GL1800 Bridgestone tire mileage


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GL1800 Bridgestone tire mileage

Postby IBArider » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:33 pm



I know that there are a lot on tires for the GL1800 concerning brands, tire pressure and some on mileage. I would just like to know from
the ones who use Bridgestone, the brand that came with the first generation USA sold GL1800 the average tire mileage that you get from
the front tire and the average mileage from the rear. Including the tire pressure that you keep in each would be of interest also. I hope
that this isn't boring but having information on one brand in one post would be good. Thanks :)



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Re: GL1800 Bridgestone tire mileage

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:54 pm

On my new-to-me last year '02 GL1800 I have used up a set of the Bridgestone tires.

I tried the G702 (70 series) tire on the rear and the G709 front.
I kept the rear at 42 lbs and the front at 41 and I checked the pressures often (not every day but often)
The pressure rarely changed - I took off the rear tire with 9300 miles on it - hard riding done through a 6500 mile trip last fall to
the Pacific Northwest running lots of twisty roads and much desert highway - The front was taken off 1000 miles later in favor of new rubber but had MANY miles left .

My riding partner on his '12 GL1800 tried the Excedra Max Bridgestone with the 70 series rear and had similar mileage reports.

My '02 has Centramatic balancers - his '12 uses balance beads. I would describe our riding style as mildly aggressive- ;)

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Re: GL1800 Bridgestone tire mileage

Postby Easy rider » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:00 pm

GL 1800 / 2014 : At the moment I have 10000 miles, both tires are still very OK, expecting at least 5-6000 miles more before replacing.
I do not drive agressive, mostly with my wife on back sofa and very often with additional luggage as well. I am maintaining tire pressure 5-10 % over reccomended pressure to prevent cupping. I check the tire pressure more or less on weekly basis.

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Re: GL1800 Bridgestone tire mileage

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:03 pm

Easy rider wrote:GL 1800 / 2014 : At the moment I have 10000 miles, both tires are still very OK, expecting at least 5-6000 miles more before replacing.
I do not drive agressive, mostly with my wife on back sofa and very often with additional luggage as well. I am maintaining tire pressure 5-10 % over reccomended pressure to prevent cupping. I check the tire pressure more or less on weekly basis.


MILES or KILOMETERS ?
Isn't the EU (European Union / Croatia) on Kilometers ? -- :?:
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Re: GL1800 Bridgestone tire mileage

Postby IBArider » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:59 pm

Thanks for the post. I know tire mileage depends on several things and two being the style of riding and the temp. at the location of the country you are riding. It is still interesting to me to have those who do ride give their findings one one brand. I chose Bridgestone as that is the brand that came on my 2005 from the factory and the brand that I have been buying. I may give another brand a try someday as would like to see some information on the new Dunlope Elite 4 in the near future. I hope I do get some more responses on this Bridgestone subject. Thanks :)

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Re: GL1800 Bridgestone tire mileage

Postby Smok1bear » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:40 pm

I have 17000 miles on both front and rear 2008 wing. Tire's still have good tread left on them. I usually ride 2 up. Around 40psi in both with Ride-on in tires. No cupping. Very happy with them.

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Re: GL1800 Bridgestone tire mileage

Postby mcbrown » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:48 am

I have a 2010 Goldwing purchased new which came with Bridgestone tyres as standard. I managed to get 30,000 km out of these. I have Bridgestones on again and have done 21,000 km so far and will probably get another 10,000 km and have just towed a trailer across Australia for 10,000 of those 21,000 km.

I met other Wing riders who were only getting 18-20,000 km, so whatever I'm doing seems to work for me. With the first set of tyres I ran tyre pressures as recommended by Honda (36 psi front and 41 psi rear). Cupping developed at about 18,000km so I increased front tyre pressure to 38 psi and then later to 40 psi. There was a slight improvement in the cupping but it was still present when I purchased the second set of tyres. As I said previously I towed a trailer for 10,000 km and this resulted in the front tyre cupping again although I had 40 psi in the front and 42 psi in the rear.

I had also installed Centramatic balancers before the trip. I have since found that after removing the trailer after the trip and within about 1,000 km the cupping has gone. The installation of the Centramatics is one of the most benefcial improvements I have done. The cornering at high speed is like riding on a rail.

I will continue using Bridgestone as they seem to suite my riding style.

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Re: GL1800 Bridgestone tire mileage

Postby Easy rider » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:11 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:
Easy rider wrote:GL 1800 / 2014 : At the moment I have 10000 miles, both tires are still very OK, expecting at least 5-6000 miles more before replacing.
I do not drive agressive, mostly with my wife on back sofa and very often with additional luggage as well. I am maintaining tire pressure 5-10 % over reccomended pressure to prevent cupping. I check the tire pressure more or less on weekly basis.


MILES or KILOMETERS ?
Isn't the EU (European Union / Croatia) on Kilometers ? -- :?:


I wrote in miles just for easier *understanding*. Yes, in EU we are on kilometers (1 mile = 1.609 km)




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