Why so difficult?


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rdrod
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Why so difficult?

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I tried to do a search on the forum for a car tire for my GL1500.... and I had a tough time. Could someone just make a list and put it somewhere easy to find and have it updateable by users? That would sure be nice.


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That's because most of the popular ones have either been discontinued, or are no longer imported. Plenty of options for 1800s but not as much for 1500s. Some fit, but have issues that are described by people that have tried them. To my knowledge, there are no exact drop in replacements at this time. Some have fender rubbing issues, and must be installed flat then inflated to fit in the swingarm. Others are too small and cause speedometer errors and ground clearance and center stand problems. Walmart has one but it is a super cheap model, so I doubt it has much in the way of grip or ride quality. The search continues...
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Rambozo wrote: Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:41 pm That's because most of the popular ones have either been discontinued, or are no longer imported. Plenty of options for 1800s but not as much for 1500s. Some fit, but have issues that are described by people that have tried them. To my knowledge, there are no exact drop in replacements at this time. Some have fender rubbing issues, and must be installed flat then inflated to fit in the swingarm. Others are too small and cause speedometer errors and ground clearance and center stand problems. Walmart has one but it is a super cheap model, so I doubt it has much in the way of grip or ride quality. The search continues...
This.

There used to be more options, but as said, not as many now days.
I decided to go with the Maxxis Taxi tire, I did have to modify the rear fender to keep it from rubbing and needed high psi (52) to get the ride comfortable for me (max tire pressure is 55 psi).
2002 Goldwing GL1800A
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rdrod wrote: Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:39 pm I tried to do a search on the forum for a car tire for my GL1500.... and I had a tough time. Could someone just make a list and put it somewhere easy to find and have it updateable by users? That would sure be nice.
I agree, I have read quite a bit, and any info I find seems to all different directions.
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Welcome to the forum.

There has been an effort to consolidate Darkside tire options in to one thread to make searching easier.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=66146&p=386400#p386400


2015 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas
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