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davebo63
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rear car tire

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I was thinking about trying a car tire on the rear of my 1997 goldwing 1500. what tires are you guys using that are easy to find ? can i buy this tire at any tire shop ? is the maxxis easy to find and what size ? 175r16? i seen videos where they said the tire is cheaper than a mc tire and last longer


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offcenter
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The Maxxis is available from Universal Tire in Pennsylvania.
I've been using the Austone Taxi Tire, which is no longer available.
The Maxxis seems to be the same tire with a different name on it.
https://www.universaltire.com/maxxis-tires.html
For the record, my Austone rear tire currently has 25,000 miles on it
and is nowhere near worn out.
George in Jersey.
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davebo63
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thanks , for the info. what do there charge for shipping ?
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I don't know. It's been a couple of years since I ordered from them. Call them and ask. They were nice to me on the phone as I remember.
George in Jersey.
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The Maxxis is not that much cheaper than a standard high end motorcycle tire, but you will get 2-3 x the mileage out of it, so that is where savings comes into play.

I had 10,000 miles on my Maxxis when I got rid of my 1500 and had minimal tread wear.
My Dunlop E4 was done at 11,000 miles.
Current ride: 2013 BMW K1600GT

Former rides: 2002 GL1800A, 2001 CB750, 1994 GL1500 SE, 1994 VT1100C , 1984 VF500F, 1982 CB750C, 1982 GS250T, 1981 CB900C, 1978 CB125s, 1976 TS185
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There is a thread to keep track of Darkside tires options:

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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I just put a Pirelli CintuRato P7 Season Touring Radial Tire - 195/55R16 87V Run flat on mine. First time car tire try. Fits good and rides very close to normal feeling.
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Bonnie and Clyde wrote: Sat Aug 26, 2023 12:09 pm I just put a Pirelli CintuRato P7 Season Touring Radial Tire - 195/55R16 87V Run flat on mine. First time car tire try. Fits good and rides very close to normal feeling.
did the tire rub ? did you have to use a heat gun to heat up fender like i seen on other post with other brand of tires ? this tire was a lot easier to find than the others. i have a 1997 1500 goldwing. what size goldwing did you put your tire on ?thanks for the info
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davebo63 wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:26 am
Bonnie and Clyde wrote: Sat Aug 26, 2023 12:09 pm I just put a Pirelli CintuRato P7 Season Touring Radial Tire - 195/55R16 87V Run flat on mine. First time car tire try. Fits good and rides very close to normal feeling.
did the tire rub ? did you have to use a heat gun to heat up fender like i seen on other post with other brand of tires ? this tire was a lot easier to find than the others. i have a 1997 1500 goldwing. what size goldwing did you put your tire on ?thanks for the info
Fits great as far as I can tell


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