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I like my trial set of E3s. However, I just tried inflating the front to the factory recommended 36 psi and don't much like the feeling. I usually run 41/41. The softer front feels like it squishes then catches when I turn. I find the setup with a narrower 70 series rear and standard size front feels like it tips in faster, or maybe easier, than the Bridgestones, but this is a different feeling. It now feels like a two stage lean and catch sort of deal. Grip and stability once turned is fine.

Do others feel like the front feels squishy at 36 psi?

If you are running the Dunlop, what front tire pressure are you using with your E3?

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When I had E3's on my 1500 I ran 41 front and 45 rear. Like this a lot better than the recommended. I felt the bike was more responsive and I got 20,000 miles on a set once. At recommended pressure, I only got 7K to10K. They do tend to "sing" a bit in the corners at the higher pressure but I never minded that. Just turn up the music. I just got a 2014 and have the original B-stones on it and plan on going back to the E3's when these wear out.

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I ran 41
 

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I run 41 psi
 

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tire pressure

I also run the E3's, I run 41 rear but I find I like 39 in the front. I also have been running the 70 series rear and I really like it, It just seem more stable, and the bike handles better.
 

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40 front/45 rear
 

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E3 is all I use, 38 front 41 rear. I get at least 15000 miles per tire set.
 

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You can get Dunlop"s recommended pressure from their web site.
 

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Side of my E3's says under max load front 41 and rear 42. That's what I run if at max or not, though I'm mostly 2 up and sometimes pulling trailer. Recently changed front and rear @19k front and 14.5K rear. I changed the rear a little early for a trip to be safe. I also run centramatics with no wheel weights. That's my 3cents worth if that helps.
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I use the recommended tire pressure that is listed on the tire itself of 41 psi. both front and rear. I have also used the Recommended Cold Tire Pressure recommended on the bike itself of 36 psi. front and 41 psi. rear but found that the front tire started to cup. I'm not sure if the low pressure manifested the cupping condition or something else.
 

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I like my trial set of E3s. However, I just tried inflating the front to the factory recommended 36 psi and don't much like the feeling. I usually run 41/41. The softer front feels like it squishes then catches when I turn. I find the setup with a narrower 70 series rear and standard size front feels like it tips in faster, or maybe easier, than the Bridgestones, but this is a different feeling. It now feels like a two stage lean and catch sort of deal. Grip and stability once turned is fine.

Do others feel like the front feels squishy at 36 psi?

If you are running the Dunlop, what front tire pressure are you using with your E3?

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36 is to low and will cup and feel like a stone. 41all the way and they are hard
 

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I use the recommended tire pressure that is listed on the tire itself of 41 psi. both front and rear.

Just to clarify for lots of people.

The pressure listed on the side of the tire is not a recommended pressure. It is a measure of the pressure used for calculating the maximum weight that the tire can handle.

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I use 40 and 41 on my wing. No cupping and the bike handles great. I like the E3s.
 

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When I had E3's on my 1500 I ran 41 front and 45 rear. Like this a lot better than the recommended. I felt the bike was more responsive and I got 20,000 miles on a set once. At recommended pressure, I only got 7K to10K. They do tend to "sing" a bit in the corners at the higher pressure but I never minded that. Just turn up the music. I just got a 2014 and have the original B-stones on it and plan on going back to the E3's when these wear out.

JMHO

I will say that I agree with this post totally....

Get softer than 41 psi on the front and it gets a bit squirrelly... I just don't like the feel of it.
IMO, Honda recommends pressures for "softer ride", not safer performance.

Even on my '94SE and my '98SE, both with E3 tires, I set them at 44 psi front and rear, when down to 41 more air is added.
 

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Side of my E3's says under max load front 41 and rear 42. That's what I run if at max or not, though I'm mostly 2 up and sometimes pulling trailer. Recently changed front and rear @19k front and 14.5K rear. I changed the rear a little early for a trip to be safe. I also run centramatics with no wheel weights. That's my 3cents worth if that helps.
Ride safe and ride often.
I also run 41f/42r and run Centramatics (with no weights) and I get 14-15k out of set. I like Dunlaps but have not even tried other brands. I feel if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Ride safely!
 

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37 psi for me.
 

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The 70 series tire is not narrower [sic] - It is taller.. Both series tires are 180mm wide. The 70 refers to the ratio of width to height. a 70 series tire is taller than a 60 series tire as it relates to the overall width. A taller tier might look more narrow but it is the same as the 60 series...both are 180 .
 
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