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Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
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hickeybond
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hi everyone..hopefully someone can give me a few tips on what tires work best on a 2001 goldwing as i await delivery friday on a low mileage girl! hopefully it will solve some of the front end shake around 30-40mph. of course that is wit h no hands. i always like to check how a bike tracks when i buy one used. i had a new 1800 wing years ago that had the same wobble, then i had two others that did not. low mileage on her...11,000. wouldnt think the neck bearings need any help.


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AZgl1800
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regular tire?

I went for the Dunlop E4

Car tires?
I did not like the Michelin Primacy Alpin, it tried really hard to stand up in turns.

I have switched to a more rounded profile car tire.
https://tiresize.com/tires/Dunlop/SP-Wi ... -60R16.htm
~John

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2009 Piaggio MP3 250cc
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At least in the photo, it doesn't look rounded at all. Maybe a stock photo or a bad angle.
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tamathumper wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:58 am At least in the photo, it doesn't look rounded at all. Maybe a stock photo or a bad angle.
I need to take a photo of it before it goes on the bike in a few days...
been too darn cold to mess with changing tires.
~John

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Post by GoldWingrGreg »

hickeybond wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:52 pm low mileage on her...11,000. wouldnt think the neck bearings need any help.
I would ... just say'n !!!

Chances are your steering head bearings need replaced with tapered ones.


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