is 87-9775... ;)
If that's the case I better order another one even though I'm not due. The PR3 is without a doubt the BEST wearing front tar I've had on this bike! (No cupping!)

No dice, looks like it's still available in Europe.  :-\
I've decided to wear this PR3 down to the cords and then slap on something before I sell it.
I need a layoff/retirement before the cords show.  :o
Since I just ordered pads & rotors it should happen pretty soon.  ::)
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #527 on: August 09, 2017, 09:01:16 pm »
I put a set of Shinko 230's on front and rear in mid-June.  Went with them as I've had very good success with other Shinko products on other bikes (Shinko 705's).  I've only logged a few hundred mile to this point but am happy with the purchase.  Price point was very low and have decent grip (haven't ridden in the wet, yet).  Too early for mileage reports.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #528 on: August 17, 2017, 10:31:18 pm »
After reading through this and many other discussions. I decided to replace the stock dunlops with the Shinko verge and Shinko 777 combo. I was apprehensive due to the $130 CAD price tag on the verge. I should not have been! This combo is working very well for me, I have 4000 km on this set up, showing very little wear. I do a fair amount of riding on the 401 and eastern Ontario back roads (Westport, calabogie). So far very confidence inspiring wet and dry, spirited or leisurely with no surprises, as it should be. Love this bike.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #529 on: August 18, 2017, 02:05:16 pm »
I went with the Michelin Commander II on the rear and a Michelin Pilot Activ on the front. After a 400 mile trip through the North Cascades chasing my brother on his Ninja 1000 I am very happy with this set up. :great:
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #530 on: August 18, 2017, 03:09:44 pm »
a Michelin Pilot Activ on the front.
Hmmm, I wonder if those tread blocks can avoid cupping?
I'm running out of tar choices for this bike.  :'(
Thanks for finding another choice for the front.
110/80-18 (58V) Michelin Pilot Activ

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #531 on: August 18, 2017, 04:42:29 pm »
"We're running out of choices for this bike."

I just did a quick look and found over a dozen viable options
for the front alone.
You may not like every one of them but there
are plenty to choose from.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #532 on: August 18, 2017, 04:47:01 pm »
You may not like every one of them
You got that right.
It took me 13yrs to find a front I liked (PR3) and now it's gone.  :'(
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #533 on: August 18, 2017, 05:57:21 pm »
You may not like every one of them
You got that right.
It took me 13yrs to find a front I liked (PR3) and now it's gone.  :'(

I'm on my second T-30. Long life ( 12K miles ) combined
with handling that's fairly consistent throughout its life.
I have no complaints. Cheap too. ( <$100 )

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #534 on: August 19, 2017, 03:30:20 am »
My Honda Sabre V4 uses a 110/90-18 on the front. Has anyone tried that size on the front of a C-10?
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #535 on: August 20, 2017, 12:56:26 am »
I'm on my second T-30. Long life ( 12K miles ) combined
with handling that's fairly consistent throughout its life.
I have no complaints. Cheap too. ( <$100 )
"Sport Touring tires developed to replace BT-023 with wide-range riding enjoyment"

Good thing, cause the 023's sucked big-time!
Battlax's on my wee work well though.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #536 on: August 24, 2017, 01:33:53 pm »
just turned 4000 miles this morning  on the car tire and can report it is working awesome, absolutely love it. 40 PSI seemes to be the ticket and it has done great and still looks new.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #537 on: August 25, 2017, 12:13:51 pm »
Also I just realized I have a touch over 15K on the front Dunlop E4, it is the Goldwing size, and it still looks really good. I might even get 25 or 30 out of it???

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #538 on: August 28, 2017, 02:24:18 am »
Hey Warwgn,
You have a car tire on your Connie??? Sounds like sacrilege!
How does it corner??
I was looking into the goldwing sizes for their mileage, but didn't want to sacrifice the cornering ability of the bike.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #539 on: August 28, 2017, 05:26:46 am »
 Have used a number of front Michelin 89X 110/80R-18 on the V65 Sabre and C10.

My Honda Sabre V4 uses a 110/90-18 on the front. Has anyone tried that size on the front of a C-10?

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #540 on: August 28, 2017, 12:50:47 pm »
Hey Warwgn,
You have a car tire on your Connie??? Sounds like sacrilege!
How does it corner??
I was looking into the goldwing sizes for their mileage, but didn't want to sacrifice the cornering ability of the bike.

I cant tell any difference in cornering between the E4 that was on it and the car tire in the feel of it and what it takes to make it lean, but it seems like the car tire actually holds better. I am not a peg scraper by any means but I don't think it would be any issue to do so.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #541 on: September 17, 2017, 03:07:35 am »
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:

I am currently running Metzler 880's in the wing size and will probably change them in the spring, going to stock sizes. I am searching through the tire threads and am interested in your Continental/ Shinko combo. I know its only been a couple of weeks for you, but what are your thoughts on this combo? Thanks

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #542 on: September 17, 2017, 09:55:35 pm »
I went with the Michelin Commander II on the rear and a Michelin Pilot Activ on the front. After a 400 mile trip through the North Cascades chasing my brother on his Ninja 1000 I am very happy with this set up. :great:

I just did 2000 miles with the C-II and pilot activ and was very happy with the handling.  I went up Big Thompson canyon and over Trailridge road in Rocky Mountain Park and was very impressed with these tires in the twisties as well as cruising across I-80 to get back into Nebraska for the eclipse. 
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #543 on: September 17, 2017, 10:52:38 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:

I am currently running Metzler 880's in the wing size and will probably change them in the spring, going to stock sizes. I am searching through the tire threads and am interested in your Continental/ Shinko combo. I know its only been a couple of weeks for you, but what are your thoughts on this combo? Thanks


So far so good on the Conti/ Shinko combination. It feels like a slight dance at times, but that might be due to being used to a pair of Exedra Max Bridgestones worn flat. Never felt dangerous, just a little like riding rain grooves, especially when on actual rain grooves. Just rode back from the Stockbridge MI all clubs gathering in off and on rain and it felt fine.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #544 on: September 17, 2017, 11:36:39 pm »




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So far so good on the Conti/ Shinko combination. It feels like a slight dance at times, but that might be due to being used to a pair of Exedra Max Bridgestones worn flat. Never felt dangerous, just a little like riding rain grooves, especially when on actual rain grooves. Just rode back from the Stockbridge MI all clubs gathering in off and on rain and it felt fine.
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Thanks for the report, I appreciate it

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #545 on: October 16, 2017, 07:45:06 pm »
18.5K on the E4 front tire and still looks to have plenty of life left so might last the rest of the year?? The Austone Taxi tire on the back still looks the same as it did :great: gonna be a while before it needs to come off the rim.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #546 on: December 18, 2017, 02:17:16 pm »
UPDATE: the Goldwing size E4 on the front is just now starting to make a little noise, still looks purdy good and believe it has lots of miles left in it. 22, 226 miles on it so far and it is performing great still, rode to work in the rain today and no issues at all. I am thinking it will last somewhere in the 25k-30k miles range, very pleased with this tire and will order the same thing to replace it.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #547 on: January 10, 2018, 02:43:45 am »
After pondering what to replace the hard riding, Slippery when wet, albeit long wearing set of Metzler tires, with I went with Avon HD 3D Storm's this time. The 110/80/18 front is the way to go. Now my Connie handles like a street bike. It is a  much softer smoother ride and glued to the road as well. Wear so far is not a concern. I have a lot more confidence when riding aggressively into coners, breaking and at high speeds.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #548 on: January 10, 2018, 03:42:55 pm »
I was just about to ask about these tyres!
I'm looking at a pair of Storm 3-D XM with a 120/70 on the front, mines the later version A9.
Its one of only a handful of tyres actually advertised for the GTR A9 here in England, and at £160 pair delivered they are excellent value  ;D
Are you using the XM type, the newer "Xtra Mileage" compound?

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #549 on: January 10, 2018, 06:04:55 pm »
I love the 3dxm's . They seemed a little squirrly for the first hundred miles or so but after breaking in they are great !
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