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zvacman
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New tires

Postby zvacman » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:11 am



My service manual provided me with the proper sized tires. Does anyone have any suggestions on which brand and model tire to go with? I won't be riding a ton of miles and it will mostly be rural tooling (55mph or less). I don't have a shop that sells tires nearby so I will have to do internet. I saw some in JC Whitney that looked suitable any feedback?

Thanks, Z



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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: New tires

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:11 am

Last edited by RBGERSON on Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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scratcho
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Location: Strongsville, Ohio USA
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 I
1982 GL1100 S
1978 GL1000
1976 GL1000 x2

Re: New tires

Postby scratcho » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:29 am

Dennis Kirk seems to have good prices on tires and their shipping is very good too. I usually get my orders in 2 to 3 days.

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WingAdmin
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1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
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1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: New tires

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:09 am

The tires I selected to replace my worn out Dunlops were a set of Avon Venoms. The best price I found on the Internet was, surprisingly, at Rocky Mountain ATV MC which is an off-road ATV/dirt bike store. The front 120/90H-18 (71H) Avon Venom AM41 was $107, and the rear 140/90HB-16 (77H) Avon Venom AM42 was $127.99 - quite a bit cheaper than I found anywhere else. And shipping was free - plus I was given a $10 discount, so I ended up paying $225.98 for both tires. An excellent price for excellent tires. I am very pleased with them.

Chiefho70
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A

Re: New tires

Postby Chiefho70 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:08 pm

WingAdmin wrote:The tires I selected to replace my worn out Dunlops were a set of Avon Venoms. The best price I found on the Internet was, surprisingly, at Rocky Mountain ATV MC which is an off-road ATV/dirt bike store. The front 120/90H-18 (71H) Avon Venom AM41 was $107, and the rear 140/90HB-16 (77H) Avon Venom AM42 was $127.99 - quite a bit cheaper than I found anywhere else. And shipping was free - plus I was given a $10 discount, so I ended up paying $225.98 for both tires. An excellent price for excellent tires. I am very pleased with them.


Its been two years so the price is up a little. My question is will the rear tire work on a 83 GL1100A I show the front tire as being a fit but at rocky Mountain it doesent state that the AM42 fits the 83. Its a 77H and the Dunlop that fits is a 78H would I have a problem if I put on the AM 42

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RoadRogue
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Re: New tires

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:39 am

I also run the Avon Venom X on my 82 Aspy, the 77H is the load rating(902lbs I believe) of the tire and is adequate for your bike, The Avons give nice light ,neutral steering/handling with good wet/dry traction and they run dead quiet for the life of the tire. I am on my 3rd set for this bike and have never had a cupping issue. Mileage on the rear has been 12-18,000 miles and twice that for the front tire.
Ride safe, Todd
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Chiefho70
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Re: New tires

Postby Chiefho70 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:33 pm

Thanks Avon Venoms it is




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