Tires


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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1fastgl1100
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A and 1982 GL1100A Modified

Tires

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:29 am



I reciently purchased a set of the new Dunlop American Elite tires and I must say the ride is fantastic. Normally I run Dunlop 404's or the Elite 3's but decided to try these tire (since they are made in America).
These are marketed for large Harleys but make my old 82 GL1100 ride like a sport bike. Anyone intersested I have 130/90-16 on rear and 130/70-18 on front. Paid about $280 from JPCycles.



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patbrandon1
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1981 Honda CM400C

Re: Tires

Postby patbrandon1 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:30 am

Hi 1fast. Thanks for the info. Can I ask you to keep us posted on how they wear for you. I have at least one more season left on my tires, but will probably be putting a new set on next winter. And I love buying American made. If you get good mileage without cupping or separation, Ill probably try these. Please keep us posted.

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Oldbear
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Re: Tires

Postby Oldbear » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:52 pm

Did you install any kind of balancing beads?
My wife is the greatest - she won't let me sell my bike - I'm less grumpy when I ride...

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1fastgl1100
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Re: Tires

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:33 am

I dont like using wheel weights as they are ugly. I have been using balance beads for several years on both my bikes.

The 83 is running Dunlop 404's and the 82 has the new Dunlop American Elite and I will see how they wear. but first impression is "WOW" makes this big tourer feel like a sport bike.




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