Let me start this with statement. My first Goldwing was a GL1200 and I used Elite 3 Dunlap tires. When 8 bought my GL1500 it came with the Bridgestone G709 and G704 Tires and always got decent mileage. In 2002 I bought my first GL1800 and again it came with the Bridgestone tire. I road the hell out of every set and always always got 18,000 20,000 plus miles. Iam anal when it comes to tire pressure--I literally check it every week because I ride rear round. So, last summer while on a cross country ride from California to Illinois I knew I need new tires, so i ordered them and had them waiting for me at my nephew's home. So here it is now spring with just barely 10,000 miles on my rear G704 tire and the cord is showing. What happened to my milage. I barely got half the normal miles I am used to getting. Has this happened to anyone else? Sorry Bridgestone but you won't be getting me as a customer anymore. I rate the tires 4 stars for handling in all weather...heat, rain, snow, and ice, but milage is now a 1.