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All, I'm looking at replacing my current tires on a 1981 cx500 custom I just purchased. Any opinions on the following:



http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/3/31/401/9955/ITEM/Dunlop-D404-Metric-Cruiser-Rear-Tire.aspx



http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/3/31/401/9970/ITEM/Dunlop-D404-Metric-Cruiser-Front-Tire.aspx



The only negatives on the reviews I read were tread life but, I'm not looking to put a lot of miles on the bike each year.





Also, Am I correct on the following specifications?



Front 100/90-19

Rear 130/90-16
 

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I'll be using Bridgestones when the time comes, I really like the white letter S11.



Have tried everything over the years on my cars and the Bridgestones have met even my racing needs.



Over 45K on a set of these at present and still tons of tread. They've gone through a blizzard in Colorado over Loveland Pass when the tunnel was closed down one evening due to the unexpected ice shower then half a foot of snow on top of that and it was still falling, even the SUVs were stopping to put on chains but I didn't need to. 11,992' pass and once you get above the tree line (so high trees won't grow) it was sheer blizzard and all you has as reference was the tail lights of the car in front of you. No guard rails along most of it so you can't make a mistake of it can be a nice 2,000' fall.



http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE960AS+Pole+Position



Read through the comments. The ones I used to race with were the RE730, looks like they've been replaced by these: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE760+Sport but they don't appear to be anywhere near the same tire.
 

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I've been running Metzeler ME880 Marathon on both front and rear. They're pricier than others but they last a *very* long time. I get over 15,000 miles on the rear and well over 20,000 on the front.
 

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I've been running Metzeler ME880 Marathon on both front and rear. They're pricier than others but they last a *very* long time. I get over 15,000 miles on the rear and well over 20,000 on the front.
I also am a fan of the Metzler tires, but I prefer the 880-H rear and the Lazertech-V on the front so that the tires wear out at the same time ... 14-18K.
 

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I've had Dunlop 404's on both times I've replaced them. Was about 8 yrs between first and this current set, only reason I was changing was the aging as the tread was still great after about 19k miles. I got my last set on sale to boot, was around $135 for the set.



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I'll back up the Bridgestone S11 Spitfire recommendation. Haven't got but maybe 500 miles on them if that but a huge difference in handling and feel over the Kendras I previously had. I went thru 2 Kendra rears to one Kendra front....each rear only lasted about 4000 miles before being totally shot......hence I then heeded a lot of people's recommendation and got the Bridgestones.
 

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I have the Brigdestone Spitfires on my CX500 and my GL650I,

they look good on the bike and handle very well. The price

is right for a casual rider. You might try balance beads

if you mount the tires yourself. The beads cost about $15.00

for 2 tires and seem to work well up to 90mph or so, haven't

gone any faster so far. We have those Dunlops on a 750 Shadow

and they seem OK but are sort of ugly on the bike.
 
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