Tire Question For My GL1100


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
  • Sponsored Links
User avatar
sagh
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:35 pm
Location: Ontario Canada
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 and a 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby sagh » Fri May 24, 2013 7:11 pm



Hi There,
I'm looking to purchase new tires for my bike and I have a couple of concerns before I go ahead with it. I'm looking to buy the AVON brand because they are highly recommended through this forum and I would like to purchase them through CANADA'S MOTORCYCLE web site and what they have to offer are AVON AM41 VENOM FRONT 110/90-19 62H and the AVON AM26 ROADRIDER FRONT 100/90-19 and for the rear AVON AM26 ROADRIDER 130/90-17. Now my question is, would it be better to purchase the size recommended on the front or the smaller front tire that would match the rear tire tread pattern? Thanks again for the help and thanks for all the tutorials. Refurbished the starter and replaced the brushes and it works awesome!!! What a difference...
Thanks again,
Paul



User avatar
cbx4evr
Posts: 1397
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:35 pm
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500SE
2004 Kawasaki KLR 650
Solex 5000
1980 Honda CBX - sold :-(
1981 Honda CBX - sold :-(
Contact:

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby cbx4evr » Fri May 24, 2013 8:39 pm

I believe the Avon RoadRider is more oriented to your bike. If it was me I would buy those for both front and rear.

I bought mine from CM too. Great service and very well wrapped for shipping.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

User avatar
sagh
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:35 pm
Location: Ontario Canada
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 and a 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby sagh » Sat May 25, 2013 4:00 pm

thanks for the advice "cbx4evr", I appreciate it my friend.

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Sat May 25, 2013 7:37 pm

The RoadRider is a universal fitment tire, it can go on the front, or you can reverse it and put it on the rear.

I had the Venoms on my 1100, and I couldn't say enough about them - they are a fantastic tire.

I put a RoadRider on my wife's new bike (on the front) as that's the only tire they had that fit it.

User avatar
sagh
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:35 pm
Location: Ontario Canada
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 and a 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby sagh » Sat May 25, 2013 9:33 pm

There doesn't seem to be a VENOM size rear tire for my bike. Would it be OK to put the VENOM on the front and the ROADRIDER on the back? Thanks.

User avatar
RoadRogue
Posts: 1913
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:51 pm
Location: Castlegar BC, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 1500SE

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby RoadRogue » Sat May 25, 2013 11:03 pm

you could do that. Or you could find a rear wheel from an 82. Honda changed to a 16 rear in 82 and then you can run the Venoms front and rear. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

User avatar
sagh
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:35 pm
Location: Ontario Canada
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 and a 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby sagh » Sun May 26, 2013 4:42 pm

Again, thanks for the advice RoadRogue...I appreciate it. I think I'll order the VENOM for the front and the ROADRIDER for the back and hope that's going to be a good combination. Thanks my friend.

User avatar
sagh
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:35 pm
Location: Ontario Canada
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 and a 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby sagh » Mon May 27, 2013 10:58 am

Thanks for the help everyone. Just ordered the timing belts from old bike barn. (While I'm changing the tires, a may as well change the timing belts...while I'm at it, may as well change the rad hoses too thanks to the "HOW-TO ARTICLES"). Very hard to find these belts here in Canada even the Honda dealership didn't show a part number for the belts. Oh well...Thanks again. Paul

User avatar
RoadRogue
Posts: 1913
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:51 pm
Location: Castlegar BC, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 1500SE

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby RoadRogue » Mon May 27, 2013 4:14 pm

You can get a of parts for your bike from NAPA, including the timing belts. There is a whole list of what parts can be had at other sources than Honda. Most are a lot less expensive than what Honda is asking for them and they are the same quality as OEM or better. The list can be found above in the 3rd posting down called "Cross reference part numbers" or you can follow this link.
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6742

timing belt part number from NAPA is #250274, or Gates #274, there is also a listing for a rad hose the if cut in half gives you both upper and lower hoses, thermostats, rad caps and many other items as well. Of course if you want to pay more and wait for your dealer to bring them in for you............... 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

User avatar
sagh
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:35 pm
Location: Ontario Canada
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 and a 1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby sagh » Tue May 28, 2013 10:23 am

Perfect! Thanks for pointing that out RoadRogue, ("Cross reference part numbers" info...)

User avatar
RoadRogue
Posts: 1913
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:51 pm
Location: Castlegar BC, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 1500SE

Re: Tire Question For My GL1100

Postby RoadRogue » Tue May 28, 2013 5:30 pm

No problem, that's why we hang out here. Any time I can help out 8-)


Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome


Return to “GL1100 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media [Bot] and 4 guests