GL1200 Tires


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Akron331pres
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GL1200 Tires

Postby Akron331pres » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:35 pm



I just purchased a 1985 GL1200LTD, and I need new tires. Any suggestions on what brand and type (radial or bias) of tires to use?



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Re: GL1200 Tires

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:50 pm

Well I'll always recommend the Avon Venoms (I'm pretty sure they make them for 1200's - either that or the Cobras), as I've had them on two bikes now and absolutely love them.

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Re: GL1200 Tires

Postby ross1358 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:22 am

I just had Dunlop Elite 3's installed. Can't beleive the difference.

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Re: GL1200 Tires

Postby buffdaddy55 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:55 am

Might try the Michelin COmmander II. Just put one on rear of my '85 Aspy and made a world of difference. Also, saved some money over the Elite III.

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Re: GL1200 Tires

Postby Mooseman » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:35 pm

I like the Pirelli Myself.

http://www.jakewilson.com/p/56/88/347/1 ... cycle-Tire

http://www.jakewilson.com/p/56/88/347/1 ... cycle-Tire

Plus these are great people to deal with. Them or Rocky Mountain ATV.
Enjoy the ride. They are all good, just some better than others.
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Re: GL1200 Tires

Postby ucboo » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:37 am

I have the Dunlop E3's and love them.

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Re: GL1200 Tires

Postby zamboni920 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:26 pm

Dunlop Elite 3 ....just replaced my front....couldn't believe the difference. On the other hand, any new tire feels great after riding bald for a while.
Dunlop Elite 3 is the model after Elite 2 wich I believe was the stock factory supplied tire for the 1200.

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Re: GL1200 Tires

Postby fastf » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:03 pm

You still get Dunlops elite 2 from Dennis Kirk I just bought one for the rear that is just in case you want to go back with the raised white letters like what came on it when it was new.




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