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Reply from Dunlop regarding air pressure in E III tires
i check the tire every 3 days for wear and pressure. so far no dropoff from the E3 still at 40 psi and
the stone is holding 38 psi. will keep ya posted when i change out the E3.
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#16 08-05-2008, 02:59 PM,
well its about time to replace the rear tire. it has just over 14,000 miles on it. i found the wear bar!!!!!
pretty even wear all around. i'll give y'all a full report as soon as the tire is changed. when i changed out the front the bridgstone had even wear also with minimal cupping. so as far as i can tell 38psi in
front and 40psi in the rear seems to be the way to go.
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#17 08-11-2008, 07:57 PM,
heres the update. final miles 15,000 miles. not bad at all. i would change it between 13,000 to 14,000
miles as a precaution.15,000 was alittle too much for my riding style (relaxed and canyon burning).
it got alittle squirelly for my likings.
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#18 08-15-2008, 05:54 PM,
I'm thinking of using the E III on my 84 when the time comes. But I'm not sure if its time or not. Since motorcycle tires don't really have the same tread patterns as auto tires what should I look for, I don't know how many miles are on my tires since I bought the bike used and I don't want to just take it to a shop and have them tell me "Yep you need new tires" just to make a sale. I've always had sport bikes in the past and the used bikes I always changed the tires when I bought the bike. On the new ones I went 10K and did it. Thanks for any help.

Jeff
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#19 02-26-2009, 04:58 PM,
If your not sure of the tires, check when they were made the info is on the tire side wall, even if the tread is good any tire 8 years or older should be replaced, some even say 5 years.

Look on the side for a raised block with four digits; it's usually next to the U.S. DOT tire identification number. The first two indicate the week of its manufacture, and the last two are for the year. For example, 1702 would indicate the tire was manufactured in April, 2002. Prior to 2000, there were only three digits, with the last one indicating the year.

I usually figure on changing the valve on or about the third tire change that would give about 30,000 k maximum on the valve. concidering a car tire might last 50, - 100,000k before the tire is changed and the valve along with it, 30,000 could be concidered safe. There are others who say every tire change. On the other hand if age warrants the tire change then so to the valve.

Some bikes 25 years old have only 40,000k obviously time has to be taken into concideration.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#20 02-26-2009, 06:23 PM,
Ditto on tricky's reponse... Only difference for me is that for the 95 cents it costs for a new valve stem and its simplicity with installing while the tire is off, I change the valve stems each and every time the tires get changed... I once had a valve stem come off in my hand while I was checking the front tire pressure just prior to a ride... I sat down for about 5 minutes just staring at the stem in my hand... Then I felt a slap on the back of my head as my guardian angle expressed my taking her for granted...
The E3's will make a whole different bike out of it... As far as handling goes anyways...
Check on some of the previous posts for a place that has one heck of a sale on them going on in Feb (like 50% off if memory serves)... And for the valve stems, do insure you get the very short style else you'll be cursing each time you try to get a pressure reading...
Here's a place that has many to choose from...

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Ed Zogg
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#21 02-27-2009, 10:03 AM,
Thanks for the info. An buddy of mine at work helped me figure some of this stuff out today, and found out that the rear tire has a manufacture date of 4505 and the front has a date of 4306. They are both Michelen Commanders so I'm assuming they may have been changed at the same time, however the rear is getting close to the wear bar and I'm not taking any chances so I'm going back to my sport bike ways and just replacing them. Then I don't have to assume or wonder how long I have.

Jeff
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#22 02-27-2009, 03:37 PM,
I found this little ditty on You Tube (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Yq7DMRwbw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Yq7DMRwbw</a><!-- m -->) that talks about the wear indicator. I don't have E3's, yet, so I don't know if they have the little arrow on the sidewall to show where the wear indicator is but I'm sure someone will run out and check and report back :lol:

On the question about maintaining tire pressure, has anyone ever tried these pressure safety cap indicators: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/20882">http://www.cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/20882</a><!-- m --> ?
Lawrence

'97 GL1500SE
'98 Valkyrie Std
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#23 03-30-2009, 09:45 AM,


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