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tires for goldwing

Postby dreamride » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:11 pm



I am looking for new tires for my 1982 Aspencade GL1100,the local dealer says they do not put Elite 2 tires on the gold wing any more.The only tire they will put on is the Elite 3 because it holds up better. They want $400.00 for a set (front and rear),seems kinda high!
Any ideas for a good set of tires that ride well and are at a fair price? Just purchased goldwing, have not had one since the aspencade came out in 1982.Any info would be great!



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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:45 pm

I put Avon Venoms on mine, and I absolutely love them. Have a look at this thread.

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:10 pm

I second the Avon Venom X tire. I am on my second rear in two years.First rear I got over 20,000 aggressive Km. second rear so far has 17000km with lots of tread left , the front was still good for this year for a total of 37,000Km so far on the front. They stick well even in the rain and have nice neutral steering ,very quiet tire.I will buy another set in the spring.
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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:03 am

is the $400 including mountin and balancing the tires
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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby dingdong » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:24 am

If you can still find Elite II tires to fit the 1100 why don't you buy them and have someone else put them on. If your dealer won't put them on it's only because they stock the Elite III and not the Elite II.
The Elite II is a great tire and holds up very well. I have them on my 1000 with almost 20 k miles and still going. I like them better than the IIIs on my 1500. Alas! they don't make a 17 inch rear any longer.
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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby dreamride » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:48 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:is the $400 including mountin and balancing the tires

Nope,70 bucks per tire on top of the 400.This is not including tax either!

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby Britanicus » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:19 pm

ZDENOS in Kitchener Ontario just put an Elite 2 front tire on my bike for 140cdn including mouting, balancing etc. Not sure if your close, just sayin!!

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:51 am

dreamride wrote:
detdrbuzzard wrote:is the $400 including mountin and balancing the tires

Nope,70 bucks per tire on top of the 400.This is not including tax either!


$70 per tire!!! Time to go read How to remove and remount your tires and do it yourself!

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby MSGT-R » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:56 am

I just put on a set of Metzler ME880s. They aren't a "high mileage" tire, but they are a dual density tire. I like sticky sides in the twisties.

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby BRIANINMAINE » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:54 am

I do my own tires, I now use Bridgestone Spitfire S11 tires. Good lasting quality. I bought a set of front and back tires last month for $120 including shipping at
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/produ ... icleSelect
I don't think you can beat that anywhere, but if you can, please post!

I commute about 600+ miles a week in the spring-fall mostly on the highway, I ride in the rain, these are great tires.

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby DanComperini » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:41 am

Same question for the GL18000 – what is everybody using and are there alternatives to the Elites?

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby joewing » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:15 am

I changed 3 things on my last (4th) set of tires for 1800, after getting 8500-9000 miles on Elite 3's.

1. Bought Cycle Hill version of NoMar changer and did them myself - not only cost, but dealer once left caliper bolts finger-tight...with disastrous results! Hard, but doable.
2. Rather than wheel weights, I used Dynabeads in both wheels for balancing.
3. Avon Cobra tires (on hella sale at jakewilson.com).

Results were fantastic, better cornering, and surprise...no more low speed wobble! Took me 1000 miles to even realize, but I went from 70 mph to 10 mph with hands just off grips, no problems. I was amazed - that was unexpected benefit. Trouble is, I can't say if it was due to Dynabeads or Avon tires. Cobras were great; I was hoping to report on how long they lasted, but at 6000 miles, a deer prevented me from further testing. :( (Deer and Wing were Dead on the Spot; I was blessed for some reason, kept it up and walked away w/o a scratch).

PS: jakewilson also had valve stems $2@ - worthwhile replacing sometimes when you do tires.

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:59 pm

joewing, I couldn't agree more. I put Avon Venoms on my bike this spring - and I did it myself, purchasing the tire changing equipment for about the same price as a dealer would have charged to mount the tires. I also used Dynabeads. I'm thrilled with the results, so very smooth.

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby bruce fish » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:43 pm

Has anyone tried Shinko tires? Just wondering since prices seem tp be low, and thier patterns seem to match the majors.

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby jswag5 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:58 pm

i put a shinko tire on my yamaha one time, only lasted me about a season(roughly 9000 miles) and have heard the same from others over the years, you save money now, but will have to replace sooner.
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83 yam maxim midnight(my dads now)
85 yam maxim x
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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby bruce fish » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:30 am

Thats what I have been reading. Heard they are pretty sticky and ride good, but they don't last as long as others. I had read a lot less than 9000 miles, so I was surprised they lasted that long. Was that the front or rear?
Thanks for answering.
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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby jswag5 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:01 am

it was on the front, if it would have been rear i would suspect a lot lower mileage.
others ive owned

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83 yam maxim midnight(my dads now)
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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby happy_george » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:07 am

I just paid $340 for a set of Radial E-3’s for my 94 Aspencade and only $60 to mount and balance them.
I went to three different Honda dealers to find this these prices, but they seem reasonable to me.

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby nvrider » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:39 pm

OK I'm lost I thought that the older bikes had to stay bylies ply and should not run the newer radials due to the way the older wings were set up ???? am I on to many drugs or just lost and confused???? my 83 I is over due a new front and thinking of an avon viper I need grea traction and high milage I due tend to ride hard in town to stay away from some of the cagers here in Las Vages so I'm asking any and all help the best tire all around... :?: :?: :idea: :idea: :mrgreen: :geek:

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby bruce fish » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:41 pm

nvrider, I diffently understand about the drivers in LV. I am in NLV, and ride every day to Nellis and back. Once and awhile go to the Harley Cafe on Fridays, but sure don't enjoy the trip there and back. Good thing I enjoy the company,lol. I have an 85 Aspencade and am thinking about putting Shinkos on. The price is right for sure.

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby nvrider » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:55 am

Bruce Fish I also work at Nellis AFB I run the Engine Support Section Bld 858 maybe we can get togeather there is another winger at the shop with a 84 that he is trying to get right and we exchange so idelas, My 83 is up and running still needs a little tlc but it,s getting there the new dubble bucket set will be here in a day or two that will take care of the biggest problum then the rest is just little stuff. eye candy after all she is 28 years old :lol: :lol: I'm there from 0630 untill 1600 ++++ Phone # 2-8770 ask for Marcus. all ways looking to exchange ideals and lend a halping hand when I can. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: tires for goldwing

Postby bruce fish » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:20 am

Marcus, I work at bldg 6. We have the phone switch at Nellis and Creech. I bought this GW in Feb, and have been doing little things. It seems to run good, but I'm thinking the carbs might need to be synced,ugh. Between the GW and my Victory, I ride to work most every day. I will give you a call Monday. I am going to take a couple of deserved days off. Spend some time with my wife since she has Thur-Fri off.




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