tire wear.... sidecar set up

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tire wear.... sidecar set up

Post by Rick_in_Indy »

question: anyone have a hack set up? and is wearing out a me88 rear in 3000 miles normal?..... anyone use car tires on a gl1000. if so what size?

I didnt change my mind.......... I just added to the original plan.
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Re: tire wear.... sidecar set up

Post by Placerville »

I am not a hack expert however, I do know that sidecar setups will greatly decrease the life expectancy of traditional motorcycle tires. Regarding the use of conventional auto tires on GL's, this is always controversial except in the case of a sidecar set up. Then, they're generally preferred (as there's no more traditional 'cornering' involved) and one can expect substantially more mileage than traditional motorcycle tires. PM sent.
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