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The owners manual lists the front tire as a BRIDGESTONE G853 RADIAL G 130/70R-18

When I did my first front tire replacement (at 11,000 miles), I purchased a Bridgestone Exedra G853 High Performance Radial Front Tire - 130/70R-18 (Load Rating: 63, Speed Rating: V) which I believed to be the OEM replacement. I have been happy with it, has performed well just like the original tire. I am about to buy my third front tire.

I want to stay with the same Bridgestone tire, but as I have been shopping on-line have noticed quite a few variations of what may or may not be the same tire? For example:

(previously purchased, which I believe to be OEM replacement)
https://www.2wheel.com/bridgestone-exedra-g853-high-performance-radial-front-tires.html

https://www.2wheel.com/bridgestone-exedra-max-front-tires.html

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tu...max-cruiser-and-touring-tire/p/30444?m=162685

Do you have any idea which of the above 3 Bridgestones is the “best”, or are there other (same size) Bridgestones that might be better for our wings?
 

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Great ?......:popcorn:
 

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1 - FRONT Bridgestone Exedra G853 Radial 130/70-R18 63H

1 - REAR Bridgestone Exedra G852 Radial 200/55-R16 77H

This is the tire "made specifically for the Honda".

I will go look at one to see if it is marked in any specific way.

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ps: Like the previous OE tire "for" the Goldwing GL1800, the "correct" front and rear tire have a "G" embossed upon the sidewall just after the word "Radial". I do not know, but have seen reported that the "G" denotes the Goldwing specific tire.
 

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G709 is my choice of tire...

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The Excedra G709 is the correct tire for gl1800, 2001 through 2017.

Is also the ONLY tire I run on the front of my wings.
 

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I thought the OP was asking about tires for the 2018 and up models. Hope I did not give the wrong model numbers!

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I thought the OP was asking about tires for the 2018 and up models. Hope I did not give the wrong model numbers!

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You did not give the wrong tire info for the 2018/2019 wing. It gets confusing when some members may not realize they are posting tire info for the previous wings on the 2018 board and the new wings do not come with Bridgestone G704/G709 tires.

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You did not give the wrong tire info for the 2018/2019 wing. It gets confusing when some members may not realize they are posting tire info for the previous wings on the 2018 board and the new wings do not come with Bridgestone G704/G709 tires.

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I WAS looking for tire info for the 2018/2019 wing. Specifically, I had found the Bridgestone Exedra Max online, it had a higher speed rating, and was wondering if it might be a better choice than the OEM Bridgestone G853. And if perhaps there may be any better offerings from Bridgestone than the OEM G853.

After speaking to some (presumed) knowledgeable people that sell the Bridgestones, I have come to the conclusion that the G853 (which was designed specifically for the Goldwing) is the best choice for our bikes within the Bridgestone line. And I have ordered another one.
 

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I put a Bridgestone G709 on the front of my 2018 when the G853 wore out. Everybody stocks them. 7000+ miles so far, all is good.
 

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I agree, I don't see why a G709 wouldn't work.:smile2:
Don't see why a G704 wouldn't work on the back.


Maybe a set of Dunlop Elite 4'S.
The G709 on the front would work on the 2018, but the G704 rear tire is a different size than what is on the 2018...might affect the computer that controls the ABS and I wouldn't take that chance myself.
 

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The G709 on the front would work on the 2018, but the G704 rear tire is a different size than what is on the 2018...might affect the computer that controls the ABS and I wouldn't take that chance myself.
Good point, But the 2018 has had a CT 195/55R16 installed on the bike with no issues. Same size as the 180/60 R16 installed on previous years.:smile2:
I think the speed sensors are using the front wheel for the readings.
 
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