Car Tire


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tbruno
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Car Tire

Postby tbruno » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:49 am



Hello, I am thinking about switching over to a car tire. Can anybody tell to which ones are the best to use. Thanks.



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Steve F
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Location: suburban Chicago
Motorcycle: 1976 Honda CB750F Cafe' (sold :>( )
'03 GL1800

Re: Car Tire

Postby Steve F » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:55 am

I'm running the MICHELIN Alipin ZP 195/55-16........it's sooooooooooo smooth!
Others like the KUMHO, and others like the NON-run flat type, but I got the ZP (Zero Pressure) MICHELIN for the added security of the run flat tire.
"Try it, You'll like it!"
Also using 3oz. of DYNABEADS
There's more info about going to the "Dark Side" here......
http://gl1800riders.com/forums/forumdis ... ide-Riders
"To ride is the reason, the destination the excuse."

moonrunner
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Location: Cleveland, Ga.
Motorcycle: 2005 Goldwing 1979 CB750F 1972 CB450 1984 gl1200

Re: Car Tire

Postby moonrunner » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:33 pm

+1 on the Alpine 195/55 16, just replaced mine, got 28,765 mile on my last one

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NKYWinger
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Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:37 pm
Location: Covington, KY
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade
2003 GL1800

Re: Car Tire

Postby NKYWinger » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:21 pm

+2 on the Alpin ZP - that's what I put on after a lot of research. It seems to be the most popular way to go to "The Darkside" AND it has the safety bonus of being a run flat tire.

If memory serves, the load capacity of an E# is about 950 lb. and the Alpin is around 1250 lb.
--John--

FTCS(SS) USN Ret.
'83 GL1100 Aspy (SOLD)
'03 GL1800
'08 Lees-ure Lite
GWRRA 339547 KY - 'G'
DS# 1547

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Wingrider44
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Location: Leighton, IA
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 Dark Blue Metallic

Re: Car Tire

Postby Wingrider44 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:12 am

+3 on the Michelin Alpin. Ran the Hankook Optimo Non Run Flat for a while and it was a great tire but I wanted the addition security of a Run Flat tire. I just put 1400 miles on the Michelin this past weekend which includes about 250 miles of twisty riding and at least a 800 miles of wet roads. The tire performed flawlessly. It felt sure footed on the wet roads and it inspired confidence on the curvy roads as well. The day of twisty riding was dry so I was able to ascertain my comfort level with the Michelin. Maybe the transitioning from side to side felt just slightly heavier than with an MT but let's face it, we're riding a 900 pound TOURER not a 400 pound sport bike. Expecting the flick ability of said sport bike in our tourer is expecting a little much. As a matter of fact, the maneuverability of the GL1800 is nothing short of amazing while it remains at the top of the Touring Bikes.
All that said, please note that I am NOT a hardware scraper in the twisties. I don't try to find that fine line between fun and disaster. But I do smile a lot when riding the twisties. :) :) :)
I expect to be running my Michelin Alpin for many (s)miles.
Jaap Kroes
Amateur Radio Callsign: KR0ES
2009 GL1800 Dark Blue Metallic

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BrianD
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Location: NSW, Australia
Motorcycle: 2007 GL1800 with CSC Cobra XL kit.

Re: Car Tire

Postby BrianD » Mon May 26, 2014 7:11 am

Love my Kumho and the Battlax 45 on the front.
If your going Dark, may as well go all the way :D
Dark Triker Downunder

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themainviking
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Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: Car Tire

Postby themainviking » Mon May 26, 2014 8:30 am

Steve F wrote:I'm running the MICHELIN Alipin ZP 195/55-16........it's sooooooooooo smooth!
Others like the KUMHO, and others like the NON-run flat type, but I got the ZP (Zero Pressure) MICHELIN for the added security of the run flat tire.
"Try it, You'll like it!"
Also using 3oz. of DYNABEADS
There's more info about going to the "Dark Side" here......
http://gl1800riders.com/forums/forumdis ... ide-Riders


Is that not a winter tire?
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

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NKYWinger
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Location: Covington, KY
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade
2003 GL1800

Re: Car Tire

Postby NKYWinger » Mon May 26, 2014 7:58 pm

Yes, it is a winter tire - great tread, great grip, great tire life....
--John--

FTCS(SS) USN Ret.
'83 GL1100 Aspy (SOLD)
'03 GL1800
'08 Lees-ure Lite
GWRRA 339547 KY - 'G'
DS# 1547

Red Ron
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Location: Prestonsburg, KY; Edgewater FL
Motorcycle: '08, '13 GL1800
Rear-Yoko Avid Envigor 195x55x16
Front-Battleaxe BT-45

Re: Car Tire

Postby Red Ron » Mon May 26, 2014 9:29 pm

Starting to hear a lot of good things about the Yokohama Avid Envigor.

Flyn Tiger
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Location: Monroe, Louisiana
Motorcycle: Black 2002 GL1800 w/ABS

Re: Car Tire

Postby Flyn Tiger » Thu May 29, 2014 9:53 pm

I have over 4,000 on my Hankook H426, 195/60/16. It is not a run flat but I love this tire. Quite, stable, nothing but good remarks so far on this tire. With the 60 series on the bike my speedo is only 2 mph off compared to the GPS. I have a report on this tire on this form. Go take a peek at it.

Good luck in your search,
FlynTiger




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