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Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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mrwalker534
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Motorcycle: 2003 Goldwing

Tires

Postby mrwalker534 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:57 am



I am looking at a 99 GW SE. I currently have a set of Michlen Commanders 150/80H-16
130/90H-16 in sizes. I was wondering if they would fit the Wing. Is there anything I should know about this year and model wing? Any reason not to buy?

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MikeB
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Location: Tacoma, WA
Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade.
2003 - GL1800A

Re: Tires

Postby MikeB » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:10 am

The last three years of production of the GL1500 Goldwing (1998, 1999, 2000) were probably the best years of the GL1500 run. So yes, buy it if you like the price.

The tires, stock tire size is Front - 130/70 H18; Rear - 160/80 H16. The GL1500 uses Bias Ply tires. I don't think the Michelin Commanders are the correct size.
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mrwalker534
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Re: Tires

Postby mrwalker534 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:59 am

Mike,
Thanks for the quick reply. I just realized the wing has a 19 inch front. I have not got the machine yet but the price seem right. It is a 99 SE with about every thing kuryakyn chrome accessory made on it and 17K miles. 2 new elite tires and a new battery for 9K. Rode it and not being a wing rider noticed how quite ti was. Ran it to 60 with no issues. Only 2 issues i see are back brake is a little soft and the cassette door will not open, everything wlse is good. Felt it was worth the money. Bike was winterized each year by dealer?

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toanogreen
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Location: Toano, Va
Motorcycle: 2007 GL1800 with NAV and ABS
Previously Owned:
1999 GL1500 Goldwing SE
1989 GL1500 Goldwing

Re: Tires

Postby toanogreen » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:26 am

If everything mechanically is fine, it sounds like a great bike at a super price. I'm sure some 1800 owners would say otherwise, but I'm on my second 1500 and think it's well worth it. Why pay twice as much for the same enjoyment. Keep it in great shape and you have an investment you won't regret.
Tirewise, on my other wing and this one I have used and feel confident with the Dunlap Elite E3's, original sizes.




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