New front tire on 2002 GL1800


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Piddler
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New front tire on 2002 GL1800

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I just bought this beauty but it needs a new tire on the front. My Bro-in-law has a 93' GL1500 and he put a Bridgestone Battlax BT45 on it. Said the tread was deeper. I was going to by that bike but it went into death wobble at 85mph so I declined and grabbed this 1800. What I did notice was how easy it was to put his 1500 on the center stand. He also has a car tire on the rear. I can hardly get this 1800 up on center stand. I have done it twice and failed at it probably 8 times. I think because the front and maybe the rear as well are taller, it is easier to lift into place.
Any advice for me?
Greg in Cali


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Andy Cote
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Re: New front tire on 2002 GL1800

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There are several threads including some videos regarding use of the center stand. It does take some practice and there are some actions you can take to make it easier. There is also a device called an E-Z Lift from Phil's Farkles.

This may help: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=62970&p=362448#p362448

Yes, the BT45 (now sold as BT-46) will fit and work on your GL1800 as well as several different car tires. Couple good links:

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=15560

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=66146
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Re: New front tire on 2002 GL1800

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make sure the bike is in neutral before putting it on the center stand. right foot on the center stand, stand up and lift with your right hand on the passenger grab handle.
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Re: New front tire on 2002 GL1800

Post by Piddler »

Thanks, I figured it out and have no problem with it anymore


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