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tires

Postby hap2 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:36 pm



How long does a front E3 tire last? Only after 3 year & about 4000 miles, they say my front E3 needs to be replaced. I use the side stand a lot, but there seems to be some cracking near the edge of the rim.

Anyway, I had a new Dunlop Vintage front tire for my 1500 from JC Whitney
http://www.jcwhitney.com/dunlop-motorcy ... 8y1992u0j1

Just wondering what kinda protectant I can put in & on it before I put it on to keep it from weathering.

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Re: tires

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:20 am

I have never seen anyone mention using those tires on their Goldwing before. They don't appear to come in the correct size, to begin with, and the load rating is not sufficient for the weight of a GL1500. You need tires with a load rating of at least 63 (front) and 75 (rear) in order to safely use them on your GL1500.

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Re: tires

Postby Fatwing Chris » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:43 am

You need to get out and ride more.Your tires are dieing of old age before you wear them out.
It's possible that your tires were outdated when they were installed.There is a date code on them and I always check to make sure they're not pawning off old stock on me.That and leaving the bike sitting outside in the sun will rot them quicker also.I wear a set out in a couple of years,so I never have to worry about them rotting and cracking.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: tires

Postby hap2 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:16 am

Ok thanx. I will double check with JC Whitney before I get it put on.

The manufacturer's (Dunlop, i assume, in this case) (or at least the MFG #) is 314910 & the JC Whitney item # is 881465 FYI

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Re: tires

Postby MikeB » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:57 am

I do not know about everyone else, but JC Whitney is really the last place I'd go for quality items. In my opinion, it's like the Harbor Freight of the automotive world. Of course, that is just my opinion. I apologize if it conflicts with yours.
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Re: tires

Postby hap2 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:58 am

I didn't know anything about them. The reason I went to them is cuz they ship for cheap from the USA to my door here in Alberta (Canada, of course).

Where else wud you go? And in the meantime, what would u tell them? Refund or what? Interestingly enough they had no record of that particular tire, so they assume it is no longer in stock..& I just got it 3 days ago ordering it 10 days ago.

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Re: tires

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:07 am

I've been buying my tires from Rocky Mountain ATV for years. Their prices are unbeatable, and they have a good stock of new tires.

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Re: tires

Postby MikeB » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:27 am

Most tire sellers ship free in the US. Outside the continental United States is always a different story. You will have to contact them for freight charges.
Here is one: http://www.tiresunlimited.com/terms_and_conditions.htm

Dennis Kirk might be an option for you https://www.denniskirk.com/help_center/shipping-returns.jsp#shipping-options

Why not contact Canada's Motorcycle. The have free shipping. http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/shipping-policy/ They ship only to Canada.
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Re: tires

Postby MikeB » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:21 pm

Is the N light on? Is the R light off?
The reverse lever switch is where i would look since you use reverse frequently.

Cycle the lever up and down a few times.
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Re: tires

Postby hap2 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:23 pm

The N light is on & the R light is off, but I will cycle the lever up & down a few times & let u know.

Thanks

ALSO:
You can see the tire I got here:

http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/du ... -130-70-18

Load speed index 63H

Max load psi 600@41 <------what does that mean?

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Re: tires

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:01 pm

hap2 wrote:The N light is on & the R light is off, but I will cycle the lever up & down a few times & let u know.

Thanks

ALSO:
You can see the tire I got here:

http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/du ... -130-70-18

Load speed index 63H

Max load psi 600@41 <------what does that mean?


63H is the correct load rating (63 is the load rating, H is the speed rating) for the GL1500 front tire. 600@41 means it is rated for 600 pounds when inflated to 41 psi.

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Re: tires

Postby hap2 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:05 pm

Thank u

So, what differences do u think I'll experience with this tire in comparison to the E3 (which I have on now)?

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Re: tires

Postby hap2 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:15 pm

I brought the reverse switch Up & down all the way a few times, but didn't make any difference. It's like the starter's not engaging. Lots of battery power. What can I do to test the starter?

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