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shell_shooter
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Tire advice

Postby shell_shooter » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:24 am



I am a first time goldwing owner 97 ,i have had great success with the michelin commander on my past bikes,and wanted to try one on the rear of my wing, Now the 97 calls for 160 80 16 but i can only find it in 150 80 16.Can anyone offer any advice to problems or handling



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dingdong
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Re: Tire advice

Postby dingdong » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:44 am

Read this. I don't have any other info. This was recently posted here.

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robb
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Re: Tire advice

Postby robb » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:03 am

Think that means its ok to run my Michelin truck tire on a GL1500.

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RoadRogue
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Re: Tire advice

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:34 am

The biggest limiting factor when choosing any tire for any bike is the weight rating of the tire. You really dont want to have too wimpy of a tire or you will have problems. You dont want to over load the tire or it will blow out at speed. 8-)
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HawkeyeGL1200
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Re: Tire advice

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:15 am

I couldn't agree more. I do not know what the load rating is for the tire you're considering. I do know I just took a Dunlop E3 off the back of my 1200 and it was a "77" rated tire. The highest I've seen before yesterday was a "74"... Those E3's are hard to beat for tire life.

RoadRogue wrote:The biggest limiting factor when choosing any tire for any bike is the weight rating of the tire. You really dont want to have too wimpy of a tire or you will have problems. You dont want to over load the tire or it will blow out at speed. 8-)
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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robb
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Re: Tire advice

Postby robb » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:39 pm

About a 250 pound difference between 150 and 160 tire. I have a 150 Dunlop at 750 pounds from Yamaha Roadstar and a 160 Maxxis from GL1500 at 998 pounds.




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