Selecting and Buying the Best Tires

Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200A Aspencade
2000 GL1500SE

Selecting and Buying the Best Tires

Post by fahrout »

I've owned four 'Wings over the last 36 years and never had to spend a lot of time picking tires. Seems as though I always traded in or up before I ever wore out a set. My latest ride is a very pristine, low-mileage '85 1200A that is now in desperate need of some new rubber.

I've searched and researched the topic and have yet to come up with any comprehensive reviews of tires for this particular model. I've been running Dunlop K491 Elites. I first thought I'd try a set of Michelins if for no other reason that I've been running them exclusively on all my other vehicles with excellent results for many years. Then, after discerning what I thought were favorable trends in the reviews I was able to find, I've pretty much settled on Avons.

I would really appreciate hearing some personal experiences and recommendations from other owners of this model. Even though I'm leaning toward Avons, I could certainly be nudged in another direction.

Thanks for your input, and ride safe.

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