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Dunlop Front Elite 3 130/70HB-18 Blackwall Tire - 4079-78

  • Part #: 542889
  • Manufacturer Part #: 4079-78

MSRP Price: $234.95

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Overview of Dunlop Front Elite 3 130/70HB-18 Blackwall Tire - 4079-78



  • Improved performance and long life, the next generation of long-distance tires
  • New E3 tread pattern gives class-leading performance in the rain; handling is not affected by rain grooves, steel bridge decks or tar strips
  • Solid feel inspires more confidence in the corners
  • Sidewall ID Information: DUNLOP 130/70-18 M/C 63H ELITE 3


  • NOTE: This tire is recommended for the specified motorcycles, and may also have been the original equipment tire. It can also be used on other motorcycles where appropriate. The compound and construction of the tire is uniquely suited to the weight, horsepower and handling characteristics of the motorcycles listed, even though the rest of the description and specifications may match other tires with the same name.

    Dimensions:
    Inflated Width/Measuring Rim Width: 5.00 in./3.00 in.
    Inflated Diameter: 25.15 in.
    Acceptable Rim Width: 3.00 in.
    Deepest Tread Depth: 6/32 in.
    Balance DOT: No
    Directional Arrow: Yes
    Speed Rating: H-Rated up to 130 MPH

    Capacities and Construction:
    Load Capacity/Inflation Pressure: 600 lbs./41 PSI
    Load Range: B
    Bias or Radial Ply: Bias
    Tread Plies/Material: 5/Nylon
    Sidewall Plies/Material: 3/Nylon
    DOT Approved for Road Use: Yes
    Tube or Tubeless: Tubeless-Use tube with tube type tire

    Safety Warning: Please consult tire manufacturers publication(s) and/or website(s) for information on tire care, safety, installation, maintenance, manufacturers warranty and other information. The tires used for your application must have a load index and speed rating equal to or greater than the tires fitted as original equipment.

Specs for Dunlop Front Elite 3 130/70HB-18 Blackwall Tire - 4079-78

Aspect Ratio 70
Diameter - Rim - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike 18 in.
Load Rating 63(600 LBS)
Position - Tire/Wheel Front
Sidewall Blackwall
Speed Rating H(130 MPH)
Tire Classification Touring
Tire Construction Bias
Type - Tube Tube or Tubeless
Units Each
Weight 14.31 lbs
Width - Tire - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike 130
Width - Tire - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike 5.00
Width - Tire - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike 5.10
Width - Tire - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike MT

Specs for Dunlop Front Elite 3 130/70HB-18 Blackwall Tire - 4079-78

Aspect Ratio 70
Diameter - Rim - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike 18 in.
Load Rating 63(600 LBS)
Position - Tire/Wheel Front
Sidewall Blackwall
Speed Rating H(130 MPH)
Tire Classification Touring
Tire Construction Bias
Type - Tube Tube or Tubeless
Units Each
Weight 14.31 lbs
Width - Tire - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike 130
Width - Tire - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike 5.00
Width - Tire - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike 5.10
Width - Tire - Motorcycle & Dirt Bike MT

Fitment for Dunlop Front Elite 3 130/70HB-18 Blackwall Tire - 4079-78

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Part 542889 fits the following machines

Honda
  • 1990 Honda GL1500 Gold Wing
  • 1989 Honda GL1500 Gold Wing
  • 1988 Honda GL1500 Gold Wing
  • 2000 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1999 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1998 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1997 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1996 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1995 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1994 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1993 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1992 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1991 Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade
  • 1996 Honda GL1500I Gold Wing Interstate
  • 1995 Honda GL1500I Gold Wing Interstate
  • 1994 Honda GL1500I Gold Wing Interstate
  • 1993 Honda GL1500I Gold Wing Interstate
  • 1992 Honda GL1500I Gold Wing Interstate
  • 1991 Honda GL1500I Gold Wing Interstate
  • 2000 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1999 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1998 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1997 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1996 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1995 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1994 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1993 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1992 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1991 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
  • 1990 Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing SE
Victory
  • 2011 Victory Vision 8-Ball
  • 2010 Victory Vision 8-Ball
4.7 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Adhesion/Grip
4.0 / 5
Mileage/Wear
4.0 / 5
Performance
4.7 / 5
Value
4.7 / 5
Wet Weather Performance
4.0 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes (1)
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Eliminates 95% of the pulling from the road
I have been using these tires since they became available. I would really have to be impressed by another tire to switch. I get 12,000 to 14,000 miles on the front before the ware marks start to surface. I weight 250 and ride alone most of the time. I found that I can reduce cupping by running 43 Lbs. air pressure in the front tire on my 91, 1500I. I put 10,000 to 14,000 miles on my bike a year; ride in all weather conditions, except ice and snow and I am really impressed with the ware, handling and corning these tires provide. In the past I've run Avon,Michelin,Pirelli, Bridgestone,Kenda and Continental on Harley's and Wings. If someone has tried the Elite 3's and found something that rides better, wares better and holds the road better, in both wet and dry conditions, please let me know. One exception...Be very careful on wet tar strips...breaking and/or accelerating. I've almost had an issue a couple of times in the rain.
October 7, 2009
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Elite Ride
The Dunlop Front Elite 3 will make your ride enjoyable and effortless.Takes hiway seams like they aren't even there and corners like a dream.
October 23, 2009
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Not my first
This is not my first Touring Elite tire I bought from Dennis Kirk. I get good mileage and performance from them. I live in the desert and ride at over 100'F. The tire performs well under those conditions. I tend to drive a bit over the speed limit and have never had problems with the Touring Elite.
January 6, 2012
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Great Tire
This is my third set on my 07 Road Glide. Great on the Dragon Tail's 318 curves several times, good traction in the rain, and rides great at high speeds on the interstate while doing the "50CC Iron Butt" from Florida to San Diego. I am eager to try the Michelin Commander II, but they don't have my size yet. Another set of the Elite III's is fine with me. They feel great!
December 20, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Performance
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Good Quality Tire
I usually get at least 10,000 miles out of this tire
June 10, 2015
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Dunlop Elite 130/70HB-18 front tire
This product was the best price I could find. When I went to my local shop, they wanted $295.00 for this same tire. I received it when I was supposed to and so far I am very pleased with the bike is handling with the new tire.
August 6, 2015
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
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May 3, 2010
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Tire review
This is my second time in purchasing this tire, Last one lasted 5 years. In riding I avrage 6 to 7 K a year on my bike. This is put on a 88 Gl1500 Goldwing.
March 2, 2013
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
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June 1, 2015
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
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June 6, 2012
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