Radial Tire


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01 winger
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Location: cedar bluff va.
Motorcycle: 1996 gl1500se

Radial Tire

Postby 01 winger » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:59 pm



My wife has a 96 gl1500se with a voyager kit on it,i changed the rear tire on bike with a car tire 175-60-16 radial.Now the front tire is needing changed should i replace it with factory bias tire or put a radial on the front.Didn't know if it would make any difference maybe a radial would make it easy for her to steer.Thanks for any input.



gareva1
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800 Prem Audio

Re: Radial Tire

Postby gareva1 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:10 pm

Shouldn't make any difference---although many say that you aren't supposed to mix bias ply and radials on a bike, many do, and there are production motorcycles out now that come from the factory with a bias/radial mix.

If she's going to keep the voyager kit on it, it will likely make no difference at all.

May I ask which 175-60-16 tire you are running? I'm running a dunlop wintersport tire in that size, and it's becoming harder to find.

01 winger
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Location: cedar bluff va.
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Re: Radial Tire

Postby 01 winger » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:15 pm

Its a federal I think it was tires easy .com cost around 70.00

01 winger
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Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:21 pm
Location: cedar bluff va.
Motorcycle: 1996 gl1500se

Re: Radial Tire

Postby 01 winger » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:23 pm

Online tires .com shows to have it for 50.00 it has a 420 treadwear rating cheap enough to give a try.

gareva1
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Re: Radial Tire

Postby gareva1 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:32 pm

yeah, I've heard of the formoza...it's not a runflat like my dunlop---I've not decided on what tire I'll move to next, but if I can't find another runflat 175, I'll probably move to a 195 width, as it's easy to find RF tires in that size.




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