Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
ericjstull
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:33 pm
Location: clarksville pa.
Motorcycle: 1989 GL1500

Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Post by ericjstull » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:28 pm



Hey all, got a quick question about this tire Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 . What will the difference in the rpms be, greater at 60mph or less than a stock size tire? Also how much psi should I run and how dyna beads? I have run Darkside on a different bike and I love it!



ericjstull
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:33 pm
Location: clarksville pa.
Motorcycle: 1989 GL1500

Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Post by ericjstull » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:30 pm

I meant to say how much dyna beads will I need

User avatar
thomba
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:45 pm
Location: Asheboro, North Carolina
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500SE Darkside
1993 GL1500A Darkside
2005 VTX 1300R

Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Post by thomba » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:09 pm

I run an Austone on my 93. I run 3oz dyna beads and 48 - 50 psi. Your RPMs will be lower at 60 because the tire is taller. I really didn't pay attention to the amount.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 US Navy Ret 1966 -1986
No Wife, No Job, No Worries.
Retired & Love to Ride
Current Rides:
2000 GL1500SE (Red) Darkside
1993 GL1500A (Black) Darkside
2005 VTX 1300R (Red)

User avatar
RoadRogue
Posts: 2050
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:51 pm
Location: Castlegar BC, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 1500SE

Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Post by RoadRogue » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:20 pm

Exactly, 3 oz of Dyna beads and 48 psi. About 300rpm less. Little slower on roll on acceleration but worth it. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

User avatar
minimac
Posts: 443
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:25 am
Location: Oswego, NY
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade
2006 Burgman Executive
2007 Yamaha Majesty
2006 Yamaha Morphous

Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Post by minimac » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:16 am

I added 3oz of beads and run my Austone at 48#-that worked best for me. I saw a difference of approx 300rpm at 70mph. Not a huge difference and really not a noticeable difference on starting out from a stop. It did become a lot easier to put on the center stand(which I prefer to use), and at 20K plus miles, is barely half worn. The best thing I've ever done to my wing!

2000 wing
Posts: 51
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:12 pm
Location: Canton, tx,Van Zandt
Motorcycle: 1973 honda 500 1978 goldwing, 1000. 1979 gl 1000, 1982 gl 1100,1984 gl 1200 1989 gl 1500. 2000 gl 1500 se

Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Post by 2000 wing » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:43 pm

The speedometer runs off the front wheel

User avatar
Erdeniz Umman
Posts: 425
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:33 am
Location: Ankara Turkey
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500SE

Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:05 am

2000 wing wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:43 pm
The speedometer runs off the front wheel
Yes but, not related with the question here.

User avatar
Chickenlegs
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:54 pm
Location: Nebraska
Motorcycle: 97 a

Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Post by Chickenlegs » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:33 pm

I'm considering a car tire for my 1500. How does it handle parking lot speed maneuverability, tight mountain twisties and switchback turns? And what do I use up front?

User avatar
hugger-4641
Posts: 209
Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 1:07 pm
Location: McKenzie, TN
Motorcycle: 1994 GL1500 Aspencade, 1982 CM 200 Twinstar, 1984 VT500 Ascot

Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Post by hugger-4641 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:40 pm

I have about 2k miles on mine, and i am running an Avon rear tire on the front.
First thing I notice is that the Austone is definitely taller and this is compounded by the fact that I have to keep my suspension air pressure a little higher than I used to or else I get a little scrubbing on the inner fender when I hit a bump. My heels are just barely on the ground now when I stop. I'm 5'-10" with a 32 pants length, so if you are shorter than me or proportioned with shorter legs, you may not like the way it sits when you have to stop.
Second thing I noticed is that you MUST keep the pressure up around 48psi or it will feel squishy in turns and you will "chase" the back tire a little.
Slow speed handling (parking lot) actually seems better to me.
As for turning at high speed, I can lay it over and make it turn just as good as with any other tire I've had. I quite often practice slaloming the reflectors on four lane hwys at 70mph. This requires throwing the bike pretty hard from one side to the other. I can do that with this tire just as good as I ever have, but I can feel the back tire reacting a little more in each transition than it used to. In a long hard turn like on a long entrance ramp at 70mph, there is a point where it is not as solid feeling as a MC tire. There is a point at which there is a tendency to want to lay over further or stand back up a little. In a car I would call this oversteer or understeer. So when I reach this point I just have to keep a little pressure on both handle bars to make it stay leaned at the angle I want where as I used to be able to lay this thing over in the same curve and keep it there with one hand if I wanted.
I also notice on roads with deep ruts, it will make a little "wiggle" as the tire shifts from one side to the other of the rut, but if you don't react to this, the bike keeps tracking straight just like it always did.
I ride my bike every day and my riding style would probably be considered a little aggressive, so what I've noticed may not even be an issue for you. The trade off is worth it for me if I get 30k out of this tire.



Post Reply