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by nandyman1
Wed May 01, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: WHEEL BALANCING
Replies: 15
Views: 1676

Re: WHEEL BALANCING

There is a kit to install the beads it's a small plastic bottle with a short length of hose that fits over the valve stem. I've done it a couple of times and have had to use an engraver on the stem, the vibration helps, just go slow it seems to help if they don't get bunched up. Also I installed an ...
by nandyman1
Wed May 01, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 101
Views: 20729

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

I've been riding a 195/55-16 Kumho Ecsta RF on my 05 wing for about 20k miles and all is well. This is my 2nd car tire but the next one will be the same the runflat has a thick sidewall similar to my old mc tire. I also use dyna beads in my tires and don't have any issues as the beads balance the wh...
by nandyman1
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 101
Views: 20729

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

This is true while cornering I loose some of the contact patch that I have while riding upright. it still is just as much as the bike tire as the tire gives and grips the road. Go on utube and look at some of the videos that people have made. Not to mention the ct will support more weight or has a h...
by nandyman1
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 101
Views: 20729

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

I purchased a Kumho Ecsta Run Flat from Tire Rack haven't installed it yet but it is most popular RF tire I've seen on several sites. figured I would try when my Conti Contact wears out 195/55-16
by nandyman1
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 101
Views: 20729

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

I also read and tried while installing the tire put a plastic (walmart) bag between the tire and inner fender and it allows it to slip in place much easier. Before I ran across this it was a lot harder to get the tire into place.
by nandyman1
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 101
Views: 20729

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

I agree that tires that provide good traction on autos are also good for motorcycles dependant on the use. A cruiser or goldwing is driven differently than a crotch rocket. A ct provides more ground contact and therefore better traction for accelerating and braking. i have been riding with a ct on t...
by nandyman1
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL
Replies: 143
Views: 55481

Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

I've been doing 10k between oil changes while using the synthetic I have over 72k on my 2005 bike with no issues
by nandyman1
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL
Replies: 143
Views: 55481

Re: SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

I too am using the RotellaT synthetic for my wing got the info off calsci site also there is a lot of good info on that site. Haven't tried the st filter but have gotten others. BTW how many miles do you go between oil changes. So far my original battery is still living (6 years +) I use a battery t...
by nandyman1
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 101
Views: 20729

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

I currently run a non runflat ct on my wing and like it 35 psi when it wears out I will probably go to a run flat as the sidewalls are much thicker. Kumho 195/55-60 most popular size it does take a little more effort when making turns but it doesn't take long to get used to. Whatever you decide ride...
by nandyman1
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800
Replies: 101
Views: 20729

Re: Auto Tire on the Rear, GL1800

Ive been riding motorcycles for years and had a friend introduce me to the darkside (car tire on rear) and so far it has been something I like although it takes some getting used to and like another poster mentioned not all tires act the same and change with the pressure. There are pros and cons you...
by nandyman1
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: MP3 / CD thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: MP3 / CD thoughts

I have a J & M mp3 unit it works ok had it for a couple of years not many issues its small fits in trunk under cover hooks up in same place cd player would for the goldwing