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I've only ever ran Bridgestones on my wings, how do folks fined the Dunlop elite 4's compared to the stones?
 

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I've not run the E4, but the front tire that came on my bike was a Dunlop. Personally, I didn't like it because it tracked grooves and tar snakes terribly. I gave an Avon Roadrider a try, but had cupping issues. In the end, I went with the Stone 709 and could not be happier. Just my experience.
 
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Until now I've always run Dunlops E-3's and then E-4's. Always happy with them, but others may not agree. I got 17-19k miles on them before needing to be replaced. That's with using centramatics, 41-42 psi, 75% 2 up and probably overloaded, 25% pulling the trailer and about 50% highway miles. As I said "until now". I went dark side with a CT about 10k ago and installed a Stone 709 on the front. DS on the rear to get a little more gross weight allowance and
for the run flat safety aspect. Stone on the front to just try something different since I was changing the rear. Hope this helps. I'm now at a little over 100k on the wing. :wink2:
 

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Have had 3 Wings and have never run anything but Dunlops until I bought my current F6B. It came with Bridgestones. But I have a new set of Elite 4's sitting in the garage waiting to get put on. I have never got less than 15,000 out of a set of Dunlops. I have a couple of friends that are running the 4's and they love them. I have had Centramatics on my last 2 Wings and will try beads when I put the new 4's on my F6b. Most of my friends use beads and like them. Heck of a lot cheaper than the Centramatics. Hope the beads work.
 

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I've heard of more complaints on the front E4 than on the rear E4. The complaints have been with noise and cupping. But, this doesn't seem to effect everyone. Go figure. I am currently running a Bridgestone G709 front paired with a Dunlop E4 rear. Only 4K miles with this setup, but so far I'm liking this combo.
 

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My current 17 Wing came with the Bridgestone tires.
Ever since when I bought my 02 in November of 01, I have used nothing but Dunlop tires, Elite 3 and the elite 4 when they were released. That is about 15 years with Dunlop's. The biggest difference between the two, Bridgestone and dunlop, is how they steer in curves. For me,the Bridgestone require a constant input to stay on line in a curve, where as the Dunlop are more neutral feeling. The Dunlop's will hold a line without additional input once leaned into the curve. For me, this makes a change of line or corrections to the line much smoother with less effort. I got 10,600 miles from the original Bridgestone on my 17. The current Dunlop's have 9k on them with a little less than 4/32 tread left. I have a new pair of E4's waiting their turn. HTH
 
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