Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....


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Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Post by Saraflynn » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:54 pm



Yes See See is still there. I got to show some of motorcycle art quilts I made at last year's One Moto show. Any chance you know of a place that is willing to change the tires on my 96 goldwing? I absolutely love riding it so much, but the tires are very bald. I have changed many tires on old vespas but this is a whole nother game with this one. Much appreciated for any reccomendations.



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Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Post by Ravyn » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:46 am

Saraflynn wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Yes See See is still there. I got to show some of motorcycle art quilts I made at last year's One Moto show. Any chance you know of a place that is willing to change the tires on my 96 goldwing? I absolutely love riding it so much, but the tires are very bald. I have changed many tires on old vespas but this is a whole nother game with this one. Much appreciated for any reccomendations.
Hi saraflynn. I sent you a pm. :-)

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Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Post by Wing--Man » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:12 pm

Sidcar wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:32 am
You can buy 4 Austone tyres for less than £200 here (inc uk shipping) but no company seems to want to ship them to the US.
If you have a friend in the services posted over here perhaps they could bring you a couple back when the return.
The few service servicemen I've known seemed to be able to take anything back that they fancied.
Sid
I was curious how much shipping 4 tires was from Bristol, UK to N.Y. USA.
I used simpled weight and measurements, 1 box at 100 lb and measured 30 inches cubed. Cost about $400.00 :shock:
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Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Post by Sidcar » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:17 pm

How do they justify that.
A bit of lateral thinking.
How many tyres can you cram into an airline seat? Norwegian Airlines are advertising UK to USA seats for £69. Pity you the overhead lockers aren't a bit bigger.

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Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Post by bentleyss » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:24 pm

Ok, getting back to the Sunfull tire I installed, someone asked me to get it up to 70 mph. Well in October I went up to Biketoberfest in Daytona. Got it up to avg about 65 mph across the state to US 95N 100 + miles at 75-80 and same on the way home. Rode like a G wing should. Would buy another tire.

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Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Post by Jetfighter3 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:00 pm

Did you install the sunfire on you bike with the sidecar or the stock bike?

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Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Post by Jetfighter3 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:01 pm

On your bike, sorry for the typo.



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