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On my previous wings 2012 and 2008, I would replace a tire set at between 9000 and 10000 miles. My 2019 Gold wing Tour has 4500 miles on it and I measured the tread depth. 4/32 on the rear and 3/32 on the front. I’m guessing I might only get about 7000 miles on the OEM Dunlop sportmax tires.

What’s everybody else seeing for tire life on the new model?
 

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On my previous wings 2012 and 2008, I would replace a tire set at between 9000 and 10000 miles. My 2019 Gold wing Tour has 4500 miles on it and I measured the tread depth. 4/32 on the rear and 3/32 on the front. I’m guessing I might only get about 7000 miles on the OEM Dunlop sportmax tires.

What’s everybody else seeing for tire life on the new model?
Mines the same as my 2005 Wing.:smile2:
Bridgestones.:wink2:
 

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I changed my Stones at 14000 because the rear had squared due to the amount of interstate ridding that I did
Had enough tread for another 5000 miles
 

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On my previous wings 2012 and 2008, I would replace a tire set at between 9000 and 10000 miles. My 2019 Gold wing Tour has 4500 miles on it and I measured the tread depth. 4/32 on the rear and 3/32 on the front. I’m guessing I might only get about 7000 miles on the OEM Dunlop sportmax tires.

What’s everybody else seeing for tire life on the new model?
My mileage is right at 4450. Just measured mine and my rear is right at 1/4 inch (where yours is about 1/8 in). My front is at .135 inches (approx. 9/64 or 4.5/32 as opposed to your 3/32). I'm not a very aggressive rider though so just take that as a data point - yours are definitely wearing faster than mine.

My tires are Bridgestones (since yours are Dunlop, this is not an apples to apples comparison, just an additional data point for you)
 

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I got 16500 miles on my last set of Dunlaps.
 
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I’m at 7500 on my Stones and there right at the wear bars. Hoping to stretch them out to 8000/8500 witch is a considerable difference from my 5000/5500 on my ST. I’m a fairly aggressive rider but do mostly two up and my wife keeps me mostly in line in the twisties but I do push my luck often.
 

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At about 5000 miles the OEM Dunlops on mine had worn to a very scalloped and triangular cross section. They got very noisy when leaned over in turns (where I spend most of my time). I replaced them with OEM Bridgestones and the bike feels new again. I am not a freeway droner, so I wore the Dunlops out on the sides, with plenty of tread left in the middle.
 

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Changed rear Stone @ 10000 miles. All 2 up riding. Probably had a few more miles left, but leaving for the mountains didn’t want to chance it.
Michelin’s on my road glide did much better.
 

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8,000 miles on the rear Bridgestone. Front is good to go for a few thou more.
 

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New Bridgestone's put on at 11,890, have a bit over 21,000 as of last night. The Rear tire started with .311 tread depth, I just measured again with a bit over 9,000 miles on it and there is .197 tread depth left. The wear bar is .108 which if the math is right puts the tire at about 46% left to the wear bars. The tire looks good, I would do a 5K trip right now without a thought on it.

Now my riding style is:

I am in 6th gear in the high 90 percentile by 40 mph and shifting under 2000 RPM's. Occasionally I get on it but it follows my percentile.
 

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I have 7k on my 18 and looks like I might get another 1k on the rear. The wear is mainly on the sides. The center still has pretty good tread left. I am waiting on a new E4 to come in. Hopefully I will make it. The front is about 1/2.
 

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New Bridgestone's put on at 11,890, have a bit over 21,000 as of last night. The Rear tire started with .311 tread depth, I just measured again with a bit over 9,000 miles on it and there is .197 tread depth left. The wear bar is .108 which if the math is right puts the tire at about 46% left to the wear bars. The tire looks good, I would do a 5K trip right now without a thought on it.

Now my riding style is:

I am in 6th gear in the high 90 percentile by 40 mph and shifting under 2000 RPM's. Occasionally I get on it but it follows my percentile.
I try to leave my percentile at home when I go riding. More fun that way.

I also never measure the tread depth because I always wear tires into a shape I don't enjoy riding on long before they are "worn out" in the classic sense.
 

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OEM Dunlops at the wear bars on the rear with 7,000 miles. Now trying to decide what to replace them with. I am a little disappointed in the short tire life.
 

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OEM Dunlops at the wear bars on the rear with 7,000 miles. Now trying to decide what to replace them with. I am a little disappointed in the short tire life.
Dunlop just released the Elite 4's for our bike. They will be my next set. They are a dual compound tire like the Mich Commander II. I ran them on my Voyager. 15k on a rear and 20k on a front. They have good grip, good ride and quiet.
 

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not to the wear bars on the Bridgestone's on my DCT at 16,000 miles, should be able to put a couple of more thousand on before changing, I live in Florida
 

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Any idea where to buy the Elite 4's? I cannot seem to locate them for the 2018-2019 GW.
The Elite 4 fronts are available. However, the rear Elite 4 seems to be "Sold Out" at the online vendors I've checked. Seems the Elite 4's in the 200/55/R16 size sold out as soon as Dunlop announced their release. They were supposed to be available again on Sept. 20. That hasn't happened.

I ordered a set as soon as the Elite 4 rear became available. I'm still waiting for the rear tire.

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The Elite 4 fronts are available. However, the rear Elite 4 seems to be "Sold Out" at the online vendors I've checked. Seems the Elite 4's in the 200/55/R16 size sold out as soon as Dunlop announced their release. They were supposed to be available again on Sept. 20. That hasn't happened.

I ordered a set as soon as the Elite 4 rear became available. I'm still waiting for the rear tire.

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Mine came from Tucker, Parts Unlimited I think were BOed till Mid Oct
 

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Is Wisconsin all chip seal like so much of the Eastern US is? That makes a big difference in tire life, in my case, at least 5k.
 
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