Car tire for a goldwing 1982


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Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby pepepeririri » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:51 pm



His it safe to use a car tire on a GoldWing Interstate 1982 - which one - PSI ?



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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:42 pm

As far as I know, there is no car tire available that will fit the 1982 rim.

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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby OldSchool_IsCool » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:18 pm

pepepeririri,

Search some of the sidecar forums and dealers. A rear car tire on the tug (bike) of a sidecar rig is quite popular. I'm looking for one myself! If I find one, I'll post info back here.

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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby pepepeririri » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:46 pm

pepepeririri wrote:His it safe to use a car tire on a GoldWing Interstate 1982 - which one - PSI ?


Here his what i found on internet. I want to know who it work on a motocycle. His there some body who experience it ?

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ref.: http://goldwing.eurekaboy.com/cartire.htm

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'Running a car tire on a motorcycle is commonly referred to as going to the "darkside". Owners of touring bikes have been using them for years. Typically, they cost about 1/2 the price of a motorcycle tire and last twice as long. It's commonly reported they give a better ride, are less suspectible to gravel, and offer more traction. On the negative side, some people say the bike will handle 'heavier' during tight turning and it is sometimes hard to find a place that will mount a car tire on a bike rim.

When a nail found my almost new 70-series tire (180/70-16) I put the old 60-series tire (180/60-16) back on. I liked the way the 70-series tire lowered the rpms on the highway, but I liked the way the 60-series made the bike feel 'lighter' (handled better and faster acceleration). I dismounted the 70-series tire via sawsall and tossed it in the junk pile.

Since I now had an extra rim I decided to give a car tire a try. A 195/55 car tire is similar in height to a 180/60 motorcycle tire, and a 195/65 is similar to the 180/70 tire. I decided to split the difference and try a 195/60 car tire. I found a Dunlop SP Sport 5000 (Ultra High Performance All-Season) in that size at Tirerack.com for $114. Some people like to use run-flat tires but there none available in this size that I found.

The first thing I needed to do was get the tire mounted. I called a couple independent bike shops but they weren't interesting in mounting the tire. I decided to go by the local Honda shop the next day on my way to get my hair cut. They mounted and balanced it for $14.50. I fibbed a little and said it was for a trike, but the way the guy talked he didn't have any problem mounting it on a bike rim. He was well aware of bikes running car tires and he had no problem with it'

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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:44 am

You are going to have a very hard time finding a 16" car tire that is narrow enough to fit your 1100. There isnt any room for anything wider than a 140. I asked the guys at a couple of tire stores in my area and they never heard of a modern car tire that skinny,not saying they arnt out there, I just havnt found one yet.
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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby OldSchool_IsCool » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:53 am

Here is some more info. It's looking like the real issue with mounting a car tire on an older rim is the rim itself. That and the narrow swingarm width which really limits the options.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/vie ... +tire+1100

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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby OldSchool_IsCool » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:57 am

RoadRogue wrote:You are going to have a very hard time finding a 16" car tire that is narrow enough to fit your 1100. There isnt any room for anything wider than a 140. I asked the guys at a couple of tire stores in my area and they never heard of a modern car tire that skinny,not saying they arnt out there, I just havnt found one yet.


I wonder if there are any ANTIQUE tires that would fit. I imagine though that the cost of a specialty tire like an antique spec will quickly wipe out the cost advantage of a C/T conversion.

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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby rlflint » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:08 am

I ran across this posting while searching for a solution to the same problem. I have been running a car tire on my 04 VT1100 for the past 20,000 miles and have plenty of wear left on it so when I purchased an 82 GL1100 the first thing I started looking for was a car tire for it. No such luck. if anyone ever does find one narrow enough please let me know

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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby ricconhan » Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:04 pm

I too am looking for a CT for my GL 1100 sidecar rig,and I came across this ....Austone taxi 175 R16 ...and am wondering if anyone has ever tried one. I am currently running a MU90B16 which is 5.57 inches wide
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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

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Re: Car tire for a goldwing 1982

Postby Hrcnsfan » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:11 pm

Resurrecting an old thread here, but...
Has anyone tried the Austone taxi 175 R16 that was mentioned in the previous post by ricconhan?




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