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GL1500SE Tires

Postby Bowler1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:04 pm



Shopping for new tires for a 1996 GL1500SE Should I stay with the stock size and anyone suggest best brand and where to get the best price?



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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:47 am

Yes stay with stock size. I prefer the Dunlop Elite 3's but then asking for tire preferences will almost give you as much variance in response as what is your favourite color.

Another tire I would like to try is the Kenda Kruz that can be had for considerably less money than the Dunlops.
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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby dan1951 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:43 pm

I would have to agree with cbx4evr, The Dunlop elite III is a superb tire for the 1500 wing, As from experience of switching to a different brand on a previous owned 95 aspencade. Ride, Handling, Braking, was sacrificed with the other brand, But everyones entitled to there own opinion. Safe Riding to Ya.

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:00 pm

Bowler1 wrote:Shopping for new tires for a 1996 GL1500SE Should I stay with the stock size and anyone suggest best brand and where to get the best price?

As far as where to buy them. This is where I usually buy mine. http://www.directlineparts.com/store.asp?str=9 or here. http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:32 pm

+1 for Rocky Mountain ATV - they consistently seem to have the best prices on tires. The last time I ordered a set of tires from them, they told me it would be 4-5 days before they arrived, and to my surprise, they showed up at my door the next morning.

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby musinger » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:32 pm

Does anybody know where I can get whitewalls for my 1990 gl1500 se

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby tmilam » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:59 pm

I couldn't find any white walls for the 1500's

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:46 pm

I put a car tire on the back of mine.

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:55 pm

tmilam wrote:I couldn't find any white walls for the 1500's
Try e-bay.

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby tmilam » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:16 am

vtxcandyred wrote:
tmilam wrote:I couldn't find any white walls for the 1500's
Try e-bay.

Oh . I'm not looking for them! I was replying to "musinger". I won't buy tires off of e-bay anyway.

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:55 am

which ever tire you plan to go with make sure the load rating is high enough for a fully loaded wing, i don't think a kenda tire had a high enough rating. i took a pass on them when getting tires for my 1200 wing cause the tires would have been over loaded riding two up withe the trunk and bags full
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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby MasterDaniel904 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:35 pm

White walls here: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/3/ ... inko-.aspx and THE lowest prices I've found on the net, with free shipping and 1-3 day delivery. Bought 3 Bridgestone Exedra G's here so far, no problems. Getting better than 13,000 miles and still have tread. Had to replace the rear due to a nasty double puncture.
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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby Reckaway » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:27 am

Has anyone tried the AVON COBRA tires? looking at the thread patterin think they might be a good tire, but looks can be disceving

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:18 am

Reckaway wrote:Has anyone tried the AVON COBRA tires? looking at the thread patterin think they might be a good tire, but looks can be disceving

A lot of guys on a VTX forum I belong to use the Avons. They seem to have pretty good luck with them.

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby Reckaway » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:33 am

Is there a place in Thailand to get the AVON Tires?

also if any one has the GL 1500 I work offshore here in Thailand as A C/E Electrician, I have added a relay inside my radio with external jacks so I can plug in my iphone, or other music devices, if any one is looking to do this to there radio, I can give them step by step info how to do. I am leaving for work on the 4Th and will be on the rig for one month, but I will look now and then on the site

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby musinger » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:03 am

I could use some info on that relay off the radio, you can post it here or send me email at musinger@wi.rr.com

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby chouston99 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:17 am

Can you use nitrogen in motorcycle tires? Any advantages or disadvantages?
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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:00 pm

chouston99 wrote:Can you use nitrogen in motorcycle tires? Any advantages or disadvantages?


Normal atmospheric air is 78% nitrogen already. In my opinion:

Advantages: You can tell people that you run nitrogen in your tires, and they will be in awe of your obvious awesomeness
Disadvantages: Your wallet will be a bit lighter

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby TXAggie87 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:11 pm

Reckaway wrote:Has anyone tried the AVON COBRA tires? looking at the thread patterin think they might be a good tire, but looks can be disceving


If you're mounting on a 1500, you have to go with the Avon Venom - the Cobra is a radial tire. The 1500 suspension is designed to work with a bias-ply tire. You want the Venom AM 41 (front) and AM42 (rear). Use DynaBeads - you'll all but eliminate any cupping front and rear. I'm on my 4th set of Venom's with the beads and have averaged 18K+ per set.

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:31 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
chouston99 wrote:Can you use nitrogen in motorcycle tires? Any advantages or disadvantages?


Normal atmospheric air is 78% nitrogen already. In my opinion:

Advantages: You can tell people that you run nitrogen in your tires, and they will be in awe of your obvious awesomeness
Disadvantages: Your wallet will be a bit lighter



Now that's a good post laced with humor and wisdom.

I just don;t buy into the nitrogen thing at all. I listen to tire sale people pushing the benefits of nitrogen and I laugh. If I was in Formula 1 I would use nitrogen. Other than that good old air works fine.

I recently was car shopping. I was at one dealership and we got to the point of filling in numbers. Well he got to the point, I was playing the game. Anyway on the sales form you sign was a charge of $250 for Nitrogen Fill. I asked what that was. He explained that the charge would cover filling my tires with nitrogen and topping them up as I needed for the lifer of the vehicle. So I asked him - do you expect me to drive here 50 miles to add air to a low tire?? I then told him he could cross that off because there was no way I was buying into it. Only place that had that on the invoice.
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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby heidebill » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:45 am

When I was working on aircraft, we used nitogen , cause 150, 180 psi was difficult to get with your average compressor,

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby m2102 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:05 pm

cbx4evr wrote:Yes stay with stock size. I prefer the Dunlop Elite 3's but then asking for tire preferences will almost give you as much variance in response as what is your favourite color.

Another tire I would like to try is the Kenda Kruz that can be had for considerably less money than the Dunlops.

n i bought my 2000 1500se last year,the tires on it were pretty well gone.i had dunlop e3's put on front and back.
read in one of the forums i belong about how often others change tires.they start looking to change at 10,000 or so. i have put over 11,000 on mine just since last year,its been 1year this month.the warranty is 6years normal use. i don't abuse the tires from holes,road deris and such. emailed dunlop and they said the average life for the e 3's is about 12000 miles.mine don't look like the are close to wore out have to get a depth gauge and see what it says. i know one person that mite not be to happy if need tires every year

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby ericjstull » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:48 pm

chouston99 wrote:Can you use nitrogen in motorcycle tires? Any advantages or disadvantages?



Allot of folks will say there are no gains at all from running nitrogen in your tires, I will tell you this is not so, from my experience.
I found a place that will fill your tires for you with nitrogen, it cost me $4.00 for my Bike. Now all I have to do is go back there every time I get new tires and they fill them up for free. I am not saying this will be the case for you, guess I just got lucky where I go. Anyway, I noticed a difference the second I pulled out of the lot and ran up the the gears!!
Gains I have noticed over 9 years of running nitrogen:
Smoother ride ( I have no idea as to why?)
Longer tire life.
More consistent PSI ( there is a proven fact as to why this is as well)
More on tire life, The systems used to supply nitrogen are more high tech then a typical air compressor set up. Nearly 0.0?? percent moisture content place in tire. This equates to longer tire life on THE INSIDE of your tire. It also make your tire far less Susceptible to wide temp levels, nitrogen is an inert gas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inert_gas) As to the smother ride, all I can guess is because nitrogen dose not react the same way as normal air dose under pressure? Here is a post that speaks well about the use,, http://www.innovativebalancing.com/Nitrogen.htm and here is one where they say maybe not so much worth the cost http://www.straightdope.com/columns/rea ... ead-of-air
Lastly I give you this http://tirenitrogen.typepad.com/tirenit ... e_loss.pdf

All I can say is that for 4 bucks and two bikes ago, I find I LIKE ( key statement I LIKE) filling my tires with nirtogen, if you can find a place that will not charge an arm and leg for it,, try it! It will not HURT anything!!

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Re: GL1500SE Tires

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:01 pm

I use nitrogen in all of my tires as well, however I don't use pure nitrogen, only about 78% nitrogen. I find it works great for me!




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