Car Tires

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Car Tires

Post by okstay » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:23 pm

A few months ago someone posted a list of car tires that would fit a goldwing and some Harleys. I have a 2012 goldwing and a Harley fatboy and would like to try car tires on the of my bikes. Thanks, Chris

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Re: Car Tires

Post by hallron » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:44 pm

Check out web site for the DARKSIDE they have tons of info, or just search car tires on a ......whatever make of bike

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Re: Car Tires

Post by Sally » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:49 am

I use a 195/60R16 the one on Darkside website sets bike one inch lowwer. But I have a new one all mounted on a rim 195/55R16 .I'll sell.. Sally

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Re: Car Tires

Post by Red Ron » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:58 am

Right now the Michilian Alpin Primacy seems to be hot. It is a runflat tire. I use a General G-Max non runflat and it has about 26K on it and looks to have 3 or 4K left. (I don't have a TPMS system and don't want to ride with no pressure and not know it.) I have also used a Falken which I liked but only got about 18K. BTW neither tire needed balancing. Other popular brands that have sizes that fit are Kumo, Hankook, Bridgestone, you name it. The most popular size is probably 195x55x16.

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Re: Car Tires

Post by okstay » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:06 am

I still need the size and brand for the 2012 fatboy. 2007-2013 are the same size

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Re: Car Tires

Post by Steve F » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:53 pm

On "the other forum" I belong to, ther is a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE discussion about car tires, and all the tires that are used on the Goldwing. It has also been found that the GL1800 rear rims have the identical rim dimensions as a car rim, and are considered a candidate for a car tire (CT) fitment. It has also been noted that HARLEY rims DO NOT HAVE THIS BEAD CONFIGURATION and are therefore NOT considered a good candidate for a CT.
To this day, a Harley has not been considered a candidate and until someone comes out with more data about Harley rims, I would reconsider.
BTW, I'm running a MICHELIN Alpin PA3 run flat, 195/55-16, and the DYNABEADS ... ide-Riders
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Re: Car Tires

Post by bandit » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:40 am

I have after much research decided to fit the Kumho 195/60/16 RF to my bike. Fitting was real easy without any hassles. The ride is somewhat different. Only downfall I had with it is that is seems to push the bike sideways when riding slowly on uneven road or gravel roads. And also be careful when riding up on an angle to a verge, rather take it head on. Ride is somewhat softer as you do not need to inflate it so hard as a normal tyre. You also have the peace of mind that it won't pop during cruising and also the millage compared to cost you will be getting. You will also feel when cornering you have to lean a little more into it but you get used to it quite quickly. I will stick to the car tyre until a problem free tyre can be produce for the Goldwing

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Re: Car Tires

Post by kartsmg » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:50 pm

I had a car tire on my GL-1800 when I bought it. Dont do it. It makes the bike handle crappy. It doesnt turn well at all at low speeds

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