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j.wales
Posted 2016-04-15 4:16 AM (#182167)
Subject: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 196
Asheville, NC
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/new-products-dunlop-elite-4-cruis...
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mike721
Posted 2016-04-15 7:36 AM (#182173 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Sounds promising..who's going to be first?
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j.wales
Posted 2016-04-15 6:53 PM (#182191 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 196
Asheville, NC
Me if I can afford them. Already copied my dealer on the same article.
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jdr00ejr
Posted 2016-04-18 8:00 AM (#182460 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 70
Indianapolis, IN United States
Just got new tread about 3k ago - but watching closely.
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rdbudd
Posted 2016-04-18 10:39 AM (#182461 - in reply to #182460)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Visionary

Posts: 1631
Jasper, MO
"Cross the USA 6 times before needing new tires".

The width of the lower 48 is 2680 miles. 2680 X 6 = 16,080 miles. Is that a big improvement over the E3 or some of the other brands?

Ronnie
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rainryder II
Posted 2016-04-18 12:30 PM (#182463 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 106
How does that compare to dark-siders?

Edited by rainryder II 2016-04-18 12:30 PM
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varyder
Posted 2016-04-18 1:08 PM (#182464 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Visionary

Posts: 8144
New Bohemia, VA
It looks like I'll be leaving the E3 world for the E4. Should be needing new tread before the summer is out.
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2016-04-18 5:33 PM (#182466 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Visionary

Posts: 3772
Pittsburgh, PA
says you can cross the country 6 times... BUT THEN ... the rear tire boosts mileage by five percent over Dunlop?s E3 Multi-Tread tire and is significantly quieter.

i sure hope it is quieter cause i HATE my E3 MT rear tire !! the most noisy rear tire i have ever had...

so if the E4 can last 6 times crossing the country.. but only last 5% more than the E3 MT.. how many times cause the E3-MT cross the country ?
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luvdiving
Posted 2016-04-18 5:53 PM (#182467 - in reply to #182461)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 24
Pierson, FL United States
rdbudd - 2016-04-18 11:39 AM

"Cross the USA 6 times before needing new tires".

The width of the lower 48 is 2680 miles. 2680 X 6 = 16,080 miles. Is that a big improvement over the E3 or some of the other brands?

Ronnie


I got 16K miles on my E-3s. They still had some tread left but I was already getting a service done, so had them changed. I use Ride-on. I went to the Michelin Commander 2s.
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MaddMAx2u
Posted 2016-04-19 10:50 AM (#182472 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Iron Butt

Posts: 880
Orlando, FL
There is a long standing rule in tires. You can only get three things. Handling. Mileage. Price. More of one means a sacrifice on the others. Anyone that tells you otherwise is just handing you BS. I ignored that rule and allowed myself to be swayed by the Michelin Commander II's. After all, they were Michelins! I am sure that move by Michelin prompted this move by Dunlop. Well folks, the Commander II's SUCK IN HANDLING! Yea, a lot of folks will disagree. But I ride hard in rain or sunshine. And I slip and spin my rear all the time in wet conditions with the Commanders in the same situations that the Avon's have gripped like glue. That's MY experience, yours may differ.

Edited by MaddMAx2u 2016-04-19 10:52 AM
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Nozzledog
Posted 2016-04-19 1:49 PM (#182476 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Visionary

Posts: 1228
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I agree with MaddMAx, Commander IIs do not handle as well as the E3s, but you do get longer life. I'm at 11k on the Michelins and they hardly look worn.
I hate to say it, but because someone already asked, I will.The Dunlop Wintersport car tire I tried prior handled better than the Michelin and lasted much longer than the E3. I think It is because it has a softer compound than either. Normally that would mean faster wear, but because it had deeper tread and a wider footprint, it lasted longer.
I will try the E4 next, but that might be another 10K away.

E3 (Old style) 16k front- 12k rear
Dunlop Wintersport CT 24k rear
E3 RT 17k front - 14k Rear
Michelin Commander II 11k front - 11k rear with 5-6mm to go
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Bashcars
Posted 2016-04-20 12:18 PM (#182482 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 115
Katy, TX United States
Perfect timing. I need new rear rubber. I think I will try the E4, unless the cost is ridiculously higher than the E3.
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wingit3611
Posted 2016-04-22 9:53 AM (#182497 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


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Posts: 244
<p>Since someone ask my CT Bridgestone Potenza G019, handle good, had good tracktion (cornering & wet), the wear was great. About 45000, Think the last 10000 the handling wasn't that great, I blamed it on my new passenger that I wasn't use to. But when I put the new Good Year Asurrence on The handling was good again. The old tire was woren pretty flat.</p>

Edited by wingit3611 2016-04-22 9:55 AM
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sdcvic
Posted 2016-04-22 3:47 PM (#182499 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 6
Price, UT
I am intrigued by the multiple compounds in this tire because the problem with rear tires that last a long time end up flat on top before the tread is gone. I know low prices means low quality, but I have used Shinko tires and found them to be a softer rubber that provides real grip to the road even when it is cold. The longevity of the tire is shorter than the dunlops, but handle much better. I have heard of people having trouble with them, but I have had them on a Valkyrie and now my Vision and so far have had a good experience with them. I will keep an eye on them to see how they wear and deteriorate compared to my experience with dunlops. Anybody else had any experience with them long term? If I have the money, these Dunlops look like the ones I would consider.
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iluvink
Posted 2016-04-24 10:14 PM (#182530 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Tourer

Posts: 411
Dallas, Texas
I really like my 'Stones, but I have some time before my next set. I'll wait and see what these E4's turn out to be like.
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jimtom
Posted 2016-04-25 5:27 AM (#182557 - in reply to #182530)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Visionary

Posts: 1306
Sand Rock, AL United States
I'm getting a rear tire today for Ruby86. My tech also was unaware of the release of the E4. I told him if it was available and compatibly priced, get it but that I was perfectly content with the E3. So , I don't know which he went with. I'll find out today.
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Bashcars
Posted 2016-04-25 11:41 AM (#182569 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 115
Katy, TX United States
I just got an email from Revzilla that they have the E4 in stock, so I ordered it. Free delivery also. I have to have a new rear tire before a trip May 18. I will post what I think of the tire after the trip.
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j.wales
Posted 2016-04-25 1:36 PM (#182570 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 196
Asheville, NC
I rode my venerable Rocket III with a Dark Side setup and loved it. Don't think I'll do it on the Viz but I don't like the noise from the E3, that why I posted the link.
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j.wales
Posted 2016-05-11 11:14 AM (#183391 - in reply to #182570)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 196
Asheville, NC
Ordered my new front and rear Dunlop Elite 4's yesterday. Will be delivered tomorrow, free shipping. Rear was $204, front $166 and change. My dealer to mount and balance both for $120 total.

Two new skins and balanced,mounted for under $500. I'm happy with that.

Edited by j.wales 2016-05-11 11:17 AM
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j.wales
Posted 2016-05-12 6:27 PM (#183827 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 196
Asheville, NC
Happy Happy Happy, they're here.



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jdr00ejr
Posted 2016-05-16 8:09 AM (#183991 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 70
Indianapolis, IN United States
Very interested in seeing what you think when you get them mounted.
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jdr00ejr
Posted 2016-05-16 8:09 AM (#183992 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 70
Indianapolis, IN United States
Very interested in seeing what you think when you get them mounted.
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j.wales
Posted 2016-05-16 5:06 PM (#184000 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 196
Asheville, NC
I believe they should be mounted by now. I can't get back to my dealer in Maggie Valley until this coming Friday or Saturday. Rain predicted both days. I'll get to try my brand new Elite 4's from Maggie Valley back to Asheville via the Blue Ridge Parkway WET. Can't wait.

Then it's fresh oil and filter before heading out for Rolling Thunder.

Edited by j.wales 2016-05-16 5:08 PM
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j.wales
Posted 2016-05-22 7:47 AM (#184115 - in reply to #184000)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 196
Asheville, NC
Well, they're on and I like them. They handle well, that center groove on the front didn't "track" on asphalt seams or where the pavement is giving way on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Quiet at speed cornering where the E3's were noisey. They do sound like snow tires when coasting in to a stop. I attribute that to being brand new, the harder compound and the additional tread pattern toward the center of the rear tire. I'm pleased so far, they handle nicely. For $490. total, mounted and balanced it works for me. Setting out Friday for Washington DC. Gonna burn em in on a long run.
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j.wales
Posted 2016-05-22 2:49 PM (#184122 - in reply to #182167)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 4


Cruiser

Posts: 196
Asheville, NC
Our another 110 on them today. Nice.
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