GL 1800 F6B


Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
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Erich
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GL 1800 F6B

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I've been reading articles for tires. There is no #1. I like the Michelin Commandor II,but they are bias ply. All the articles I read tell me to use radial. Please help with my decision on new tires


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Look around the forums for copious amount of input on tires. When in doubt, stick with the OEM tire. It may not be the "best" but will perform well.

Tires vary in small increments and what is good for one riders style may not be as good as another's riding style, ad-nauseum.
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Michelin has sent a paper to Honda and their dealerships stating that they do not make a tire for the Goldwing motorcycle. It is a shame, because I always liked Michelin on bikes. Avon will give you a really good handling experience, Dunlop will last probably the longest. I did not get longevity from Avon, I did from Dunlop D250, and the jury is still out on Dunlop Elite 3. I have not tried any others as of yet. Tires for the F6B will be the same as for the GL1800.
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Re: GL 1800 F6B

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The main thing to remember is tire pressure. Most like 40psi front and rear. I ride 40 rear and 38 front. Keep the tires balanced whether you use weights, beads or centramatic.
Yes, the GL1800 is designed for radials. Using bias ply would change the handling dynamic and could be dangerous.


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