Posted 2015-11-30 10:31 AM (#176751) Subject: Piece of crap E3's!
Posts: 1301 Sand Rock, AL United States
I just mounted this piece of crap rear Dunlop E3 July 20th 2015 and I already had to replace it Saturday! Oh wait, that was 15,775 miles ago and many of those miles two up. Great service from the only American made motorcycle tire. Dunlop Elite 3?s rock! Imagine what I could get if I wasn't so busy/lazy and actually checked my tire pressure between changes.
Posted 2015-12-02 8:52 AM (#176805 - in reply to #176751) Subject: Re: Piece of crap E3's!
Posts: 77 Bainville, & Mesa, AZ, MT
I average around 17K on a set, the front is almost always in worse shape than the rear. For some reason the front gets worn into a V-shape with more tread in the center than on the sides. Could be the way I ride...
Posted 2016-01-31 8:33 PM (#177521 - in reply to #176751) Subject: Re: Piece of crap E3's!
dunlops are known for long wear, my preferred pirelli night dragons are known for traction, wet or dry + overall great handling, your choice for sure! tyres do one or the other or something between, better tyres are safer as well!!
Posted 2016-02-01 2:06 PM (#178531 - in reply to #176751) Subject: Re: Piece of crap E3's!
Posts: 3772 Pittsburgh, PA
I have the newer E3. It's actually not new as it came out a few years ago.. it's the E3 MT...I tried it as I needed a tires 600 miles from home .. I was excited to hear about a longer wearing tire.. I made sure to have 40 psi in it.. and it already started to cup "slightly" at 1500 miles. I only noticed I when i was cleaning the bike... I was hoping this E3 MT would be the savior ... but I have my doubts. This upcoming year if the E3 gets noisy like the last one did, then I'm going back to the good year assurance fuel max tire, 175/60-16
Posted 2016-02-01 2:22 PM (#178532 - in reply to #176751) Subject: Re: Piece of crap E3's!
Posts: 8144 New Bohemia, VA
I find the new E3s to be quieter, to the point I miss the sound of the old E3s. The "cupping" to me is a scallop, but never has given me any concern or angst about safety or longevity. The E3s continue to be more than adequate for my needs and application.