88 GL 1500 ROAD WALKS


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88 GL 1500 ROAD WALKS

Postby Hatch » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:59 pm



I have an 88 GL 1500 that road walks at about any speed both tire have 42psi can anybody help with this.



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Re: 88 GL 1500 ROAD WALKS

Postby Happytrails » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:45 am

How do you mean "road walks"? :D
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Re: 88 GL 1500 ROAD WALKS

Postby aj1500 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:55 am

need a little more info, ie. what tires do you have on it and what condition are they in. some tires are known to be bad about chasing tar snakes and grooves

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Re: 88 GL 1500 ROAD WALKS

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:39 am

A lot of the roads here in Texas & Oklahoma are grooved for rain traction and really play havoc with motorcycles.
If it's not only those that you are referring to, I suggest letting out a couple of lbs pressure might help.
I run both of mine at 40.
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Re: 88 GL 1500 ROAD WALKS

Postby Happytrails » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:44 am

NVSB4 wrote:A lot of the roads here in Texas & Oklahoma are grooved for rain traction and really play havoc with motorcycles.
If it's not only those that you are referring to, I suggest letting out a couple of lbs pressure might help.
I run both of mine at 40.


We get that in PA too. :D It can be unnerving at times. Then I remember I'm in PA. They have also taken to tar n' chipping the roads the past few years and that leaves a lot of loose gravel all over the place. Its almost like trying to ride in sand. Higher pressure does seem to help with grooved roads and just in general. 42front/43rear is working good so far with Avon Venoms.
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Re: 88 GL 1500 ROAD WALKS

Postby Spook1800 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:40 am

Tyre pressures too high in my experience. I run 36 front and 41 rear. Works well for me with or without pillion. Spirited riding solo still handles well.


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