I have been quite energetic this year and put 10K on a new set of Dunlop E3's on a GL1500. This is my first real time with, and first set of fresh tires on the GL1500; I spoke with one of my friends who had an earlier model Goldwing, GL1200, and he stated that the front tire would outlast the rear tire at about a 2 to 1 ratio. On my previous cycles tires wore out pretty evenly, maybe rear before front.
I looked at the GL1500 rear and it looks brand new, the front tire shows a slight bit of wear, but even across from edge to edge hard to tell without a depth gauge. So to me it looks like the front will go first.
I'm getting a little worried as I remember getting about 2.5 to 3 years or 30K out of tires on my previous cycle. I am a third of the way there and its only been about four months and not even warm weather yet. (and no, reducing riding is not an option!) The Goldwing just chews up miles effortlessly.
- Do the rear tires wear out faster then the fronts or vice versa on a GL1500?
- Ballpark mileage for GL1500 tire wear? Specific to E3's and same question generalized.
- Do the treads just fall off the table really fast? e.g. (one minute your have full tread at 3/4 of the tires life and the next minute you burn the tread down really fast for the last 1/4, so you don't see it coming) Specific to E3's