car tire on rear wheel Goldwing 1500

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car tire on rear wheel Goldwing 1500

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I have a 99 Goldwing se,1500 with champion escort sidecar, I need information on installing a car tire on the rear wheel of the Goldwing, has anyone done this?

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Re: car tire on rear wheel Goldwing 1500

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Welcome to the forum.

Many have had success with less toroidal tires on the GL1500, two wheelers and hacks (the slang term for this is Darkside). Do a search on Darkside and read the pros and cons of this experiment. There are even some sidecar rigs with a car tire on the front!
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Re: car tire on rear wheel Goldwing 1500

Post by Sidcar »

I have an Austone taxi tyre on the rear of my 1500. It’s now done about 25000 mls and has, at a guess, another 2000 mls to go before replacement. No problems with it whatsoever.

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