rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire


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rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by CaNorseman » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:32 pm



I'm looking for some information about modifications needed to mount an Austone taxi rear tire.



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Re: rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by thomba » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:39 pm

I didn't have to make any modifications to install an Austone tire on my 93 GL1500A. I did have to deflate the tire to gain adequate clearance to install the wheel on the final drive. I run 3oz balance beads and 48 psi. Getting ready to install one on my 2000 GL1500SE this winter.
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Re: rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by CaNorseman » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:35 pm

Thank you Thomba for the info. How does the tire work out for you?

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Re: rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by thomba » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:45 pm

I've got about 12,000 miles on it and the tread still looks new. Great handling in the twisties and the rain. I really like it. That's why I'm going to install one on my SE as well. Lots of others on this site are running car tires - Austone and other brands. Can do a search and review.
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Re: rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by CaNorseman » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:02 pm

My cousin is mounting one on his Valkrie. I will be in the market for a rear tire in a couple months. Thanks again for the info.

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Re: rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by FM-USA » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:03 am

CaNorseman wrote:I'm looking for some information about modifications needed to mount an Austone taxi rear tire.
Vanna has 4 letters for you....
N O N E

Nearing my Austones 75K mark. No issues at all, not even a bead to rim leak.

Oh OK, one mod. But many said it' wasn't needed on there bikes.
Might have to move the inner fender a little. Some use a heat gun to re-meld it's shape.
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." W.C. Have a wonderful flat tire day while doing 99mph.

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Re: rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by CaNorseman » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:02 pm

Thank you for your experience. What size do you have? Do you have a wing or valkrie?

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Re: rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by FM-USA » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:25 pm

CaNorseman wrote:Thank you for your experience. What size do you have? Do you have a wing or valkrie?
"IF" this 'Q' is to me... it's in my description to the right.
Like yours, but the 'I'.
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Re: rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by jshannonh6 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:59 pm

where can I buy a AUSTONE tire for my 1999 wing.... I live near Rochester n.y. Are they only on line?

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Re: rear rim modifications for Austone taxi tire

Post by FM-USA » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:19 pm

jshannonh6 wrote:where can I buy a AUSTONE tire for my 1999 wing.... I live near Rochester n.y. Are they only on line?
Universal Tire, they have there own store [Hershey Pa.] and Ebay sales.

http://www.universaltire.com/175r16-aus ... black.html


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