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LACDASWE
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Trailer tire replacement

Post by LACDASWE » Sat May 26, 2018 8:12 pm



Need new tires for my Fibro Concepts trailer. What's every one using, brand wise ?
Thanks in advance



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Re: Trailer tire replacement

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat May 26, 2018 8:56 pm

I just bought what was on the shelf at the trailer store here in town, it is a common brand name, although I can't remember it right now.

they are ST 5.70x8 and a bit wider and taller than the normal 8" tires from HF and others.
~John

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Re: Trailer tire replacement

Post by LACDASWE » Sun May 27, 2018 7:37 pm

Thanks AZ, are you getting descent mileage out of them ?

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Re: Trailer tire replacement

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun May 27, 2018 10:58 pm

LACDASWE wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 7:37 pm
Thanks AZ, are you getting descent mileage out of them ?
So far, they have just under 5,000 miles. I replaced the HF axle and wheels with a brand new custom made axle with new hubs and spindles. a local dealer made it for me. The tires are Carlisle, the hubs are special made by the vendor and have builtin grease zerks.

if you follow this link, you can scroll down thru an album I just created and view the tires.
One of the tires is slick, tread almost non-existent. that is the OEM HF 4.80 tire and it made about 3,000 miles and is a threat to safety. it made it home, but IMO, just barely. it is still holding air.

the Carlisle tires as mentioned, with almost 5,000 miles do not look like they are worn at all.





The trailer is wooden and weighs about 250 lbs empty. i have carried about 250# of stuff in it for most of those 5,000 miles.

Spare battery, spare alternator, all of the tools that I ever used to work on the bike, a full set up screws, plastic buttons for the fairings, electrical stuff, jumper cables, bike and trailer covers, and of course more clothes than I needed to take with me.

but, I was riding solo for most of the trip, and it gave me a lot of comfort knowing that I could handle anything that might come up. the only time any of my spares got used, was to help another biker. :D

there is an old adage, give a man some space, and he will fit it up. :mrgreen:


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Carlisle




Tread




Hub




Model Sport Trail


~John

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Re: Trailer tire replacement

Post by themainviking » Mon May 28, 2018 6:25 am

I use Carlisles in the radial version. They seem to wear better than the bias plies. Or at least they wear better than the bias plies that the manufacturer put on the trailer. (we are speaking of motorcycle pulled trailers, right?) :lol:
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Re: Trailer tire replacement

Post by LACDASWE » Tue May 29, 2018 10:17 pm

Good info, looking for the Carlisles in a 4.80 x 12
Princess Auto only carries 4.80 x 8. Did find this place www.easternmarine.com/review/product/li ... egory/456/
They have them in a radial also

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Re: Trailer tire replacement

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed May 30, 2018 5:13 am

I look to etrailer.com for a lot of stuff, their service is superb... and they have detailed knowledge about what they sell

https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=Tire+Only

https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Whee ... 10140.html
this tire will take care of your load. :lol:


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