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    This tire has about 1000 miles on it and I noticed this crack today. Has anyone experienced this before? I'm obviously going to change it but I'm just curious if this is common for this brand.
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    I have probably been through 10 or 11 and haven't had this problem. My only complaint is they don't seem to last very long but that might be my fault as well.

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    Check the date on the tire.

    Even though it doesn't have a lot of mileage, it could be old and dry.

    Or it could simply be a defect that was going to show up regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UVATom View Post
    I have probably been through 10 or 11 and haven't had this problem. My only complaint is they don't seem to last very long but that might be my fault as well.
    Likely your fault. The first two I had, I got near or over 10,000 miles from them. Kept the air pressure to 42 psi religiously. The last two, I was more into tire shredding than mileage, and also neglected to keep the tire pressure at 42 psi. I still got over 6000 miles from them.

    I now have a 10 inch rim with a Metzeler 280 on it. Time will tell how long it lasts. Has over 2500 miles on it so far, still looks great.
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    Im on my 4th set and average 12-15k on each of them and havent had any issues
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    The bike has 89k on it so that is the main reason for so many tires but I don't think I have ever got 10k out of one. I do check often and keep the pressure at 42psi. About 30% of my daily drive occurs on a roads that are more like 20 grit sand paper. Then there is the on ramp with no acceleration lane. Basically a holeshot up to 75 every morning to keep from getting run over.

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    I never had any problem with E 3 s
    First I heard of it.
    As CBX stated. More for shredding than miles!!!
    After 1500 miles on them their fairly slick

    Now on a different note My E4 front is still ok “. Just ok
    The back became slick after 2500 miles
    As all of you Know I’ve tested most all of the tires ,” Their is a stack in my shop”
    Keep good tires on your bike always, even if they have tread!

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    I have always, and will always, run my rears down to the point the'yre near bald. I never said they were slick, I've never had an E-3 let loose on me, even to the point the tread bars were on the ground. I'm not replacing an expensive motorcycle tire til it's used up. That's that. I don't ride in the rain if I can help it. Haven't done so for near four years now, and the last time was a surprise. Weather dweebs siad no rain. Came from out of nowhere. It poured. I was out in it when it happened.
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