is it me , or dose the e3 really ride that bad . i got a used one from rail to get thru the season . but the noise and ride are terrible , yes i have a traxxion shock , but this started right after i put on the tire 4:4:4:4:4:
I have E3's on my '08 and I think they ride hard also. They seem to stick pretty good in the twisties but they do seem harsh. I've also noticed that they do not like tar snakes. I've also ridden on D250's, Avon Cobras, and Bridgestone 702/704's and I don't remember any of them being so harsh with maybe the D250's in a close second.
I think it may be you. E3 is not on my favorites list, but I have used a set or three and din not notice roughness as a trait. Cupping and can give any tire a wash board type of vibe and if your tire was used that could be it. If the tire is really old, maybe it has hardened, check its born-on date.
Iam currently running a 70 E3 on the rear and they do seem to feel harsher than other brands but that's the price you pay for anytime a tyre has stiff sidewalls and a hard rubber compound IMO BTW I have not felt them slip even in the rain
I rode E3's on mine for 72000 miles and yes, they give a harsher ride than some other tires. And they are noisy when they start to cup. I am currently running Metzelers and I love them. The ride is much more compliant and I love the smooth way they handle. HOWEVER---with about 6000+ miles on them, they are now very noisy in the curves. Lean the bike, even just a little, and they start up with a high frequency humming sound. On one stretch of smooth, new pavement, I could even feel a high frequency buzzing/tingling in the seat that went away when I straightened up the bike. Any suggestions here? I run 41/41 in them.
I had a set of E3's installed prior to my PNW tour. I have been pleased with the performance and have a slight howl now after 8K when cornering but nothing excessive. I'm getting great wear out of the tires. I run 39 PSI F and 42R. I do have dyna beads in both tires and so far no real cupping going on. and no wobble. The tour was two up pulling a camper.