1500 goldwing trike

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1500 goldwing trike

Post by donhiatt »

I am getting a lot of cupping on my front tire.Suggestions
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Re: 1500 goldwing trike

Post by WingAdmin »

I don't know if the same causes for cupping apply to trikes as to two-wheeled bikes - but there are several causes (and ways to prevent them):

- Low tire pressure. Keep the tire pressure up - not necessarily what Honda recommends, often higher. Honda recommends 36-41 psi for rear tires - I run 48-52 on mine. For the front, Honda recommends 33 psi - I run mine at 42.

- Balancing - make sure tires are balanced. The easiest way to do this (and make sure they stay balanced) is using something like Dyna Beads.

- Steering head bearings. Check that your steering head bearings are tight and correctly adjusted
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