car tire on a 99 gl1500se


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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:34 pm



Hm, those are awfully large sipes in that tire, which means less contact patch. Unless - the flatness of the tire makes up for it? Can you show a picture of the tire when it is sitting on the ground? I'm curious to see just how much of the tire is on the ground.



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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by RoadRogue » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:22 am

The tire actually is flat all the way across, large contact patch at all times. I would say from looking at the tracks left on the road after riding through puddles that the contct patch is larger than than that of the bike tire.

I went out tonight and sprayed the tire with some paint I found around here and rolled the bike back over a piece of cardboard. What you see below is a pic I took of that print, Sorry but silver paint on cardboard doesnt show up very well. I marked the edges of the print and set a tape measure to the marks . As you can see the contact is 4-7/8" across and as long as any bike tire would be.


This tire is great in the rain, you can see a very wide "dry" stripe in your mirrors when riding in the rain. I have never felt it slip on me ,and I have tried hard to find its limits.


this is the best I could do for tonight. If you need more, PM me 8-)
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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by Bogator » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:18 am

Heres another thing to do -----put metal valves in the rim.-----my valkyrie would lose 3 to 5 pounds of air a week with the rubber valves,changed to metal and-------would you believe----not 1 pound in 3 ---thats three months----GOD BLESS----
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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by robb » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:19 pm

Mounted Michelin 195/75-16 today for my 89. Only took 30 minutes to mount and seat. The 175/60-16 only made it 5 miles before it picked up a nail. Had it plugged and internal patch for another day.

http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/v ... -75-16.jpg

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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by rtaylor137 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:36 am

This is the Michelin Run-Flat on my 93. I thoroughly enjoy it.
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A friend of mine had a spare sticker.
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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by SIDECARRICH » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:31 am

Our car tire update on our 99SE with CSC FSIII, as of our last 3000 mile trip from Chicago to Florida we had about 7000 miles on our GoodYear 175/60-16 rear tire and about 5000 miles on our Bridgestone BT45 front tire running backwards, both are only showing little ware and running great, we would be putting a new Dunlap rear on soon if we had stayed with motorcycle tires. My only regret is I didn't do this sooner!!

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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by RoadRogue » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:30 am

I found out that you can fit a 195 CT on a 1500, there is enough room in the swingarm without any rubbing. I fit a 195-55-16 General Tire Altimax on my 97 1500SE.


Nice enough tire but I think I will go back to the Austone for the next tire.

Its nice to know that you can buy a 195 at any tire store if you damage a tire beyond repair when you are out touring thousands of Km.from home.
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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by Ralf_CT » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:37 pm

BikerGuy wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:58 am

1 - are you using radials or bias ply tires? My wing is a 1995 and it uses bias ply tires. That brings up another point. You're not supposed to mix two different tires together such as a bias ply on one wheel and a radial on the other.......
On a car one can mix radial and cross-ply, but never on the same axle; also not cross-ply on the rear and radial on the front due to their different handling characteristics. It can be a frightening experience.
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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by SIDECARRICH » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:01 pm

We are now 75k+ miles on CT's 175/60-16 and would never go back, and yes we have a Good Year radial on the rear and a rear Avon 18" on front in reverse..If anyone knows of a skinny 18" car tire I would switch the front too.

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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by SIDECARRICH » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:33 pm

Well after 20 years in law enforcement I've been called a lot worse, and for the many, many, many folks (MORONs to you) that ride on the Darkside I believe they will agree there is no better way to go, and if it was just because of cost, and not the better handling, more mileage, more traction, I too could see wasting money on motorcycle tires, but because I'm proud to be a MORON, I will keep car tires on all of my bikes. Happy Trails!

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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:48 pm

I'm going into summer #3 on my poor little Michie at the back



this is my spare, probably going to be out of date before it gets used :roll:
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Re: car tire on a 99 gl1500se

Post by wingider » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:32 pm

I have read a lot about the dark side, but I live in the Netherlands and I do not know the law in detail, but I am sure that when I cross the border with Germany, what I do, it is not allowed there. In addition, I drive easily 35000 Km with a set of tires (exgestra of bridgestone) and I still feel completely safe now, on dry and wet roads, so I keep it with my Bridgestone exdra.



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